Wednesday, 9 July 2014


I'm uber excited to be visiting the BBC Good Food Bakes and Cakes Show this October and I'm thrilled to see that they have launch a competition to find the best bakery in London. It can hard at the moment to make a business work particularly when your trying to compete with massive chains and supermarkets so I think its great that they are given recognition to all these fantastically talent people. I wish there were more of these small bakeries all over the UK as you can really taste the love that goes into every bake. Keep reading to see the press release from the 
BBC Good Food Bakes and Cakes Show and to find 
out how to vote for your favourite.

The BBC Good Food Bakes and Cakes Show team have launched a campaign to find and crown London’s Best Bakery 2014 and are asking the public - along with a panel of expert judges - to choose the winner.

Coinciding with the launch of the first BBC Good Food Bakes and Cakes Show, and in conjunction with BBC Good Food Bakes and Cakes Magazine, the show team are scouring London to find the very best bakeries. Combining public voting, mystery shopping and a panel of expert judges the show will crown one exceptional bakery as London’s best. Katy Truss, artisan food expert, who is managing the competition on behalf of the BBC Good Food Bakes and Cakes Show says about the campaign

“London is full of amazing bakeries, and with ‘real bread’ and artisan producers more popular than ever, I’m sure that with the help of London’s food-lovers we’ll uncover some real gems. It’s a fabulous way of giving recognition to those going the extra mile, mindfully sourcing their ingredients, engaging with their community, and above all selling high quality bakes and cakes.”

Nominations from the general public, customers, suppliers and the bakeries themselves were taken on the show website. Public voting will take place online, resulting in a shortlist of the 10 most popular bakeries. This shortlist will be mystery shopped by a panel of baking bloggers and visited and reviewed by experts and the show team. Judges will then agree on the final three bakeries, and the winner will be announced and presented with their trophy at the show.

Judges will include:

Helen Barker-Benfield - BBC Good Food Bakes and Cakes Editor
Tim Kinnaird – MasterChef UK Finalist and chef owner of the award winning Macarons and More
Katy Truss - Fabulous Food Finds
Members of the BBC Good Food editorial team
Members of the BBC Good Food Bakes and Cakes Show team
The BBC Good Food Bakes and Cakes Show team will also consult an advisory panel which will include experts such as Chris Young of The Real Bread Campaign.

Judging Criteria

Bakeries will be judged on the following aspects of their business:

Customer Service
Community Involvement and Interaction
Quality and Range of Produce
Location and Accessibility
Atmosphere, Layout and Shopping Experience
Ingredients – Quality and Sourcing Policy
Votes for your favourite can be made on the BBC Good Food Bakes and Cakes Show Facebook page. Go and place your vote today and I look forward to seeing who will be crowned the winner when I visit the show in October. Tickets are still available here so hopefully I will see you there as well!

(Voting End 31st August 2014)

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