About the Dark Rich Fruit Cake CompetitionThis 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.
2016 Dark Rich Fruit State Winners
1ST – LORETTA VOLL REPRESENTING DARLING DOWNS SUB-CHAMBER
2ND – LEIGH DYER REPRESENTING CENTRAL HIGHLANDS SUB-CHAMBER
3RD – LORRAINE TAYLOR REPRESENTING SOUTH BURNETT SUB-CHAMBER
A complete list of shows holding the dark rich fruit cake Competition in 2017 can be found HERE
|2016||Loretta Voll||Darling Downs|
|2014||Barbara Happgood||North Queensland|
|2013||Barbara Hapgood||North Queensland|
|2012||Manny Sorely||Darling Downs|
|2010||Isabell Mather||North Queensland|
|2009||Edna O'Neill||South Burnett|