Bakers scoop top award
- Credit: Archant
A FAMILY bakery in Weston has won several awards in a prestigious South West bakery competition.
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.