Bakels South Island Pie and Pastry making workshop

There was a great turnout at Bakels NZ Christchurch Test Bakery.

Under the guidance of South Island Tutor Mike Meaclem our customers given a very thorough professional presentation of the ins and outs of what makes great pastry and great pies.

Mike demonstrated different pastry techniques, correct laminations, correct cooking of the meats and all the tips and techniques needed to make an award winning pie. There were plenty of questions and interaction to make this a beneficial day for all.

Look out for the Auckland and Palmerston North workshops coming soon.

Fritz Mayer 2018 New Zealand tour

Fritz Mayer has treated customers in Auckland, Palmerston North and Christchurch to a demonstration featuring high end decoration techniques using a wide range of Bakels Fruit Fillings and Glazes.

Fritz was well supported on tour by NZ Bakels Patisserie Advisor Claire Guenegan

Enter on line for the Pie Awards

Its easy to enter the 2018 Supreme Pie Awards online.

Click on "Pie Awards" below on the home page and follow the simple steps to enter your pie masterpiece.

Entries close 28 June

Bakels Apprentice Pie Maker 2018 Awards - Entries are now open

An exciting opportunity to challenge yourself and show case your skills.

Entry categories - Gourmet Meat

- Mince and Cheese

The winner will receive the prestigious Apprentice Pie Maker trophy, an invitation for two to the Bakels Supreme Pie Awards dinner (including travel and accommodation) and $500.

For your entry form and entry details contact you Bakels Bakery Advisor or E mail

2018 Winners - Foodstuffs Expo

Bakels are proud to announce they have once again taken out the Best Bakery Display award at the Foodstuffs Expo 2018.

The icing on the cake perhaps was finding out they also won the People's Choice “Best Stand” from the nearly 300 entries displayed at the ASB Showgrounds in Auckland New Zealand

A great deal went into the thinking, planning, baking, stand set-up and outstanding execution of a delicious dessert showcase for the Alice in Wonderland tea party. Included was the show stopping stacked teacups cake, which measured a whopping 1.5 meters tall, complete with a cute spinning door mouse.

Lavish baking covered the 10 metre table setting, with treats including cream donuts with berry coulis injectables, lime infused coconut cupcakes, rainbow drip cakes, marshmallows, mini donuts, cupcakes, slices, cakes! cakes! and more cakes galore!

Moving Towards Aluminium Free

NZ Bakels Ltd would like to advise all customers that our current product ‘Hercules Baking Powder’ (product codes 2970-31 and 2970-51) is free of sodium aluminium phosphate (E541).

Despite E541 being a food-safe and legal raw material, used world-wide in the baking industry, NZ Bakels are responding to market concerns. We have a limited number of baking mixes containing E541 and are now well through the process of removing it from these mixes.

NZ Bakels are actively in the process of replacing E541 with monocalcium phosphate (E340).

If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact us on 0800 BAKELS (0800 225 357).

Venison pie wins Supreme Award

A venison, mushroom, bacon and cheese pie proved the perfect combination of flavours for judges unanimously voting it the 2017 NZ Bakels Supreme Pie Awards winner.

Baked by Lee Ing of Fast & Fresh Bakery of Taupo, the Supreme pie came out on top of 5696 entries during judging on July 27.

Sean Connolly, this year’s celebrity chef judge noted that cooking venison in a pie to where the end result was so moist and succulent demonstrated a high level of culinary skills and the flavours worked together to just melt in the mouth with a perfect pastry casing. “Oh wow, it’s really good,” he said after test tasting it.

Bakels Training School proud to be a Category 1 training provider.

NZQA has awarded the Bakels Training School its highest ranking - Category 1 training provider.

“Bakels is fulfilling its vision of operating a training organisation that ensures quality outcomes for its trainees

who actively and effectively contribute to the baking industry” (NZQA – External Evaluation and Review 26 April 2017).

For further information or to book a place in the Bakels Training School contact your Bakels Bakery Advisor, phone NZ Bakels on 0800 BAKELS or e-mail course administrator Yvonne Gysberts:

New Gluten Free range

Consumer demand for Gluten Free products has never been higher. Bakels are proud to be setting the standard in high quality Gluten Free baking. The range of flour, baking mix and bread mix come in stunning new packaging featuring a number of great recipes.

New to the market is Bakels Artisan Bread Mix. It is hugely versatile, not only making exceptionally high quality bread but the moldable dough also makes rolls, pizza bases, Turkish and Foccaccia type breads.

New Pettinice web site launched is designed to be a meeting place for our enthusiastic and passionate Pettinice community. A place where they can connect with each other, be inspired and share in the joy of cake decorating.

We want it to be our customer and consumers resource, where they can learn new techniques, have questions answered by the experts and share their own work with their fellow cake artists. Pettinice Brand Ambassadors will contribute work and tutorials to the site. 

The site will feature a range of colour shade and mix ratios as well as colour features. Tutorials from basic techniques to exciting creations from our Ambassadors. The “what’s on” guide is designed to be the point of contact for everything that’s happening in the cake decorating and wider food world. A real highlight is the gallery of our customers work. 


Take the Bakels Moist Chocolate Cake challenge

emu cake mud AB (2) (Custom)Bakels Moist Chocolate Cake Mix produces a delicious moist, soft and extra chocolately cake every time.

If we can prove to you that Moist Chocolate cake mix delivers what we have promised, then we have a fantastic introductory offer to get you started.

To book your Chocolate Cake Challenge demonstration contact your Bakels Bakery Advisor or phone 0800 BAKELS..

tincol (Custom) (2)New Tincol in a can

Your favourite Tincol bread release agent now available in a convenient 500g aerosol can.

Designed for the efficient release of bread products from all baking pan surfaces.

Tincol is the market leading versatile tin and dough greasing emulsion that ensures proven clean tin and tray release. 

For your product demonstration or to place an order contact your bakery advisor

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New Bakels Chocolate Lava Cakes are taking the country by storm

A rich chocolate cake with a decadent flowing chocolate centre that your customers will love.

 Once baked your customers simply take the Lava Cake home and microwave for 20 seconds to get the chocolate centre to flow. Totally irresistible to all chocolate lovers.

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