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British Society of Baking golf day tees off on 29 May

The British Society of Baking (BSB) will hold its annual golf day on Wednesday 29 May at the Forest of Arden Hotel and Country Club in Meriden, Warwickshire.

Britain’s Best Loaf deadline extended by one week

We have extended the deadline for the 2019 Britain’s Best Loaf competition to give even more bakers the opportunity to showcase their skills and the quality of their work to peers and potential customers!

Asda bakery chief to speak at BSB spring conference

Asda’s head of bakery Ian Cummings is to speak at the British Society of Baking’s (BSB’s) spring conference, which is themed around ‘driving healthy profits’.

Vegan pie takes top spot at British Pie Awards

A vegan pie has been crowned Supreme Champion at the 11th annual British Pie Awards.

Mono hosts chocolate workshop for bakers

Mono Equipment has hosted a chocolate workshop for bakers, run by master chocolatier Beverly Dunkley.

School challenge kicks off Scottish Bakers awards

Voting has opened for the Scottish Baker of the Year 2019 competition.

The Farm Shop & Deli Awards judges
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Farm Shop & Deli bakery finalists announced

Bakeries from Cumbria, Essex and Gloucestershire are among those shortlisted for Baker of the Year at the 2019 Farm Shop & Deli Awards.

Real Bread Week 2019: activity from across the UK

Real Bread Week 2019 – an international celebration of additive-free loaves and the people who make them – is drawing to a close.

Paterson’s becomes official supplier to athletics event

West Lothian shortbread manufacturer Paterson’s has been named official biscuit supplier to the European Athletics Indoor Championships Glasgow 2019.

Reasons why you should enter Britain’s Best Loaf

British Baker is once again delighted to be running Britain’s Best Loaf – a competition that can deliver real benefits to your business.

Finalists for MCGB Young Pastry Chef 2019 revealed

Seven finalists have been announced for the annual Master Chefs of Great Britain Young Pastry Chef competition.

Second annual Cornish Pasty Week kicks off

The second annual Cornish Pasty Week kicked off yesterday (24 February), with mascots Mr and Mrs Pasty taking on England’s longest and fastest zip-wire at the Eden Project.

Krispy Kreme to launch doughnut pop-up and NPD

Krispy Kreme is expanding its range with two new products and hosting a two-day doughnut playground to celebrate their launch this March.

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ABST reveals burger bun challenge winners

The Alliance for Bakery Students and Trainees (ABST) has revealed the winners of its burger bun innovation challenge.

NYBC and pizzeria team up to create ‘Bagelizza’

New York Bakery Co has teamed up with London restaurant Mulberry Street Pizza to develop what is claimed to be the UK’s first bagel/pizza hybrid – dubbed the Bagelizza.

McVitie’s promotes mental health initiative

McVitie’s has joined forces with charity initiative Time to Change to promote conversations around mental health on Time to Talk Day (7 February 2019).

Above: The winners of last year's Baking Industry Awards
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Entries now open for 2019 Baking Industry Awards

Here’s your chance to reach for the stars by entering the 2019 Baking Industry Awards!

Adrian Oliver wins The Great Sausage Roll Off 2019

Adrian Oliver from The Kernow Sausage Company has won The Great Sausage Roll Off 2019.

British Pie Awards adds Vegan Pie category

The 2019 British Pie Awards have opened for entry, with the addition of the Vegan Pie class.

Bread industry gears up for Fibre February

The bread industry is to shine a spotlight on the role its products can play in providing fibre as part of a month-long consumer-facing campaign called Fibre February.

AIBI Congress to focus on bakery of the future

Jonathan Warburton and Sir John Timpson are among speakers at an event being billed as the UK’s biggest bakery conference.

Changes to Britain’s Best Loaf sourdough category

This year I took the decision to split what was previously a single ‘Sourdough’ category into two for the 2019 Britain’s Best Loaf competition, writes British Baker editor Vince Bamford:

Cornish Pasty Week to return for second year

Following its inaugural success last year, Cornish Pasty Week is to return this year from Sunday 24 February to Saturday 2 March.

Museum of Architecture unveils gingerbread city

The Museum of Architecture is showcasing a Gingerbread City at the V&A Museum.

Video: Luma Bakery creates light-up gingerbread house

Luma Bakery has created a projection-mapped gingerbread house in celebration of Christmas.

Guinness World Record for 332kg panettone

A panettone weighing more than 332kg has been awarded a Guinness World Records certificate for being the largest panettone ever.

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.

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