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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : April 15th 2009
10 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, April 16, 2009 MB NEWS Show's tastiest job MELISSA MATHESON Abbotsford's Heather Crawford is a cake judge at the Easter Show. Picture: MELVYN KNIPE ~PP265218 HEATHER Crawford has a sweet job. She is a cake judge at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. Ms Crawford, of Abbotsford, is charged with selecting the ''perfect from the perfect'' cakes. ''You've got to choose a perfect cake amongst 10 per- fect cakes,'' she said. ''It could come down to if they used the right pan. ''It's the pinnacle show. Here you find the best cakes. ''You wouldn't do it for the prizemoney, it's the prestige and the esteem of winning at the Sydney Royal Easter Show and it's a bit like that with the judg- ing -- you've made it when you judge at the Easter Show.'' Ms Crawford has been an Easter Show judge for over 20 years. The sponges, cupcakes and hot cross buns each have their own judging cri- teria. ''You're looking for some- thing different in every category,'' Ms Crawford said. ''The flavour cakes, you're looking for the flavour, a good orange flavour, as well as the qual- ity of the cake. ''In terms of a great cake, on the outside is called the crust and you're looking for good corners, you're look- ing for even colouring and tender to the touch. ''The inside, that's called the crumb, you're looking for no holes, not tunnels. ''On the top you're look- ing for if there's cracks -- that's not so good.'' Last, but by no means least, is the taste test. ''You only have a very small taste,'' Ms Crawford said. ''I like to taste from the centre of the cake -- some people like to taste from the outside. I find the centre of the cake gives the best flavour. ''I like them all.'' council chambers: 65 Homebush Rd, Strathfield NSW 2135 P: 9748 9999 F: 9764 1034 postal address: PO Box 120, Strathfield NSW 2135 business hours: 8.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday STRATHFIELD COUNCIL WHAT'S ON Strathfield Historic Walking Tour 18 April, 10am-1pm Cost $10 includes refreshments and tour guide. For bookings call 9642 3145 ANZAC Day Commemorative Service 19 April 10am-2pm Davey Square E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: www.strathfield.nsw.gov.au 2041572i iww wk42 Mayor's Message Strathfield Council, as part of the five Inner West regional councils, has organised the inaugural Inner West Business Expo: Surviving the Economic Crisis, to be held on May 1-2. Day one of the event, which is dedicated to small business, will be held at Wests Ashfield, and will feature respected busi- ness and community figures, including the Seven Network's Sunrise host and financial commentator David Koch and Westpac Chief Economist Bill Evans. Day two, which is for the greater community, will be held at various venues across the Inner West. In Strathfield, Sandra Burke from Wesley Mission Financial Counselling Services will speak at Strath- field Library on the implica- tions of the economic crisis on the family budget. For further information, please contact Council on 9748 9999. Cr Keith Kwon Mayor of Strathfield STRATHFIELD Council our Community news Youth Achievement Award Win- ners announced Strathfield Council and Strathfield Rotary have announced the winners of this year's Youth Achievement Awards. The awards, which are open to people aged between 12 and 24 who reside, train, work or study in the Strathfield Municipality, recognises the important contributions that young people make in our community. This year's winners are: • Individual Sport Award -- Senior: Christopher Ashwood • Community Service Award: Michael Gordon • Arts & Culture: Maha Chahine • Arts & Culture: Duo Xizi • Individual Sport Award -- Junior: Lucy Humphries • Environment, Science & Technology: Melanie Raumer • Team Sports Award: St Patricks College Cricket 1st X ANZAC Commemorative Service As ANZAC Day draws closer we remember the brave men and women who sacrificed their lives in service for our country. This Sunday, the Homebush-Strathfield RSL Sub-Branch will be holding its annual commemorative service. The march will begin at Beresford Road and then proceed to Davey Square in Strathfield where a memorial service will be held. For further information or to arrange free trans- port to the service, please contact Council on 9748 9999. Council website receives upgrade Council's website has undergone an overhaul, featuring a new homepage and a fresh design throughout the site. The changes have been made so that information on the site is easily accessible to all website users, while ensuring the design of one of Council's major communication tools remains contemporary. The front page now features a new "quicklinks" panel and a list of all of Council's current public notices, ranging tenders, public exhibitions and road closures. Check out the site by visiting www.strathfield.nsw.gov.au. The Hills District Pipe Band took part in last year's memorial service at Davey Square to commemorate ANZAC Day. First Tuesday of the month -- Council Meeting Second Tuesday of the month -- Planning Committee Third Tuesday of the month -- Committee meeting as required Council meetings are held at 7pm in the Council Chambers, 65 Homebush Road, Strathfield. Planning Committee meetings are held at 6pm at Strathfield Library and Information Centre, 65-67 Rochester Street, Homebush. 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