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This is a list of the bakers that were killed by the serial killer, Piella Bakewell, in the Wallace and Gromit short, A Matter of Loaf and Death.

Why They Were Murdered[]

Piella Bakewell was the spokesmodel for the Bake-O-Lite Bread Company, but after Piella gained too much weight from eating too many pastries, and wasn't light enough to ride the Bake-O-Lite hot air balloon, the company dropped her as their spokesmodel.

Feeling it was the fault of the bakers who made the pastries she ate rather than her own, Piella decided to get revenge by killing a "baker's dozen" of bakers (a "baker's dozen" is thirteen).

She gained the trust of the thirteen bakers by pretending to fall in love with them, and then killed them when they least expected it---not that they actually expected Piella to murder them.


Norbert Stodge[]

The first baker murdered by Piella.

Wayne Scales[]

The second baker murdered by Piella.

Rich Teabiscuit[]

The third baker murdered by Piella.

Basil Dumplings[]

The fourth baker murdered by Piella.

Phil O'Pastry[]

The fifth baker murdered by Piella.

Bread Astair[]

The sixth baker murdered by Piella.

Quiche Richards[]

The seventh baker murdered by Piella.

Crusty Rolls[]

The eighth baker murdered by Piella.

Herb Bruschetta[]

The ninth baker murdered by Piella.

Shorty Shortcrust[]

The tenth baker murdered by Piella.

Brendan Butterpudding[]

The eleventh baker murdered by Piella.

Baker Bob[]

The twelfth baker murdered by Piella and whose death appeared in the local newspaper. He is named after writer Bob Baker. It is unknown whether the character referenced in A Close Shave is the same baker. He was voiced by Ben Whitehead.


  • Quiche Richard's picture wasn't seen in the short.
  • Wallace was the only baker Piella wasn't able to successfully murder.
  • With the exception of Baker Bob and Wallace, the names of all the bakers murdered by Piella are puns on baked goods.