Here’s a look at Michelle’s prize-winning Spud Cake! Michelle used a recipe from Gunns Plains Potato Festival cookbook when baking her entry for the recent cooking competition at her local community event.
Holiday Fun: Spud Cake
For those of you who aren’t aware, Tasmanian farmers grow great potatoes. And to celebrate the local staple, each year the Gunns Plains Potato Festival is held in the north west on the local Recreation Day public holiday. The community and many visitors to the region come together to enjoy some old-fashioned, country fun.
Once gathered at the country town hall in Gunns Plains, the committee supervise things to do including sack (of spuds) races, potato-throwing contests, and of course the all important cooking competition. Which brings us back to Michelle Kneipp Pegler and her prize-winning spud cake. And not just any prize… FIRST prize we might add.
Winning Spud Cake
Gunns Plains Potato Festival day here. It’s a gorgeous blue sky day and warm. I’ve got a spud cake in the oven for the cooking comp. Don’t know if it will turn out as I’ve never cooked a cake with tattie in it before. Knowing my luck it’ll be a flop………lol
All Michelle’s friends wished her the best of luck for her spud cake. Later in the day, we were rewarded with another message…
Yay. I won First Prize and Highly Commended for my Spud Cake. As judged by the great Axeman David Foster and our Mayor Jan Bonde.
Last year sometime I asked Michelle if there were any copies of the Gunns Plains Potato Festival cookbook available for sale. At that stage, you could still buy the few remaining copies and they were priced at $20.00 each.