Media Release: Quartet to ‘ice, frost and fill’ against the clock to help launch search for Scottish Baker of the Year 2016


TV and singing sensation Michelle McManus will be taking on STV’s David Farrell and Clyde 1 stars, Diane Knox and Cassi, in an unique challenge to professionally ‘ice, frost and fill’ as many Empire biscuits, cup cakes and yum yums as they can – to mark the launch of the 2016 search for the best bakery in the land.

The quartet will be present at reigning champs, McGhee’s Glasgow bakery, at 11am on Thursday 25th February, hoping also to raise much-needed funds for the ‘Make a wish’ charity which supports children with life-limiting conditions and their families.

Michelle, David, Diane and Cassi will be ‘icing, frosting and filling’ under the eagle eye of reigning champion, Gordon McGhee, and competition ambassador, couture cake queen, Mich Turner, as they attempt to:

* Jam and ice Empire biscuits

* Apply frosting to cup cakes

* Apply cream filling to cream yum yums

Against the clock, the results of their labours will then make their way to Glasgow Caledonian University for students to buy in order to raise much-needed funds for the Make a Wish charity – so each and every item will need to pass muster.

TV judge, Mich Turner, will once again support the competition by compering the awards which will be presented in May.

Mich said: “I am really keen to see what our guests make of this years’ challenge and the results had better be good! With their efforts being sold for an incredibly worthy cause, Make a Wish, presentation is everything and my expectations are high as always.”

The Scottish Baker of the Year Awards are the brainchild of Scottish Bakers, the trade association for bakers in Scotland who decided to search for the best baker in the land in 2012.

Now in its fifth year, the competition celebrates our love of a tasty treat from our local baker and aims to crown just one hard working bakery Scottish Baker of the Year.

“With thousands upon thousands of pies, scones, loaves, savoury items, morning rolls, individual cakes and biscuits sold in Scotland every day, our artisan bakers work hard to keep us all going,” says Scottish Bakers’ Alan Clarke.

“This competition is based on real votes from real customers so we urge customers to vote for their best bites, every vote really does count – your local baker could take the title!”

Vote now for your Scottish Baker of the Year at

McGhee’s Goody Bags for all reporters and photographers!

Time: 11.00am – 12.30pm

Date: Thursday 25th February 2016

Venue: McGhee’s Bakery, 10 Keppochhill Drive , Glasgow G21 1HX

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