Bake-off puts the spotlight on threatened species

Join in the fun of the fourth annual Threatened Species Bake Off, an Australian-wide competition to bake a dessert to commemorate National Threatened Species Day on 7 September.

One of last year’s creations*

Run by the Threatened Species Commissioner, the event aims to build awareness of Australia’s remarkable and unique threatened wildlife that call Australia home.

You can participate by using your baking skills to produce a baked creation in the shape of your chosen Australian native threatened species and share it with the Commissioner on social media.

All you need to do is upload an image of your baked goods to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram by using the hashtag #TSBakeOff and tag the Threatened Species Commissioner, alternatively send in an image of your baked goods or a link to the Threatened Species Commissioner.

Entries close on 8 September, with winners announced on 10 September.

*One of last year’s creations from DEW Surface Water Senior Hydrologist Claire Sims, Surface Water Hydrologist Tom Stewart and Major Water Assets Project Manager Amy Young, was this Murray hardyhead (Craterocephalus fluviatilis) cake – a species which is critically endangered in South Australia. A freshwater fish, it is unique among other native freshwater fish in that it flourishes in moderately saline waters, and can be found in the Lower Lakes at the end of the River Murray. The species has continued to be monitored since emergency fish rescue efforts during the Millennium Drought. The cake was a classic vanilla flavour with buttercream icing and edible silver decorations