Keyword » Cupcakes

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.

What’s the difference between a cupcake and a fairy cake?

It’s National Cupcake Week and Britain’s bakers have gone crazy using the hashtag #NationalCupcakeWeek to share their delicious creations.

Gallery: National Cupcake Week 2017

It’s National Cupcake Week! Started by British Baker eight years ago, the seven-day event has already taken Twitter by storm, reaching second place in the trend chart yesterday.

Cupcakes: little treats offer big opportunity

Supermarkets and café chains have lost some of their passion for cupcakes – but this gives bakery shops a chance to pick up the slack

Welsh bakery business Cake Crew to expand

Wales-based business Cake Crew is expanding to meet growing demand for its cupcakes.

Feature Synopsis: Cupcakes August 2017

Supermarkets are stocking fewer cupcake lines (number of SKUs is down around 20% in past two years), and some major café chains no longer sell cupcakes

Creams British Luxury given the go-ahead for two new stores

Artisan café chain Creams British Luxury is to open two stores in Kent.

National Cupcake Week: the calm after the sugar rush

A look at who took part, where and when, to help bakers make the most of the sales opportunity.

National Cupcake Championships judging begins

The entries are now closed and judging is under way. Some lucky bakers could be within a chance of being crowned this year’s British Baker’s Cupcake Champion.

Cupcakes and Shhht to take part in a relaunched street food market

Gluten-free and vegan bakery Cupcakes and Shhht will be attending London’s street food scene, KERB Camden Market, which will officially open to the public on Friday 12 August.

Lola’s Cupcakes celebrates 10-year anniversary

Lola’s Cupcakes will mark its 10th anniversary with a series of in-store events next month.

Video: In conversation with National Cupcake Champion Helen Bollen

With the National Cupcake Championships 2016 now open for entries, British Baker caught up with last year’s Overall Winner Helen Bollen.

Fairypan launches smallest cupcake

London-based bakery Fairypan has launched bite-size cupcakes, which it believes are the smallest cupcakes on the market.

Mr Kipling launches first cupcakes

Mr Kipling has launched its first range of cupcakes in three of the manufacturer’s iconic flavours.

Scott’s Bakery wins seasonal Asda contract

Easter has come early for Scott’s Bakery, after it won a contract to supply Asda with three seasonal lines.

Songbird Bakery selected to join regenerated Middlesborough street

Cupcake specialist Songbird Bakery is one of eight food venues selected to sit on Middlesborough’s Bedford Street.

Mark Tilling, Squires Kitchen’s Master Chocolatier and resident tutor
  (Photo:  )

Squires prompts cake decorators to enter contest

Squires Kitchen is urging creative cake decorators to enter its annual cake competition.

Edinburgh bakery unveils Halloween cupcakes

Edinburgh cake-maker Cuckoo’s Bakery has created a gruesome range of limited-edition cupcakes for Halloween.

Cupcake winners
Helen Bollen of Mrs B's Cakes (centre right) won three categories as well as Overall Champion
  (Photo:  )

Wiltshire baker takes the National Cupcake crown

A baker from Wiltshire swept the board at the National Cupcake Championships 2015 winning three categories as well as the Overall Champion crown. 

National Cupcake Championshisps
National Cupcake Championships are nearly here
  (Photo:  )

National Cupcake Week and Championships are around the corner

The National Cupcake Championships are nearly here as National Cupcake Week (14 to 20 September) kicks off next week. 

National Cupcake Week
National Cupcake Week is for bakers! Download posters to tell your customers
  (Photo:  )

Get your poster for National Cupcake Week - one week to go!

National Cupcake Week (14 to 20 September) is nearly here and we encourage all bakers to get involved. 

Mary Eastman
Mary Eastman of Mary's Fairies has seen increased interest after being shortlisted in the National Cupcake Championships
  (Photo:  )

Cupcake Championship finalist sees orders influx

A baker has seen an uplift in cake orders following her announcement of becoming a finalist in the National Cupcake Championships 2015. 

Jen's Cupcakery
Jennifer Sutton is a finalist in the National Cupcake Championships 2015
  (Photo:  )

Radio interview for Cupcake Championship finalist

A finalist in the National Cupcake Championships 2015 has revealed business plans live on the radio as we gear up for the final. 

National Cupcake Championships
National Cupcake Championships: final call for entries
  (Photo:  )

Have you entered yet? Final call for Cupcake Champions

It is the last chance for wannabe cupcake champions to get their entries in for the National Cupcake Championships. 

What are you waiting for? Cupcake title is open

We are down to the wire for entries to see which baker will be crowned Cupcake Champion 2015 – the deadline is Thursday 6 August. 

National Cupcake Week
National Cupcake Week is back and we invite you to enter the Championships
  (Photo:  )

Do you have a winning cupcake?

National Cupcake Week is back for 2015 and with it comes a new-look National Cupcake Championships. 

Royal baby cupcakes
Cupcakes in honour of the royal princess sold out in minutes
  (Photo:  )

Royal baby cakes sell out fast

A Norwich baker sold out of royal baby-themed cakes in 20 minutes following the arrival of Kate and Will’s second child. 

Lola's Cupcake Croissants
  (Photo:  )

Lola’s cupcakes extends breakfast offering with new hybrid

Lola’s Cupcakes is the latest to jump on the bakery-hybrid bandwagon by creating a new grab-and-go breakfast Cupcake Croissant offering.

National Cupcake Championship
Laura Morris wins overall in the National Cupcake Championship homebakers' category
  (Photo:  )

National Cupcake Champions announced

Daniel Addy and Laura Morris took the top prizes at this year’s National Cupcake Championships. 

The Biscuiteers:
DC comic biscuits
  (Photo:  )

Biscuiteers signs licensing deal with Warner Bros

London biscuit company The Biscuiteers has signed a deal with Warner Bros. Consumer Products UK & Ireland for a range of iced biscuits, cupcakes and cakes, inspired by popular blockbusters.

Mich Turner
Mich Turner will present cupcake winners with their awards
  (Photo:  )

Celebrity cake-maker to present Cupcake Championships

Luxury cake-maker and TV star Mich Turner will present the National Cupcake Championship winners with their awards next month at the NEC. 

Cake firm launches nostalgic ranges

Exquisite Handmade Cakes, based in Leeds, will launch cocktail and sweet shop cake ranges early next year.

National Cupcake Week makes its mark on Twitter

The sixth National Cupcake Week (15 to 21 September) gained huge attraction on social media with an average of 600,000 Twitter accounts reached each day of the week. 

National Cupcake Week
Emily Johnson of Upsy Daisy Bakery teaches Ruth and Eammon to ice cupcakes
  (Photo:  )

National Cupcake Week captures nation’s attention

National Cupcake Week caught the attention of the nation’s media last week – after it appeared on television twice and saw social media get fully behind it. 

Scottish referendum
Voting for Scottish independence via cupcakes
  (Photo:  )

Scottish independence: let the cupcakes decide

Cupcakes don’t just look pretty and taste good - they are also a barometer of political opinion judging by an unexpected twist in the Scottish independence referendum.

National Cupcake Week
National Cupcake Championship finalists revealed
  (Photo:  )

National Cupcake Week competition finalists revealed!

The wait is over and we can reveal the best cupcake makers in the UK today - the first day of National Cupcake Week. 

Brace yourselves! Just seven days until National Cupcake Week

Calling all bakers! You had better sit down and prepare yourselves because National Cupcake Week 2014 is just a week away.

National Cupcake Week
Mary Berry present home baker winner Sriskandarasa at the 2013 cupcake awards
  (Photo:  )

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.

The winning formula: National Cupcake Week champ tells all

As the deadline for the National Cupcake Championships 2014 draws near, Bronya Smolen speaks to last year's home baker winner, Shalini Sriskandarasa, about how it felt to take the crown. 

National Cupcake Week
National Cupcake Championships: entry deadline is almost here
  (Photo:  )

Enter the National Cupcake Championships NOW!

Time is running out to prove your baking prowess by entering the National Cupcake Championships for National Cupcake Week (15 to 21 September).

National Cupcake Week
National Cupcake Championships: four days to enter
  (Photo:  )

One week to enter National Cupcake Championships

The deadline for entries for the National Cupcake Championships is this Friday (15 August).

Nine days left to enter National Cupcake Championships

Nine days remain for professional bakers to have their shot at the cupcake crown this year.

National Cupcake Week
National Cupcake Championships: deadline for entry is 15 August
  (Photo:  )

Time running out to enter National Cupcake Championships

Professional bakers have less than two weeks left to pit their skills against peers for cupcake maker glory.

National Cupcake Week
National Cupcake Week gains another sponsor
  (Photo:  )

National Cupcake Week sponsored by Barry Callebaut

National Cupcake Week (15 to 21 September) is delighted to reveal high quality chocolate manufacturer Barry Callebaut as an official sponsor.

Raise wins Virgin Atlantic birthday deal

Family-run Sussex-based bakery Raise has won a one-off contract to supply cupcakes for Virgin Atlantic’s 30th birthday celebrations on 22 June.

Companies join forces for American Sweet Bakery Week

California Raisins has teamed up with Dawn Foods to make a splash with its National American Sweet Bakery Week (1 to 7 July).

Ms Cupcake eyes expansion across the UK

Brixton-based vegan baker Ms Cupcake is looking at sites in major cities across the UK.

Ms Cupcake baker stars in online video

The founder of London’s first entirely vegan bakery Ms Cupcake has starred in an online film, made by the British Library.

Blog: Gerhard Jenne's Icing on the Cake

Gerhard Jenne takes a trip overseas to have a scout around the cupcake bakeries.

Hummingbird Bakery to open sixth outlet

Cupcake emporium The Hummingbird Bakery is to open its sixth branch in Richmond next month - its first outside central London.

Lola’s Cupcakes launches Underground cart

Lola’s Cupcakes has opened a cart at Kings Cross St Pancras London Underground station, with a further four planned for this year.

Hummingbird Bakery creates mobile unit

The Hummingbird Bakery has invested in a new mobile bakery unit designed to cater for festivals and events across the UK.

Indulgence signs Virgin cupcake deal

Indulgence Cupcake Company has said it looks set to boost turnover by 250% after landing a second deal with Virgin Atlantic.

GF Foods bags free-from deal with Ocado

Gluten Free Foods has struck up a new deal with online food retailer Ocado to stock its range of savoury pastry products and festive cupcakes.

Primrose targets celebrations in third book

Martha Swift and Lisa Thomas of Primrose Bakery are writing a third book based on catering for a variety of occasions.

My Account

Spotlight

Most read

Social