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 Highlights of the 2015 Supreme Pie Awards 

Click the link below to enjoy highlights of the awards night and judging day.

2015 Supreme Winner - Potato Top Pie

Baked by Shane Forster
New World Greenmeadows, Napier.

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Martin Bosley, celebrity chef and judge descibed it as a spectacular pie. "Everything about it...the pastry crust was perfectly executed, cooked all the way through.

It was the perfect ratio of potato topping, the mince was lovely and rich tasting, a good balance with the gravy. The potato was just a cloud-like mash, just enough crispy", he said.

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Here's a look at the Gold Medal winning pies.

Gold Medal - Bacon and Egg.

Mairangi Bay Bakery.


Gold Medal - Cafe Boutique.

Divine Cakes and Desserts - Christchurch - Caramelised Walnuts, Pear and Blue Cheese Tart.


Gold Medal - Chicken and Vegetable.

Fresh Bun Cafe - Tuakau.


Gold Medal - Commercial Wholesale.

Couplands Bakeries.


Gold Medal - Gourmet Fruit.

Dairy Flat Bakery - Albany - Blueberry and Spiced Apple.


Gold Medal - Gourmet Meat.

Fresh Bun Cafe - Tuakau - Butter Chicken.


Gold Medal - Mince and Cheese

Te Awamutu Bakehouse Cafe.


Gold medal - Mince and Gravy.

The Bakehouse Cafe - Thames.


Gold Medal and Supreme Winner - Potato Top.

New World Greenmeadows - Napier.


Gold Medal Steak and Cheese.

Pak n Save - Petone.


Gold Medal - Steak and Gravy.

One Tree Bakery - Mt Maunganui.


Gold Medal - Vegetable.

Angkor Wat Bakery and Cafe - Katikati.


Supreme Pie Awards 2015 Judging Day

Led by chief judge Tim Aspinall the expert panel of judges systematically processed entries from over 500 bakers.

The day is run with military like precision. Assigned a number, every pie is treated exactly the same. 

A huge thank you to all the judges from throughout New Zealand for all their time, expertise and hard work.

Congratulations to everyone who entered. We appreciate the effort that is involved, but hope the experience only adds to the quality of your baking.

Here's a look behind the scenes.

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Congratulations Tina Yi from Mairangi Bay Bakery

Inaugural winner of the Bakels New Zealand Apprentice Pie Maker Award.

Judging took place 25 June, for the two categories - Mince and Cheese and Gourmet Meat.

The Apprentice Pie Maker Award is a fantastic opportunity for apprentices New Zealand wide to challenge themselves and showcase their skills. It won't be long before we see these names featuring in the Supreme Pie Awards.

The winner was announced at the Bakels Supreme Pie Awards evening.

Take the Bakels Moist Chocolate Cake challenge

Bakels Moist Chocolate Cake Mix produces a delicious moist, soft and extra chocolately cake every time.

If we can prove to you that Moist Chocolate cake mix delivers what we have promised, then we have a fantastic introductory offer to get you started.

To book your Chocolate Cake Challenge demonstration contact your Bakels Bakery Advisor or phone 0800 BAKELS.

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New Bakels Popping Choc Truffle

Taste the excitement of Popping Candy. 

Melt and pour, whip and pipe all the excitement into multiple chocolate wonders that your customers will love.

Popping Choc truffle is an extremely versatile product - use wherever you currently use chocolate icing to add another dimension to your baking.

Highlight the products you have used it on with point of sale material - cake spikes and wobblers.

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 Popping candy is a consumer trend that is sweeping the confectionery and chocolate world - so be a part of the excitement.

For your product demonstration or to place an order contact your bakery advisor.

New Tincol in a can

Your favourite Tincol bread release agent now available in a convenient 500g aerosol can.

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Designed for the efficient release of bread products from all baking pan surfaces.

Tincol is the market leading versatile tin and dough greasing emulsion that ensures proven clean tin and tray release. 

For your product demonstration or to place an order contact your bakery advisor.

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Whip'N Ice Demonstration Tour

Bakels customers were treated to a master class as the talented Rich's team whipped up a storm on a whirl wind tour around the North Island. The versatility and high performance of Whip'N Ice was shown in a variety of different applications from Christmas inspired cup cakes, to reindeer logs and snowman cakes and gateaux.

The combination of stunning visual impact, product performance and flavour showed that achieving results with huge consumer appeal is only limited by your imagination.

Techniques to infuse flavours from lemon Grass to peanut butter were shown to allow you to create something truly unique.

The tips and tricks to get the most out of Whip'N Ice were well received and will further strengthen the strong success that this product has in the New Zealand market. 

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2014 Diocesan School Pie Awards

While the Bakels NZ Supreme Pie Awards may be all over for another year - the spirit and challenge of baking award winning pies lives on at Diocesan School.

As part of level 1 NCEA, students completed an extensive portfolio that demonstrated an impressive understanding of flavours and ingredients. They then set about creating from the background work an award winning pie.

The pie flavours included: Chicken with Wholegrain Mustard and Kumara, Chicken Carbonara, Lamb and Rosemary, Beef with Ale, Lemon Chicken, Chicken and Leek and variations on the always popular Mince and Cheese. The winner was a Country Chicken Pie - chicken, shallots, garlic, mustard and sour cream.

The pies were judged using Pie Award criteria. The judges were really impressed that in most cases the recipes were developed from scratch and the pastry was prepared with skill and understanding.

New Bakels Chocolate Lava Cakes are taking the country by storm

A rich chocolate cake with a decadent flowing chocolate centre that your customers will love.

 Once baked your customers simply take the Lava Cake home and microwave for 20 seconds to get the chocolate centre to flow. Totally irresistible to all chocolate lovers.

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Talented NZ Bakels Apprentice

NZ Bakels Apprentice Baker Rebekah Savage, 20, stood out from the crowd in more ways than one when she took out the 2014 Western Milling Trainee of the Year. The Ashburton bred Baker did more than just wear her creativity on her sleeves, she dazzled the Judges with her stunning sweet and savoury treats.



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