West Moreton and Brisbane Valley Subchamber winner for Dark Rich Fruit Cake is Gatton's Katherine Raymont.
West Moreton and Brisbane Valley Subchamber winner for Dark Rich Fruit Cake is Gatton's Katherine Raymont. Ali Kuchel

Best fruit cake in region

ABOUT two and a half kilograms of alcohol-soaked fruit will go Katherine Raymont’s one-pound fruit cake, bound for the Brisbane Ekka

Ms Raymont will represent the West Moreton and Brisbane Valley Sub-Chamber at the Ekka after her cake won the dark rich fruit cake for the region.

Last year, Ms Raymont’s cake finished second at the Gatton Show and usually the winning fruit cake from each show will enter the Sub-Chamber event.

But the winning cake at the Gatton Show had already won elsewhere.

“I was surprised to win at the Sub-Chamber,” Ms Raymont said.

“I was actually at a clearing sale on Saturday when I found out.”

Leading up to the Ekka in August, Ms Raymont will be busy preparing her one-pound required fruit cake for the exhibition.

Ms Raymont’s fruit cake recipe is one for the history books, having being passed down from her mother, who used to enter cakes at the local shows.

It took her more than three hours to cook the cake.

“My mother was a judge so the fruit cake competition has continued in the family,” Ms Raymont said.

“But I don’t actually like eating fruit cake,” she confessed

The cake will now be iced by Gatton Show cake steward Elsa Joseph and auctioned at the show to go towards prizemoney for other events.


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