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Sugary Delights: Sugar Art and Cake Traditions display

Posted 22 August 2011 by (Hurstville News)

To coincide with the start of History Week 2011 (3-11 September), a collection of cakes and intricate sugar art pieces will be the focus of a new display entitled ‘Sugary Delights: Sugar Art and Cake Traditions’ at Hurstville City Library.

This year’s theme is EAT History and focuses on the history of food, including delectable sweets.

Sugary Delights: Sugar Art and Cake Traditions features decorative cakes from across Australia that have been elegantly handcrafted using a variety of techniques.

Mayor of Hurstville, Cr Philip Sansom said the display brings cake decorating, which is a very popular leisure activity, into the spotlight.

“Cake decorating is a very creative and skillful art form which is frequently showcased at weddings and other important celebrations,” he said.

“This exhibition showcases more than 65 pieces of sugar art, including more than 40 cakes.

“One cake in the collection is beautifully decorated with life-like flowers, leaves and mushrooms - all made of sugar.

“Other highlights of the exhibition include tools, techniques and publications demonstrating the changing art of cake decorating.”

Sugary Delights: Sugar Art and Cake Traditions will open in the Local Studies Room, at Hurstville City Library, Hurstville on 4 September 2011. The display will run until 11 September 2011.

To further celebrate 2011 EAT History Week, Hurstville City Museum & Gallery will host two events including:

EAT History: High Afternoon Tea
Date: Wednesday, 7 September 2011
Location: Hurstville City Museum & Gallery, 14 MacMahon Street, Hurstville
Time: two sessions 10am - 11.30am and 2.00pm-3.30pm
Cost: $10.00 per person
Come along and enjoy a scrumptious high tea. View a demonstration of cake decorating and sugar art by President of the Cake Decorators Association of NSW, Marian Jones. Bookings essential.

Something Sweet: Children’s workshop (7-12 years)
Date: Thursday, 8 September 2011
Location: Hurstville City Museum & Gallery, 14 MacMahon Street, Hurstville
Time: 4.00-5.30pm
Cost: $5.00 per child
This 90-minute workshop is designed to teach the basics of cupcake decorating. Bookings essential.

For more information, telephone Hurstville City Museum & Gallery on 9330 6444 or visit www.hurstville.nsw.gov.au/lmg

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