Absolutely Famished Bake Off

Join us at the Queen Victoria Market for the Absolutely Famished Bake Off sponge cake exhibition.

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Is this what a 22nd century sponge cake would look like in a world where eggs and wheat flour aren’t readily available? Photo: Renee Beale.

The Absolutely Famished Bake Off is a competition where primary school students will be invited to bake and decorate the 22nd century sponge cake. A cake reflecting a world with possible egg and wheat flour shortages due to a changed climate and reduced land availability.

View the cakes alongside the ingredients used and learn about which of our common baking ingredients may be at risk in the 22nd century.

The cakes will be exhibited and judged at the as part of the National Science Week Living Science at the Market event.

Date and time: Sunday 21 August, 10am–4pm (cake judging at 2.45pm)
Venue: Queen Victoria Market, Queens Street, near the corner of Queen and Victoria Streets.
Free, no registration required.