Bake Off - Midsumma Pride March Fundraiser
2019 Bake Off - Midsumma Pride March Fundraiser
The Midsumma Pride March Fundraiser, Bake Off, will return in 2019 to DT's Hotel on Saturday 12 October.
This is not just any Bake Off, this will be the Bake Off Fundraiser for the 25th Anniversary of Midsumma Pride March.
Midsumma Pride March 2020 will celebrate its 25th anniversary. For 25 years Pride March has been parading the streets of St Kilda to show pride and celebrate our communities. Let's make Midsumma Pride March the grandest celebration yet!
What's the easiest way to support Pride March's 25th anniversary? Get baking! On Saturday 12 October 2019, our fabulous MC, Dean Arcuri, and DT's Hotel in Richmond will host the annual Midsumma Pride March fundraiser, where your skills in the kitchen could see you crowned as Midsumma's baking royalty.
On this day we will also be celebrating a dear friend, Bruce Mckenzie. It was Bruce who stepped in and spearheaded the annual Pride March Bake Off, a community fundraiser that continues to bring us together each year and raise funds for Pride March. It was originally Bruce who reinvigorated Bake Off, getting our community involved and helping to save Pride March, a day which gave everyone in our communities their moment to shine. This year we introduce the Bruce Mckenzie Award - The Peoples Choice - in honour of his loving memory.
There have been some glorious and elaborate cakes in the past, so the bar has been set high. Grab yourself an apron, roll out the marzipan and beat those eggs! The competition is sure to be fierce.
We understand that not everyone is fluent with their fondant or inspired by icing, but don’t let that stop you from attending. There will be a separate section for those who wish to compete the easy way, by purchasing a cake on the day in the auction, or by offering a donation to Midsumma Pride March's 25th anniversary.
So if baking isn't your scene, then come along to the auction for your chance to take home a show-stopper. All cakes competing in the competition will be auctioned off, with all funds raised going towards the running of Midsumma Pride March. So whether your passion is baking or eating cake, be sure to come along and support this much-loved community event.
We encourage all LGBTQIA+ community groups, individuals, companies, venues, media and allies to get baking (or buying) and enter the Bake Off – the more the merrier!
All funds raised will directly support Midsumma Pride March's 25th anniversary on 2 February 2020.
To enter, you can either pre-register online (via the form below) or register in person on the day. To pre-register pay via direct deposit, and have us remind you before the event to stock up on eggs, flour and food-dye. Simply fill out the short form below. Then bring along your cake between 2pm and 3pm on the day.
To register in person and pay cash or credit card simply come to DT's Hotel between 2pm and 3pm on the day of the Bake Off to submit your cake for judging and pay your $10 to the Midsumma crew there.
If possible, please supply a taste tester of your cake so that the judges can taste your entry without having to carve it up prior to the auction.
- The Most Fabulously Delicious Cake
May not look like much, but this cake will make your mother proud. This is the kinda cake you ask for as your last meal.
- The Most Marvellously Stunning Cake
In this category, the cakes will be so pretty you will not want to look away. Technique is everything for a master cake decorator, or maybe it is just a case of 'Every parent thinks their child is the most beautiful of all.'
- Best Melbourne Cup Cake (Best Bite-Size Sweets)
If you can squeeze it all in one or two mouth-fulls then you are welcome in this category.
- Queerest Concoction
Unleash your queer genes and let your imagination run wild!
- Perfect Pastry
If pastry is your thing, then this brand new category will be perfect to get your creative juices flowing.
- THE BRUCE MCKENZIE AWARD - People's Choice - Best Looking Cake
Everyone can be a judge for a day – audience members will be invited to select the creation that most impresses them.
A special thanks to Dean Arcuri and DT's Hotel.