Let the Office “Bake Off Bonanza” begin!

Possibly the best way to start the day!

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This morning I was invited to be a guest judge with Managing Director Ian Paterson of Channel Nine Melbourne for the

“Staff Bake Off Bonanza”

To celebrate the premier of “The Great Australian Bake Off”. Staff were invited to bring a bake, sweet or savoury!

As I looked around at the beautiful display of home baked cakes, pies, tarts and biscuits there came a comforting thought…. Im not the one being judged today! I realised I wasn’t the one feeling nervous although I remembered all the nail bitting moments waiting to hear the judges comments. “Baking is a defining force in my life” no wait that’s Kerry Vincent’s line……!

After tasting so many great bakes and not a soggy bottom to divide them it was a difficult decision. The flavours of mint and cherry, banana and toffee then of course the peanut butter and chocolate STOP my taste buds have gone into overdrive! The sweet sensation of sugar is now coursing through my veins………..”I love them all can’t they all win”

Congratulations to ALL the bakers today a sensational effort of delicious deserts and savouries you delivered on flavour, creativity and presentation.

“Baking is a comforting passion”…… now thats more me!

Bake Against Bake!

The stage is set and the Judges and Hosts are all ready for

” The Great Australian Bake Off”

Starts Tuesday the 9th of July at 8.00pm on Channel 9

First radio interview today with Station: 7ad, 7sd, 7bu – Tasmania
Announcer: Marc and V
Producer: Marc McCreadie

I heard a little sound bite of myself and the theme music to the show in the background before the interview began one of those unreal moments!


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Happy Baking

The Great Australian Bake Off Starts Tuesday July 9 | reality ravings www.realityravings.comAfter many months of promos The Great Australian Bake Off will now start on Tuesday 9 July on NINE at 8pm. Anna Gare will host the show with Shane Jacobson

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 Rolling Pins, Whisks, Bowls and Wooden Spoons!

Time to meet the team of 10 bakers ready to take on the challenge!

I must admit that having the opportunity to be part of “The Great Australian Bake Off” has exceeded all my expectations! The cast and crew were sensational to work with. An enlightening experience to which I owe a debt of gratitude as it was their enthusiasm and great spirit that gave us the contestants the energy to keep going.  Thank you ALL; Lara, Cortney, Melinda, Ewan, Lee, Dana, Caroline, Rashid, Carmel, Carla, Sam, Merf, Chris and everyone else.

I remember the day we had these pictures taken …..big adrenalin rush day, same day as the commercial was being taped as well. An experience I will never forget.