Celebrating 115 years
2016 We celebrate our 115th birthday with a “win a birthday cake for the rest of your life” competition! Maria-Louise wins a Birthday cake every year for the rest of her life.
Launch our authentic, hand-made Jumbo Tiddly Oggies featuring Beef Madras, Lamb Souvlaki, Chicken & Chorizo, Steak & Potato and Spinach & Sweetcorn flavours for a limited time only
Wins Gold in Australia’s Best Pastie competition
Launched an amazing new range of Drip Cakes to huge acclaim. Christmas Drip cakes featured layers of green and gold cake which were so popular our bakers couldn’t keep up and they sold out!
Ralph Plarre is inducted into the City of Melbourne Hall of Fame Awards for his services to the Melbourne business community.
Gold Medal 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
2017 Ralph Plarre relaunched our original Puckle St store in Moonee Ponds after being refurbished after 106 continually trading years in Puckle St!
Ferguson Plarre wins Chadstone’s Food Retailer of the Year Award!
Our exciting new gourmet range of donuts launches to huge fanfare including flavours like Ferrero Rocher
Ferguson Plarre returns to Highpoint Shopping Centre opening in the Fresh Food Hall just before Easter
We celebrate the opening of our 66th bakehouse at Stud Park Shopping Centre!
The Ferguson Plarre Bakehouse website continues to be the #1 website for celebration cakes on Google!
Gold Medal at the Baking Association of Australia’s ‘2017 Australia’s Best Hot Cross Bun’ competition for our Fruit Hot Cross Buns
This is a nationwide competition, held every year with 100’s of Australian bakeries entering the competition to win the title of Australia’s Best Hot Cross Bun and whilst we weren’t the overall winner we did come highly commended by the panel of judges who praised us for our high fruit content, aroma and great looks and awarded us with a Gold Medal.
Gold Medal for “Best Pastie in Australia”.
This is a nationwide competition, held every year with 100’s of Australian bakeries entering the Baking Association of Australia’s annual baking competition to win the title of Australia’s Best Pastie.
This is the second time we have won a Gold medal for our Original Tiddly Oggie in the past 12 months!
The judges praised our Original Tiddly Oggie for it’s delicious filling and aroma along with our quality pastry and awarded us with a Gold Medal.