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Hot election buns

March 30, 2011

Every year our local school runs a fundraising cake stall on election day since our school is a polling booth. Last year I made sourdough hot (cross) election buns as a bit of a joke. We had fun selling the buns that had a J for Julia or T for Tony on them. We got some funny reactions and were surprised to see that the J buns and T buns were neck on neck for the whole morning. As it turned out it was a rather accurate predictor of the election result. This was particularly surprising given how strongly our electorate leans in one particular direction. The politicians who came to our cake stall steered well away from the end of the table that was generating the laughs and comments.

So this year I had to make Barry and Kristina buns again. Once again the buns told an accurate tale. Move over soccer octopus (actually I think he might have passed away into the big ocean in the sky by now). I was particularly chuffed when I overheard someone buying the buns saying that she had bought them last time and they were fantastic. The first batch were a tad doughy this time –  not enough time to rise – so I suspect she might not be back next year. Ah well. We still managed to raise a fair amount of money for the school music program.

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. March 30, 2011 3:07 PM

    You are so creative! Love the idea of election prediction buns.. 🙂

  2. March 30, 2011 9:05 PM

    What a cool idea! Better than an octopuss anyday, and I bet they sell faster too!

    • spiceandmore permalink*
      April 7, 2011 10:41 AM

      Yeah they do go pretty fast…although a bit of barbequed octopus could well go faster! 🙂

  3. March 31, 2011 8:59 PM

    What a fabulous idea – now that the wretched (sorry, I always thought it was creepy) octopus has gone to the great coral reef in the sky I think your buns would be an awesome poll.

    • spiceandmore permalink*
      April 7, 2011 10:41 AM

      More fun than just boring numbers eh?!

  4. April 3, 2011 11:55 PM

    So happy that i finally got to try out your sourdough bread and wonderful cooking and thanks for making me feel so welcome at Sydney A

    • spiceandmore permalink*
      April 7, 2011 10:41 AM

      My pleasure…glad you enjoyed it!

  5. April 12, 2011 6:32 AM

    🙂 Love the idea of your election day buns.

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