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The Australian Women’s Weekly Children’s Birthday Cake Book


RRP $19.99

First published in 1980, this iconic book has been loved for generations and is the go-to kids’ birthday cake bible for so many Aussies. Its success is a phenomenon. Since the book’s release 40 years ago it has sold more than half a million copies. A 40th-anniversary edition has just been released, and while the train cake cover has had a modern makeover, inside everything is exactly the same.

Many of us have a childhood memory of poring over the pages to choose this year’s cake. Be it the cricket pitch cake lined with a fence of chocolate finger biscuits and dusted in green coconut grass, or the Dolly Varden cake with a skirt covered in marshmallows – choosing your cake was as important a task as eating it! Once the decision was finally made, poor mums and dads across the nation were entrusted with the task of attempting to construct the masterpiece.

We want to see your baking attempts from this Australian treasure. Be it a spectacular success or dismal disaster! Send in your Women’s Weekly cake baking attempt for the chance to win $1,000.

How: send your Australian Women’s Weekly home decorated kids’ cake photo to placing “Kids’ Cake” in the subject line.

Include: your name, address, email, phone number and the name of your mortgage broker.

Dates: opens on November 13 and closes on January 13.

Winner: will be decided on January 14 and notified by telephone after this time.

Terms and conditions: email to request terms and conditions.

What lies beneath

Congratulations to Chris for winning our “Show us your shed” competition. Despite zero building experience, Chris designed and built a shed that might look as cute as a button from the outside (a mandatory since it dominates the backyard), but within it lies not only practical storage, but a fully functional home brewery.

Thank you to everyone who entered. We had a stack of brilliant sheds sent in, but a cold beer on tap got this one across the line.

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