When I was a little girl I grew up looking forward to autumn, specifically Easter. Being in Sydney meant that the two weeks of school holidays would include one day where we would as a family pack up and go to the Royal Easter Show.
It is hard to describe the Show, it is primarily and agricultural show, so there are lots of animals on display, from dog competitions, to cows and everything in between. There were pavilions full of dairy products, of wines and jams, of fruits and vegetables and then the show bag pavilion which stocked an endless array of bags for purchase.
It was a day that used to get me so excited that I would invariably be sick in the car on the way there, but nothing would keep me away! We were promised two rides and two showbags, but it is funny although these are the things I wanted most at the time, they are not what I remember now. The amazing fruit displays (imagine a collage picture but made of fruit), the wood chopping races and demonstrations and of course the craft pavilion, with the amazing cakes I recall most of all.
These Beatrix Potter cakes below are from the Cupcake Artists blog and featured at last years Easter Show, so today I thought I’d take you down my memory lane. Long live agricultural shows!
Even now I look at these and just dream of making something that looks that amazing!