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Decorative Bread Competition


June 12, 2008
By Bakers Journal

Sponsored by the Ontario Chapter of the Baking Association of Canada, we present the winners and some of the other outstanding entries in the Decorative Bread Contest.

With 16 entries, the judges had their hands full in awarding first, second and third place in the Ontario Chapter of the BAC’s Decorative Bread Contest. Featured at Bakery Showcase in Toronto at the beginning of May, this is the first time in a few years that the show included a bread contest, and Ontario Chapter organizers Frank Safian and Frank Lucente hope to make it a recurring event. Peter Funke of Bakemark garnered first-place honours with his entry, taking home the $5,000 cash price. Team Canada’s Bill Clay was awarded second place and a prize of $2,500. And Niagara College’s Bernhard Sauter won third place with his showpiece, along with an award of $1,000.

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Bakemark’s Peter Funke’s first-place piece.


decorative2Judges for the competition included retired baker, pastry chef and
former George Brown College instructor Peter Scholtes; master baker and
patissier Herb Naimer, baking instructor; journeyman baker/patissier,
bakery consultant and former Bakers Journal columnist Flemming
Mathiasen; Bakers Journal editor Jane Ayer; master baker and bakery
consultant Heinz Hubbert; and master baker and owner of Rachel’s Home
Bakery (in Minden, Ont.,) Marian Markowski.

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Second place went to this piece by Team Canada’s Bill Clay. 
Bernhard Sauter’s third place entry.
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This lovely showpiece is the work of Didier Julien of Julien’s Patisserie Bakery and Café in Chester, N.S. Thierry Schmidt of Patisserie La Cigogne in Toronto created this beautiful piece of work.



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