Decia McTavish, who grew up in Fort St. John, has been creating beautiful and intricate cakes and pastries for the past eight years, and she's been pursuing her love of baking for even longer. Now, McTavish finds herself in the running of the The Greatest Baker Challenge. McTavish is currently battling 15 other bakers from around the world in the quarter-final of the competition.
The competition began with around 25,000 bakers from around the world vying for votes and the right to be named The Greatest Baker, as well as win $10,000 and a feature in Scratch Magaine. Only 500 contestants remain, and McTavish needs your vote to make it through the next three rounds.
"The contest popped up and I thought I would enter and give it a shot. A lot of people have been supporting me, some I don't know, and running with it, and it's been really cool to see people come together for this," McTavish said.
To vote for McTavish, and see a collage of her work, go here.
McTavish moved to Calgary from Fort St. John to study in SAIT's Bakery and Pastry Arts program. She baked for a shop in Calgary the last eight years until the pandemic forced the place to shut down. She is looking to start up a baking business on the side and get back to doing what she loves making unique, special creations.
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