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How to get your bakery ready for Christmas

Christmas is coming and while many are focused on the big day, there’s much to do before the celebrations begin.

Maid of Gingerbread makes giant baked townhouse

A model gingerbread townhouse made with more than 18kg sugar, 22kg butter, 50kg flour, 4kg of ground spices and 3.5kg of golden syrup has been on display this weekend.

Thanksgiving: why won’t Brits eat pumpkin pie?

It’s Thanksgiving – a US holiday dating back to 1621 when pilgrims and Native Americans gathered together to share an autumn harvest feast.

Black Pieday! Pieminister to sell charcoal pies for charity

Pieminister will be serving up black charcoal pastry pies this Friday (23 November) to raise money for housing and homelessness charity Shelter.

Pidy reveals ‘Revamp the Vol-au-vent’ finalists

Pidy has named the eight finalists of its ‘Revamp the Vol-au-vent’ student challenge.

Left to right: Max Stoddart and Casey Stoddart
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Buns out! Bakers strip off for charity calendar

Bakers from Glastonbury’s Burns the Bread have stripped off in the name of charity.

Hunt is on for the World Bara Brith Champion

The hunt to find 2018’s Bara Brith Champion is stepping up its pace as the judging day is less than two weeks away.

World Vegan Day 2018: NPD to tempt consumers

To celebrate World Vegan Day today (1 November), British Baker looks at how bakers can improve their offering and rounds up some of the vegan bakery innovations from 2018.

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Lecturer to represent UK at World Chocolate Masters

National Bakery School lecturer Barry Johnson is gearing up to represent the UK and Ireland in the final of the World Chocolate Masters Competition.

Halloween 2018: bakeries unveil spooky NPD

As the spookiest night of the year draws near, bakeries across the country are gearing up to terrorise customers with a host of tasty treats.

Bad Girl Bakery secures business growth accolade

A Scottish bakery and café that began life as a home-based cake business has won a food and drink business growth award.

Tiptree World Bread Awards winners revealed

Istvan Nadhazi of M’s Bakery in Bournemouth has been crowned overall winner of the Tiptree World Bread Awards.

What did bakers make of the royal wedding cake?

As the Duke and Duchess of Sussex did before them, Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank broke with tradition in their choice of wedding cake this weekend.

British Baker’s 2018 Christmas Stars revealed

Here they are – the winning products in the 2018 Christmas Stars competition!

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Details of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's wedding cake are revealed

Princess Eugenie of York and her fiancé Jack Brooksbank have chosen London-based cake designer Sophie Cabot to create their wedding cake.

Heron Corn Mill scoops £52,500 Lottery grant

South Cumbria-based Heron Corn Mill has received a National Lottery Grant of £52,500 to help it celebrate 800 years of milling.

Have you downloaded your Bakery Market Report yet?

British Baker’s Bakery Market Report is a unique snapshot of Britain’s retail bakery market, offering details of the ‘BB75’ – the country’s 75 largest bakery-focused operators – and much, much more.

Search for World Scotch Pie Champion 2019 begins

The World Championship Scotch Pie Awards 2019 has announced the dates for its 20th competition.

Real Bread Campaign to address diversity issues

The Real Bread Campaign has set out plans to address concerns over a lack of diversity among its ambassadors.

Pukka Pies reveals UK’s Ultimate Pie Fan winner

A Shropshire woman has been crowned the UK’s ultimate pie fan following a nationwide competition to mark Pukka Pies’ 55-year anniversary.

Marking the mid-autumn festival with a mooncake

Many people across the UK will be tucking into traditional treat the mooncake today (24 September) to mark the Chinese and Vietnamese mid-autumn festival.

Pidy announces return of student catering challenge

Ready-to-fill pastry manufacturer Pidy has announced the return of its ‘revamp the vol-au-vent’ student catering challenge for the second year.

Gallery: Highlights from National Cupcake Week

It’s National Cupcake Week – a celebration in which bakers across the country take to social media to share their delicious creations.

See the winning bakes from IBA German Championship

Cousins Nicole Mittmann and Patrick Mittmann have won the fourth German Championship of Bakers with a stunning display of products.

Dates revealed for National Doughnut Week 2019

National Doughnut Week is returning next year from 11–18 May for more fundraising.

Real Bread Campaign to hold anniversary festival

The Real Bread Campaign is to hold a mini-festival featuring five leading bakers to mark its 10th anniversary.

Out of this world! China wins IBA UIBC bakers cup

Zhou Bin and Peng Fudong from China have won the IBA-UIBC-Cup of Bakers with a stunning array of baked goods.

L-R: Lin Carson, founder of BAKERpedia, and Matthew Jones, founder of Bread Ahead
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BSB reveals speaker line-up for autumn conference

Senior figures from Warrens Bakery, Bread Ahead and Roberts Bakery are among the key speakers at the British Society of Baking’s (BSB's) autumn conference.

National Cupcake Week 2018 gets underway

Bakers and cupcake lovers across the country have kicked off celebrations for National Cupcake Week 2018, which runs from 17-23 September.

Premier Foods staff raise £27,500 for charity Mind

Employees at Mr Kipling owner Premier Foods have raised £27,500 for mental health charity Mind by running and walking along the 22-mile Jurassic Coast in Weymouth.

Deadline extended for Christmas Stars entries

We are delighted to give Britain’s bakers one more week to enter the Christmas Stars competition.

Video: How it feels to win a Baking Industry Award

On Wednesday 5 September British Baker revealed the 10 companies and individuals to be honoured with a Baking Industry Award 2018.

Oh what a night! The Baking Industry Awards in pictures

We are delighted to present some of the highlights of the fantastic 2018 Baking Industry Awards dinner and ceremony.

On the crest of a wave: Winners of 2018 Baking Industry Awards revealed!

Meet the businesses, people and products that made a splash at the 2018 Baking Industry Awards.

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Bread and camping: PX+ Festival in a nutshell

Last weekend I camped, for the first time ever, in the name of British Baker. And, lying awake at 2am on Saturday, in a freezing cold tent in the middle of a field in Essex, it felt like a mistake.

Warrens crowns Young Budding Baker of the Year

Warrens Bakery has named a 17-year-old from Chichester as its first ever Young Budding Baker of the Year.

Lidl launches charitable bakery pop-up in Ireland

Lidl Ireland has launched a pop-up bakery in aid of its charity partner Jigsaw, the National Centre for Youth Mental Health.

Bakers gear up for sixth sourdough September

Bakers across the UK and Ireland are getting ready for the sixth annual Sourdough September – a celebration of the floury fermentation that includes classes, giveaways and more.

Bakery technologist makes shortlist for science award

Amy Jackson, bakery technologist at Tate & Lyle PLC (Tate & Lyle), has been named as one of five contenders for Food Scientist of the Year in the UK Food and Drink Federation Awards 2018.

Great British Bake Off 2018: meet the contestants

The Great British Bake Off is back! Noel, Sandi, Prue and Paul are to return to the nation’s screens on Tuesday 28 August and they’re bringing with them a dozen fresh faces.

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