Dark Rich Fruit Cake Competition

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Entry Form – Dark Rich Fruit Cake
Qld Ag Shows Rules – Dark Rich Fruit Cake
Steward/Volunteer at a Local Show – Expressions of Interest

              This competition is a test of skills in the fine art of baking a Dark Rich Fruit Cake for those who wish to maintain a heritage culture which has been renowned for generations.

              A set recipe is not provided – exhibitors are permitted to use their own tried and proven recipe in accordance with the Queensland Ag Show rules.

              The competition begins at the local show. Winners of the Dark Rich Fruit Cake local show competition are eligible to enter the Sub Chamber competition. The winner of each Sub Chamber is then eligible to be judged at the State Finals.

              Only one entry from each Sub-Chamber is permitted. For more information about local shows, please visit the Contact Shows page.

              All exhibits for the State final must be a 500g mixture, made with approximately 2.25kg of fruit, and will be displayed at the State Finals hosting show. 

    Year Winner Sub-Chamber
    1998 No Records survive of original competition
    1999 Robyn Hohenhause West Moreton Brisbane Valley
    2000 Beverley Wild Near North Coast
    2001 Catherine Waller Near North Coast
    2002 Amy Hetherington Burnett
    2003 Catherine Waller Near North Coast
    2004 Robert Ullmann Near North Coast
    2005 Robert Ullmann Near North Coast
    2006 Edna O’Neill South Burnett
    2007 Elaine Fairweather Darling Downs
    2008 Faye Solomon South East
    2009 Edna O’Neill South Burnett
    2010 Isabell Mather North Queensland
    2011 Loretta Hetherington Burnett
    2012 Harmanna (Manny) Sorley Darling Downs
    2013 Barbara Hapgood North Queensland
    2014 Barbara Hapgood North Queensland
    2015 Nell Blackley South West
    2016 Loretta Voll Darling Downs
    2017 Patricia Murphy South East
    2018 Robert Ullmann Near North Coast
    2019 Sandra Wyatt Near North Coast
    2020 NO COMPETITION COVID Pandemic
    2021 Diane Turner Central Highlands
    2022 Sandra Wyatt Near North Coast
    2023 Loretta Voll Darling Downs

    2022 Queensland Ag Shows State Final Information will not be released until each Sub Chamber Final has been completed and the respective Sub Chamber representatives determined. The closing date for notification of Sub Chamber representatives is 30 June.