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Apprentice Pie Maker Award Heating Up.

Entries are in for the inaugural Bakels Apprentice Pie Maker Award. Judging takes place 25 June, for the two categories - Mince and Cheese and Gourmet meat. Its a fantastic opportunity for apprentices New Zealand wide to challenge themselves and showcase their skills.

The winners will be announced at the Bakels Supreme Pie Awards on 21st July. 

Entries now open for the Bakels New Zealand Supreme Pie Awards 2015

There are 12 entry categories and a total of 49 Awards to be won, with $20,000 in prizes.

New for 2015 is a brand new category - a real kiwi favourite - the classic Potato Top Pie. 

If you have any questions or want to be sent an entry pack with details, rules and tips

call us on 0800 PIELINE (0800 743 546)

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25 June              Entries Close

28 June - 5 July Your official pie boxes are sent to you.

14 - 15 July        Your entry boxes (pies) must arrive at the judging location on one of these two days before                                the specified times.

16 July               The day your pies are judged.

21 July              Awards dinner in Auckland.

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 where ever 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 confectionary 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 Snow man 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 truely unique.

The tips and tricks to get the most out 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 part of level 1 NCEA, students completed an extensive portfoliothat demonstrated an impressive understanding of flavours and ingredients and then set about creating from the background work an award winning pie.

The pie flavours included: Chicken with Wholegrain Mustard and Kumara, Chicken Cabornara, 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.

The search is over for the Supreme Pie

As always the Judging Day was never without its challenges, with 4832 pies to judge over 12 categories, it’s a long day for our supportive judges. With judges travelling in from all across New Zealand to ensure we get a good balance of pie experience.

This year saw some new names in the Top 10 awards, and some exotic ingredients such as Rabbit & Wild Boar, Beef Cheek & Cauliflower Cheese. The Bakels team and judges look forward to seeing what new ideas are thought up each year.

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This year Supreme Award announcements on 29th July was awarded to The Clareville Bakery in Carterton owned by Michael & Rosalie Kloeg with their successful Gourmet Meat winner Lamb Cutlet and Kumara Mash Pie. Kloeg describes his success as a ‘massive surprise’ and has already experienced a large increase in customers after winning the award.

With more successful awards for Pat Lam at Patrick’s Pies Group Ltd in Bethlehem, bringing his total achievements to a staggering 50 awards when he started entering the competition since 1999 when the competition began.

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And the Pie Awards winner goes to.......

The Clareville Bakery, Carterton with their Lamb Cutlet and Kumara Mash Pie in the Gourmet Meat category.

Well done to all who took part in this years Awards. The competition is getting harder each year with new and exciting ingredients being used, along with the overall pie quality standard being higher.

 Photo from left - Mark Sainsbury MC, Simon Gault Celebrity Chef, Michael & Rosalie Kloeg (owner of The Clareville Bakery) and Brent Kersel MD



Congratulations to Daniel Wu from Manurewa High School on taking first place in the Rising Young Baker competition at this years' Fine Food Show at ASB Showground. Brent Hughes, NZ Bakels Training School Manager and mentor said “Daniel has such great skills, and will be an asset to have in the industry” 



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