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Tearoom owner scoops hat-trick of cake design awards

Tearoom business owner Cara Maiden has won three awards for her cake designs at the Cake International event at the Birmingham NEC.

Ashers may not be able to appeal to the Supreme Court
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‘Gay cake’ row bakery Ashers considers further legal options

Belfast-based Ashers Baking Company is exploring further legal options after a judge last month ruled against the business over its refusal to make a cake supporting gay marriage.

Former police officer named Cake Artist of the Year

Former police officer Dawn Butler has scooped the Cake Artist of the Year award for her ‘flying’ helicopter cake at the Cake Masters Magazine Cake Awards.

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What Mary did next: BBC reveals former Bake Off star’s new role

Mary Berry is to present a new food-focused BBC One TV series exploring stately homes.

Peboryon Bakery creates Wallace & Gromit-inspired Cake-o-matic machine

Cornwall based business Peboryon Bakery has created a machine made out of cake that bakes its very own cakes.

Miss Macaroon opens its doors for the first time

Social entrepreneur Rosie Ginday has unveiled the UK’s first French macaron shop and prosecco bar Miss Macaroon in Great Western Arcade, Birmingham.

VIDEO: how to make a beautiful chocolate cake topper

British Baker spent the day with chocolate and cocoa supplier Callebaut. It wants to show bakers that making beautiful desserts with higher price points is easy. Want us to prove it? If we can do it, you definitely can…

GALLERY: Bakers whip up Halloween sweet treats

Bakers from across the nation were in full Halloween spirit yesterday after whipping up spooky (trick or) treats.

How Queen Victoria really was partial to a Victoria sponge

Hot on the heels of the Bake Off finale, University of Warwick food historian Professor Rebecca Earle investigates the history of the Victoria sponge.

GALLERY: Bobbi Brown marks 25 years with cakes galore

The make-up giant is marking 25 years in business with an exclusive afternoon tea at Balthazar London brasserie in Covent Garden.

The Great British Bake Off. Episode ten: The Final

Cathryn Dresser, GBBO series three contestant takes us through series 7 with an expert eye... Who was crowned champion? Who made a right pavlova of it? Oh... AND SHE'S WRITTEN A SONG ABOUT IT! 

The Great British Bake Off 2016. Episode nine: Patisserie

Cathryn Dresser, GBBO series three contestant and baker extraordinaire, takes us through series 7 with an expert eye. It's semi-finals week, which brings the loss of a favourite...

National Cupcake Week: the calm after the sugar rush

A look at who took part, where and when, to help bakers make the most of the sales opportunity.

The Great British Bake Off. Episode eight: Tudors

Cathryn Dresser, GBBO series three contestant and baker extraordinaire, takes us through series 7 with an expert eye. Prepare thine lute and ruffle, and see which bakers escaped with their heads.

Baker receives Corbyn-styled request for wedding cake

Manchester-based business Bakeorama has created a wedding cake featuring Jeremy Corbyn’s face.

Charity produces cakes for deprived children

A charity has been set up in Burton-on-Trent to offer free cakes for disadvantaged children.

Baker has a bugbear over his cakes

Edinburgh-based baker Cyril Barthelme has revealed that the secret of his cake recipes is grinding insects into flour before making them into cakes.

The Great British Bake Off 2016. Episode seven: dessert

Cathryn Dresser, GBBO series three contestant and baker extraordinaire, takes us through series 7 with an expert eye. It's getting tense in the tent, but who will get their just desserts?

Hilton launches cupcake competition

The golden ticket cupcake competition at Hilton London Bankside gives guests the chance to win prizes including spa breaks and hotel stays.

The Great British Bake Off 2016. Episode five: pastry

Cathryn Dresser, GBBO series three contestant and baker extraordinaire, takes us through series 7 with an expert eye. She knows how to bake…well.

Dominique Ansel reveals London ambitions

Internationally-renowned pastry chef and inventor of the Cronut, Dominique Ansel spoke exclusively to Alice Cooke about his London debut, due to open later this summer. 

Kara launches new cake range

Kara, the foodservice brand of the Finsbury Food Group, has a new Indulgent Cake Collection.

New equipment seller targets small bakeries

MyDelightful, a Cheshire-based online company, was launched on Friday, selling wholesale bakery supplies to small retail businesses.

21-year old opens Little Lucy’s Bakery studio in Essex

Lucy Norwood set up the bakery business from her Braintree home three years ago, and has now expanded into her own studio.

Crafty Cakes, Exeter closes coffee shop to focus on cakes

Devon’s Crafty Cakes Café has closed, so that owner Becky Cuming can focus on her cake business.

Retailers capitalise on Christmas Stars

Winners of British Baker’s Christmas Stars have started to promote themselves and the fact they triumphed in the competition in the run-up to the big festive season.

Rebecca Pow, MP for Taunton Deane, with Chris Ormrod, managing director of Ministry of Cake
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Ministry of Cake relaunches factory shop

Cake and desserts manufacturer Ministry of Cake has relaunched its factory shop after a £60,000 investment.

Charlotte Marrifield, Harrogate Cake Company and Jon Haw, Royal Bank of Scotland
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Pastry expert buys Harrogate Cake Company

Top pastry chef Charlotte Marrifield has bought the Harrogate Cake Company with funding support from the Royal Bank of Scotland for an undisclosed sum.

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