Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Cake Mix Brouhaha

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Cake Mix Brouhaha

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Byline: DOMINIC FEAIN and VANESSA CHIRCOP

AN UNPRECEDENTED move by the Queensland Country Womenas Association to allow packet-mix cakes into their baking competitions will not be replicated in NSW.

While social media sites have been brimming with news of the shock shift in policy north of the border, Lismore CWA president Jan Clifford said there was nothing like that on the agenda of their upcoming state cooking competition next month in Moree.

aOur cakes are all made from normal ingredients and will continue to be,a she said with a chuckle.

aThereas a big difference between natural ingredi- ents and packet cakes.a

Mackay CWA branch president LaVerne White said this week the Queensland move was a bid to encourage younger cooks into their baking competitions.

And itas not the only rule theyave changed.

Those taking part in the competitions are now able to enter cakes baked from their own recipes.

Previously they only were allowed to bake from CWA-approved recipes. …

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