Section 2: Cooking | Adult

Preserves, Jams, Jellies and Conserves

Condition of entry

1. Exhibits to be in standard jars, not less than 250gms. All exhibits must be sealed correctly. Plain lids and jars only, no advertising.


30. Bottled fruits

31. Bottled vegetables 

32. Berry Jam

33. Stone fruit Jam

34. Citrus Jam .         

35. Marmalade

36. Tomato Sauce

37. Chutney/Relish

38. Mustard Pickles

39. Fruit Butter

40. Apple Jelly

41. Any Other Jam

42. Any Other Sauce

43 People with disabilities

Blacktown Council Awards

Best Exhibit 30- 43


Condition of entry

1. No factory made or packet mixes will be allowed, nor will professional cooks or cake shop proprietors be eligible.


48. Marble Cake (iced)

49. Date and Walnut Loaf

50. Plain Scones (plate of 6) 

51. Pumpkin Scones (plate of 6)

52. Damper

53. Pikelets (plate of 6) 

54. Biscuits (plate of 6) 

55. Patty Cakes (plate of 4)

56. Banana Cake (top iced only)

57. Chocolate Cake (top iced only)

58. Sultana Cake

59. Plain Sponge Sandwich (jam filling only)

60. Plum Pudding (steamed)

61. Rich Fruit Cake (un-iced)

62. Boiled Fruit Cake (un-iced)

63. Slice of Own Choice (6 pcs)

64. People with disabilities

65. ASC of NSW Rich Fruit Cake (Must use recipe below)

ASC Fruit Cake Recipe (Click Here)

The following recipe is compulsory for entrants in class 64


250gm chopped sultanas

250gm chopped raisins 

250gm chopped currants

125gm chopped mixed peel

½ tsp ground ginger

90gm chopped red glace cherries

250gm plain flour

60gm self-raising flour

¼ tsp grated nutmeg

½ tsp ground cloves

1/3 cup sherry or brandy

250gm butter

½ tsp vanilla essence    

½ tsp lemon essence

½ tsp almond essence

250gm soft brown sugar

4 large eggs

90gm chopped blanched almonds or finely grated lemon rind


1. Mix together all the fruits and nuts and sprinkle with the sherry or brandy. 

2. Cover and leave for at least one hour but preferably over-night.  

3. Sift together the flours and spices. 

4. Cream together the butter and the sugar with the essences. 

5. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition, then, alternately add the fruit and the flour mixtures. 

6. Mix thoroughly. The mixture should be stiff enough to support a wooden spoon. 

7. Place the mixture into a prepared tin no larger than 20cm and bake in a slow oven for approx. 3-4 hours. 

8. Allow to cool in the tin.

Icing & Decorating

Condition of entry

1. Exhibitors are limited to one entry only in the following classes.


66. Wedding cake, no less than two tiers, iced and decorated.

67. Novelty cake, iced and decorated, not to be cut.

68. Special occasion cake, iced and decorated, not to be cut.

69. Novice, any cake iced and decorated, not to be cut. Open only to exhibitors who have not won a first, second or third prize in an icing or decorating section in any previous agricultural or cooking competition.

70. Presentation of sugar flowers

71. People with disabilities

Blacktown Council Awards $50.00

Best exhibit class 48-64

Best Exhibit class 66-71

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All Exhibits: Must be the original work of the exhibitor, completed within the last 12 months and must be ready for display.

Entry Fee: Seniors $2 per entry and juniors $1 per entry.

Exhibits collection: All exhibits must remain on display for the duration of the show, including items sold, and can only be picked up after 4pm Sunday, or Tuesday and Wednesday between 9am and 12pm at the Trevor Toms Pavilion.

General Entries for: Art, Crafts, and Needlework will be accepted on Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th February 2023 between 5pm and 8pm. The craft entries are to be taken to the Trevor Toms Pavilion, Artwork to the Pam Green Pavilion, Needlework to the Needlework Pavilion. Any item received soiled, damaged or washed (with the exception of spun or woven items) will not be accepted.

Cooking Entries: To be delivered to the Needlework Room between 8am and 10am on Friday 10th March 2023

Horticulture entries by phone.

Entries are to be bought in via Kent St entry point.

Only one pass will be issued to an exhibitor for five entries or more in any one Category.

Classes will only be judged and prizes awarded if there are 3 or more entries in the class. A judge may overrule this condition if the judge deems the entry to be of a high standard.

Entries are to be bought in via Kent St entry point.

Entry Forms: A copy of your entry form/forms must be retained by the exhibitor for collection of your exhibits.

Prize Money: Collection of prize money will only be issued after 4pm on Sunday. 

Exhibits: All exhibit and entry forms must be marked either Not for Sale (NFS) or For Sale with the price clearly marked. A 10% commission will be charged on all sales. 

Judging: Judges reserve the right to re-classify an entry with the judge’s decision being final. No correspondence will be entered into.

Security: All reasonable care is taken to ensure no loss or damage to exhibits left in our care. However, no responsibility will be taken by the Blacktown City Show Society Inc. for any loss or damage to any exhibit.                                                                      

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