Local baker brings home a silver medal

TATURA’S own Olivia Wells took home a silver medal for her exceptional baking efforts at this year’s Excellence in Baking Awards National Bake Off Competition. 

Olivia is now a proud silver medallist Victorian Apprentice Pastry Cook for 2021 and has been nominated for Apprentice of The Year.

Winning the medal was no easy feat with Olivia tasked with creating choux pastry, pies, entremets and blueberry mini mousse cakes among other delicacies from scratch under the watchful eye of judges and a live audience.  

“It’s pretty full on, the live audience members even ask questions while you’re cooking,” said Olivia.  

“Those six hours baking go so fast, but you’ve got to pace yourself and ensure you’re doing things right so the final product is as perfect as possible.” 

You can sample some of Olivia’s award winning baking for yourself at Tatura Hot Bread where they have a large range of pies, desserts, cakes, slices, meals and delicious fresh bread baked daily. 

SILVER MEDALLIST… Tatura Hot Bread is home to award-winning baked goods by Olivia Wells. Photo: Stephanie Holliday