Have you got the best buns in New Zealand?


It’s time to break them out and let the judges decide!!

Enter the Great New Zealand Hot Cross Bun Competition and be prepared for your business to change!

Previous winners have seen an increase of several hundred percent!

Take advantage of this excellent media opportunity and get the recognition and sales you deserve at Easter in 2022. Baking NZ President Bernie Sugrue will visit your bakery to hand over the trophy in person bringing with him national and local media. Your bakery will also feature in the next issue of Slice magazine, reaching 2500 bakeries, cafes and related businesses around New Zealand and be seen on national television.

It’s FREE and any bakery can enter.

Entry criteria and guidelines are available here.

Final day for registration: 5pm, Saturday, 26th February **ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED**

Buns delivery for judging: no later than 5pm Friday 11th March

Judging: Saturday, 12th March

Winner announced: Wednesday 16th March (media dependant)

ENTRIES ARE CLOSED FOR THIS YEAR’S COMPETITION! Good luck to all the competitors.


Register Online


Don’t miss out!

Fill out the form below to register for “The Great NZ Hot Cross Bun Competition 2022”. We’ll get in touch with you with the confirmation.

*Please don’t miss the “Thank You” page information.

Entering baking competitions is a simple process; with each competition an entry schedule detailing the competition categories, venue, dates, and an outline of how to register your entry. Registration to compete must be completed by the entry cut-off specified in the entry schedule. After your registration you will be allocated an entrant number. This will be sent separately. This number serves to identify the products to the organisers without disclosing any of the business names and details to the judges. The judges must therefore judge each item on its merits without any knowledge of where an item comes from or who has entered. It is vital that each item you enter into the competition has your entrant notification number attached to it. Entrant numbers should be securely associated with the product (or stuck to the display board). Entries without an entrant identification number will be disqualified.