Gladstone baker's cake recipe gets her into national comp
MOUTHS are watering over local baker Lydia Evans's mango and macadamia tropical cake.
The original recipe has earned her the prestigious title of Ultimate Queensland Baker in a competition between Muffin Break bakers.
Next stop for Ms Evans is Sydney, where she will compete for the national title, and have the chance to see her tropical cake in stores across the country.
"Everyone loves the cake. It is pretty good," she smiled.
"It's a great honour. If I win I will have to reveal my secret icing recipe."
The self-taught baker has her finger in both pies, working full-time at Muffin Break in Gladstone Valley, and running her own business, Cake It, specialising in cakes for weddings and special occasions.
The national competition will be a jam-packed event, with contests ranging from those baking an original product, setting up a trick or treat-themed bake stall, a tart decorating competition and separating one kilogram of egg yolks from the egg whites as quickly as possible.
At 27 years old, Ms Evans said she had always loved baking.
"I've been doing it forever," she said.
"I'm busy baking all the time. I love baking things that are sweet, and then palming them off to my friends."
Lydia's sweet sensations can be sampled at Muffin Break or cakeit.com.au.