2013 Cake Awards Winners Announced

                      2013 Cake Awards Winners Announced

  PR Newswire

  LONDON, July 17, 2013

LONDON, July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

    *Event hosted by award winning Pâtissier and Chocolatier Will Torrent*

  *Cake of the Year revealed as Bakery Dunbar's Dome Chocolat et au Praline

    *Morrisons, Yauatcha and The Half-Baked Cake Company amongst winners*

The UK's best cakes have today been announced during the inaugural Cake Awards
at London's Park Lane Hotel, hosted by award winning Pâtissier and Chocolatier
Will Torrent. The afternoon tea and awards ceremony saw the winners announced
as -

  *Bake at Home Cake - The Half-Baked Cake Company, Lemon & Lime Drizzle Cake
  *Bakery Shop Cake - The Bakery Dunbar, Dome Chocolat et au Praline
  *Celebration/Novelty Cake - Fleur de Sel, House Dark Chocolate Cake
  *Freefrom Cake - Aulds Delicious Desserts,Gluten-free Belgian Chocolate
  *Supermarket Cake - Morrisons Heavenly Red Velvet Cake by Claire Clark
  *Tea Room Cake - Yauatcha, Chocolate and Raspberry Rose and The Garden
    Café's Apricot and Coconut Cake
  *Cake of the Year - The Bakery Dunbar, Dome Chocolat et au Praline

Will Torrent, judge and host of The Cake Awards said; "It's fantastic to see
the winners of The Cake Awards come from a range of sources including
supermarkets to small tea rooms and bakeries. These awards showcase the
outstanding work the cake industry is doing and now UK consumers know where
the best cakes are coming from. Congratulations to all the winners."

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The Cake of the Year award was presented to The Bakery Dunbar, for their Dome
Chocolat et au Praline Feuillete. Decided by the judging panel, this winner
was taken from the leader in each category with judges voting on their
ultimate favourite. Deemed to be the overall winner, this award was given to
the cake that is truly exceptional.

Ross Baxter, Head Patissier and Bakery Manager at The Bakery Dunbar commented
on the bakery's double win; "It's an honour to take home both the 'Bakery Shop
Cake' and 'Cake of the Year' awards, and to get the seal of approval from such
a prestigious judging panel. The win will help us reach new consumers and
shout about how great our products are."

Taking place for the first time this year, The Cake Awards are the only awards
dedicated to recognising excellence in cake and are a unique opportunity for
organisations to showcase their best products to the most respected figures in
the industry. Judges including Bruce Langlands, Director of Food at Harrods,
Allan Jenkins, Editor of Observer Food Monthly and Eric Lanlard, Master
Pâtissier put each product through a rigorous judging process to decide the
shortlist and winners based on a strict criteria of excellent presentation,
quality ingredients, recipe innovation, texture, taste and value.

Jane Milton, Co Founder of the Cake Awards said; "The calibre of entries into
the 2013 Cake Awards has been exceptionally high, so our winners truly are the
best of the best. I am delighted so many different companies took part in our
first year, and I have already spoken to many more who are planning to enter
in 2014. We have created a great platform to build on going forward, to help
promote the bestcakes and the talents of the people who create them."

For further information and details of the 2014 event visit

The Cake Awards is a joint venture between food industry expert Jane Milton
and event organisers UBM Awards & Partnerships.

The Cake Awards has been supporting national charity FareShare throughout the
2013 campaign - they work to support communities to relieve food poverty and
prevent food waste, by redistributing surplus food to hundreds of charities
every day.

About the Cake Awards

The inaugural Cake Awards took place on 17 ^th July at London's Park Lane
Hotel. Designed to celebrate the best in cake, the awards will recognise
everything from Supermarket cakes, Tea Room cakes and the cake mixes you bake
at home. The Cake Awards reward only those cakes - and their bakers - that
stand up to the scrutiny of an elite panel of judges made up of some of the
UKs most respected chefs, bakers and food industry experts.

About Jane Milton 

Jane has 25 years commercial experience within the food and food marketing
industries and has had a lot of exposure to bakery products throughout her
career. Jane grew her own chocolate brownie brand and now works with retailers
and manufacturers helping them find new products and markets and the
manufacturers to produce them. Cakes and bakery remain a large part of her
work and she also helps with strategy and systems on several food industry
awards programmes.

About UBM Awards & Partnerships

UBM Awards & Partnerships is part of one of the largest event companies in the
world. They create, design and deliver Awards ceremonies that reach thousands
of people globally across every sector. Their Awards publicly celebrate
excellence, highlighting what is best, what is effective and what is valued.

For media enquiries contact:Rachel Branigan UBM Awards & Partnerships Tel:
+44(0)207-955-3843 Email: Rachel.branigan@ubm.com
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