Best cakes

Best Cakes in New Zealand

The best cakes in New Zealand can be found in Masterton - that's the proud claim of local bakery Ten O'clock Cookie Company. They've won the country's Baker of the Year Award three years running (2007, 2008 and 2009) and have dominated titles for best cake.

Winners from the 2009 Baking Industry Association of New Zealand annual awards dinner were:

Overall Cake winner

Ten O’clock Cookie Company (Masterton)

Overall Pastry winner

Ten O’clock Cookie Company (Masterton)

Best Pastry

Gold
Ten O’clock Cookie Company (Masterton)
Silver
Hillmorton Bakery (Christchurch
Bronze
Oslers Bakery (Wairoa)
Highly Recommended
Arobake (Wellington)

Best Cake

Gold
Ten O’clock Cookie Bakery Café (Masterton)
Silver
Oslers Bakery (Wairoa)
Bronze
Strathmore Bakery and Café (Wellington)
Highly Recommended
Original Foods (Christchurch)

Café cake

Gold
Nada Bakery (Wellington)
Silver
Ten O’clock Cookie Bakery Café (Masterton)
Bronze
Original Foods (Christchurch)
Highly Recommended
Patisserie Yahagi (Christchurch)

Cut slice

Gold
Oslers Bakery (Wairoa)
Silver
Ten O’clock Cookie Bakery Café (Masterton)
Bronze
Original Foods (Christchurch)
Highly Recommended
Strathmore Bakery and Café (Wellington)

Gluten free

Gold
Lievito Bakery (Dunedin)
Silver
Marx Gluten & Wheat Free Bakery (Auckland)
Bronze
Oslers Bakery (Wairoa)
Highly Recommended
Windmill Quality Cake Shop (Porirua)

Hot Cross bun

Gold
Vic’s Bakehouse (Christchurch)
Silver
Copenhagen Bakery (Christchurch)
Bronze
Willis Street Metro (Wellington)
Highly Recommended
Baker’s Delight Ponsonby (Auckland)

Sponge roll

Gold
Strathmore Bakery and Café (Wellington)
Silver
Ten O’clock Cookie Bakery and Café (Masterton)
Bronze
Original Foods (Christchurch)
Highly Recommended
Copenhagen Bakery (Christchurch)

Puff pastry

Gold
Hillmorton Bakery (Christchurch)
Silver
Oslers Bakery (Wairoa)
Bronze
Ten O’clock Cookie Bakery and Cafe (Masterton)
Highly Recommended
Arobake (Wellington)

Danish

Gold
Ten O’clock Cookie Bakery and Cafe Company (Masterton)
Silver
Copenhagen Bakery (Christchurch)
Bronze
Hillmorton Bakery (Christchurch)
Highly Recommended
Nada Bakery (Wellington)