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National Doughnut Week gets underway

Bakers across the country are gearing up for National Doughnut Week which begins tomorrow (12 May).

Inspiring natural edible flower bakes for spring

Edible flower power is back in style for spring, and British Baker has rounded up examples of some of the most creative and ingenious ways bakers can use their Instagrammable floral masterpieces.

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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.

Entries open for 2018 British Pie Awards

The British Pie Awards are seeking entries for this year’s competition.

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.

Orchard Valley Foods and Candeco merge

Orchard Valley Foods has merged with Swedish decorations manufacturer Candeco Confektyr AB.

Real Bread Campaign to launch #SourdoughSeptember

The Real Bread Campaign will be running its annual #SourdoughSeptember campaign for its fifth successive year.

SOFHT offers training course for bakers on food allergen management

The Society of Food Hygiene & Technology (SOFHT) has launched a new training course to give bakers an up-to-date insight into food allergen management and practical instruction in risk assessment.

EXCLUSIVE: Mark Bennett plans to open in Dubai – and you could go with him

Patisserie Mark Bennett has been approached by an investor with a view to opening an outlet in City Walk, Dubai, British Baker has learnt.

Greggs launches Valentine’s and Easter ranges

The months of love (and chocolate) are upon us, and high street baker Greggs has launched its seasonal ranges to celebrate. 

The Western CBA weekend deemed a huge success

Ninety-one bakers and their associates from across the south west swapped dough for haute cuisine as they gathered for the first time in 12 years.

How has the big chill affected Britain’s bakers?

As snow sweeps the country to varying degrees, we take a look at how the baking industry is affected by consumer reactions to the weather… and why. 

Renshaw targets amateur bakers as growth market

Real Good Food is to ramp up activity targeting amateur bakers after identifying them as a growth market.

Have your say on gluten-free food labelling

Bakers are being given a chance to have their say on the introduction of new regulations in England to enforce EU rules on the labelling of gluten-free foods.

Judgment day at World Scotch Pie Champs

Judging for The World Championship Scotch Pie Awards 2017 is now complete, with bakers waiting anxiously for the results in January.

Did you work at Park Cake Bakeries between 1976 and 1981?

A former worker at Park Cake Bakeries, Oldham, is trying to track down his old colleagues for a 40-year reunion.

Mono introduces new deck loader

Mono has unveiled an Integrated Deck Loader designed to take the strain out of manually loading each oven deck. 

Ashers Bakery loses court appeal over ‘gay cake’ row

Belfast-based business Ashers Bakery has lost its appeal against a court ruling that its refusal to make a ‘gay cake’ was discriminatory.

National Doughnut Week 2017 dates announced

Organisers have revealed the timings for next year’s National Doughnut Week charity push.

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.

World Scotch Pie Championships launched

Scottish Bakers has announced the dates for the 18th World Scotch Pie Championships.

Casting call for female bakers

London-based production company Ridley Scott Associates (RSA) films are looking for female bakers to feature in a new TV advertising campaign.

Cleo Rocos promotes sugar alternative

Actress, producer and presenter Cleo Rocos, who has developed a tequila brand AquaRiva, is now targeting the bakery market with an organic agave syrup under the same brand, after spending time in Mexico to source the finest quality.

From left: BBC Victorian Baker John Foster, Michele Shirlow from Food NI and Tim Andrew, Andrew Ingredients
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Irish baking workshop talks innovation

Innovation and quality were the focus at a recent Thinking Outside the Bap workshop held at Andrew Ingredients, Lisburn, suppliers of ingredients to the Irish baking and food industry.

Scottish Bakers president Craig McPhie with a bolt of tartan

Scottish Bakers unveils 125th anniversary tartan

Carr’s Flour Mills has registered an exclusive tartan for trade body Scottish Bakers  to celebrate its 125th anniversary.

Scottish Bakers celebrates 125th anniversary

Scottish Bakers has held an anniversary ball at the Sheraton Grand Hotel, Edinburgh to celebrate 125 years in the baking industry.

Linda Hill outside her bakery in Perth

Baker to promote local fare through Scottish Food and Drink fortnight

Linda Hill, owner of Murrays Bakers of Perth and World Scotch Pie Champion 2015, is to take a high-profile role in Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight (SFDF), which runs from 3-18 September.

Bakers Basco GPS trackers land sandwich firm with heavy fine

Wolverhampton-based sandwich maker, Authentic Bite has been ordered to pay almost £7,000 in damages and costs for using bread baskets that belonged to Bakers Basco to transport its sandwiches without permission.

New gluten replacer for industrial bakeries

California-based baking supplier Bellarise has developed an organic gluten substitute that it says can replace 25% to 50% of gluten used by bakers.

BBC criticised over lack of Scottish presence for new Bake Off series

Scottish Bakers criticises The Great British Bake Off for lack of Scottish contestants.

Taylors Bakers closes after more than 55 years of trading

Oldham-based business Taylors Bakers has shut its doors after more than 55 years. The main reason cited for the closure was that the owners could not make enough money to keep the company going.

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.

Aspiring bakers to attend Yorkshire Dales Food and Drink festival

Aspiring bakers will flock to the Yorkshire Dales Food and Drink festival this weekend, which will include celebrity chefs The Hairy Bikers (Si King and Dave Myers) and James Martin.

Dawn’s American Week hailed a success

The third year of Dawn Foods’ National American Sweet Bakery Week was embraced by UK bakers and deemed a success by the Evesham-based bakery ingredients supplier.

Tate & Lyle profits from weak sterling

Bulk ingredients supplier Tate & Lyle PLC said its Q1 profits from 1 April 2016 to 30 June 2016 were up on the same period last year.

Bakers urged to end use of wheat pesticide

Campaigners have called on high-profile bread manufacturers and supermarkets not to use wheat that is sprayed with glyphosate before harvest.

Cupcake Championships deadline extended

Bakers hoping to triumph at this year’s National Cupcake Championships have been given more time to enter. Last entries will now be accepted on 29 July.

Bakers Pantry signs new deal

North east bakery chain Bakers Pantry has partnered with Lakes & Dales Co-operative, a northern co-operative group.

Brexit and what it means for bakers

Britain has voted to leave the EU. On the morning of the historic vote, British Baker spoke to industry representatives about what this might mean for bakers.

Tesco bakers in £1m lottery win

The 12-strong bakery team at Tesco, Chester formed a syndicate and have scooped £1m between them. 

Dawn announces American week

Bakery ingredients producer Dawn Foods’ National American Sweet Bakery Week is back for a third year, and to mark the occasion Dawn has developed recipes and ideas for bakers.

TOWIE star promotes the health benefits of bread

The Federation of Bakers has teamed up with TOWIE star Georgia Kousoulou to launch a sportswear range inspired by bread. 

Great Fire remembered in Worshipful Company of Bakers play

The Worshipful Company of Bakers has commissioned a new dinner play to celebrate the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London.

FoB holds annual conference

The Federation of Bakers focussed its recent annual conference on the challenges facing the food industry. 

Scotch Pie Champ spat as organisers split

Scottish Bakers is to become the sole manager of the World Scotch Pie Championships following a row between the competition’s organisers.

In pictures: Scottish Baker of the Year 2016

Last weekend saw Scottish Bakers hold its Scottish Baker of the Year competition.

Are you ready for Real Bread Week?

Real Bread Week is fast approaching, and bakers, schools and communities around the world will be celebrating. 

Nation takes CBA president to its heart

Yesterday, (11 May) Craft Bakers Association (CBA) president David Smart gave an impassioned defence of artisan bread on BBC Radio 5 Live and ITV's This Morning, and the nation loved it.

Ireks fundraises for Macmillan

Ten bakers from Chester-based bakery ingredients company Ireks UK have cycled around Loch Ness for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Italian study tour hailed a success

A recent five-day study tour organised by Brook Food Processing Equipment in association with Scottish Bakers took 10 bakers to Italy to see local bakers and manufacturers.

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