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Sticky fingers, sugar highs and defying gravity bakes will be just a few of the highlights at the acclaimed Cake Bake and Sweets Show. Returning to Sydney’s Olympic Park from 3-5 June, the Show will be a haven for all things baked and sweet with world class chefs, bakers and cake decorators teaching and inspiring foodies from all around Australia.
This year, the show includes exclusive presentations, classes and collaborative workshops with some of the globe’s most respected names in baking, including; Adriano Zumbo (AUS), Frank Camorra (MoVida, AUS), Luke Hines (AUS, MKR 2013), Queen of Hearts Couture Cakes (UK), Anna Petridis (AUS, MKR 2015), Rowie Dillon (AUS), Verusca Walker (AUS) and Kirsten Tibballs (AUS).

The Cake Bake & Sweets Show will no doubt be a huge hit with the kids with the introduction of Kids In The Kitchen to Sydney and the new Coles Bake and Decorate Stage. Youngsters can participate in an interactive workshop where they can learn basic techniques and create their very own masterpieces.

The Loyal Australian Cake Decorating Championships is set to be a highlight of the show, featuring two categories: Amazing Wedding Cakes and Candy Land Party which will include some of the most outrageous and awe-inspiring creations. Home bakers to professionals are encouraged to showcase their incredible pieces of work for the opportunity to win up to $10,000 in cash and prizes (entries close 27 May, download form from Cake Bake & Sweets Show website).

What: Cake Bake & Sweets Show, Sydney
When: 3-5 June, 2016
Where: Sydney Showground Olympic Park

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The highly anticipated Freddie Wimpoles is now open for business. Following a takeover from the iconic George Hotel, the name has been changed in honour of the original owner, Frederick Wimpole. The St Kilda venue is set to become a craft-beer destination of choice on Melbourne’s south side with 13 rotating taps and a warm hunting-lodge meets neon-light American diner feel. Coming from The Local Taphouse, Wayne Seberry has taken over the kitchen at Freddie Wimpoles. Seberry took a break as a chef after finishing at The Local Taphouse in January 2015 and has been at Woodfrog Bakery until now. As an avid craft beer lover, Sebbery jumped at the opportunity to join the team. His experience in craft beer pubs all over the world worked perfectly in creating the Freddie Wimpoles menu, which focuses on sub sandwiches, hot dogs and pickled snacks – faultless beer drinking food. All meats, stocks and sauces are made in-house and bread is delivered daily from Bakery Lievito.

All ‘subs’ on the menu are matched with a tap beer on rotation; the food is unpretentious, celebrating old-school flavours. The classic Ruben with corned beef, sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing is matched with 4 Pines Kolsch, with the lightness of the Germen Ale breaking the richness of corned beef and mustard. The Traditional French Dip sub with roast beef, horseradish and beef juice for dipping is matched with the 2 Brothers Growler, a match made in heaven with complementing hearty flavours.


Freddie Wimpoles, 125 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda

Opening hours:
Sun – Wed: 12pm – 1am Thurs – Sat: 12pm – 3am




Box Hill Central is home to a huge array of authentic, traditional and beautifully delicious Asian cuisines, and will soon open its doors to a brand new Vietnamese pho eatery Miss Saigon.  With the wintery months ahead, Melburnian’s favourite Vietnamese noodle soup is just around the corner, with the new menu boasting traditional favourites like Pho Thai Wagyu – Sliced Rare Wagyu Beef in a rich Vietnamese broth and Pho Ga Dac Biet – Special Chicken Combination Noodle Soup. Delectable dishes mostly under $14 include traditional Vietnamese pho with flavours like 24 hours slow boiled marrow rich beef bones and ox tail coming together to create an experience to transport you to the streets of Vietnam.
Alongside the traditional favourites are perfect lunch options for the busy corporate folk around the centre like Rice Paper Rolls paired with authentic iced drinks like Iced Longan and Iced Lychee drinks.

An exciting new gem to add to the huge list of authentic, bustling restaurants at Box Hill Central that locals will flock to, reminiscent of Ho Chi Minh City and it’s vibrant atmosphere, opening in the South Precinct of Box Hill Central.

The brand new eatery will be home to traditional and authentic Vietnamese meals but the interior will house modern, sleek design and be located in Melbourne’s biggest Eastern fresh fruit and produce market in the heart of the suburbs at Box Hill Central.

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Katherine is not your typical Beauty Editor. Finance consultant by day and beauty and fashion addict at all other times, Katherine spends her hard-earned money helping the Australian and international economy with her never ending pursuit of everything pretty. A keen traveller, Katherine still holds dear her Melbourne roots with an overflowing wardrobe filled with black clothes, shoes and handbags. Katherine also has a deep love of food and wine, and you can find those adventures on instagram at @thegreedykat Email: [email protected] Twitter: @kath_couturing Instagram: @kath_ng

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