Bakers scoop top award

Bakery competition winners Rebecca and James Childs and Carol Hiscox

Bakery competition winners Rebecca and James Childs and Carol Hiscox - Credit: Archant

A FAMILY bakery in Weston has won several awards in a prestigious South West bakery competition.

Bakery competition winners James Childs.

Bakery competition winners James Childs. - Credit: Archant

Whitecross Bakery, a small family firm, entered the Western Bakery Championships for the first time.

There were more than 1,000 entrants to the competitiom, but the bakery walked away with a number of prizes.

Iris Hogg, the owner of Whitecross Bakery, was pleased to see her grandchildren, James and Rebecca, both enter the competition.

She was proud to see 23-year-old James awarded first and third place and get highly recommended for his Danish pastries and buns.


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Bakery manager Carol Hiscox, who worked at the bakery for 20 years, was awarded second place for the celebration cake.

Although 20-year-old Rebecca’s novelty cake did not win it was proudly displayed.

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James was then awarded the overall trainee champion, which he received a shield and a cup. These are now displayed along with the certificates in the Whitecross bakery shop in Whitecross Road.

The two youngsters started their apprenticeship less than a year ago and have brought some fresh ideas to the business.

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