This Hot Cross Bun Competition is No Joke

This Hot Cross Bun Competition is No Joke
We love to have fun here at The Pie Piper, making sure that customers love the taste, presentation, and the entire vibe of every delicious treat we make. But it’s also fun to get competitive every once in a while to show all of New Zealand whose buns are truly...

Baking Mojo

Baking Mojo
Something happened when our PM announced New Zealand's COVID-19 Alert Level 4 Lockdown, I lost my desire to bake at home.  Instead my Mum, Janet, has been compelled to bake her way through most days of lock down.  Where has my baking-mojo gone? I've always been a keen baker and pie maker...

Bakers Life - Life Lessons from a Kitchen and Failure

Bakers Life -  Life Lessons from a Kitchen and Failure
A lot of people ask me what time I get up each morning.  When I answer, 3am, they look at me like I'm an alien.  Nope, I'm not an alien - I'm a baker-pastry chef and commercial kitchens have taught me some my most important life lessons. Running a bakery and...