‘We’ve still got it’: Beloved bakery in Ocean Grove Rolling Pin Pies and Cakes is making two of Australia’s best pies

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‘We’ve still got it’: Beloved bakery in Ocean Grove Rolling Pin Pies and Cakes is making two of Australia’s best pies

Rolling Pin owner/general manager Nathan Williams with their award-winning pies. Photo: City of Greater Geelong

Rolling Pin Pies and Cakes have taken out top gongs for Australia's Best Chunky Beef Pie and Australia's Best Poultry Pie.

Following the wildly successful run at last year’s Baking Association of Australia’s annual competition, taking out the much-coveted title of Australia’s Best Pie with its Creamy Mushroom and Truffle pie, Ocean Grove’s Rolling Pin Pies and Cakes has again earned incredible recognition for its goods, coming home with two class titles in 2023.

With thousands of entries from more than 300 Aussie bakeries across dozens of categories and three days of crucial taste testing, the judges declared Ocean Grove’s Rolling Pin Pies and Cakes the winner of Australia’s best chunky beef pie, and the winner of Australia’s best poultry pie with the Chicken Leek and Tarragon creation.

Keep up with the latest food and booze news across the region here.

While the bakery won the overall competition in the last two years, this year the crowning glory returned to the previous champion Country Cob Bakery, who had taken out the top spot in the competition between 2018 to 2020.

“O-M-G!! A pie-fect end to a pie-fect day! Just announced at Australia’s Best Competition in Sydney…Two more national titles…Woohoo!! Jumbo Chunky Beef – Australia’s Best Chunky Beef Pie, Chicken Leek & Tarragon – Australia’s Best Poultry Pie,” the bakery shared to social media last week.

“Sooooo proud of our team and ecstatic to take out these awards…we’ve still got it.”

This proud locally owned and family business has been dishing out the best pie and pastries since 1997, when Ocean Grove locals Geoff and Susie Chalker took ownership of Rolling Pin Pies & Cakes. Geoff and Susie’s dream of a true family run business was realised when their daughter Kristy joined them in 2004 and much to their delight, the team expanded to include their other daughter Stacey, and their two sons-in-law Nathan Williams (now Rolling Pin manager) and Todd Lincoln.  Their five grandchildren are the official taste testers – lucky humans.

Since opening in Ocean Grove, the bakery has gone on to open in Leopold, Queenscliff and most recently South Geelong.

Locals can indulge in the award-winning pies from Rolling Pin Pies and Cakes in Leopold, Ocean Grove, South Geelong and Queenscliff. Find out more info here.

You can check out the full list of BAA winners here.