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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).

Speciality Breads introduces Chia Seed range

Margate-based Speciality Breads has rolled out new chia seed-based rustic rolls and glazed brioches to tap into the health food trend.

National Free From Week: what is your favourite free-from brand?

Free-from brand Too Good To Be Gluten Free is searching for the UK’s favourite free-from brands as part of National Free From Week (26 September – 2 October).

Bakery suppliers to publish food waste data in Tesco partnership

Allied Bakeries, Samworth Brothers and Greencore are among a group of suppliers to publish food waste data in a ground-breaking deal with supermarket giant Tesco.

Dr Oetker launches Bake in the Box range

Home baking brand Dr Oetker has launched a three-strong range of Bake in the Box Loaf Cake Mixes. 

Gordon Smith, sales and marketing director, with the new Bells Bakes

Bells launches new Bakes range

Scottish pie brand Bells has expanded its portfolio with a new Bakes range.

Rise in seeded bread prompts new CSM bread mixes

CSM Bakery Solutions has launched a new range of seeded bread mixes.

Real Good Food secures further debt facility

Shareholders in Haydens and Renshaw owner Real Good Food have agreed to give the business a £4m short-term debt facility.

RedBlack Software splits business to focus on supermarket sector

RedBlack Software has divided its business in two with the creation of BakePlan Software Ltd.

Warrens Bakery continues retail expansion

Warrens Bakery is to open its first store in the medieval city of Winchester this month, as it continues its rapid expansion across the UK.

Great British Bake Blog: Episode Four

After last night’s episode of The Great British Bake Off, I’m convinced that caramel is, in fact, the nectar of the gods. This tempting, silky, golden brown delight was poured, drizzled and smothered on everything in sight, as was to be expected in the first-ever caramel week.

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.

It’s a wrap: Waitrose reveals top Essential bakery products

Brits’ love of international cuisine has helped make tortillas the second-most popular bakery item in the Waitrose Essential line-up.

Fipronil: More shoppers want manufacturers to always use British eggs

Consumer demand for the use of British egg in products has increased in the wake of the fipronil contamination scandal, according to British Lion Egg Processors.

Genesis Crafty rolls out new products after extending M&S contract

Northern Irish business Genesis Crafty has extended its contract with Marks & Spencer (M&S) with the introduction of 11 new own-label lines.

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.

American Pan appoints vice president of UK operation

Bundy Baking Solutions-owned American Pan has named Mark Picconi as vice-president of American Pan’s UK operation.

Subway introduces 99p ‘Brek-Fest’ sub campaign

High street sandwich chain Subway is offering customers the opportunity to purchase its Mega Melt Breakfast Sub for just 99p for one week only.

Patisserie Valerie continues rapid expansion with Bracknell opening

Patisserie Valerie is expanding its presence further in the UK with a site opening at Bracknell’s Lexicon Shopping Centre.

Burton’s eyes sharing occasions with Crisp ‘n’ Fin

Burton’s Biscuit Company is targeting the sharing market with the launch of Crisp ‘n’ Fin, an extension to its Fish ‘n’ Chips range.

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.

Schär launches seven new products into UK supermarkets

Gluten-free brand Schär has unveiled seven new products including gluten-free flour and gluten-free waffles, which will be rolled out into UK supermarkets.

Finsbury boss: ‘Business environment isn’t going to get any easier’

Finsbury Food Group – which last month announced plans to close its Grain D'Or bakery in London – has said its focus on driving efficiency and scale has helped it weather challenging market conditions.

Stacey’s Bakery unveils ‘Ay Up Me Duck’ cake

Stacey’s Bakery is developing a biscuit-based cake named after a Derbyshire greeting.

Pladis renames R&D centre after biscuit figurehead

Pladis has renamed its research and development (R&D) centre in High Wycombe after Lord Hector Laing, the long-time chairman of United Biscuits, and the grandson of Alexander Grant, who first produced the Digestive biscuit at McVitie’s.

What do you call a bread roll? Map reveals regional differences

GlobeHunters has unveiled a map to put an end to The Great British Bread debate, revealing the regional names for a bread roll. 

Bristol-based Pinkmans Bakery and 19 jobs saved in pre-pack deal

Pinkmans Bakery in Bristol has been rescued out of administration in a pre-pack deal.

Fipronil contamination: Pidy profiteroles withdrawn from sale

Pidy has taken action to ensure its egg supply chain is free from fipronil contamination – including the use of new suppliers – following the discovery of “very small amounts” of the insecticide in three batches of its profiteroles.

Puratos UK rolls out new website

Puratos UK has become the first country in the Puratos Group to launch its new website.

Stevia use in global bakery NPD rises 15%

Global launches of baked goods made with stevia increased 15% in the second quarter of 2017 compared to 2016, according to new research.

l-r: Jason Frankland, Stanley Cauvain, Mark Borland

Consultancies BakeTran and BakeryLogic join forces

International bakery consultancies BakeTran and BakeryLogic have announced plans to collaborate.

Real Good Food vows to shake up financial reporting

Haydens and Renshaw owner Real Good Food has said it is committed to improving its corporate governance and reporting after failing to fully report details of payments made to directors.

Lotus Biscoff targets food manufacturers with new Crumble range

Lotus Biscoff has launched a ‘Crumble’ version of its biscuit for use as a cake base or topping.

Chevler adds stylish pattern to cupcake case range

Welsh baking case manufacturer Chevler has expanded its Vogue range with patterned cupcake cases. 

Asda releases '70s board-game inspired cake

Asda has launched a board-game inspired cake, less than a week after board game biscuits featured on The Great British Bake Off

Can you eat a doughnut without licking your lips?

Morrisons has challenged consumers to eat one of its jam doughnuts – without licking their lips.

Délifrance unveils Christmas range

European bakery supplier Délifrance has unveiled its four-strong Christmas range, including a panettone and boule.

Speciality Breads strengthens brioche range

Margate-based Speciality Breads has bolstered its brioche range with an edition initially targeted at the Christmas season.

Flo, who said goodbye to the Bake Off tent

Great British Bake Off Blog: Episode Three

It’s bread week on Bake Off and there’s not a gluten-free loaf in sight! I am ecstatic. There is, however, a rather phallic-looking snail, an adorable baby dragon and a wise old bread owl.

Pastry firm challenges students to revamp the vol-au-vent

Belgian-based ‘ready-to-fill’ pastry manufacturer Pidy is launching a new challenge aimed at catering and hospitality students within the UK.

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.

AB Mauri appoints Hannah Parry as R&D technologist

AB Mauri has appointed Hannah Parry as its research and development (R&D) technologist.

CSM rolls out American sweet bakery mixes range

CSM Bakery Solutions has launched a new range of American sweet bakery mixes, including muffins, brownies and doughnuts.

Mars introduces baked cookies trio

Mars Chocolate Drinks and Treats has rolled out three new cookie variants across its Bounty, Galaxy and M&M’s brands.

Dawn Foods kicks off Halloween campaign

Dawn Foods has kicked off its Halloween campaign to help bakers tap into the spooky season.

ABF: Ingredients in growth but bread under pressure

Allied Bakeries has been hit by “significant margin decline” as a result of low prices and cost pressure, according to parent company Associated British Foods (ABF).

New York Bakery Co unveils biggest campaign to date

New York Bakery Co has unveiled what it claims to be its “biggest campaign since it was founded in the 1990’s”.

Orchard Valley Foods and Candeco merge

Orchard Valley Foods has merged with Swedish decorations manufacturer Candeco Confektyr AB.

Patisserie Valerie to open new site in Worthing

Patisserie Valerie is to open a new site in Worthing later this year.

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