Australian threatened species, in cake form
October 13, 2018 9:33 AM   Subscribe

Australian Geographic presents photos of the best entries from this year's Threatened Species Bake Off.

This year's winner and more photos here.

Stop by the Commissioner's Facebook page to view the winner of the special Young Innovation Award, a Northern Hairy Nosed Wombat created by 3 and 4 year olds in the medium of Lamingtons.

More information about the contest, hosted by Austalia's Threatened Species Commissioner.

A slide show of entries from the Bake Off's inaugural year.
posted by terooot (9 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
Wow, these are cool! That bristlebird and bandicoot have excellent use of materials: slivered almonds for feathers and toasted/untoasted coconut for fur. They look delicious, too!

My fave is the plains death adder, though. As a kid, I’d have loved to get a cake like that.
posted by darkstar at 9:40 AM on October 13, 2018 [1 favorite]

Jesus, stop baking them!! Now there's one less of each
posted by kleinsteradikaleminderheit at 9:48 AM on October 13, 2018 [13 favorites]

posted by rtha at 10:05 AM on October 13, 2018 [1 favorite]

These are beautiful and adorable, though I am slightly disappointed that the hairy-nosed wombat isn't leaving any little chocolate cubes behind.
posted by batter_my_heart at 10:59 AM on October 13, 2018 [5 favorites]

The Southern Right Whale is kind of hilarious.
posted by Joe in Australia at 12:54 PM on October 13, 2018

Skink, narra, numbat, bilby .. the names alone are delicious.
posted by Kangaroo at 2:07 PM on October 13, 2018 [1 favorite]

I would totally eat a hairy nosed wombat. I'll be the hairy nose is the best part.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 2:47 PM on October 13, 2018 [1 favorite]

I recently had a trip to Sydney and found that while I could (and did) eat kangaroo, it was illegal to serve platypus or koala. I would have accepted platypus cake as a runner up, had it been an option.
posted by FatherDagon at 8:07 AM on October 15, 2018

Yeah the famous Australian animals you are allowed to eat are kangaroo, emu, snake, and crocodile. You can remember them because they are the animals on the national coat of arms, plus the ones that would like to eat you.
posted by lollusc at 5:58 PM on October 15, 2018

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