Midsumma Pride March Bake Off 2017



Back at DT’s Sunday 5 November 2017

A fundraiser for the 23rd annual Midsumma Pride March

What’s the easiest way to support Pride March’s 23rd anniversary? Get baking! On Sunday 5 November 2017, DTs Pub in Richmond will host the annual Midsumma Pride March Bake Off fundraiser, where your skills in the kitchen could see you crowned as the baking king or queen of Melbourne. There have been some glorious and elaborate cakes in the past, so the bar has been set high. Grab yourself an apron, whip out the food colouring and beat those eggs! The competition is sure to be fierce.

We understand that not everyone is fluent with their fondant or inspired by icing, but don’t let that stop you from competing. There will be a separate section for those who wish to compete the easy way, by purchasing their cake!

If baking isn’t your scene, then come along to the auction for your chance to take home a show-stopper. All cakes competing in the competition will be auctioned off, with all funds raised going towards the running of Midsumma Pride March. So whether your passion is baking or eating cake, be sure to come along and support this much-loved community event.

I want to enter the Bake Off

A past winner

We encourage all LGBTQIA+ community groups, individuals, companies, venues, media and allies to get baking (or buying) and enter the Bake Off – the more the merrier!


How to enter:
You can either pre-register online or register in person on the day. To pre-register and pay via credit card or direct deposit, and have us remind you before the event to stock up on eggs, flour and food-dye, simply fill out the short form by clicking the button below. Then bring along your cake between 2pm and 3pm on the day.

To register in person and pay cash simply come to DT’s Pub between 2pm and 3pm on the day of the Bake Off to submit your cake for judging and pay your $10 in cash to the Midsumma crew there.

Run of the day:
Cake registration and entry delivery from 2pm
Event begins 3pm
Cake Auction from 3:30pm

These are the judging categories:

    1. The Most Fabulously Delicious Cake
      May not look like much, but this cake will make your mother proud. This is the kinda cake you ask for as your last meal.
    2. The Most Marvellously Stunning Cake
      In this category, the cakes will be so pretty you will not want to look away. Technique is everything for a master cake decorator, or maybe it is just a case of ‘Every parent thinks their child is the most beautiful of all.’
    3. Best Melbourne Cup Cake (Best Bite-Size Sweets)
      If you can squeeze it all in one or two mouth-fulls then you are welcome in this category.
    4. Queerest Concoction
      Unleash your queer genes and let your imagination run wild!
    5. Perfect Pastry
      If pastry is your thing, then this brand new category will be perfect to get your creative juices flowing.
    6. People’s Choice – Best Looking Cake
      Everyone can be a judge for a day – audience members will be invited to select the creation that most impresses them.

If possible, please supply a taste tester of your cake so that the judges can taste your entry without having to carve it up prior to the auction.



Besides being a part of the fundraising efforts for Midsumma Pride March and being rewarded with the feel-good fluttering in your stomach of knowing you’re contributing to keeping the event alive, there are some wonderful prizes on offer to the winner of each category.

Prizes will be featured on the Midsumma facebook page over the next month. So if you haven’t done so already, ‘like’ the Midsumma Festival Facebook page to stay up to date.

All funds raised will directly support Pride March’s 23rd anniversary on 28 January 2018.
There are amazing prizes to be won for bakers, as well as of course a glorious selection of cakes to be bid on at the auction!


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