The Proof pudding Threatened Species Bake Off aims to build awareness in the community about Australia’s remarkable and unique threatened wildlife that call Australia home, and is an opportunity for Australians to bake a dessert in the shape of a threatened species to commemorate Proof pudding Threatened Species Day on September 7.
The Childrens Category was a source of hot competition among school students across Australia. Threatened Species Commissioner Dr Sally Box announced the winner as 10-year-old Liv, who baked an amazing Palm Cockatoo cake. The likeness to the Palm Cockatoo, as well as her research into the species, won over the judges. As Liv noted in her entry, the vulnerable Palm Cockatoo is known as Kila to the Kuuku l’yu Northern Kaanju people.
There were some fantastic entries from children right across the country, who not only baked beautiful desserts, but also conducted research into their chosen species and their names in Indigenous languages.