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First-ever Cornish Pasty Week set for next February

The first-ever Cornish Pasty Week is set to take place from Sunday 25 February to Saturday 3 March. 

Farm Shop & Deli show 2018 dates revealed

The Farm Shop & Deli show is set to return to the NEC, Birmingham from 16-18 April 2018 – with more than 450 companies predicted to exhibit.

The Bread Factory and Great British Biscotti Co win at Food Manufacture awards

The Bread Factory and Great British Biscotti Co were among the winners at the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards.

World Vegan Day 2017: here’s some of our favourite bakery NPD

It’s World Vegan Day! As the number of people following a meat- and dairy-free diet rises, so does interest in vegan bakery items. 

Bakers recreate Queen’s 500lb wedding cake

Patisserie chefs at Le Cordon Bleu have recreated The Queen’s wedding cake for a documentary celebrating her 70th wedding anniversary.

Food industry execs build 120 hives for African beekeepers

A group of 14 female executives from across the UK food industry have built 120 beehives in Tanzania in just three days. 

Gallery: Bakers reveal spooky Halloween treats

Halloween is less than a week away and the nation’s bakers are feeling spooky. In celebration of this haunted holiday, British Baker has created a gallery of some spooktastic creations. 

Gallery: Roberts Bakery’s Sky High Tea event

Roberts Bakery held a one-day-only pop-up restaurant suspended 100ft above Manchester’s Etihad Stadium last week.

Food industry executives to support African beekeepers

A group of 14 businesswomen from the UK food industry is today (16 October) travelling to Tanzania to help support female farmers living in the remote Nou Forest.

Farm Africa ramps up scheme to help Kenya's young farmers

A project that helps young adults in western Kenya set up agricultural enterprises has secured UK Aid Match – which means the UK government will match any donations made to the project.

High tea: Roberts Bakery to hold pop-up event 100ft in the air

Roberts Bakery is to host ‘high tea’ in a pop-up restaurant suspended above Manchester’s Etihad Stadium.

Revealed: the winners of British Baker’s 2017 Christmas Stars!

Here they are – the winning products in the 2017 Christmas Stars competition!

Find out who British Baker’s Christmas Stars are today!

The winning products in the 2017 Christmas Stars competition will be revealed online at 3pm today (11 October).

Five trends from the Cake & Bake Show 2017

From illusion cakes to boozy bakes, there was a host of trends on display at the Cake & Bake Show held at London’s ExCeL last weekend (6-8 October).

Gallery: Highlights from the Cake & Bake Show 2017

The Cake & Bake Show hit London’s ExCeL this weekend (6-8 October) showcasing the UK’s baking industry with celebrity experts, Bake Off alumni and sugar craft demonstrations. 

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. 

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