About the Buderim Ginger Dark Rich Fruit Cake Competition
This competition is a test of skills in the fine art of baking a Dark Rich Fruit Cake for those who wish to maintain a heritage culture which has been renowned for generations. 

A set recipe is not provided - exhibitors are permitted to use their own tried and proven recipe in accordance with the Queensland Ag Show rules. 

The competition begins at the local show. Winners of the Dark Rich Fruit Cake local show competition are eligible to enter the Sub Chamber competition. The winner of each Sub Chamber is then eligible to be judged in the State Finals held during the Brisbane Ekka. Only one entry from each Sub-Chamber is permitted and no cut cake will be accepted in any competition. For more information about local shows, please visit the Contact Shows page. 

All exhibits for the State final must be a 500g mixture, made with approximately 2.25kg of fruit, and will be displayed at the Queensland Ag Shows stand during the duration of the Royal Queensland Show.

Thank you to our sponsor: Buderim Ginger - "The Worlds Finest Ginger" 

Queensland Ag Shows are proud to announce Buderim Ginger as the Dark Rich Fruit Cake Competition Sponsor.

From a small farming community in the pre World War 1 days, to one of the world’s finest ginger producers, food processors and tourist destinations, Buderim Ginger is a long-standing and proudly successful Australian business. 

It all started with some raw ginger pieces that found their way to Buderim, Australia many, many years ago. They thrived in the rich volcanic soil, the high rainfall and humidity. When the Second World War cut ginger supply from China, sales of the Buderim produced crop soared. As a result of this, five Buderim farmers met together in an old blacksmith’s shop and formed The Buderim Ginger Grower’s Co-operative Association Limited. Between them they had capital of 25 pounds, two wooden vats, 14 tons of green ginger and plenty of Australian spirit.

Do yourself a favour and pop over to the Buderim Ginger website for more information on their delicious Australian Ginger www.buderimginger.com 

Previous Winners
Year Name Representing
 2018 Robert Ullmann Near North Coast 
2017  Patricia Murphy South East Queensland
 2016  Loretta Voll Darling Downs
2014 Barbara Happgood North Queensland
2013  Barbara Hapgood North Queensland
2012 Manny Sorely Darling Downs
2011 Loretta Hetherington Burnett
2010 Isabell Mather North Queensland
2009 Edna O'Neill South Burnett 

A complete list of shows holding the dark rich fruit cake Competition in 2017 can be found