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Denmark bakery sets benchmark

Emily LynchThe West Australian

Although the Perth Royal Show is still a few weeks from its official start, the bread and pastry judging is already finished.

The competition, which was judged last week, attracts about 600 entries each year and gives bakeries the chance to enter their products in a variety of categories.

Aaron Lucas has been a bread judge for the Royal Show since 2007, when he won the LA Judge Award for the best young baker in Australia and New Zealand.

He said judges usually looked at the general appearance of the bread, as well as checking its texture and aroma.

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"We don't actually taste the bread, which is weird," he said.

Mr Lucas said he liked the fact bakeries were able to work hard and get some recognition for what they did.

Denmark Bakery has been named the most successful exhibitor in pastry cooking at the Royal Show for the past five years.

This year, the bakery lived up to its high standards and was awarded first place in 16 categories, ranging from bread to pastry items like muffins and cakes.

"Denmark Bakery sets the benchmark every year," Mr Lucas said.

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