Home-cooking experts in a tiny Gippsland farming town are determined to find out, staging their first Australian Lamington Competition.
And the hard-working volunteers at the Yarram Agricultural Society hope the ambitious plan to find the nation's best home-baked lamingtons will be the key to reviving their struggling annual show.
Domestic cooks across the district are in a flurry of coconut, chocolate and sponge squares to win the $350 prize - a major haul for a country show down to its last few dollars.
"This will be Yarram's 129th consecutive show, so we've got a lot of history behind us," explains Glenda Bland, the town's agricultural society treasurer.
"There's always strong interest in cooking, but we're hoping to take it to a whole new level on Saturday.
"Hopefully people will come from outside the district to compete."
But they face some stiff competition from the locals. Baking champion Alma Westwood is the town's elder stateswoman of cooking, winning more show prizes for her cakes over the decades than she can possibly remember.
At 97, she's too tired to compete in this year's revamped contest, but the great-grandmother is a wonderful inspiration for younger cooks in the town, happy to offer advice and tips.
Article posted by Spencer Samaroo, Managing Director, Moo-Lolly-Bar
The best online chocolate, lolly and confectionery store on the web!
If you like what you have read check out our updates on Facebook and Twitter.
Source and Photo: Herald Sun