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Tesco expands vegan range with pizza, pies and cake

Tesco has more than doubled its Wicked Kitchen vegan range, adding baked items such as pies, pizzas and a brownie, to meet increasing demand for plant-based foods.

Macphie taps nostalgia trend with mallow NPD

Food ingredients manufacturer Macphie has introduced mallow into its range of sweet filling and finishing products.

Lomond’s Cake brand unveils cocktail cakes

Glasgow bakery Cake, which is owned by fine foods wholesaler Lomond, has launched a range of cocktail-themed goods.

Sugar tax has ‘little impact’ on consumer behaviour

The sugar tax imposed on soft drinks, and suggested for bakery items such as cakes and biscuits, has had little impact on consumer behaviour, Nielsen research has revealed.

Crowdfunding helps gluten-free bakery plan second site

A gluten-free Edinburgh bakery plans to open a second store within the next year following a successful crowdfunding push that has raised more than £30,000.

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Greggs driver hands out baked goods to stranded motorists

A Greggs driver handed out free doughnuts and cakes to stranded drivers as Storm Emma caused major travel disruption across the north of England.

Bakery retail NPD 2017: our top ten picks

It’s been a busy year for bakery in the NPD department, with a raft of interesting, innovative and, in some cases, unusual products hitting supermarket shelves.

McVitie’s launches Halloween cake range

McVitie’s has launched a Halloween cake range under its Hobnobs and Jaffa Cakes brands.

Gallery: Highlights from the Cake & Bake Show 2017

The Cake & Bake Show hit London’s ExCeL this weekend (6-8 October) showcasing the UK’s baking industry with celebrity experts, Bake Off alumni and sugar craft demonstrations. 

Gallery: More from National Cupcake Week 2017

National Cupcake Week has taken social media by storm, with thousands of Tweets from charities, supermarkets, independent bakeries and even home bakers.

Revealed: Baked products gluten-free shoppers miss the most

A crusty French stick is the product most missed by gluten-free shoppers, according to a new survey.

The Tiny Bakery set to close its doors after three years

Independent business The Tiny Bakery is to cease trading from Saturday 2 September after operating for the last three years.

Synergy may have the solution to butter shortage issue

Flavouring specialist Synergy has created a range of dairy solutions that can enhance mouthfeel and dairy notes in bakery products where butter may have been reduced.

Wessanen to roll out new look for Mrs Crimble’s

Mrs Crimble’s has unveiled new-look packaging designed to highlight the brand’s free-from status and taste.

Pecan Deluxe hires Chamber International to combat Brexit export challenges

North Yorkshire ingredients manufacturer Pecan Deluxe Candy has employed overseas trade specialist Chamber International to offset any export challenges following Brexit.

Nearly 60% think soft drink sugar tax applies to bakery

More than half of consumers think the soft drink sugar tax also applies to cakes and biscuits, according to analysts Nielsen.

Government announces 2020 cake and biscuit sugar reduction targets

Specific sugar reduction targets - and guidelines on how to achieve them - have been published by the government today (30 March).

Finsbury Foods investing to combat commodity cost hikes

Finsbury Foods has said continued investment will help it address commodity cost inflation, but has warned it may also have to raise prices.

Konditor & Cook to offer cake giveaway on Blue Monday

London-based bakery Konditor & Cook will today (16 January) give away 5,000 Red Velvet Mini Bakes across its six stores to cheer up the public in what is regarded as the ‘most depressing day of the year’.

Premier Foods unveils new Mr Kipling and Cadbury Easter cakes

Premier Foods is expanding its recently launched ‘whole cakes’ range as part of its seasonal Easter line-up.

Apprentice winner Alana Spencer seeking pastry chef

The Apprentice winner Alana Spencer is looking for a production pastry chef for her cake business Narna's Cakes.

Christmas cake and pud sales 12% behind last year

Supermarket sales of Christmas cakes and puddings – and many other festive favourites – are currently trailing last year’s.

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Alana Spencer crowned winner of The Apprentice

Luxury cake company owner Alana Spencer has been crowned winner of The Apprentice.

Coffee shops attacked for 'staggering' levels of sugar in cakes

Health campaign group Action on Sugar – which has previously lambasted products including breakfast biscuits  has now turned its guns on the cake market.

Genesis Crafty boss scoops accolade at Institute of Directors Awards

Brian McErlain, managing director of Northern Ireland-based artisan bakery Genesis Crafty, has won a major honour at the Institute of Directors Awards at the Lancaster Hotel, London.

GALLERY: Bobbi Brown marks 25 years with cakes galore

The make-up giant is marking 25 years in business with an exclusive afternoon tea at Balthazar London brasserie in Covent Garden.

Millennial baking boom

Baking is now more common among 25- to 34-year-olds than any other age group, according to food marketing agency Kindred.

West Cornwall Pasty Co extends fast-track high street store

West Cornwall Pasty Company has opened up its fourth and fifth new concept high street store, West Cornwall Food Co, in Cirencester, Gloucestershire and Winchester, Hampshire.

Baker has a bugbear over his cakes

Edinburgh-based baker Cyril Barthelme has revealed that the secret of his cake recipes is grinding insects into flour before making them into cakes.

Songbird Bakery brings Greggs-inspired cakes to Newcastle

Middlesbrough-based cupcake business, Songbird Bakery has baked cake versions of Greggs’-style pasties, sandwiches and sandwich rolls for Greggs’ head office.

McVitie’s brings out limited-edition Bonfire Bakes

United Biscuits-owned McVitie’s has announced the launch of a new limited-edition range of its Sticky Pudding Cakes for Bonfire Night.

Halloween focus for McVitie’s

United Biscuits-owned McVitie’s is launching a range of “spook-tacular” cakes in time for Halloween.

Frostings cake shop closes after 21 years of service

Twyford-based cake shop Frostings closed its doors on Saturday after 21 years of trading, having created over 7,000 cakes during that time.

Kara adds to Indulgent Cake line

Finsbury Food Group food-service brand Kara is launching two new cakes as part of its Indulgent Cake Collection.

CSM Bakery Solutions launches Genoese cake mix

International ingredients and products supplier CSM Bakery Solutions has launched its first-ever Genoese Cake Mix to help bakers perfect their cakes.

Asian bakery delivers sweet success for new £1.2m Costcutter

An Asian bakery has helped a Costcutter forecourt boost weekly sales by 25%.

Lidl brings out bread making machine

Lidl is to introduce the Silvercrest Bread Maker to its UK stores from today (Thursday 4 August 2016), despite the fact that the retailer has an in-store bakery in each of its outlets.

Finsbury celebrates new licensed cake additions

Finsbury Food Group has created two new celebration cakes to coincide with the launch of two blockbuster movies this summer.

Norfolk bakery expands business with lucrative deals

Norfolk-based bakery Sponge Cakes has expanded its business by securing deals with sports clubs, royal palaces and attractions around the UK.

Bakery makes cake for reality TV star

Bedfordshire-based bakery La Belle Cake Company has baked a cake for former The Only Way is Essex star Abigail Clarke for her birthday.

Bakers follow their roots at local business

Traditional German bakery products are being brought to Taunton, Somerset, by newly opened Fräulein’s Bakery, owned by Lilly Rempel and Ramona Stuber-Case.

Vegan baker scoops third award in 10-month spell

Leicestershire baker Michelle Orme has won her third national baking award within a period of 10 months after being crowned the ‘Best Vegan cakes/desserts’ category at the Vegan Awards UK in Sheffield over the weekend.

Leeds firm eyes cake packaging sector

UK thermoformed packaging manufacturer Leeds Vacuum Formers (LVF) is launching a range of two-part cake domes, in a bid to significantly grow its share of the UK retail cake business.

Bettys previews Christmas range

Bettys and Taylors of Harrogate has given details of its Christmas bakery range.

Park Cakes secures development funding

Park Cakes, a major supplier of own-brand cakes and desserts for retailers, plans to pursue further growth and investment opportunities, after securing a multi-million-pound funding package from Yorkshire Bank.

New bakery for Peyton and Byrne

Artisan bakery Peyton and Byrne has opened a fifth shop in the capital.

Tesco sold 4.5m more cream cakes in 2015

Shoppers at supermarket chain Tesco bought 4.5m more luxury cream cakes in 2015 than the year before.

Video: Charlotte White talks hot cake-decorating trends

Charlotte White, founder of Restoration Cake, gave a presentation of her cake decorating skills at the recent Farm Shop and Deli Show 2016.

Sales of Tunnock’s tea cakes soar

Following a boycott by hard-line Scottish nationalists, sales of Tunnock’s iconic tea cakes have risen by 10%.

Personalised Jaffa Cakes for Father’s Day

United Biscuits-owned McVitie’s has launched personalised Jaffa Cakes for Father’s Day on 19 June.

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