Coffee Options to Kick Start a Day at The Show

Hot or cold, coffee is the only way to embark on another huge day at the Sydney Royal Easter show.

If it’s a scorcher, don’t fret! The team at Cold Brew Nitro are serving up their refreshing cold brew in the coffee galleria. For those a little more adventurous you can have your coffee in a cone. And not just any cone, but a chocolate-coated waffle cone. Blissfully sip away while crunching down on the delicious cone as well.

Its always a jam packed day so start it the right way with a coffee in hand…or in cone.

Delicious coffee served in a chocolate coated cone

Image: Good Food and Supplier

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Too Pretty to Eat: How do the Judges Pick a Cake Decorating Winner?

Cake Decorating — it’s one of the most hotly contested Arts and Craft competitions at the Sydney Royal Easter Show each year.  

The competition brings together hundreds of cake makers from various cake decorating guilds and associations across NSW. Entrants readily spend weeks designing and then crafting their sugary masterpieces.  

In the weeks before the Show opens to the public, a team of “decorated” volunteer cake artistry veterans carefully judge the entrants, using their trained eyes to pick winners from the bunch.

Believe it or not, decorated cakes at the Sydney Royal Easter Show are not judged on taste, but rather on appearance, structure, creativity and technique.  The judges also check that entered cakes do not breach the competition’s strict entry rules. Cakes cannot be too weighty, too large for their class, or use illegal structural supports.

Winning cakes must be both visually spectacular and demonstrate high levels of skill and finesse.  The array of cake decorating techniques on display at the Show is astounding, from colouring, to sugar crystallising, delicate piping work, and cake tower-building using “edible glues” like fondant and sugar syrup.

Judging takes place prior to the opening of the Show on March 23rd.  Head down to the Arts and Craft Pavilion next to the Woolworths Fresh Food Dome to check out the prizewinners and judge for yourself!

Waffle On at Waffleland!

Think about what a party in your mouth would be like… a waffle from Waffleland is better than that! Its an amusement park in your mouth!

This delicious piece of art consists of a freshly baked waffle that’s full of ice cream, wafer sticks, salted caramel, fairy floss, violet crumble bits, oreos, waffles, pink marshmallows and of course, a dessert isn’t a dessert without nutella.  

Having won Gold for the 2012 Sydney Royal Easter Show Commercial Exhibitor Award you need to make sure you grab 4 friends to finish it all off… or don’t – which ever works!