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Is this the Northern Rivers' best bakery?

A Northern Rivers bakery has picked up 72 awards at the North Coast National.
A Northern Rivers bakery has picked up 72 awards at the North Coast National. Contributed

TAKING out one win in the baking section at the North Coast National is considered a great achievement.

But to swoop in and scoop the pool with 72 awards at the event at Lismore Showgrounds, is nothing short of phenomenal.

This year the Wurlitzer Bakery team from Evans Head again cooked up a storm and took home a swag of awards, including the apprentice cake of the show and overall cake exhibitors for the third time.

Evans Head bakery team with 2016 Lismore Show awards.
Evans Head bakery team with 2016 Lismore Show awards.

Wurlitzer co-owners Helen, Mike and Sandra Aaarts said the team were thrilled with the result.

"We won 70 awards plus apprentice cake and most successful exhibitor for the cake display," Sandra said.

Helen said it was very much a team effort.

"We are very proud of our team of bakers," she said.

"We all work hard together and they are a lovely bunch of people.

Mike said they were all thrilled their apprentice Aaron Whitehouse won the apprentice cake award.

"He was very humble when he found out," he said.

"The he immediately asked how everyone on the team went."

As well as winning first prize in the always hotly fought over sausage roll division, the team took out wins and places in dozens of other categories.  

"I don't know where we are going to put all the trophies," Helen said with a smile.

"But it's a good problem to have."

The Wurlitzer Bakery, which has two shops in Evans Head and one in Woodburn, has been the bakery business setting the bar at the North Coast National baking competitions over the past decade.

In 2015 the team took out 48 awards and bettered this by 30 more in 2016.

Topics:  lismore show north coast national



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