Scottish Baking Awards

outright winner 2017

- Mountain Café Aviemore

Artisan Baking

by Melanie

Scottish Baking Awards

Scottish Baking Awards 2014

Scottish Food Writer,Novelist and Masterchef winner- Sue Lawrence and Masterbaker Melanie Andrews

Scottish Baking Awards 2015


Consultancy with Melanie

Consultancy with Melenaie Andrews

About Melanie Andrews MBE


Baking with Melanie

Welcome to the only Awarding and Regulatory body for Artisan Bakers in Scotland .


This award system is the only one of its kind in scotland. There is not an Awarding body for Baking but many for Master Bakers. This scheme aims to award the outstanding Baking that exists in scotland and acts as a fantastic online guide to tourists and local people alike to the very best establishments that produce quality Baking.

There will be no bad reviews as only the establishments that are Awarded the SBA(Scottish Baking Award)will be featured, therefore acting as a genuine guide. These establishments will be issued with their Award which can be displayed in their premises, signfying good Baking. If you dont have an Award then you either have not been Assessed or failed to meet Assessment criteria. This scheme will cleverly create healthy competition within Scotlands Baking industry and improve the level of Baking for our customers. Many many places advertise baking today but how many can actually say its excellent. This is their aim -to achieve a higher standard within Scotland and to stand alone in the world for excellent Baking no matter where you go in Scotland.



Scotland and Ireland Chairman for the British Sugarcraft Guild

Cecilia Young is our 2014 SHBA Sugar Craft Cake Judge.

"I trained initially as a teacher of Home Economics ( graduating In 1973), where I first developed my continuing  passion for cake decoration. I taught in schools and colleges for 8 years before going into industry as a Home Economist for a Unilever 


I continued to decorate cakes and develop my skills by taking courses and learning through courses run under the auspices of the  British Sugarcraft Guild I then had my own business" The Cake and  Chocolate Shop". The first specialist cake decoration retail unit in  Edinburgh. This gave me invaluable experience of all aspects of cake decoration. Thereafter I went on to teach cake decoration at The  Edinburgh College(formerly Edinburgh's Telford College) where I taught  Paul Bradford and many other students.During this time,I was a judge for cake decoration at Scothot( Scotland,s equivalent of Hotelomypia) 

For the last 27 years I have been a member of the British Sugarcraft Guild (BSG) and I am now Chairperson of Region On

(Scotland and N.Ireland) I am also Chair of the Edinburgh Branch of the BSG. 

This year I have been a verifier for SQA Creative Cake Decoration Unit."

Baking with Melanie Andrews

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