Take The Cake with Melbourne Food and Wine Festival
As part of our 80th anniversary, William Angliss Institute was invited by the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival and the NGV to collaborate as part of an exhibition to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Australian Women's Weekly Children's Birthday Cake Book.
Over 40 years and a staggering 500,000 copies, the cakes in the Australian Women's Weekly Children's Birthday Cake Book have shaped many of our childhoods and collective memory.
Twenty-five patisserie and bakery students, under the direction of baker and teacher Greg Williams, will make 50 cakes from this iconic cake book as part of this collaborative exhibition on display from 18-25 March at the Ian Potter Centre in Federation Square.
The cakes will be produced on campus during March including the iconic candy castle, the tip truck, the rabbit and a couple of different dolly vardens plus many many more.
Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival (MFWF) has been cancelled.
Which means the Take The Cake exhibition will no longer go ahead.
While we are very disappointed, we want to take this opportunity to thank Angliss teacher and baker Greg Williams who led 25 of our bakery and patisserie students in making these nostalgic cakes from the Australian Women's Weekly Children's Birthday Cake Book.
Even though we are not displaying them at Fed Square, we would like to share some of the cakes here for everyone to enjoy. We hope to do this again when MFWF looks to go ahead in the spring. Take care and stay safe everyone.