About – Maria


 I adore this picture Lilly looks like she has a BIG smile on her face.

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All dressed up for the Kids Undercover Charity Ball

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GABO Everyone


Australian Good Taste MagazineAGT Cook Off

“Home Cook of the Year” –  Finalist 2012

Lemon Herb Chicken with fondant Potatoes and sauted kale and Red Cabbage
Lemon Herb Chicken with fondant Potatoes and sautéed kale and Red Cabbage


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9 thoughts on “About – Maria

  1. Fiona

    Hi Maria and thanks so much for sharing your Vanilla and Raspberry Marble Cake recipe; I had been trawling the GABO website looking for it and can’t wait to try it! Good luck in the competition! 🙂

    • Maria Vella

      Hi Fiona, Thank you so much. I hope your enjoying the show and you enjoy making the cake too. I will post a few more pictures on how to construct it as well. Kindest Regards Maria x

      • Fiona

        Thanks for your reply Maria! Yes, I’m really enjoying the show and am hoping to pick up some tips, tricks and delicious recipes along the way! I would love to see some pictures of your cake construction as I have some difficulty in achieving a smooth surface when joining cakes (the ‘line’ between the layers seems to show through the fondant). Understanding how you’ve constructed your cake might help me overcome this. Again, thanks for your generosity and best of luck for continued success in the competition! Fiona 🙂

  2. Michelle Smith

    Hi Maria! I have a friend here in Qld that has a lot of strawberries and wants to make some jam. Would you have a recipe for strawberry jam? Michelle 😃

    • Maria Vella

      Hi YUM I love strawberries too. Michelle the best thing to do is to go to your local supermarket and buy a packet of Jam setter the instructions on the back will give you accurate measurements for sugar and fruit quantities. I always like to add a little lemon juice about a Tablespoon full to intensify the flavour and add just a little sharpness to cut through all the sweetness. jams are a great way to preserve and experiment with flavours at this moment I making Cumquat jam….yum! 🙂 I hope this helps kindest regards Maria

  3. Lena

    Hi Maria. Do you think you will be teaching classes eventually? If so, I would love to register my interest. Do you have a website where I can leave my details or an email address? Kind regards, Lena

  4. Stacey Sant

    Dear Maria, I would like to book 2 spots for your class E on Sunday 25th May. Can you please contact me asap so i dont miss out. Kind Regards, Stacey x

  5. Helen Tzimas

    Dearest Maria, my daughter & I were lucky enough to meet you today at The Cake Bake Show (Saturday 4th). We were 2 of your taste testers. Your Twix Cake was amazing. You are such a lovely person & we had fun having a dance to. We are not on Facebook to view the photo’s taken of the group of taste testers on stage with you. Could you kindly email it to me. I can’t thank you enough. Again thank you for a memorable day xxx

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