MOOROOPNA Bakery has baked their way to the top, taking out the title of the Nation’s Best Hot Cross Bun at the annual Baking Show held in Shepparton at the weekend.
GOTAFE Baking Department hosted the Baking Association of Australia event and GOTAFE Trainer, Kim Banfield said he was thrilled that Mooroopna Bakery took out the title.
“I am excited to have the trophy back in the Goulburn Valley.
“Mooroopna Bakery won the national title two years ago in 2013 and Tatura Bakery won the title in 2012 and 2011, last year it went to Stawell’s Waaks Bakery so we have had great regional success with our locally produced hot cross buns.
“It also sweetens the win because GOTAFE has had a lot to do with Mooroopna Bakery over the years and has trained a number of their apprentices.
“Aside from the title of Nation’s Best Hot Cross Bun there were 36 competition categories including pies and pastries, cakes and variety of breads including artisan breads and awards that recognised outstanding exhibitors.
“We had over 280 entries from 100 different bakeries from across Australia compete against each other.”
During the event, GOTAFE staff were on hand to assist with demonstrations and displays as well as providing use of the GOTAFE baking facilities. The weekend comprised of presentations from specialist bakers, demonstrating their skills with artisan breads and also workshops focused on assisting bakers with the running of their business.