Sights set on top title in muffin bake-off
GLADSTONE'S Lydia Evans hopes to cook up a storm and win a top baking title this week.
The 28-year-old is aiming to win the coveted top prize at the annual Muffin Break Ultimate Bake-Off competition.
Ms Evans, a finalist in last year's competition, will compete against bakers from Australia and New Zealand.
She was a finalist last year.
The bake-off will be held in Sydney on Thursday.
Ms Evan has more than 10 years' experience under her belt.
She gets out of bed at 4am daily to bake a variety of muffins and other sweet and savoury items.
Ms Evans said it was important to be precise when measuring and mixing, creative when decorating, and doing it all with love
She said creativity, speed and attention to detail were the most important ingredients to make a great baker.
"Practice makes perfect, and after my experiences in the grand final last year, I think I have what it takes to win the competition this time around," she said.
"Baking is my passion and I love preparing food that people enjoy eating."
The competition recognises the franchise's most talented well-rounded baker.
During the event, the six finalists will bake-off before panel of technical and taste judges, including Better Homes and Gardens Magazine food director Dixie Elliott.
Ms Evans will receive a $500 Mixmaster and $1000 if she wins.