JULIE Bonanno and Betty Metcalfe are as close as mother and daughter can be - everywhere but the kitchen.
In the kitchen, the pair's differing cooking styles come into play and they know it's best to respectfully leave each other to it.
Julie, a star of Channel Nine's Great Australian Bake Off, will carry out a demonstration at a fundraiser for the Albion Park Red Cross - the Big Cake Bake on September 10.
Julie said she and her family had a long association with Red Cross courtesy of her mum - the long-time member and secretary.
"I just thought it would be nice to use me as a little extra to entice people to come along who might not otherwise," she said.
While she didn't enter Bake Off with any ambitious plans to forge a cooking career, Julie said she is hoping to draw on the generational differences between she, her mum and her daughter Lucy's cooking, as the basis for a cookbook.
Betty's a formidable cook in her own right. She has judged CWA competitions at a national level.
Lucy, now 14, was a finalist in the 2010 Junior Masterchef competition.
While Julie prefers to eat savoury food, she prefers to bake - a skill she picked up from her father Kevin. Sadly Kevin didn't get to see his daughter on the show. He died during filming and his funeral was held the day the show premiered.
The Albion Park Red Cross Big Cake Bake is on Tuesday, September 10 at Centenary Hall, Tongarra Rd, Albion Park from 11am. $6 donation. Phone Betty on 4295 6114 or Heather on 4256 5560.