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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’.

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. 

Gerhard’s blog: Biscuit town

Gerhard Jenne takes a look at the latest Great British Bake Off episode... and remains unconvinced. 

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Gerhard Jenne learns from last year for cracking Easter sales
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Gerhard’s blog: Hippy Easter Highs

Gerhard Jenne illustrates how a revamped strategy paid dividends for his business this Easter. 

Gerhard’s blog: reeling in customers

Taking the hands-on approach, Gerhard Jenne hits the streets to drive sales from passers-by. gerhard_jenne_blog.jpg

Gerhard’s Blog: overseas visitor

Gerhard Jenne, downed by the flu, misses the opening of his new shop, which welcomed a baker-visitor from the US. gerhard_jenne_blog.jpg

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Gerhard reflects on Comic Relief's Celebrity Bake-Off as well as proper lighting
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Gerhard’s blog: Light bulb moment

Gerhard Jenne dwells on the importance of proper marketing and learns a lesson on in-store lighting. 

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Gerhard looking forward to Celebrity Bake Off
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Gerhard’s Blog: Celebrity Bake Off

Gerhard Jenne remembers how he started gaining attention as a well-known baker, by cleverly targeting a rather famous celebrity, who will shortly be doing her own baking star turn 

Gerhard’s blog: What’s in store for 2015?

Gerhard Jenne tries to contain his excitement about Christmas and looks to the new year with optimism.gerhard_jenne_blog.jpg

Gerhard’s blog: A joyful Christmas

Gerhard Jenne looks at the preparations his team has achieved for Christmas and is in both a hopeful and joyous mood. gerhard_jenne_blog.jpg

Gerhard’s Blog: Birthday Cakes

Gerhard Jenne looks at the factors that make a memorable birthday cake… and enjoys his owngerhard_jenne_blog.jpg

Gerhard Jenne’s blog: Baking History

On a significant day for Gerhard Jenne, he takes a fond trip down memory lane to reveal to his old stomping ground gerhard_jenne_blog.jpg

Gerhard’s Blog: learning to tackle the seasons

gerhard jennesAs one holiday season passes and another begins, Gerhard Jenne reflects on the pits and peaks of Halloween, and looks to Christmas recipes.

Gerhard’s blog: Spitalfields is open

Following a quick brush with some TV stars, Gerhard Jenne celebrates the opening of the firm’s new shop in Spitalfields gerhard_jenne_blog.jpg

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Gerhard’s blog: Halloween on the horizon

Gerhard Jenne enjoys the delights of bakery in the lush valleys of south Wales… then returns to a full inbox and the prospect of Halloween just around the corner

Gerhard’s blog: Training days

Gerhard Jenne shows how some extra training days are helping to create a comfortable learning environment and inspire the firm’s cake decorators.

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Gerhard Jenne: thoughts on business evolution
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Gerhard’s blog: Business evolution

From pruning the product selection to a decision to exit the wholesale arena, Gerhard Jenne finds his business moving into autumn with a renewed vigour. 

Gerhard’s blog: the Germans are coming

Gerhard receives a visit from a German bakers’ delegation and hears about the challenges they face to keep their businesses vibrant. 

Gerhard’s blog: The customer is always right

Gerhard Jenne deals with two different customer reactions and ponders whether the customer is, indeed, always right.

Gerhard’s blog: More fixes

Gerhard Jenne finds that, when it comes to TV programmes, The Fixer probably has more to offer to small bakery businesses than The Great British Bake Off

Gerhard Jenne: always keep changing
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Gerhard’s blog: Is success a quick fix?

Gerhard Jenne finds himself involved as an expert adviser in a business fix-it programme and muses on the secrets to success. 

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Gerhard Jenne: inspired by Roald Dahl's chocolate paradise
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Gerhard’s blog: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Gerhard Jenne harks back to the delights of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book and reveals how he has become involved in its 50-year celebration. 

Blog: cake is the best option

Gerhard Jenne muses on the pros and cons of business decisions and on whether cake can be a panacea for the soul when the world is full of woes

Gerhard's blog: Getting into the bakery business

These days if you are a young entrepreneur looking for a foothold in the food industry it most likely happens via a pop-up stall in a market.

Gerhard’s blog: Gay and other cake commissions

Gerhard Jenne looks back at some risqué cake commissions and points to the importance of moving with the times.

Gerhard’s blog: Raspberry fudge for brunch

Gerhard Jenne relives the rush of a television spotlight on Sunday Brunch and the challenge of making a raspberry fudge tart in front of the cameras.

Gerhard’s blog: Summer of love

While planning for Christmas is in full swing, Gerhard turns his attention back to summer and the strawberry creations flying out of the door.

Gerhard’s blog: Glasgow bites

Gerhard Jenne makes a brief sojourn to Glasgow and samples some of the city’s bakery delights

Gerhard’s blog: Sporting challenges

Those of you who read this blog might sometimes question what planet I live on, waxing on about individual servings of pastries that cost anything from £5, even £8. This does not resemble anything in your life, you might think. It doesn’t for most of the time in mine either, but when you live and work in Central London, you can’t help but notice these things and it also makes it very exciting.

Gerhard’s blog: Hot town, summer in the city

Hot town, summer in the city, our displays are looking yummy and pretty… 

Gerhard’s blog: the past and future of patisseries?

Gerhard Jenne delights in the sheer variety of London’ patisserie venues, ranging from classic and traditionalist to a minimalist vision of the future

Blog: Winds of Change

It is quite extraordinary how things come together at times.

Blog: wedding cakes and their history

How do you price up a Royal Wedding Cake? A multi-tiered extravaganza, plus 600 pre-cut portions, as well as 4,000 portions to be packaged and posted, not forgetting the whole production and logistics shrouded in a cloak of secrecy? 

Gerhard’s blog: Eurovision wonderment

Gerhard Jenne relives with delight the moment his Curly Whirly Cake suddenly came under the Eurovision spotlight.

Curly Whirly Cake achieves Eurovision limelight

Konditor & Cook’s Curly Whirly Cake has gone viral after it appeared on Eurovision 2014.

Gerhard’s blog: Change in just one generation

Gerhard Jenne reflects on just how far the UK bakery market has changed since he arrived on British shores.

Gerhard’s blog: Eschewing Easter

Gerhard Jenne examines his firm’s performance at Easter, and finds that a Velvet Bunny Cake hit just the right note with customers

Gerhard’s blog: wedding cake season

With Easter behind us, Gerhard Jenner welcomes the advent of the wedding cake season and the challenges it entails

Gerhard’s blog: the second book is born

Gerhard Jenne describes the challenges of his second published volume… and the differences since the first time around.

Gerhard’s Blog: The principle of ‘GREAT’

We devised a ‘GREAT’ customer service principle and train our staff accordingly. It’s a handy aide memoire, where each letter stands for a particular aspect of our service.

Gerhard’s Blog: Customer perspective

Gerhard Jenne explains why a look at any business from the customer’s angle is important

Blog: Gerhard Jenne’s Icing on the Cake

Gerhard Jenne muses on the huge change in customers’ demands since he started out in the bakery retail business.

Blog: Gerhard Jenne's Icing on the Cake

Gerhard Jenne looks at American styles on both sides of the pond.

Blog: Gerhard Jenne's Icing on the Cake

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

The sap is rising...

To keep up our customer’s interest in our products we like an element of surprise and discovery in our stores.

Blog: Gerhard Jenne's Icing on the Cake

The planets are aligning for Gerhard Jenne, as he dusts down and shapes up his business for the year ahead.

Blog: Gerhard Jenne's Icing on the Cake

Rain, rain go away. As the country continues to experience strong winds and continuous rain, Gerhard Jenne contemplates the impact on bakery.

Blog: Gerhard Jenne’s Icing on the Cake

In this week’s blog, Gerhard Jenne discusses how the increasing popularity of British food has Continental bakers beating a path to our doors.

Blog: Gerhard Jenne’s Icing on the Cake

As January slowly turns into February, Gerhard Jenne discusses whether 2014 will be the year of the doughnut.

Blog: Gerhard Jenne’s Icing on the Cake

In this week’s blog, Konditor & Cook’s Gerhard Jenne discusses the ingredients required to create a good German bakery.

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