== Cupcakes sponsor ==


British Baker is proud to announce that ingredients supplier Puratos is to be a sponsor of National Cupcake Week. The week-long celebration runs from 14-19 September 2009, and is designed to boost bakers’ profits through the sale of cupcakes, as well as celebrating the different recipes on offer. If you are interested in co-sponsoring the event, call 01293 846571.



== ABIM offer ==


The Association of Bakery Ingredient Manufacturers (ABIM), is waiving fees for the first six months of the first year’s membership, as an introductory offer to new full members. Membership runs from January to December, so potential new members should join soon to take full advantage of the offer. Full membership is open to UK manufacturers of bakery ingredients and UK-based subsidiaries of EU companies. For further information contact abim@abim.org.uk



== Edwardian event ==


Tickets have gone on sale for the London and South East Master Bakers Association’s Edwardian breakfast at Hanbury Manor in Hertfordshire. The event, to be held on 19 April, will raise funds for the Bakers’ Benevolent Society. Tickets are available from Anthony Kindred - a.kindred@ntlworld.com or call 0207 642 0799 - and the breakfast kicks off at 10.15am. Tickets cost £60, or £40 for children and non-drinkers.



== Bakery robbers held ==


Four people have been arrested, with the aid of a police helicopter, after intruders broke into a Gunns Bakery shop in Biggleswade. Police were called to the bakery on Hitchin Street at around 1am, after the offenders had backed a Subaru Legacy into a rear door to force it open, before escaping with cash.