There can be no doubt - 2012 was the year that brought bakery to the headlines. And British Baker, via, was at the forefront of reporting the news as and when it developed.

Here we take a look at our five best video reports of the year:

National Cupcake Week

Last September we teamed up with CLIC Sargent, the charity for children and young people with cancer, and held a cupcake baking day for them as part of National Cupcake Week. Sabrina Collins, owner of Lady Jayne’s Cakes, and winner of the Best Themed Cupcake category at the National Cupcake Championships, took the class at a CLIC Home-from-Home centre in London. See:

Baking Industry Awards

The Baking Industry Awards are the Oscars for the bakery world and last year saw the 25th anniversary of the prestigious event. The industry came together to see Robert Burns of Burns the Bread in Glastonbury crowned as Baker of the Year. See:

China study tour

British Baker joined a pan-industry study tour to China at the start of 2012. Here we speak to Ted Rich, the former MD of Rich Products UK, about the reasons behind the trip. See:

BB75 Lunch

In February 2012, British Baker launched its first ever networking lunch for BB75 – our comprehensive list of the biggest retailers in bakery. See what Greggs’ chief executive Ken McMeikan thought of the event:

Say no to the 20% pasty tax

The pasty tax was one of the biggest news stories of 2012, and the baking industry came together to get the government to change its mind about charging VAT on hot pies. Relive the Downing Street demonstration here: