Awards

    Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses remains a family owned & operated business and we are very proud to offer you these award-winning cakes & savouries, fresh from our ovens...

    2016 Australia's Best Pasty

    Once again, our pasties have had great success at Australia's Best Pasty Competition. We won gold for our Original Tiddly Oggie.

    Judge John Humphrey said that our "traditional pasty ticked all the boxes. It had the right balance of meat & vegetables. The veggies were tender, the seasoning well balanced and the flavour was excellent”

    We also won medals for our Lamb Souvlaki, Beef Madras, Wholemeal Vegetarian, Chicken & Chorizo, Steak & Potato and Spinach & Sweetcorn Tiddly Oggies

    You be the judge...try our Tiddly Oggies today!

    Gold Medal Winning Tiddly Oggies

    2016 Victorian Baking Show

    Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses has taken first prize in both decorated cake categories at the 2016 Victorian Baking Show. The Fruit Belt Themed cake topped over 300 total entries from over 50 bakeries from across Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania.

    2015 Victorian Baking Show

    Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses has taken first prize in both decorated cake categories at the Victorian Baking Show. The Easter-themed Novelty Cake and Chocolate Decorated Mud topped over 300 total entries from over 50 bakeries from across Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania.

    Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses was officially awarded Victoria’s Best Sausage Roll at the Baking Association of Victoria, 2015 Victorian Baking Show held over the weekend. Click here to read more

    Award winning cakes

     

    2014 Victorian Baking Show

    Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses has taken first prize in both decorated cake categories at  the 2014 Victorian Baking Show as well as awards for our Banana Bread and Fruit Flan.  

     

    2012 Official Great Aussie Meat Pie Competition

    Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses are the proud recipients of a Gold Medal for our Butter Chicken Pie along with 6 Silver and 2 Bronze Medals! We'd like to thank our terrific pastrycooks and some very time-tested recipes for these awards. Enjoy some award winning pies today.

    2010 Official Great Aussie Meat Pie & Gourmet Pie Competitions

    Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses were the proud recipients of silver and bronze medal awards for a range of plain beef and gourmet pies this year. We'd like to thank our terrific pastrycooks and some very time-tested recipes for these awards!

    2010 Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame

    On Wednesday 2nd June 2010, Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses were honoured to be inducted into the Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame alongside such great companies as Bluescope Steel and Kraft Foods. We'd like to thank our wonderful staff for their commitment and contribution to our wonderful culture and we look forward to continuing our family tradition of baking quality cakes and savouries for another 100 years.

    Australia's most prestigious environmental award...

    On Friday 27th July 2009, Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses were officially named as the winners of the 2009 Origin Gold Banksia Award for excellence in sustainability. There is no other award held in such high esteem as the Banksia's and we're truly honoured and humbled to be the recipients of this year's award.

     

    Both the Ferguson and Plarre families attended the awards along with our key staff members. We're very excited to be helping to ensure our future generations inherit a world worth living in. The best thing is that it feels good to do the right thing and it's good for business too! We encourage all businesses to do the same thing.

    We commit to the Australian public and the world that we will continue to reduce our carbon & water footprint and where necessary offset emissions via tree planting.

    Rest assured that Ferguson Plarre cakes and pastries are being made with a smaller and smaller impact on the planet every year. Our ultimate goal is to provide delicious cakes and savouries that will not damage the planet but in fact make it a better place.

    Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses...making life sweet.

    Excellence in Sustainability
     Origin Gold Banksia Award winners

    Winners of the Great Aussie Pastie Competition!

    We're super excited to announce that our pasties won the National Great Aussie Pastie Competition held in Melbourne on 13th November 2008. We won both the highly coveted Meat & Vegetable section for our Original Tiddly Oggie and also won the Vegetarian section for our Wholemeal Tiddly Oggie.

    More recently our original Tiddly Oggie won gold again in the 2016 Australia's Best Pasty Competition for best traditional Pastie

    You be the judge...try our Tiddly Oggies today!

    Gold Medal Winning Tiddly Oggies

    5 Gold Medals at the Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards 2008!

    We're thrilled to announce that our Family Custard Tart, Baked Cheesecake, Fresh Cream Lamingtons, Buttercake and our Strawberry Cheesecake all won a Gold Medal at the Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards! To top off a great day our Strawberry Cheesecake was awarded the Overall Champion Dairy Dessert against quality competition from all over the state. Try one for yourself!  Gold Medal Winning Custard Tarts

    Australia's best Dairy Dessert - 2008!

    We're thrilled to announce that our Flourless Chocolate Truffle Cake won the Highest Scoring Dairy Dessert at the 2008 Australian Dairy Awards! Up against desserts from all over Australia we are thrilled to say that this cake has been a favourite since we introduced it only a couple of years ago. It is made with a flourless chocolate cake base, covered in rich chocolate ganache and covered in chocolate shavings. Put a slice in the microwave for 10 seconds and it becomes a self-saucing flourless chocolate cake. Award winning Flourless Chocolate Truffle Cake


    Australia's best Apple Pies & Lamingtons!

    Our Apple Pies & Lamingtons both won 1st Place at the 2007 National Baking Competition held in Melbourne from 25-27th June. 

    Try Australia's best Apple Pies & Lamingtons for yourself!

    Award winning Lamingtons

    Award winning pies

    Every Ferguson Plarre pie has won a Gold, Silver or Bronze medal throughout their time in market! See below for a full list.                    

    Try one of our award winning pies for yourself...you be the judge!

    Family Beef Pie

    Victoria's best Shortbread Biscuits!

    Try our 1st Place winning biscuits: Classic (dusted) Yo-Yos, Double Choc Rounds and Chocky Bears. All three varieties won 1st Place at the 2008 Victorian Baking Industry Awards.

    Try one for yourself...you be the judge!

    Victoria's best Shortbread biscuits 

    When only the best is good enough...

    Sometimes it’s nice to know that you’re eating the best of the best. At Ferguson Plarre we offer you a wide range of Award Winning Cakes & Pastries as judged by independent and official organizations over many years.

    Official Awards…

    Here is a more extensive list of our Awards and the organizations responsible for judging them:

     

    Gold or 1st Place Medals:

    1. Original Tiddly Oggie as judged at the 2016 Australia's Best Pastie Competition
    2. Australia's Best Decorated Cake as judged at the 2016 Victorian Baking Show
    3. Australia's Best Decorated Cake as judged at the 2015 Victorian Baking Show
    4. Victoria's Best Sausage Roll as judged at the 2015 Victorian Baking Show
    5. Australia's Best Decorated Cake as judged at the 2014 Victorian Baking Show
    6. Butter Chicken Pie as judged at the 2012 Official Great Aussie Pie Competition
    7. 2010 Manufacturing Hall of Fame inductees.
    8. Cherries on the Run as judged at the 2009 Australian Dairy Products Competition.
    9. Chocolate Truffle Cake as judged at the 2009 Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards.
    10. Baked Cheesecake as judged at the 2009 Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards.
    11. Black Forest Cheesecake as judged at the 2009 Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards.
    12. Chocolate Mousse cake as judged at the 2009 Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards.
    13. 2009 Origin Gold Banksia Award as judged at the 2009 Banksia Environmental Awards.
    14. Small & Medium Enterprise Sustainability Award as judged at the 2009 Banksia Environmental Awards.
    15. Original Tiddly Oggie as judged at the 2008 Official Great Aussie Pastie Competition.
    16. Wholemeal Tiddly Oggie as judged at the 2008 Official Great Aussie Pastie Competition.
    17. Gourmet Lemon Tart as judged at the 2008 Victorian Baking Industry Awards.
    18. Overall Cake & Pastry winner at the 2008 Victorian Baking Industry Awards.
    19. Victorian Bakery Manufacturer of the Year as judged at the 2008 Victorian Baking Industry Awards.
    20. Shortbread Biscuits as judged at the 2008 Victorian Baking Industry Awards.
    21. Vanilla Slices as judged at the 2008 Victorian Baking Industry Awards (assorted sweet slices section).
    22. French Vanilla Slices as judged at the 2008 Victorian Baking Industry Awards (assorted sweet slices section).
    23. Apple Slices as judged at the 2008 Victorian Baking Industry Awards (assorted sweet slices section).
    24. Strawberry Cheesecake as judged at the 2008 Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards (overall Champion Dairy Dessert of the competition).
    25. Baked Cheesecake as judged at the 2008 Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards.
    26. Lamington Sponge as judged at the 2008 Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards.
    27. Large Custard Tart as judged at the 2008 Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards.
    28. Buttercake as judged at the 2008 Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards.
    29. Flourless Chocolate Truffle Cake as judged at the 2008 Australian Dairy Awards.
    30. Strawberry Cheesecake as judged at the 2007 Royal Melbourne Dairy Awards.
    31. Chocolate Mousse cake as judged at the 2007 Royal Melbourne Dairy Awards.
    32. Baked Cheesecake as judged at the 2007 Royal Melbourne Dairy Awards.
    33. Cherry Baked Cheesecake as judged at the 2007 Royal Melbourne Dairy Awards.
    34. Traditional Trifle as judged at the 2007 Royal Melbourne Dairy Awards.
    35. Baked Lemon Tart as judged at the 2007 Royal Melbourne Dairy Awards
    36. Blackforest Cheesecake as judged at the 2007 Royal Melbourne Dairy Awards.
    37. Lamington as judged at the 2007 National Baking Competition.
    38. Apple Pie as judged at the 2007 National Baking Competition.
    39. Strawberry Cheesecake as judged at the 2007 DIAA Australian & Victorian Dairy Products Competition.
    40. Chocolate Mousse cake as judged at the 2006 Royal Melbourne Dairy Awards.
    41. Continental Baked Cheesecake as judged at the 2006 Royal Melbourne Dairy Awards.
    42. Decorated Continental Cheesecake as judged at the 2006 Royal Melbourne Dairy Awards.
    43. Strawberry Cheesecake as judged at the 2006 Royal Melbourne Dairy Awards.
    44. Family Trifle as judged at the 2006 Royal Melbourne Dairy Awards.
    45. Blackforest Cheese cake as judged at the 2004 Royal Melbourne Dairy Awards.
    46. Chocolate Mousse cake "Australia's Champion Dairy Dessert" as judged at the 2003 Australian Grand Dairy Awards.
    47. Continental Baked Cheese cake “Champion Prize Cheesecake” as judged at the 1998 Royal Melbourne Dairy Show.
    48. Continental Cherry Cheese cake (Baked) as judged at the 2005 Royal Melbourne Dairy Awards.
    49. Continental Decorated Cheese cake (Baked) as judged at the 2005 Royal Melbourne Dairy Awards.
    50. Jamtam Biscuits as judged at the 2005 & 2006 Victorian Baking Industry Shows.
    51. Lemon Tart "Australia's Best Lemon Tart" as judged at the 2004 Victorian Baking Industry Show.
    52. Mudcake as judged at the 2001 Victorian Baking Industry Show.
    53. Overall Cakes & Pastries – Most Successful Cakes & Pastries Competitor as judged at the 2004 Victorian Baking Industry Show.
    54. Quiche as judged at the 2005 Victorian Baking Industry Show.
    55. Strawberry Cheesecake "Best Unbaked Dessert" as judged at the 2003 Royal Melbourne Dairy Awards.
    56. Wholemeal Tiddly Oggie as judged at the 2001 Great Aussie Pastie Competition.
    57. Yo Yo Biscuits as judged at the 2005 & 2006 Victorian Baking Industry Shows.
     

    Silver or 2nd Place Medals:

    1. Cornish Spinach & Sweetcorn Oggie as judged at the 2016 Australia's Best Pastie Competition
    2. Cornish Beef Madras Oggie as judged at the 2016 Australia's Best Pastie Competition
    3. Chicken & Chorizo Oggie as judged at the 2016 Australia's Best Pastie Competition
    4. Gourmet Spinach Roll as judged at the 2015 Official Great Aussie Pie Competition
    5. Butter Chicken Pie as judged at the 2015 Official Great Aussie Pie Competition
    6. Gourmet Vegetarian Chunky Veggie Pie as judged at the 2012 Official Great Aussie Pie Competition
    7. Beef, Bacon and Cheese Pie as judged at the 2012 Official Great Aussie Pie Competition
    8. Beef and Mushroom Pie  as judged at the 2012 Official Great Aussie Pie Competition
    9. Beef and Cheese Pie as judged at the 2012 Official Great Aussie Pie Competition
    10. Cottage Pie as judged at the 2012 Official Great Aussie Pie Competition
    11. Country Chicken Pie as judged at the 2012 Official Great Aussie Pie Competition
    12. Hot Cross Buns as judged at Australia's Best Hot Cross Bun competition
    13. Chunky Vegetable Pie as judged at the Official Great Aussie Pie Competition
    14. Baked Decorated Cheesecake as judged at the 2010 DIAA Australian Dairy Products Competition.
    15. Black Forest Cheesecake (unbaked) as judged at the 2010 DIAA Australian Dairy Products Competition.
    16. Chocolate Mousse cake as judged at the 2010 DIAA Australian Dairy Products Competition.
    17. Chocolate Truffle cake (flourless) as judged at the 2010 DIAA Australian Dairy Products Competition.
    18. Chocolate Iced Filled Sponge as judged at the 2010 DIAA Australian Dairy Products Competition.
    19. Family Trifle as judged at the 2010 DIAA Australian Dairy Products Competition.
    20. Strawberry Cheesecake (unbaked) as judged at the 2010 DIAA Australian Dairy Products Competition.
    21. Passionfruit Sponge as judged at the 2009 Australian Dairy Products Competition.
    22. Sponge on the Run as judged at the 2009 Australian Dairy Products Competition.
    23. Cherries on the Run as judged at the 2009 Australian Dairy Products Competition.
    24. Strawberry Iced Sponge as judged at the 2009 Australian Dairy Products Competition.
    25. Chocolate Iced Sponge as judged at the 2009 Australian Dairy Products Competition.
    26. Fresh Cream Lamington Sponge as judged at the 2009 Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards.
    27. Sponge on the Run as judged at the 2009 Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards.
    28. Gourmet Lemon Tart as judged at the 2009 Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards.
    29. Chocolate Truffle Cake as judged at the 2009 Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards.
    30. Family Trifle as judged at the 2009 Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards.
    31. Baked Cherry Cheesecake as judged at the 2009 Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards.
    32. Butter Cake as judged at the 2009 Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards.
    33. Jam Donuts as judged at the 2008 Victorian Baking Industry Awards.
    34. Custard Donuts as judged at the 2008 Victorian Baking Industry Awards.
    35. Long John Donuts as judged at the 2008 Victorian Baking Industry Awards.
    36. Chocolate Mousse cake as judged at the 2008 Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards.
    37. Gourmet Lemon Tarts as judged at the 2008 Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards.
    38. Sponge on the Run as judged at the 2008 Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards.
    39. Chocolate Truffle Cake as judged at the 2008 Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards.
    40. Family Trifle as judged at the 2008 Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards.
    41. Blackforest Cheese cake as judged at the 2008 Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards.
    42. Chocolate Mousse Cake as judged at the 2008 Australian Dairy Awards.
    43. Continental Cheesecake as judged at the 2008 Australian Dairy Awards.
    44. Continental Cherry Cheesecake as judged at the 2008 Australian Dairy Awards.
    45. Continental Decorated Cheesecake as judged at the 2008 Australian Dairy Awards.
    46. Blackforest (unbaked) Cheesecake as judged at the 2008 Australian Dairy Awards.
    47. Decorated Continental Cheesecake as judged at the 2007 Royal Melbourne Dairy Awards.
    48. Sausage Rolls as judged at the 2007 National Baking Competition.
    49. Classic Shortbread Biscuits as judged at the 2007 National Baking Competition.
    50. Continental Cherry Cheesecake as judged at the 2007 DIAA Australian & Victorian Dairy Products Competition.
    51. Blackforest Cheesecake as judged at the 2007 DIAA Australian & Victorian Dairy Products Competition.
    52. Plain Beef Pie as judged at the 2006 Great Aussie Meat PieCompetition.
    53. Baked Continental Cherry Cheesecake as judged at the 2006 Royal Melbourne Dairy Awards.
    54. Baked Continental Cheesecake as judged at the 2005 Royal Melbourne Dairy Awards.
    55. Baked Continental Cheesecake as judged at the 2004 Royal Melbourne Dairy Awards.
    56. Baked Continental Cheesecake as judged at the 2003 Royal Melbourne Dairy Awards.
    57. Blackforest Cheesecake as judged at the 2006 Royal Melbourne Dairy Awards.
    58. Blackforest Cheesecake as judged at the 2005 Royal Melbourne Dairy Awards.
    59. Blackforest Cheesecake as judged at the 2003 Royal Melbourne Dairy Awards.
    60. Chocolate Moussecake as judged at the 2005 Royal Melbourne Dairy Awards.
    61. Donuts (Chocolate Iced) as judged at the 2005 Victorian Baking Industry Show.
    62. Donuts (Custard-Cream) as judged at the 2005 Victorian Baking Industry Show.
    63. Donuts (Raspberry Jam) as judged at the 2005 Victorian Baking Industry Show.
    64. Donuts (Strawberry Iced) as judged at the 2005 Victorian Baking Industry Show.
    65. French Vanilla Slice as judged at the 2005 The Great Australian Vanilla Slice Competition (Novelty section).
    66. Iced Patties as judged at the 2004 Victorian Baking Industry Show.
    67. Lemon Roll as judged at the 2004 Victorian Baking Industry Show.
    68. Lemon Tart as judged at the 2005 Royal Melbourne Dairy Awards.
    69. Original Tiddly Oggie as judged at the 2004 Great Aussie Pastie Competition.
    70. Cheese & Onion Tiddly Oggie as judged at the 2004 Great Aussie Pastie Competition.
    71. Strawberry Cheesecake (Unbaked) as judged at the 2005 Royal Melbourne Dairy Awards.
    72. Strawberry Cheesecake as judged at the 2004 Royal Melbourne Dairy Awards.
    73. Wholemeal Tiddly Oggie as judged at the 2004 Great Aussie Pastie Competition.

     

    Bronze or 3rd Place Medals:

    1. Greek Lamb Souvlaki Oggie as judged at the 2016 Australia's Best Pastie Competition
    2. Wholemeal Tiddly Oggie as judged at the 2016 Australia's Best Pastie Competition
    3. Steak & Mushroom Pie as judged at the 2015 Official Great Aussie Pie Competition
    4. Country Chicken Pie as judged at the 2015 Official Great Aussie Pie Competition
    5. Steak & Onion Pie as judged at the 2015 Official Great Aussie Pie Competition
    6. Beef Curry Pie as judged at the 2015 Official Great Aussie Pie Competition
    7. Beef, Bacon & Cheese Pie as judged at the 2015 Official Great Aussie Pie Competition
    8. Angus Beef Pie as judged at the 2015 Official Great Aussie Pie Competition
    9. Angus Pie as judged at the 2012 Official Great Aussie Pie Competition
    10. Beef Pie as judged at the 2012 Official Great Aussie Pie Competition
    11. Mince Pie as judged at the 2012 Official Great Aussie Pie Competition
    12. Cracked Pepper Pie as judged at the 2012 Official Great Aussie Pie Competition
    13. Beef Pie as judged at the Official Great Aussie Pie Competition
    14. Beef and Cheese Pie as judged at the Official Great Aussie Pie Competition
    15. Cottage (potato & beef) Pie as judged at the Official Great Aussie Pie Competition
    16. Curry Beef Pie as judged at the Official Great Aussie Pie Competition
    17. Beef and Mushroom Pie as judged at the Official Great Aussie Pie Competition
    18. Country Chicken Pie as judged at the Official Great Aussie Pie Competition
    19. Curry Chicken Pie as judged at the Official Great Aussie Pie Competition
    20. Custard Tart - Family as judged at the 2009 Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards.
    21. Strawberry Cheesecake as judged at the 2009 Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards.
    22. Supreme Coffee Blend (category 2) as judged at the 2008 Equal Golden Bean Coffee Roaster Competition (won by our exclusive coffee roaster - Gigante).
    23. Cupcakes as judged at the 2008 Victorian Baking Industry Awards.
    24. Chocolate Mud cakes as judged at the 2008 Victorian Baking Industry Awards
    25. Savoury Family Quiche as judged at the 2007 National Baking Competition.
    26. Orange Rough muffins as judged at the 2006 Victorian Baking Industry Show.
    27. Gourmet Lemon Tart as judged at the 2006 Victorian Baking Industry Show.
    28. Apple Slice as judged at the 2006 Victorian Baking Industry Show.
    29. Caramel Slice as judged at the 2006 Victorian Baking Industry Show.
    30. Mini Flourless Chocolate Cake as judged at the 2006 Victorian Baking Industry Show.
    31. Cottage Pie as judged at the 2006 Great Aussie Meat Pie Competition.
    32. Chunky Vegetable Pie as judged at the 2006 Great Aussie Meat Pie Competition.
    33. Apple Shortcake as judged at the 2004 Victorian Baking Industry Show.
    34. Beef & Cheese Pie as judged at the 2004 Great Aussie Meat Pie Competition.
    35. Beef Pie as judged at the 2004 Great Aussie Meat Pie Competition.
    36. Cheese & Onion Tiddly Oggie as judged at the 2005 Great AussiePastie Competition.
    37. Chunky Vegetable Pie as judged at the 2004 Great Aussie Meat Pie Competition.
    38. Cottage Pie as judged at the 2004 Great Aussie Meat Pie Competition.
    39. Country Chicken Pie as judged at the 2004 Great Aussie Meat Pie Competition.
    40. Cracked Pepper & Beef Pie as judged at the 2004 Great Aussie Meat Pie Competition.
    41. Curry Pie as judged at the 2004 Great Aussie Meat Pie Competition.
    42. Original (Meat & Veg) Tiddly Oggie as judged at the 2005 Great Aussie Pastie Competition.
    43. Spinach & Potato Tiddly Oggie as judged at the 2004 Great Aussie Pastie Competition.
    44. Steak & Mushroom Pie as judged at the 2004 Great Aussie Meat Pie Competition.
    45. Steak & Onion Pie as judged at the 2004 Great Aussie Meat Pie Competition.
    46. Tuna Tiddly Oggie as judged at the 2004 Great Aussie Pastie Competition.
    47. Wholemeal Tiddly Oggie as judged at the 2005 Great Aussie Pastie Competition.


    The Ferguson & Plarre Families would like to acknowledge all of their valued and award winning pastrycooks for their amazing efforts in these competitions!

     
    Our talented team of cake decorators