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The Midsumma Pride March Fundraiser is back at DT's - Saturday 13 October 2018 2pm!

A fundraiser for the 24th Annual Midsumma Pride March.


What's the easiest way to support Pride March's 24th anniversary? Get baking! On Saturday 13 October 2018, DT's Hotel in Richmond will host the annual Midsumma Pride March Fundraiser, where your skills in the kitchen could see you crowned as the baking king, queen or gender non-binary royalty of Melbourne. There have been some glorious and elaborate cakes in the past, so the bar has been set high. Grab yourself an apron, whip out the food colouring and beat those eggs! The competition is sure to be fierce.

We understand that not everyone is fluent with their fondant or inspired by icing, but don’t let that stop you from joining the fun. There will be a separate section for those who wish to compete the easy way, by purchasing a cake on the day in our auction!

If baking isn't your jam, then come along to the auction for your chance to take home a show-stopper. All cakes competing in the competition will be auctioned off with all funds raised going towards Midsumma Pride March 2019. 

I want to enter the Bake Off:
We encourage all LGBTQIA+ community groups, individuals, companies, venues, media and allies to get baking (or buying) and enter the Bake Off – the more the merrier!

How to enter:
You can either pre-register online or register in person on the day. To pre-register pay via direct deposit, and have us remind you before the event to stock up on eggs, flour and food-dye, fill out this short form, then bring along your cake at 2pm on the day.

To register in person and pay cash or credit card: Arrive at DT's Hotel at 2pm on the day of the Bake Off, submit your cake for judging, and pay your $10 to the Midsumma crew.

Run of the day:
2pm - Cake registration and entry delivery
3pm - Event begins
3:30pm - Cake auction

These are the judging categories:

  1. The Most Fabulously Delicious Cake 
    May not look like much, but this cake will make your mother proud. This is the kinda cake you ask for as your last meal. 
  2. The Most Marvellously Stunning Cake
    In this category, the cakes will be so pretty you will not want to look away. Technique is everything for a master cake decorator, or maybe it is just a case of 'Every parent thinks their child is the most beautiful of all.'
  3. Best Melbourne Cup Cake (Best Bite-Size Sweets)
    If you can squeeze it all in one or two mouth-fulls then you are welcome in this category.
  4. Queerest Concoction
    Unleash your queer genes and let your imagination run wild!
  5. Perfect Pastry
    If pastry is your thing, then this brand new category will be perfect to get your creative juices flowing.
  6. People's Choice - Best Looking Cake
    Everyone can be a judge for a day – audience members will be invited to select the creation that most impresses them.

If possible, please supply a taste tester of your cake so that the judges can taste your entry without having to carve it up prior to the auction.


Besides being a part of the fundraising efforts for Midsumma Pride March and being rewarded with the feel-good fluttering in your stomach of knowing you're contributing to keeping the event alive, there are some wonderful prizes on offer to the winner of each category. 

Whether your passion is baking or eating cake, be sure to come along and support this much-loved community event. All funds raised will directly support the Pride March 24th anniversary on 3 February 2019.

Pre-register for the Bake Off on Saturday 13 October 2018