Bakers are famously early risers. Sweet tooths will want to follow suit to make the most of the first Flour Market West Coast Bake, a one-day event bringing together some of the state’s best bakers and their goods.
The market, held at Claremont’s The Goods Shed, is an ideal opportunity to stockpile sweet treats for Mother’s Day. (Or keep them for yourself: you won’t be the only one).
First held in Melbourne in 2013, the Flour Market quickly took off there and in Sydney for its access to the resident city’s most popular bakeries and treat-makers. The big-scale bake sale proved so popular on the east coast it has spawned specialised events, such as doughnuts and allergy-friendly goods. It was only a matter of time before the event crossed the Nullarbor.
“There are so many businesses in Perth doing baked goods in a really unique way and it made perfect sense to bring Flour Market across,” says organiser Sarah Booth. “The problem was finding a venue big enough to hold it all.”
Among the bakers on deck: perennial favourite Mary Street Bakery, allergy-friendly and vegan cake baker Carina’s Kitchen, award-winning bread maker Wild Bakery and the much-loved Sherbet Bake Shop. Crowd-pleasers Top Dup and Baked 180 are releasing new doughnut and cupcake flavours on the day.
Flour Market West Coast Bake is on Saturday May 13 at The Goods Shed, corner of Shenton Road and Claremont Crescent, Claremont. It will run 9am–2pm or until sold out. Entry is free and stall holders are cash only. More information on Facebook.