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Want to speak to a cupcake expert or simply find a top cupcake baker in your area?  These bakeries will be getting involved in National Cupcake Week.

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Bakeries supporting National Cupcake Week
Bakery Website Location
Aardvark Cakes St Helen's
Alice Rose Cakes and Cookies Yorks
and the dish ran away with the spoon ltd West Didsbury
Angel Cakes Altrincham
Angel Food Bakery Brighton
Angelina Cupcake Towcester
Bake Me Happy NW London
Bake Sense Cheshire
Bea’s of Bloomsbury London
Beach House Bakery Bristol
Beverly Hills Bakery London
Bittersweet Bakers London
Blue Door Bakery Midlands
Bluebell Bakery Nottingham
Bumblebee Bakery Brighton
Buns of Bowland Lancashire
Buttercup Cake Shop London
Butterfly Bakery Poole
Cake and Cookie Heaven Chalfont St Peter
Cake Balls Worcester
Cake Heaven Bournemouth
Cakehole London London, SE11
Cake Toppers Surrey
Cakes to Your Door Sydenham
Cameo Cupcakes Derby
Campbell's Bakery Crieff
Candy Cakes London
Cate's Cupcakes Yorkshire
Chepstow Cupcakes Chepstow
Cherish Cupcakes Belfast, N. Ireland
Chocoloty Cupcakes North London
Cirencester Cupcakes Cirencester
Classy Cupcakes Nottingham
Comfort and Joy London
Coughlans Croydon
Country Cupcakes Priston
Cracking Cakes Harpenden, Herts
Crumbs Cakes Warwickshire
Cupcake And Co South Shields
Cupcake Café UK
Cupcake Emporium London
Cupcake Garden Dorset
Cupcake Glasgow Glasgow
Cupcake Me Ireland
Cupcake Passion Swindon
Cupcake Revolution Cupcake Revolution on Facebook Wirral, Cheshire
Cup of Love Bakery Liverpool
Cupcakes and Peonies Lichfield
Cute Country Cupcakes West Sussex
Delights by Cynthia London
Ella's Bakehouse London
Ems Cupcakes Ramsgate
Fair Cake London
Fairly Fairy Cakes Harrow
Fantasy Cupcakes Rawtenstall
Fashion Cake Leicester
Genii Cupcakes Hampshire
Great Little Cupcake Company Harwood
Hampsons and Sayers Wigan
Handmade Cake Company Maidenhead
Hey Little Cupcake Manchester
Hummingbird Bakery London
I Made It Myself London
Ina's Kitchen Desserts Dublin
Indulgence Cupcakes Brighton and Hove
Jessica's Cupcakes Banbury
Katie Cakes London London
Kiss Me Cupcakes Birmingham
La Crème Cupcake West Sussex
Lavender Bakery Islington
Leakers Bakery Bridport
Life is Sweet Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland
Liggy's Cake Company Edinburgh
Lily Vanilli London
Lippylicious Cakes West Yorks
Lulubelles Cakes Dorset
Macaroon Bafmord
Mama's Cupcakes Herts
Melie's Cakes Essex
Missi's cakes Beds
Model Catering London, NW10
Molly's Little Bakery Swanley
Mums Who Bake Milton Keynes
Nina's Cakes & Bakes London
Outsider Tart London
Patacake Bakery Norwich
Paul Rhodes Group Greenwich, London
Peace of Cake London
Pretty Princess Cupcakes Widnes, Cheshire
Queenies Cupcakery Telford, Shrops
Ragamuffin Cupcakes Hertfordshire
Samworth Brothers Melton Mowbray
Sara Louise Kakes Witney
Scrumptious Buns Norwich
Simply Cupcakes Whistable
Star Bakery Hucknall
Sugarcup Bakery London
Swallow Bakery Chichester
Sweet & Fancy Kent
Sweet and Wicked London
Sweet Couture London
Sweet Tooth Cupcakery Manchester
Tasty Little Cakes London
The Angel Bakery Tetbury
The Cake Makers Oxfordshire
The Cake Store London
The Cupcake Baker Oxford
The Cupcake Café Long Bennington
The Cupcake Girl Cardiff
The Fancy Baker South East London
The Kent Cupcakery Kent
The Lilypad Bakery Telford
The Little House of Cupcakes Blackpool
The Organic Cupcake Company London
The Tiny Cake Company Richmond
The Vanilla Bakery Ltd Suffolk
The Vanilla Pod Bakery Cheltenham
The West Sussex Cupcake Company Storrington
Tilly Mint Bakery Truro
Traiteur de Paris France
Truckles Deli and Coffee House West Wimbledon
Truly Scrumptious Telford
What's Up Cupcake Whitstable
Wicked Bakery Gloucestershire
Yummy Cupcake Company Lancaster
Yummylicious Cupcakes South Yorkshire


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Bakers benefit from point-of-sale website

Craft bakers are using an innovative website as a low-cost way to help advertise their business.

Square Pie announces World Cup pie-off

Square Pie has announced that its Pie World Cup is to return to coincide with the Football World Cup this summer.

Lees Foods sees healthy profit rise

Lees Foods has seen its year-on-year pre-tax profit increase more than twofold from £379k in 2008 to £843k in 2009.

Strong sandwich sales aid Greencore’s profits

Strong sandwich sales and consumer demand for meal deals has helped Greencore to up its operating profit by 31.8%, to €25.9m for the half year ended 26 March, 2010.

Tasties lands Welsh Tesco deal

Flintshire firm Tasties has landed a deal to supply Tesco’s 13 stores in North Wales with a new range of sandwiches.

Stephen Ort passes away

Stephen Ort, previously a regular contributor to British Baker, died recently after a long illness.

Technical advice

Richard Stevenson, technical manager at the NAMB, answers members’ queries on food and trading law and other business issues

Salary requirements during jury service Q&A

Q: Must we pay an employee their full salary while they are absent on jury service, and, if so, can we claim compensation?

Managing jury service requests

Jury service creates unexpected problems for employers. But sometimes, an employee can ask to be excused – or to have their selection deferred.

Carry-over of statutory holiday following sick leave absence

The case is Shah v First West Yorkshire. Mr Shah was off work for three months between January and April 2009.

New rules on ID cards

ID cards can now be provided as proof of the right to work in the UK. Before an employee starts work, you must ask them for documentary evidence of their right to work in the UK. Employers who cannot prove that they have done this – for example, by keeping copies – risk a fine under the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

Limiting pay in lieu of holiday entitlement

A new case says that employers must make it clear to an employee that their right to payment in lieu of any holiday entitlement at the end of employment applies only to the final holiday year. What is the best way to deal with this?

2010 NAMB conference report

The feedback from this year’s NAMB conference at Heron’s Reach in Blackpool was great. Tired but happy – that’s how I felt at the end of the event.

Walkers Charnwood crowned supreme pie champion

Walkers Charnwood Bakery walked away from Melton Mowbray with an armful of accolades, including Supreme Champion, at the British Pie Awards on Wednesday.

Brand clinic: Stale retail

Don Williams, CEO of brand specialist Pi Global, reckons that in both the US and the UK lessons on how to create excitement in retailing grocery brands need to be learned

Traditionals with a twist BROWNIES by Fiona Burrell

4 August, 1935: Worst thing since bread slicing

Now in America they have a machine for slicing dough before it is baked, and this idea is rather novel. The 'Do Slicer' passes the moulded dough piece to a cutting frame where 25 sickle-shaped knives revolve through slots in the frame. Melted fat is smeared automatically on the knife blades and this, coating the dough slices, prevents them sticking together again after baking. Thus the baked loaf holds together alright, but the individual slices can be taken from it one at a time. Whether the bread is likely to find much favour either in America or over here remains to be seen...

Mouthing off

"I am the Nigella Lawson of breast milk cookery. Why would you prefer to drink milk from a dirty cow over a clean, healthy woman? Breast milk is sweeter and slightly oily it actually tastes of goodness, whereas cow's milk just tastes of chemicals"

Fun and games

Bakery-themed video games are rare, so we welcome 'Pile up! Bakery' a two-player puzzle game in which players compete to stack the highest pile of pastries, cakes and slices of fruit falling off an assembly line, and balance it to prevent it from crashing down. Despite costing just a couple of quid to download, one review says it's set to join the list of poorest-rated games ever released on the Sony PSP... So we suggest you turn your production line up to 11 and play real-life pile-up then post a video of it on Youtube.

Fast food solutions

In these hectic times, snacking on the go has come into its own. But as our lifestyles gather speed, driven by the need to tweet every time we boil the kettle, the need for fast food solutions that keep pace grows ever more acute. Sometimes one yearns for a 120psi cannon to fire food straight into one's face.

Check your waste line

If you've used sales predictions and discounted food that's nearing it's sell-by date, but there's still stacks of unsold sandwiches and cakes, then there's only one thing for it: chuck it away.

Is green your colour?

By its very nature, baking is an inefficient use of energy: baking requires the highest temperatures (200-240°C); bread is a low-density product (90% air); and the occupation ratio in an oven is generally very small.

Reduction responsibility

The environment may have been a notable absentee from the General Election campaign, but make no mistake it has not gone away. Companies picking their way through the government's Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) know this only too well. This is yet another Government-sponsored initiative, along with the Climate Change Levy (CCL), attempting to monitor and reduce CO2 emissions and more specifically energy consumption. Since launch, the CRC has been given the slightly longer, but more explanatory, name of the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC EES).

Keeping it local

A Ginsters pasty or slice, displayed in the chiller cabinet of a petrol station, may not immediately conjure up thoughts of the Cornish countryside carrots and potatoes plucked fresh from the soil or local cheese producers but perhaps it should.

Integrating Le Pain

There are lots of ways to raise money for charity. And swimming 1.5 miles around London Docklands, getting straight on to a bicycle with still wobbly legs, then going for a long run is more challenging than most.

Italian style

Thomas the Baker is launching a range of authentic Italian breads The Rustica using Italian flour imported from Rome.

Quantum leap for tills

EPOS Group has launched a new version of its Quantum till solution specifically for bakery shops.

Fluid movement

Lancashire company SpringThyme Oils has developed a range of fresh-flavoured infused fluid shortenings specifically for the bakery sector. They are made by blending hard and soft vegetable oils with fresh herbs and spices, such as chilli, garlic, rosemary or thyme. These are then infused into an oil matrix to create fat-based flavour solutions.

French fancy

Parisian chocolatier Maison du Chocolat has launched a range of macaroons for the summer. They include: Passion a dark ganache infused with passion fruit between a light almond biscuit; Andalousie an almond macaroon filled with fresh lemon zest infused into a dark ganache; Porcelana a dark macaroon, with a ganache made from the rare Porcelana cocoa bean; Pistachio a pistachio ganache in an airy almond macaroon; and Noisette crunchy nuts in a dark ganache.

Push on pastries

French bakery manufacturer Bridor has expanded its organic range with new additions in bread and Viennese pastries. Now featuring in the Pure Organic Range is a 140g baguettine; a 280g baguette; a 55g pavé; a 55g grain and cereal Purepavé; a 70g croissant; and a 75g pain au chocolat. All are supplied frozen.

Five-a-day targeted

Kids' drink Robinsons Fruit Shoot is launching Fruit Shoot My 5, a new range of juice drinks to help mums give their kids one of their five-a-day.

How to get the most out of your bakery offer

By Max Jenvey of Oxxygen Marketing Partnership, a strategic management agency that works on brand development in the bakery, foodservice and convenience retail sectors

CSM mixes offer variety

Bakery ingredient specialist CSM United Kingdom has launched two new, improved Craigmillar Creme Cake Mixes, suitable for muffins, sheets and loaf cakes, so bakers can create variety from a single mix. The resilient crumb structure means cakes slice cleanly and inclusions are held evenly throughout the batter. Both mixes meet the Food Standards Agency's 2010 sodium guidelines when using the standard recipe.

Adams aids health values

Adams Food Ingredients, the functional ingredients division of The Irish Dairy Board, has launched a line of additives to help bakers enhance the health and nutritional values of products.

Premier adds to portfolio

New to Fleming Howden's (Premier Foods') portfolio is The Premier Range of cake mixes for both craft bakers and cake manufacturers. The mixes, developed by the technical team at Fleming Howden over the past six months, comprise: Premier Genoese Mix; Premier Doughnut Mix; Crème Cake Mix; American Doughnut Mix & Concentrate; Premier Sponge Mix; Premier Scone Mix & Concentrate.

Making whoopie

Macphie has developed a batter to help bakers tap into the latest craze of whoopie pies a cross between a cookie and a cake sandwich.

Dried fruit pricing

Raisins: With provisional prospects looking increasingly optimistic for both optimal Californian and Turkish new crops from August, raisin pricing over the next four to five months will be largely determined in California, by their ability or willingness to compete with Turkey.

Reporting in Beyond the election

Matthew Goodman,

Peter's Yard gains Selfridges listing

Edinburgh-based artisan bakery Peter's Yard has announced that its handmade Swedish crispbreads will now be available on the shelves of Selfridges' food hall.

Waitrose adds to sweet lines

West Sussex firm Prosperity Brownies has started supplying nine Waitrose stores in Sussex with its brownies and flapjacks this month.

Scottish bakeries create healthier Scotch pies

Scottish bakery companies McGhee's and Pars Foods expect to sell half a million of their new reduced-fat Scotch pies in the next year, after launching the product at the Scottish Cup Final at Hampden Park stadium.

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Maison Blanc strikes multiple deal

French boulangerie and patis-serie chain Maison Blanc has announced that it has won new business with Sainsbury's.

Manchester firm makes £4m bakery investment

Manchester-based GH Sheldon plans to boost sales with the supermarkets and expand into other channels after investing nearly £4m in a second bakery.

In Short

Training tops topics at NAMB event

Training and education were at the forefront of the National Association of Master Bakers' achievements last year, outlined by chairman of the board Mike Holling at the annual conference.

TSOs to test salt levels in craft bakery breads

Trading Standards Officers (TSOs) will spearhead a project to test the salt levels of bread in craft bakeries across the UK and provide advice on how to reduce salt content in products.

In Short

Sixth outlet for Gail's

Cheap sarnies cause concern

Cheap and 'recession-busting' sandwich ranges threaten to undermine consumer perceptions of quality and value for money in the category, according to a new report from the British Sandwich Association.

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