Gongs just icing on cake
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.