For the first time, apprentices at the Southbank Institute of Technology, Brisbane, were able to bake up a storm alongside their seniors at the 2014 Queensland Baking Show.
Numbers continued to grow this year, with more than 40 bakeries entering the competition, which was sponsored by the Baking Association of Australia (BAA).
“As usual, this show has grown in strength with some bakeries who have not competed for many years in any baking shows becoming a part of the BAA,” executive officer Tony Smith said.
“Bakeries from as far as Toowoomba made the trip with some wonderful products to compete for the Queensland Perpetual Trophy and other classes.”
The Perpetual Trophy was won by James Willingham from Bakers Delight North Lakes, with Tony Robinson from Ferny Way Bakery taking out the Champion Loaf after placing first in six categories.
Father and son team, Brendan and Mitchell Stewart, from Westbrook on the Rise Toowoomba, took out the Most Successful Trades Exhibitor and the Most Successful Apprentice Exhibitor. Westbrook on the Rise continued its success with apprentice Jessica Spinks winning the Encouragement Award.
Champion Cake/ Pastry of the Show was taken out by Debs Bakehouse, Toowoomba, after placing well in vanilla slice, banana and decorated mudcake categories.