The Great Kingborough Bake Off is here!


Kingborough Council proudly supported TasPride this year, with its first ‘Great Kingborough Bake Off’ held at the Kingborough Community Hub on Saturday 17 February 2024.

The competition attracted over 50 entries with winners chosen in four categories. Under 12, 12 to 18yrs, open and people’s choice.

The Open competition addressed the theme together we can. Congratulations to everyone who entered the competition.

Winners of the 2024 Kingborough Bake Off:

  • Under 12 yrs prize           Jaelah Holloway  (The Pancake Train Restaurant voucher $100)
  • 12 to 18yrs prize              Finn Abbott (Minimax voucher $200)
  • Open Award prize           Heather Laverne  (Minimax voucher $500)
  • People’s Choice Award   Karen Camino  (The Pancake Train Restaurant voucher $100)

The competition was judged by Councillor Amanda Midgley, Yen Chamberlain, and Lyn Jarvis, CEO Working it Out.


The Great Kingborough Bake Off

Heather Laverne – Open Prize Winner
Finn Abbott

Kingborough Council is proudly supporting TasPride with its first Great Kingborough Bake Off on Saturday 17 February from 10am to 12pm. 

Mayor, Paula Wriedt said the Kingborough Bake Off was part of the Council’s plan to improve LGBTIQA+ inclusiveness in the community.

“Open to everyone, the competition will feature a range of decorated cupcakes and cakes in three categories – decorated cupcakes for children under 12 years; decorated cake of choice with a ‘rainbow’ theme for young people 12 – 18 years and an open competition for a decorated cake addressing the TasPride theme ‘together we can.’

“Prizes will support local Kingborough businesses with first prize being a $500 Minimax voucher, 12-18 years a $200 Minimax voucher and the under 12’s a $100 voucher to spend at The Pancake Train Restaurant.

“Members of the community are asked to bake and decorate their own cakes at home for a chance to win a prize. The entries will be on display for the duration of the exhibition and taken home afterwards.

“While the cakes are being judged on appearance only, the community are welcome to come along, have a cuppa and put in a vote for the People’s Choice Award.

“There will also be cupcakes available to purchase by the Kingston and Channel branch of the Country Women’s Association, and teas and coffee provided.”

“Baking is a fun and creative way for the community to get involved” Cr Wriedt said.

For more information and to register follow this link: The Great Kingborough Bake Off |

TasPride festival runs from Friday 9 – Tuesday 13 February 2024 and there will be other TasPride events held until 11 March 2024.