Yesterday Mrs Foodie was along at The Kandy Bar Bakery in Saltcoats to see the launch of the search for Scottish Baker of the Year 2017.
Reigning champ Michelle McManus teamed up with World Of Sport Champion Wrestler Grado and together they took on STV Glasgow’s Live at Five presenters David Farrell and Jennifer Reoch in a bake-off with a difference.
“Our Saltcoats bakery has never seen the like” said Scottish Baker of the Year 2016 Stephen McAllister of The Kandy Bar as his bakery played host to the new face of the competition, Michelle McManus, and a host of other well-known faces for the launch of this year’s search for the Scottish Baker of the Year.
Under the eagle eye of champ Stephen McAllister and competition ambassador, couture cake queen Mich Turner, Michelle, Grado, David and Jennifer:
Jammed & iced Empire Biscuits
Creamed and jammed a strawberry tart
Applied cream filling to Cream Yum Yums/Donuts
And the ‘icing on the cake’, the Mich Turner technical challenge saw our contestants buttercream a cupcake to her exacting standards!
Michelle said “Today’s competition has been fierce, David came in with back-up and he was in it to win it, it would have been a shame to show him up so I let him win. But that said, I am so proud of my team today, Grado’s suggestion of decorating a cup cake with design of a car was genius, it’s just a shame he couldn’t pull it off.
STV’s David Farrell said “I am delighted to have been here today to go head-to-head with Michelle again and the competition was fierce but I am so proud of my team and what we achieved today.”
“I am so pleased David brought me along today” added Jennifer Reoch “I am a mad keen cake eater and I knew he needed experts on his side today so to win is great.”
“It’s a disgrace” said Grado “no way were their yum yums better than ours, just look at our cup cakes! How much creativity did the judges want to see..?”
Voting is now open to find the best baker in Scotland, which runs until 8th March so there is not much time to vote!
Vote by logging onto www.scottishbakers.org/vote2017 which automatically enters you into a draw to win 1 of 6 Apple Watches.
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