When Betty Knight moved to the Scenic Rim, she noticed the potential for a cake decorating group to be formed for Beaudesert and surrounding areas.
With the help of a fellow cake decorator, Dale Pidgeon, flyers were distributed, an article placed in the local newspaper, and a meeting was held at the Beaudesert State High School, for anyone interested, on 22 January 2011.
This resulted in the Beaudesert Cake Decorators Group being formed.
The first Certificate of Incorporation was dated 14 October 2011.
The group then became affiliated with the Queensland Cake Decorators Association, on 4 February 2012, with a name change to ‘Beaudesert Branch of the QCDA’ happening with the renewal of the incorporation certificate on 12 October 2012.
The branch colour chosen was beige as there were few to choose from, being the youngest of the Queensland branches, but it suits the branch mascot, an owl, affectionately known as ‘Ollie’.
Beaudesert Branch of the QCDA has only ever been a small branch, but what they lack in numbers is made up for with enthusiasm and country spirit.
Our beautiful Scenic Rim provides many an inspiration towards the sugar creations, whether it be cakes, iced biscuits, sugar flowers or figurines. There are endless possibilities.
New members are always welcome to the monthly meetings where a demonstration or a workshop is held each time.
Over the 10 years, the branch has had the pleasure of hosting demonstrators from other branches, who have shared their skills and knowledge.
Beaudesert has also visited other branch demonstration days, which are always informative and enjoyable.
The Beaudesert branch hosted a high tea to celebrate its 10th anniversary, with 50 ladies in attendance from other branches and the local community.
The day was a great success, and on all accounts, rated more highly than some of the high teas attended by ladies from Brisbane and on the Gold Coast.
Anyone interested in the many aspects of cake decorating, or branch membership for demonstrations and workshops, can contact the Beaudesert Cake Decorators through their Facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.org