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Sainsbury’s and Claire Ptak team up for birthday cake

Sainsbury’s has partnered with cake-maker Claire Ptak to create a special cake marking 150 years of the supermarket.

Increasing costs bring end of Choccywoccydoodah

Cake business Choccywoccydoodah has ceased trading and closed its stores in Brighton and Covent Garden.

Konditor & Cook rebrands to focus on cake heritage

Konditor & Cook is rebranding to Konditor as it celebrates 25 years in business.

Peggy Porschen opens flagship parlour in Chelsea

Cake parlour brand Peggy Porschen has opened its new flagship store on King’s Road, London. 

One Stop adds six lines to own-label cake range

Convenience retailer One Stop has expanded its range of own-label cakes with the addition of six new lines, including a chocolate caterpillar cake.

Costa adds gluten-free and Easter items to spring menu

Costa Coffee has unveiled a refreshed menu for March, with new Easter treats and gluten-free options.

Pladis expands McVitie’s line-up with new flavours

Pladis has added new flavours to four of the lines in its Mcvitie’s portfolio.

Mars adds Maltesers Smash Cake to celebration line-up

Mars Chocolate Drinks & Treats has added a Maltesers Smash Cake to its range of celebration cakes.

Bakery items among foods hit by shrinkflation

Pizza, biscuits and cakes are among the 200-plus consumer products that have shrunk in size, according to new research by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Ben & Jerry’s unveils festive ice cream sandwich

Ben & Jerry’s has launched a new ice cream sandwich and layered ice cream cake as part of its Christmas line-up.

Tate & Lyle to display 15-tier cake at King’s Cross

Tate & Lyle will unveil a 15-tier cake at London’s King’s Cross on Thursday (8 November) to celebrate its 140th anniversary.

Peggy Porschen to add London flagship in 2019

Cake designer Peggy Porschen is set to unveil a flagship store in the capital next year. 

Halloween 2018: bakeries unveil spooky NPD

As the spookiest night of the year draws near, bakeries across the country are gearing up to terrorise customers with a host of tasty treats.

Bea’s of Bloomsbury marks anniversary with modern look and new flagship store

Bea’s of Bloomsbury is marking its 10th anniversary with an updated look, modernised menu and the opening of its new flagship store.

Pladis appoints McVitie’s and cake general manager

Pladis has appointed Sam Mitchell as McVitie’s and cake general manager.

Lemon drizzle declared Britain’s most-loved cake

A new study has claimed lemon drizzle is Britain’s favourite cake flavour.

Asda rolls out freakshake-inspired Baileys cakes

Finsbury Food Group has unveiled a duo of NPD flavoured with Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur.

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.

Colin the Caterpillar gets a Macmillan makeover

Marks & Spencer’s Colin the Caterpillar has been given a makeover to help raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support’s ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ event on Friday 28 September.  

Tesco rolls out flamingo celebration cake

Tesco has jumped on the flamingo bandwagon with a new addition to its celebration cake range.

Manufacturers gear up for World Cup with bakery NPD

Bakery manufacturers are preparing for the World Cup to kick off with a host of footie-themed NPD.

Bready Player One: Lies and the promise of cake

Sara Elsam looks at Portal, a classic video game involving gravity guns and cake-based half-truths.

Iceland announces £8 royal wedding ‘copycat’ cake

In the lead-up to the royal nuptials, Iceland is to roll out a handmade elderflower and lemon cake modelled on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s choice of wedding cake.

Trends set to shape cake decorating in 2018

Lemon and buttercream reign supreme, according to a survey of cake decorating trends, while interest in mirror-glaze and vertical stripes is on the rise.

Great Celebrity Bake Blog: Episode Four

It was hard to tell whether I was watching The Great Celebrity Bake Off last night or Carry On Baking. With all the antics, the innuendoes and the buffoonery, I was surprised not to see Barbara Windsor make an appearance.

Bakers reveal their creations for Easter 2018

Hooray for Easter; an egg-citing time to tuck into delicious cakes and terrible egg puns.

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What bakers say about the royal wedding cake

Industry experts tell British Baker what the royal couple’s unconventional celebration cake choice could spell for future baking trends and wedding cakes.

Mr Kipling unveils £2m marketing campaign

Premier Foods has launched its first Mr Kipling TV advert for two years.

Unveiled: details of Meghan and Harry's wedding cake

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have chosen organic baker and Violet Bakery owner Claire Ptak to create the cake for their upcoming Big Day.

Mary Berry range set to be worth £5m, says Finsbury

Finsbury Food Group expects sales of its Mary Berry cake range to reach £5m in its first year on shelf.

Finsbury buys freehold of Lightbody factory

Finsbury Food Group has purchased the freehold property of its Lightbody celebration cakes factory in Hamilton, Scotland.

Tesco recalls chocolate cake over packaging error

Tesco has recalled its Finest Chocolate Cakes after a manufacturing error, which saw Tesco Finest Carrot Cake packed into the boxes instead.

Mr Kipling launches reduced-sugar cake slices

Premier Foods is rolling out a three-strong range of reduced-sugar cake slices under the Mr Kipling brand.

Food service firms urged to tap ‘fourth meal’ trend

Gluten-free bakery Almondy is encouraging food service operators to review their cake and coffee offering following high demand for snacking products.

Tale of two export markets: cake booms as bread falls

Exports of UK-produced cakes have soared almost 20% year on year in the past quarter – but bread exports have slumped 15%.

Finsbury revenue up 4% despite overseas sales dip

Finsbury Food Group has reported a 4% hike in group sales in the past four months.

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.

Gallery: Bakers reveal spooky Halloween treats

Halloween is less than a week away and the nation’s bakers are feeling spooky. In celebration of this haunted holiday, British Baker has created a gallery of some spooktastic creations. 

Gallery: Finsbury’s new licensed cakes

Finsbury Food Group has extended its range of licensed cakes with six new characters.

Finsbury cuts sugar in Disney cakes range by 40%

Finsbury has reduced the sugar across its licensed Disney celebration cakes by 40%.

Stacey’s Bakery unveils ‘Ay Up Me Duck’ cake

Stacey’s Bakery is developing a biscuit-based cake named after a Derbyshire greeting.

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.

Greggs’ yum-yums production boosted by supply chain shake-up

Greggs has reported that its manufacturing and logistics shake-up, which has brought the closure and restructure of a number of sites, is boosting efficiency and product quality.

Premier Foods Q1: Cake sales growth offset by grocery brands decline

New gluten-free Mr Kipling products have helped drive growth in Premier Foods’ cake division – although a steep drop in sales of grocery lines has dragged down the company’s overall performance.

Did you know? Greggs has been quietly giving away cake in Scotland since 2016

For more than a year, 20 Scottish Greggs stores have been offering free cakes to people who host a tea party for lonely OAPs.

VIDEO: How to make a chocolate beer cake for Father’s Day

Banbury-based baking decorations supplier Cake Angels has come up with a way to offer dads a treat combining cake and beer. 

Mars blurs line between confectionery and bakery with Choc Brownie bar

Mars Chocolate UK is aiming to tap interest in bakery snacks with the launch of a new variation of the Mars Bar, the Mars Choc Brownie.

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.

Mr Kipling set to launch new Delectable Delights range

Premier Foods-owned Mr Kipling has announced that it is launching the Delectable Delights range as it looks to enter the nibbles and bites sector.

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. 

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