There was flour spilling, milk pouring and mountains of cheese at the annual Eltham cheese scone bake-off on Friday.

Competitors baked their hearts out in the hopes of winning one of four categories in Eltham Town Hall.

There were four sections: The junior public entry, adult public entry, junior master scone section and senior master scone section.

The two public entry categories required bakers to submit their best scones to the judges on the day, while the Master Scone categories required competitors to make and bake their scones on stage on the night.


The junior public category was won by Eltham Kindergarten and the adult public category was won by Brenda Stanners.

Brenda says she prides herself on her cheese scones.

"I won the title in 2013 and this is my first year back since then. I'm definitely entering next year. The scone night had a two-year break. Next year we're hoping for more entries."

Brenda works as a relief cook at a day care so she makes scones often.

"The secret to making scones is if there's to much fat it makes them flat."

Winners of the junior master scone were Krystal Lum and Talanoa Fakavomoeanga from Eltham Primary School. Krystal says she feels proud her team won.

"It is an awesome event that's great for meeting people from other schools.

"It was great seeing people cook cheese scones," Talanoa says.


The girls say they will be competing again next year. They brought in a secret ingredient for their scones that gave the scones the winning touch.

"Our secret ingredient was coconut." Krystal says.

Maree Kydd and Braydee Otene from Thompson O'Neil & Co won the senior master scone section. Maree says she enjoys making cheese scones.

"It was good fun. If you can do something well, keep doing it."

Braydee says it was good to see businesses participating.

"Mum makes good scones. Apparently we both make good scones."

The team will be entering again next year, but was willing to give away one winning tip.

"When you think you have enough cheese, put in an extra cup."