Win Tickets to Bloom

East Coast Bakehouse is delighted to be attending Bloom in the Park this June Bank Holiday Weekend (1st June – 5th June). Come by and visit us at our stand in the Love Irish Food marquee (beside the Cooking demonstration in the food village) where you can sample and buy our delicious biscuits and cookies – all lovingly baked, using pure Irish butter, in Drogheda.

This is the 11th year of Bloom and there are wonderful show gardens, food stalls and cookery demonstrations to visit, as well as lots of fun things to keep the kids occupied.

Every day we will be giving you a chance to sample our biscuits and by giving us your views, you will be in with a chance to win a wonderful picnic hamper.

We look forward to welcoming Cathy McKenna, winner of the Great Irish Bake-off, who will be giving a baking masterclass on stage on Monday 5th June (10.30 am) and will be at our stand all day to help answer your baking questions.

For your chance to win a family pass (2 adults, 2 children) to any day at Bloom in the Park, join our newsletter or enter our Facebook competition. We Look forward to seeing you.

Cathy MacKenna gives a Masterclass in Baking at East Coast Bakehouse

On Friday 19th May, East Coast Bakehouse opened its doors to 20 lucky winners who were treated to an afternoon of baking, tasting and sampling.

The group were welcomed by our Director of Marketing & Innovation and Dragon’s Den Investor, Alison Cowzer. A brief factory tour with brought the group back to our Innovation Centre for some of our yummy biscuits were enjoyed.

Cathy MacKenna, winner of the Great Irish Bake-oo, demonstrated two great biscuits recipes – Chocolate and Vanilla Pinwheel Biscuits and Viennese Whirls, which you can try yourself on our recipes page, and had shared lots of baking tips and hints.

East Coast Bakehouse’s New Product Development Manager, Gemma Flynn, also provided some baking secrets before taking our consumers through a taste test of some biscuits she’s working on.

As one of the lucky winners told us “many thanks for the most enjoyable day on Friday. We really loved today and of course the biscuits. Cathy was the icing on the cake for me. She really knows her subject.”

If you want to be in the know about future upcoming exciting competitions all you need do is like us on Facebook or join our mailing list.

Drogheda Young Innovators at the Bakehouse

East Coast Bakehouse welcomed Drogheda’s finest youngest innovators to our Bakehouse on Friday 12th May, with twenty shortlisted projects from the original 100 applications presented on the day.

“I am extremely impressed by the innovation on display today across all three categories. The standard is very high, and I can see how the judges had an extremely difficult process to pick the winners. Based on the level of innovation displayed, Drogheda’s future is very bright”, commented Alison Cowzer, our Director of Marketing & Innovation and Dragon’s Den investor.

The overall winner was Blathnaid Murphy, a student at Our Lady’s College Greenhills, who impressed judges with her business, “Daisy’s Pawsome Bowties”. Blathnaid, at twelve years of age, is the youngest winner of the DYI competition.

Prizes were also awarded in each of the three categories (Science/Technology, Business, and Social Enterprise) for both individual and team entries. This is the fourth year of the awards which focus on all aspects of Innovation and the second year the final has been held in East Coast Bakehouse’s Innovation Centre.

You can find out more about the finalists and the Young Innovators programme here.

Your chance to visit the Bakehouse!

Fancy seeing what goes on at our Bakehouse and taking a seat at a Baking Masterclass with our Brand Ambassador and Great Irish Bake-Off Winner Cathy McKenna? Well, here’s your chance.

East Coast Bakehouse is offering 10 lucky winners a chance for you and a friend to come and visit us on Friday 19th May for a Baking Master Class with Cathy McKenna. Not only will you have a chance to pick up some baking hints and tips from Cathy and to have your baking questions answered, but you will also get to visit the Bakehouse, sample some of our new creations and take home some of your favourite East Coast Bakehouse biccies – what more could you want?

How to enter? All you need to do is to like us on Facebook