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Want to get a job? Take up baking

Home economics skills are now more valued than work experience, according to research carried by baking decoration specialist Cake Angels.

Pecan Deluxe launches red velvet cake pieces

Pecan Deluxe Candy has launched a range of red velvet cake pieces.

Cake that dispenses wine created in Nottingham

A boozy bake has been created by Demi Salt of Nottingham-based Bijou Beauty Bakes for the mother of a friend.

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.

Manchester artist creates 2.5ft tall King Arthur cake

A medieval masterpiece has been created by Rose Dummer of Rosie Cake Diva and Cakebomb for the opening of a new furniture store.

Cake Shop Bakery plans wholesale growth after opening new facility

Suffolk-based family business Cake Shop Bakery has opened a new facility to increase production by 20% to keep up with demand.

Laura’s Little Bakery criticises X Factor free cake request

Liverpool-based business Laura’s Little Bakery has criticised an email request from X Factor representatives to provide a free cake for the judges.

VIDEO: How to make a chocolate beer cake for Father’s Day

Banbury-based baking decorations supplier Cake Angels has come up with a way to offer dads a treat combining cake and beer. 

Did you know? Greggs has been quietly giving away cake in Scotland since 2016

For more than a year, 20 Scottish Greggs stores have been offering free cakes to people who host a tea party for lonely OAPs.

New office birthday cake service for London

New online start-up CakeDrop connects office workers to independent bakeries across central London.

Kara expands Indulgent Cake Collection with seasonal trio

Kara, the foodservice brand of Finsbury Food Group, has extended its Indulgent Cake Collection with three new autumn-inspired cakes.

Sonneveld and Credin partner for UK cake ingredients launch

Sonneveld is widening its UK product range by forming a joint venture with Credin.

Premier Foods Q1: Cake sales growth offset by grocery brands decline

New gluten-free Mr Kipling products have helped drive growth in Premier Foods’ cake division – although a steep drop in sales of grocery lines has dragged down the company’s overall performance.

Mary Berry: What Mary did next

Mary Berry isn’t one to let the grass grow under her feet. Having left The Great British Bake Off behind her, she has teamed up with Finsbury Food Group to create a line of ready-to-eat cakes. Alice Cooke caught up with her and Finsbury’s innovation chief at the launch of the range

GALLERY: Around the UK in biscuits and buns

We love to take the biscuit, and to have our cake and eat it, but which baked delights traditionally hail from your region of the UK? Find out here.

Clark’s Bakery bakes biggest-ever Dundee cake

Scottish 24-hour business Clark’s Bakery has claimed to have made the biggest-ever Dundee cake – weighing 26lb and with a diameter of 18 inches.

REVEALED: Finsbury Foods’ Mary Berry range

Finsbury Food Group has revealed details of the new line of ready-to-eat cakes it is launching in partnership with Mary Berry. 

Gluten-free Mr Kipling cake launched by Premier Foods

Premier Foods-owned Mr Kipling has rolled out a wheat and gluten-free loaf cake range nationally.

Nearly 60% think soft drink sugar tax applies to bakery

More than half of consumers think the soft drink sugar tax also applies to cakes and biscuits, according to analysts Nielsen.

Bakeries to feature in C4 Extreme Cake Maker TV series

Peboryon Bakery and The Gourmet Cake Company are among businesses to feature in new Channel 4 series Extreme Cake Makers.

Pastry World Cup team captain sets up Proper Patisserie

UK Pastry World Cup team captain Andrew Blas has launched his first solo venture

Brioche Pasquier turns its desserts into petits fours

Brioche Pasquier has turned some of its popular dessert recipes into petits fours, so that diners can enjoy a bite-size taste of all their favourites.

Love Cheesecakes crowdfunds £90k for expansion

Love Cheesecakes has secured £90,000 to create two new retail units in the north west, after attracting more than 140 investors in just over two weeks.

Frances Quinn makes record-breaking jaffa cake

GBBO 2013 winner Frances Quinn has made a 4ft-wide version of a jaffa cake with Hambleton Bakery, which has broken the world record by over a foot.

EXCLUSIVE: British Baker speaks with Apprentice 2016 winner Alana Spencer

Following the launch of the Ridiculously Rich by Alana brand, British Baker spoke with Apprentice 2016 winner Alana Spencer.

VIDEO: In conversation with Ministry of Cake MD Chris Ormrod

Following its acquisition by French manufacturer Mademoiselle Desserts in January 2017, British Baker caught up with Ministry of Cake MD Chris Ormrod in Taunton, Somerset.

Finsbury introduces new Batman, Paw Patrol and My Little Pony cakes

Finsbury Food Group has introduced three new licensed character cakes from Batman, Paw Patrol and My Little Pony.

McVitie’s unveils three sharing cake bites

McVitie’s has announced the launch of three cake bites tubs, featuring Digestives Mini Milk Choc Tiffin, Caramel Crispies, and Hobnobs Mini Milk Choc Teacakes, each in a sharing format.

GALLERY: Lancashire dog bakery is one of a kind

There are many canine bakeries popping up online, but Millie and Ruby’s in Great Harwood is among the first to open a bricks-and-mortar bakery devoted entirely to dogs. 

Barry Callebaut introduces new range of fillings

Chocolate giant Barry Callebaut has launched a range of chocolate and fruit fillings designed to tap consumer demand for premium products.

‘Cake culture’ backlash: Civil servants urged to cut back on sweet treats

Civil service staff have been warned that bringing cake to work for birthdays or other celebrations could be a “public health hazard”.

Apprentice winner Alana Spencer seeking pastry chef

The Apprentice winner Alana Spencer is looking for a production pastry chef for her cake business Narna's Cakes.

Premier Foods unveils new Mr Kipling and Cadbury Easter cakes

Premier Foods is expanding its recently launched ‘whole cakes’ range as part of its seasonal Easter line-up.

Ministry of Cake acquired by French business Mademoiselle Desserts

Ministry of Cake has been sold to French manufacturer Mademoiselle Desserts for an undisclosed sum.

Customer designs new cake for Patisserie Valerie

A customer has designed a new whole gateau and individual slice for Patisserie Holdings-owned Patisserie Valerie.

Cynthia Stroud, founder and director of Pretty Gorgeous Cake Company
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Baker recognised in New Year’s Honours list

Cynthia Stroud, founder and director of business Pretty Gorgeous Cakes, has been recognised in the 2017 New Year’s Honours list.

Dentists urge businesses to combat ‘cake culture’

Dentists say ‘cake culture’ – celebrating success or special occasions with sweet treats – has made the workplace a main site of sugar consumption for many Brits.

Honeybuns expands New Generation cake range

Gluten-free bakery Honeybuns has expanded its New Generation cake range with two new flavours – Oaty Coconut bar and Oaty Apricot bar.

Just Desserts launches first range of branded cakes

Shipley-based bakery Just Desserts has launched its own retail brand of family-sized cakes after more than 30 years as a foodservice supplier.

Cake packaged with a spoon hailed as ‘breakthrough’ NPD

A single-serve cake designed to be eaten with a spoon has been highlighted as a ‘breakthrough’ product launch in a new study.

GALLERY: The Derbyshire village made entirely of cake

It took Lynn Nolan 387 hours to create, but she built her home village of Youlgrave, in Derbyshire’s Peak District, entirely out of Christmas cake to raise funds for a new church roof.

Patisserie Holdings sales break £100m barrier as store openings continue

Sales at Patisserie Valerie owner Patisserie Holdings have topped £100m for the first time as the business continues to grow its chain of bakery stores and cafés.

Upper Crust operator SSP to launch Paul Hollywood bakery concept

Starbucks and Upper Crust operator SSP has secured an agreement with Paul Hollywood to open a new bakery concept called Knead.

GALLERY: In cake, no-one can hear you scream

A baker from South Wales is celebrating after scooping several awards for his science-fiction inspired creations at Cake International.

Finsbury Food: sales down in UK, but soar overseas

Cake manufacturer Finsbury Food Group has reported a 4% slump in UK bakery revenue in the face of retail price deflation and rising costs.

Zeelandia acquires fillings producer James Fleming & Co

Mincemeat and fillings supplier James Fleming & Co has been acquired by Zeelandia.

CSM and Cinnabon team up for grocery launch

Bakery ingredients supplier CSM Bakery Solutions and global bakery-café chain Cinnabon have introduced a partnership to introduce Cinnabon’s products to retail and foodservice channels in North America.

Bath Cake Company wins five awards

Somerset-based Bath Cake Company took home five awards for cakes entered at Cake International this month. 

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Premier to launch Cadbury Choc Tarts following 4.1% cake sales hike in H1

Premier Foods is to extend its Cadbury range with Cadbury Choc Tarts following another strong performance from its cakes division.

Just Desserts’ salted caramel cake wins award

A hand-crafted salted caramel cake, produced for the retail market by Shipley-based bakery Just Desserts, has sliced through the competition to win a coveted Taste Award.

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