Bridport-based Leakers Bakery has triumphed at this year’s Taste of Dorset competition, picking up the accolade for Best Artisan Baker.

The bakery has decided to celebrate its win with a special range of themed cupcakes to be sold during National Cupcake Week this week.

Rick Payne, marketing manager for Hall and Woodhouse Brewery, who judged the category said that Leakers “epitomises everything that is local, fresh, healthier and seasonal”.

On the win, Leakers’ chief, Caroline Parkins said: “We’re delighted – it’s heart warming to be given this approval for what we do – the team here are extremely hardworking and it’s great to receive recognition both from the judge and our customers.”

Bridport itself picked up the Best Town or Village for Local Food category, which was judged by Fudges and Somerset Distillery.

Leakers Bakery produces a range of breads, savouries, cakes biscuits, pastries and croissants all of which are hand-crafted and baked on the premises.