Gongs just ic­ing on cake

The Tatura Guardian - - News - By Madeleine Cac­cian­iga

Four­teen prizes — in­clud­ing four firsts — has bought Tatura Hot Bread’s own­ers back to Tat in smiles.

Glenda and Jeff Alexan­der spent last Wed­nes­day in Gee­long com­pet­ing in a num­ber of cat­e­gories at the Bak­ing As­so­ci­a­tion of Aus­tralia, Gee­long Bak­ing Show.

The cou­ple was thrilled to bring home first prize for the sausage roll, chunky steak and caramelised onion pie, whole­grain loaf and grain sand­wich.

‘‘Win­ning prizes is ac­tu­ally a bonus be­cause we re­ally go to catch up with our friends and net­work with other bak­eries,’’ Mrs Alexan­der said.

She said the Gee­long Bak­ing Show was only one of five com­pe­ti­tions the bak­ery would en­ter this year.

‘‘We only en­ter pieces that we sell in the shop, we don’t make any­thing spe­cial for these com­pe­ti­tions, we lit­er­ally take prod­ucts that we bake ev­ery day,’’ Mrs Alexan­der said.

Within the 14 tro­phies bought home, the bak­ery won a num­ber of sec­ond prizes in­clud­ing for its vanilla slice, white sand­wich loaf and cus­tard tart.

‘‘Some of them we were only one point be­hind first, which was re­ally good,’’ Mrs Alexan­der said.

‘‘To get prizes for any­thing is a bonus. This was the first time there has been any com­pe­ti­tions with cus­tard tarts, so it was a good chance to see how we stack up and we got sec­ond,’’ she said.

Mrs Alexan­der said by en­ter­ing these com­pe­ti­tions it gave the bak­ery a chance to mea­sure their qual­ity of food.

‘‘We thank and con­grat­u­late our bak­ers and the shop staff for all the hard work that they do,’’ she said.

Proud: Tatura Hot Bread co owner Glenda Alexan­der with win­ning prizes from the Bak­ing As­so­ci­a­tion of Aus­tralia, Gee­long Bak­ing Show last week.

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