Michelle McManus took on STV’s David Farrell and Clyde 1 stars Diane Knox and Cassi in a unique challenge to professionally ‘ice, frost and fill’ as many empire biscuits, cupcakes, pineapple tarts and yum yum’s as they could to mark the launch of the 2016 search for the best bakery in the land.
Voted best on the day, Michelle said “who would have thought icing an empire biscuit was done by hand? I have a new found respect for the skills of our bakers and I will certainly be voting for my local shop in this year’s Scottish Baker of the Year competition. If you want your baker to win you must VOTE NOW!”
The event took place at reigning champ McGhees Bakery in Glasgow to raise much needed funds for the “Make a wish” charity which supports children with life limiting conditions and their families.
Michelle, David, Diane and Cassi were put to the test “icing empire biscuits and pineapple tarts, frosting cup cakes and filling yum yums” under the eagle eye of reigning champ Gordon McGhee and competition ambassador, couture cake queen Mich Turner MBE.
The results of their labours will now make their way to Glasgow Caledonian University for students to buy in order to raise much needed funds for the Make a Wish Charity.
Scottish Bakers’ Alan Clarke said “This competition is based on real votes from real customers so we urge customers to vote for their best bites, every vote really does count – your local baker could take the title!”
Vote now for your Scottish Baker of the Year at http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/special-features/scottish-bakers/scottish-baker-year-2016-competition-7373304