Scottish singing star Michelle McManus and Provost of Fife Jim Leishman MBE put pride to one side today as they joined Andre Sarafilovic, the Scottish Baker of the Year 2013 and TV judge Mich Turner MBE at an exclusive MASTER CLASS at the Stephens Bakery in Dunfermline to mark the launch of the 2014 search for the Scottish Baker of the year.
"It's wonderful to see such a competitive spirit amongst our enthusiastic participants today" said Mich, "and I am extremely excited as to which products, as voted by customers, make it to the top spots this year."
Michelle said “I have NEVER baked before so this was all new to me, I LOVED it and I WON!!! And to be able to learn off the Scottish Baker of the Year and Mich Turner MBE, I mean she makes cakes for the Beckhams. It was an honour.”
TV judge Mich Turner will once again support the competition by compering the awards which will be presented in May. Mich said “I am delighted to once again be involved in this event. As a professional cake-designer, I have been really impressed by the quality and creativity Scottish bakers are demonstrating and I look forward to being surprised and delighted again this year.”
As interest in home baking and artisan baked goods continues to grow, Scottish Bakers, the Trade Association which supports and promotes the interests of bakers in Scotland, will be looking for the best morning roll, bread, scone, savoury, individual cake and biscuit whilst seeking to crown the best baker in the land.