British Baker reveals the latest industry round-up from the past five days in an exclusive picture gallery.
Wenzel’s plans London-wide expansion: 11/2/2013
Family run retail bakery business Wenzel’s the Bakers exclusively revealed to British Baker that it would be operating at least 60 shops in the next two years.
Chief executive Peter Wenzel said the company would be targeting locations south and in the centre of the capital, extending the estate’s footprint beyond its current north-west London base.
Video: How to make cake pops: 12/2/2013
Clare O’Connell, owner of POP Bakery, reveals her secrets behind the cake pop trend and how to create her trademark Russian doll leopard-print design in an exclusive British Baker video masterclass.
Win with The Fabulous Baker Brothers: 12/2/2013
Young trainee bakers could scoop a top prize of training with Channel 4’s The Fabulous Baker Brothers, Tom and Henry Herbert, as part of a new category added to the National Association of Master Bakers’ annual competition.
The all-expenses-paid prize will see one lucky winner learning tricks of the trade from the bakery siblings at their Hobbs House Bakery in Chipping Sodbury.
Privately-owned Candy Cakes has signed an international franchising deal with The Landmark Group, which will see 14 outlets opening in the United Arab Emirates in the next 12 months.
The firm operates five UK sites in London, including a concession outlet in toy store Hamley’s.
Konditor & Cook to trial pop-up cake shops: 14/2/2013
Konditor & Cook is looking to open up to three temporary pop-up sites this year to trial a new dedicated cake shop format.
Revealing the news to British Baker, MD Paul Cons said the London-based firm would be looking to open the first site by the summer and would look to target its shops at new locations in the capital, including sites around mainline railway stations.
Paul’s Pies double sales in four weeks: 15/2/2013
Oxon-based pie manufacturer Paul’s Pies has doubled its sales in the last four weeks of supplying its products to Budgens, British Baker can reveal.
Founder Paul Sykes said since the company launched in April 2011, daily pie production has increased from 28 to 500 units.