Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Hot Cross Bun Flavour Concoctions Helping Sick Kids

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Hot Cross Bun Flavour Concoctions Helping Sick Kids

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WHAT do pina colada, bubble-gum, Nutella, Turkish delight and hot cross buns have in common?

They are among the 14 hot cross bun flavour variations the innovative bakers at Old Fernvale Bakery has created in the lead-up to Easter each with a distinctive taste for a good cause.

Aptly labelled the Battle of the Buns, the funky flavours hit the shelves last week and the bakers aim to use funds generated by their sale to raise $20,000 by Easter for Lady Cilento Children's Hospital.

Bakery manager Matt Brown baked through the night for weeks to perfect the flavour combinations.

Close to 1000 buns were snapped up in three days but Mr Brown expected to bake up to 30,000 more before the Easter Bunny arrived.

"The funky hot cross buns started last year," he said.

"We had a bit of a dabble with colours and flavours and then we decided that

we could expand on that

and we also really wanted

to raise money for the

Lady Cilento Children's Hospital. …

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