The Wollongong Baking Show just wrapped up, with more than 400 pieces of product from 68 bakeries impressing judges.
Champion Loaf of the Show was won by Jack Griffin from Canberra’s Erindale Bakery, while Callum Wood from Bakers Delight Corrimal was recognised in the apprentice section. Bakers Delight Albion Park Rail also had a turn in the spotlight, taking home both the Perpetual Trophy and the Craftsmens Trophy.
Mikayla Brightling from Delaneys Cakes proved she’s a baker to watch, taking home top gong for Champion Cake of the Show – a significant achievement after winning the 2014 Apprentice Pastry Cook Excellence in Baking award for New South Wales earlier in the year at Hamilton TAFE.
Baking Association of Australia executive officer Tony Smith said the show continues to gather momentum every year.
“Some businesses really put in a tremendous effort, such as Delaneys Cakes in Wollongong, which stood out with some wonderful creations in the novelty cake section,” he said.
“It’s a great learning process for all involved, even for the mentors from New South Wales (Steph Wehrmann and Morgan Clementson) and from Victoria (John Leontiades), who assisted and learnt more about the judging criteria.”