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Supermarket NPD expert reveals top bakery trends

Dessert-inspired treats and coffee shop flavours have been highlighted as some of the biggest trends in UK bakery.

Warrens Bakery teams up with Bake Off star for London openings

Warrens Bakery has teamed up with Great British Bake Off star Martha Collison as it opens its first-ever stores in London. 

Great British Bake Blog: Episode 10

And the winner is… Liam. Ok, that’s just wishful thinking on my part (and that of hundreds of Twitter users). But I am willing to concede the actual champion ultimately deserved to win.

Great British Bake Blog: Episode Nine

There was a surprising lack of innuendos in this week’s episode of The Great British Bake Off. Perhaps patisserie isn’t very sexy. Or, far more likely, Noel was asked not to mention what Prue’s necklace really looked like. I was given the same instructions.

Great British Bake Blog: Episode Seven

It’s hard to imagine the sweltering temperature inside the Bake Off tent on Italian week, particularly when you’re watching it from the sofa in your polar bear PJs under a blanket.

Great British Bake Blog: Episode Six

It’s pastry week in The Great British Bake Off tent, leading Brits everywhere to question why anyone would bother to make puff pastry. I certainly don’t know anyone that does. Although I take this opinion of many of the technical challenges… quit faffing and just pop to the shops!

Great British Bake Blog: Episode Five

Emotions were running high in this week’s Bake Off. Towards the end of the episode, the jovial frolicking from earlier episodes was but a distant memory as more despondent emotions set in. 

Great British Bake Blog: Episode Four

After last night’s episode of The Great British Bake Off, I’m convinced that caramel is, in fact, the nectar of the gods. This tempting, silky, golden brown delight was poured, drizzled and smothered on everything in sight, as was to be expected in the first-ever caramel week.

Asda releases '70s board-game inspired cake

Asda has launched a board-game inspired cake, less than a week after board game biscuits featured on The Great British Bake Off

Flo, who said goodbye to the Bake Off tent

Great British Bake Off Blog: Episode Three

It’s bread week on Bake Off and there’s not a gluten-free loaf in sight! I am ecstatic. There is, however, a rather phallic-looking snail, an adorable baby dragon and a wise old bread owl.

Great British Bake Blog: Episode One

Bake Off is back! And, just in case you’ve been living under a rock for the past year, it’s now on Channel 4 with a fresh line-up of presenters alongside the blue-eyed male judge, Paul Hollywood.

Prue Leith supports Real Bread Campaign Honest Crust Act

New Bake Off judge Prue Leith has offered her support for the Real Bread Campaign’s Honest Crust Act to protect the provenance of artisan bread.

Channel 4 launches new GBBO trailer

Channel 4 has launched a TV marketing campaign for the upcoming Great British Bake Off series.

Luminary Bakery teams up with GBBO’s Benjamina

The Great British Bake Off’s Benjamina Ebuehi is developing an exclusive product for London’s Luminary Bakery.

Mary Berry: What Mary did next

Mary Berry isn’t one to let the grass grow under her feet. Having left The Great British Bake Off behind her, she has teamed up with Finsbury Food Group to create a line of ready-to-eat cakes. Alice Cooke caught up with her and Finsbury’s innovation chief at the launch of the range

REVEALED: Finsbury Foods’ Mary Berry range

Finsbury Food Group has revealed details of the new line of ready-to-eat cakes it is launching in partnership with Mary Berry. 

Frances Quinn makes record-breaking jaffa cake

GBBO 2013 winner Frances Quinn has made a 4ft-wide version of a jaffa cake with Hambleton Bakery, which has broken the world record by over a foot.

Hambleton Bakery signs up GBBO winner

The 2013 Great British Bake Off (GBBO) winner Frances Quinn has created a range of different flavoured jaffa cakes for Rutland-based Hambleton Bakery.

Bake Off’s Flora Shedden to open Dunkeld bakery

Flora Shedden, runner-up in the BBC’s The Great British Bake Off in 2015, has started work on a new bakery in her home town.

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What Mary did next: BBC reveals former Bake Off star’s new role

Mary Berry is to present a new food-focused BBC One TV series exploring stately homes.

The Great British Bake Off. Episode eight: Tudors

Cathryn Dresser, GBBO series three contestant and baker extraordinaire, takes us through series 7 with an expert eye. Prepare thine lute and ruffle, and see which bakers escaped with their heads.

The Great British Bake Off 2016. Episode seven: dessert

Cathryn Dresser, GBBO series three contestant and baker extraordinaire, takes us through series 7 with an expert eye. It's getting tense in the tent, but who will get their just desserts?

Ask the Expert: GBBO does Victorian bakery

The Great British Bake Off is taking a retro twist tonight as the bakers look to the past and conjure up three classic Victorian dishes. 

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Mary Berry could present an American version of GBBO
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Bake Off to hit the US?

An American version of The Great British Bake Off, starring Mary Berry, is mooted to be on the cards. 

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Does GBBO help or hinder bakers?
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Survey: does GBBO help or hinder bakers?

The Great British Bake Off has maintained viewer popularity – but do bakers feel the same? 

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The Great British Bake Off is fronted by Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood
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Blog: Is The Great British Bake Off good for the industry? Give us your view

If you type The Great British Bake Off (GBBO) into Google you get a staggering 21 million hits. There can be no doubt the show is a media phenomenon. 

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Grahams Bakery embarks on social media campaign alongside GBBO
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Grahams Bakery’s social media drive coincides with GBBO

Grahams Bakery in Northern Ireland has launched a social media campaign to coincide with The Great British Bake Off (GBBO). 

Ask the Expert: GBBO does alternatives

With free-from foods in growth, The Great British Bake Off (GBBO) contestants take on the challenge of baking with alternative ingredients. Gregg Woodhead, product development manager at British Bakels, passes on his words of wisdom in our Ask the Expert blog.

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Gerhard discusses last night's Great British Bake Off
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Gerhard’s Blog: Spanische Windtorte

Hot on the heels of last week’s Great British Bake Off (GBBO) Baguette challenge came the news from Paris that it is actually very difficult to lay your hands on a genuine French baguette this summer. 

Gerhard’s Blog: Mais non, Mary!

This week’s biggest faux-pas on The Great British Bake Off (GBBO) was served up by none other than Mary Berry, when she accidentally gave away who was going to leave the Bake Off before the show had even aired. 

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Holly Bell of GBBO has teamed up with Iceland for a cookbook
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Former GBBO entrant partners with Iceland on cookbook

Another Great British Bake Off star is launching an anniversary-themed cookbook in partnership with Iceland. 

GBBO:
the baking game show starts again with a star studded cast for Comic Relief
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Star studded line up for Great Comic Relief Bake Off

The 16-strong celebrity line up has been announced for this year’s the Great Comic Relief Bake Off.

GBBO: The final blogged

Bronya Smolen admires the strengths of each Great British Bake Off finalists, but says Nancy deserved the title.

Mike Bagshaw:
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British Society of Baking calls for new members

The new chairman of the British Society of Baking (BSB) has issued a rallying call for new members at the organisation’s autumn conference saying the organisation needs to “reposition itself”.

The Great British Bake Off:
The bakers await to hear their fate
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GBBO: European inspiration and Star Baker predictions

Our reporter Bronya Smolen talks transfering skills from building to baking, and the benefits of taking inspiration from outside Britain in this weeks GBBO blog. 

GBBO: a microwave, povitica and some alcoholic doughnuts

Bronya Smolen looks at the quarter-final highlights in TV’s favourite bakery contest. 

GBBO: Towering success… or not?

Bronya Smolen looks at the latest episode of the Great British Bake Off, where tarts, mummified pears and towers stretched the contestants’ skills. 

What’s your take on GBBO?

The Great British Bake Off hit the headlines last week more than ever, thanks to the media hyped ‘Alaska-gate’.

National Cupcake Week
Mary Berry present home baker winner Sriskandarasa at the 2013 cupcake awards
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Last chance to be a National Cupcake Week champion!

You had better get baking because there is still time to enter your cupcake masterpiece in the National Cupcake Championships 2014.

GBBO: Baking bad or bad TV

British Baker editor, Martyn Leek blogs this weeks Bake Off episode- and explains why the bakers dozen might not cut the bread in the hard working baking industry. 

GBBO poll rakes in results: don’t miss out on your say

This week The Great British Bake Off contestants will try their hands at bread - a daunting task under the watchful eye of Paul Hollywood.

Poll: Does GBBO help or hinder your business?

The next episode of The Great British Bake Off airs tonight and, with it, a whole new set of challenges, this week all revolving around biscuit-making.

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Great British Bake Off Blogged: Week 1

The fifth series of the Great British Bake Off has begun. The amateur bakers have been armed with their hand mixers, wooden spoons and guillotines (we’ll come to that one later…). Paul Hollywood’s knowing smile was back, along with Mary Berry’s subtle critique and outbursts of the word “splendid!”. The battle for star baker begins. 

Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry:
GBBO returns tonight at 8pm, BBC 1
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Great British Bake Off returns amid drop in home baking

The Great British Bake Off hits TV screens tonight for a fifth series, but a new report has suggested the number of Brits who are baking at home is falling.

GBBO influences sales of whole cakes

Great British Bake Off influences sales of whole cakes

Rise in home baking thanks to shows like The Great British Bake Off (GBBO) have influenced a 3.1% drop in whole cake sales.

Great British Bake Off contestants are announced

Bake off fever has hit! The Great British Bake Off, the nation’s televised baking competition, will hit the screens from BBC One next Wednesday.

Great British Bake Off returns

Ready, set, bake…! Popular TV show The Great British Bake Off will return to screens on Wednesday, 6 August.  

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Britain’s Best Bakery judges describe winning formula

The judges on TV’s Britain’s Best Bakery have explained what they think is the winning formula at the Scottish Bakers’ Conference.

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Former Bake Off winner brings out second title

John Whaite, winner of the third series of The Great British Bake Off, has released his second book: John Whaite Bakes At Home.

Gerhard Jenne, Konditor & Cook
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The Great British Blog Off: Week 4

As we enter week four of The Great British Bake Off, our two professional bakers, Gerhard Jenne and Charlotte Green, reckon it’s time the bakers pulled their floured socks up.

The Great British Bake Off: Episode 4

It was all about beautiful rings and soggy bottoms (and one top!) in this week’s episode of The Great British Bake Off. Week four brought us pies and tarts with even more custard, and one baker was sent packing.

Gerhard Jenne, Konditor & Cook
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The Great British Blog Off: Week 3

We’ve hit week three in The Great British Bake Off tent, and our two professional bakers, Gerhard Jenne and Charlotte Green, reckon Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood raised the ability bar a few notches higher with desserts.

The Great British Bake Off: Episode 2

Week two in the Bake Off tent saw elbows, plaits, tears, and a psychic octopus. We’ve come to expect nothing less.

The Great British Bake Off: Episode 1

The nation’s favourite culinary series, The Great British Bake Off, returned last night. It brought drama, laughter and, most importantly, an array of sweet treats to savour.

Spare me please from reality television

The Great British Bake Off is only the latest offering amongst a plethora of challenging, and public orientated programmes that pit contestants against each other for the coveted title of, “whatever of the year”.

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