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Gallery: More from National Cupcake Week 2017

National Cupcake Week has taken social media by storm, with thousands of Tweets from charities, supermarkets, independent bakeries and even home bakers.

BKD to pitch on Dragons’ Den this Sunday

Children’s baking company BKD is to appear on Dragons’ Den this Sunday (24 September).

What’s the difference between a cupcake and a fairy cake?

It’s National Cupcake Week and Britain’s bakers have gone crazy using the hashtag #NationalCupcakeWeek to share their delicious creations.

Gallery: National Cupcake Week 2017

It’s National Cupcake Week! Started by British Baker eight years ago, the seven-day event has already taken Twitter by storm, reaching second place in the trend chart yesterday.

Deadline extended for Christmas Stars 2017 entries

We have extended the entry deadline for the 2017 Christmas Stars competition – giving businesses one more week to show off their festive creations.

Synergy selects Carrs Foods as BIA selfie competition winner

Carrs Foods has won the Baking Industry Awards selfie competition, as flavouring specialist Synergy revealed on its Twitter page.

Only one week left to enter Christmas Stars 2017

There’s only one week left to enter the 2017 Christmas Stars competition – the ideal way to make your products stand out in the festive crowd.

VIDEO: Baking Industry Award winners on their success

British Baker held its annual Baking Industry Awards at the Hilton Park Lane, London this week and, during the evening we caught up with the winners of each category.

Baking Industry Awards: Celebration Cake Business of the Year

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Bako North Western set to take on Tough Mudder course

The Bako North Western Group is set to take on one of Britain’s toughest obstacle courses, Tough Mudder, this weekend (9-10 September).

Last chance to book your place at the Baking Industry Awards

It’s almost awards time folks! The biggest night in the baking industry calendar is just days away.

World Championship Scotch Pie Awards dates revealed

Scottish Bakers has unveiled that its annual World Championship Scotch Pie Awards will held at the Westerwood Hotel, Cumbernauld on 9 January 2018.

Baking Industry Awards 2017 – just one week to the big night!

If you haven’t got your tickets for the biggest night in the bakery calendar, don’t leave it a moment longer!

Wall’s Pastry set to sponsor Dorset County Show

Wall’s Pastry has been confirmed as the main sponsor at Dorset County Show, which will run from 2-3 September in Dorchester.

Great British Bake Off 2017: Meet the contestants

This year’s Great British Bake Off contestants, who will battle it out to become the 2017 champion, have been revealed.

Grupo Bimbo UK boss Cliff Irwin among BSB conference speakers

The British Society of Baking (BSB) has named its list of speakers for its 2017 Autumn Conference.

GALLERY: Get your tickets for the biggest night of the baking industry's year

The Baking Industry Awards are just around the corner and it promises to be a special night.

Bakeries scoop Great Taste accolades

More? The Artisan Baker and Gail’s Artisan Bakery are among those to have topped the list of baking industry winners in this year’s Great Taste Awards.

Paterson Arran scoops Gold award for health & safety performance

Biscuit manufacturer Paterson Arran has been recognised for its health & safety performance by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) after receiving a gold award at the 2017 Health and Safety Awards.

Selling like hot cakes: Get your tickets for the Baking Industry Awards now!

Tickets for the hottest date on the baking industry calendar are selling out fast!

Baking Industry Awards 2017 finalists announced

Giddy-up bakers – it’s the moment that you’ve been waiting for – the 2017 Baking Industry Award finalists have been announced.

National Doughnut Week raises over £25k for The Children’s Trust

National Doughnut Week has raised £25,131 for charity The Children’s Trust.

Tickets to the Baking Industry Awards are selling out fast!

Giddy-up folks! Book your tickets now for the biggest hoedown in the bakery calendar – British Baker’s Baking Industry Awards.

Costa rebrands for Pride

Coffee chain Costa’s London stores underwent a rainbow rebrand in honour of London’s Pride Parade.

Billington’s Gingerbread rolls out new-look packaging

Shropshire-based Billington’s Gingerbread is to launch its new packaging today (28 June).

Need advice on selling overseas? Visit the Food Export Conference

Whether you are looking for your first export opportunities or want to grow your existing overseas sales, the Food Export Conference should be a date in your diary.

Great Northern Bakehouse unveils nationwide charity fundraiser

Darlington-based bakery the Great Northern Bakehouse has worked with Marie Curie to send its artisan Battenburgs to 73 sites across the UK in support of its Blooming Great Tea Party campaign.

Farm Shop & Deli Awards 2018 open for entries

The Farm Shop & Deli Awards, to be held at the NEC, Birmingham, next year are now open for entries.

Pidy announces 50 cyclists for charity ride

Pastry manufacturer Pidy has announced that 50 riders have signed up for the Ride 4 Hope charity cycle ride from Northampton to Ypres, Belgium.

NFU president to discuss Brexit implications at Agribusiness 2018

National Farmers’ Union president Meurig Raymond will be among the keynote speakers at the annual event for the UK agrisupply industry, Agribusiness 2018.

GALLERY: #CupcakeDay 2017

Yesterday, bakers across the UK were hard at work making cupcakes for #CupcakeDay, which raises money for the Alzheimers Society.

McDougalls Young Baking Team of the Year and Big School Bake Off finalists unveiled

Finalists have been announced by Premier Foods and Unilever Food Solutions for the McDougalls Young Baking Team of the Year and Big School Bake Off competitions, both of which will reach their climax at the Lead Association for Catering in Education (LACA) Main Event on 6 July.

Birds Bakery raises £10,000 to British Red Cross Manchester fund

Birds Bakery has raised £10,000 for the British Red Cross Manchester fund following the re-introduction of the salted caramel doughnut across its 58 stores.

Dawn’s Donut scoops silver at British Frozen Food Federation awards

Dawn Foods collected a silver award for its Premium Caramel-Lace Donut at the annual British Frozen Food Federation awards, held at Park Lane Hilton, London last week.

World Bread Awards open for entries

Tiptree World Bread Awards, in association with Brook Food, is seeking bakers for the 2017 competition. 

Are you a Christmas Star?

Entry is now open for the 2017 British Baker Christmas Stars competition – the ideal way for your products to stand out in the festive crowd.

Weather presenter Sian Welby urges public to get baking

Weather presenter and charity volunteer Sian Welby has urged people to bake this summer to help provide life-changing care and support for disabled people.

Baking Industry Awards 2017: book your place at this year’s shindig!

It’s time to book your tickets for the biggest hoedown in the bakery calendar – British Baker’s Baking Industry Awards.

VIDEO: Independent bakers should use crowdfunding, says Andrew Bowen

Former Coffee Republic franchisee Andrew Bowen has urged independent bakers to use Kickstarter campaigns to start up or expand a business.

Bath Cake Company awarded for teaching PME sugarcraft courses

Bath Cake Company has been awarded with the PME Professional Diploma UK and Ireland Award of Excellence 2016 as part of PME’s Wall of Honour 2016.

Patterson Arran scoops sustainability award at Food & Drink Excellence Awards

Biscuit manufacturer Paterson Arran has been recognised for reducing its impact on the environment after receiving the Environmental Sustainability award at the 2017 Scotland Food & Drink Excellence awards.

Student takes Coup de Pates competition

Wendy Lo of City of Glasgow College has won Coup de Pates’ Chefs at Play, after a four-way final cook-off last week.

All the 2017 Sammies sandwich awards winners

Here is the full list of winners of The British Sandwich Association’s annual Sammies Awards.

Roberts Bakery sponsors Royal Cheshire County show food halls

Family-owned business Roberts Bakery has continued its support for The Royal Cheshire County show by renewing its sponsorship of the Roberts Bakery Food Halls.

Entries for Big School Bake Off competition close this week

Unilever Food Solution’s Big School Bake Off has urged aspiring bakers to get their entries in before the deadline closes this Friday (26 May 2017).

Yee-haw! It’s your last chance to enter the 2017 Baking Industry Awards

Giddyup there pard’ners – this is the last day you can get your entries in for the 2017 Baking Industry Awards!

Scottish Bread Championships launched

The inaugural Scottish Bread Championships are to be held at The Royal Highland Show in June. 

Baking Industry Awards deadline extended

Thought you’d missed your chance to enter the Baking Industry Awards (BIAs)? Think again! The deadline has just been extended to 12 May.

Last chance to register for National Doughnut Week

Today (3 May) is the last chance for bakers to register for National Doughnut Week and get involved with the event’s fantastic fundraising activities.

Seasons Bakery Beetroot Multiseed Sourdough named Britain’s Best Loaf

A Beetroot Multiseed Sourdough loaf produced by Seasons Bakery has been declared Britain’s Best Loaf 2017.

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