Gretna Bakery is delighted to announce that its shortbread has been awarded Top Three in its region, meaning the bakery can now apply to be named Scottish Baker Of The Year 2014!
Over 20,000 customers from all over Scotland voted for their favourite bakery products across six categories. On April 2nd, more than 100 bakers presented 600 of the most popular products in the land to a panel of 40 expert independent judges for scrutiny. The judges had the hard task of tasting, smelling and squishing every item in a sea of top-quality bakes.
“We took delivery of hundreds of excellent scones, loaves, savoury items, morning rolls, individual cakes and biscuits made by artisan bakers,” said Scottish Bakers Chief Executive Alan Clarke. “Our judges, led by head judge Robert Ross, have once again done us proud. We have a strong shortlist to take forward to the next stage.”
TV judge and celebrity cake designer Mich Turner MBE, who will be presenting the awards in May, commented, “The judges are used to hard work, I know, but 600 products in one day is a lot! Well done to them and good luck to all the bakers who have been shortlisted, I look forward to being surprised and delighted when I announce the winners in Glasgow.”
Here at Gretna Bakery, we’re thrilled to be putting Gretna on the map for great baked goods and we’re delighted to have our shortbread shortlisted for our region! We wish the best of luck to the other bakeries involved and want to say a huge thank you to all of our customers for supporting us over the years.