As promised on yesterday's post, I said I would post some photos of my favourite things seen at this year's Perth Royal Show, so here they are!
The Cake decorating Pavilion was amazing and I could hardly believe there are people who craft these masterpieces out of icing sugar and marzipan.
I must apologize for the terrible photos - I took a camera with 2 lenses, and didn't realize until I put the small lens on that I had taken a lens that had a problem instead of taking the lens that I bought to replace it....so the close-up pictures had to be taken with my mobile, while holding my bag, jacket, other camera...so they are all a bit wobbly.
|First prize was the top left - a pink vase with orchids (all in sugar)|
|A tribute to the 100th Anzac anniversary, a couple of wedding cakes and a Pelican cake|
|A purple and black wedding cake|
Can't you believe this "Lilly Garden" of Monet was reproduced in 16 tiles made with sugar mediums (all edible) and even the frame is made out of sugar!
It won first prize in August at the Australian National Cake Decorator's Association seminar.
|Monet's Lilly garden|
|Milking station - showing kids how where milk comes from|
In the "Walk Through WA (Western Australia) Pavilion" , the various regions of our state was portrayed showing their different characteristics and climates and their specific products ranging from fruit and vegetables, dairy products, wines, cattle and mining.
Interesting way to get to know the state without leaving Perth!
I learned that 36% of WA is covered by "Cattle Stations", most of them bigger than many European countries. The world's largest is actually in the State of South Australia - Anna Creek Station. A Station is a large piece of land used for livestock production - the reason why these stations need to be big is because the continent is so dry and vegetation sparse, that a large amount of land is required for the cattle to graze.
Another interesting tidbit is that the Great Northern Highway, which stretches 3,200km is the longest highway in Australia and links Perth with Wyndham, which is WA's northernmost port city.
|Walk through Western Australia - a showcase of the various areas - agriculture, mining, cattle...|