Greggs’ relief appeal

Greggs branches around the country have set up cash collection points for staff and customers to make donations towards the relief effort following the flood disaster in Pakistan, while the firm is also making a £10,000 donation.

Cupcake concession

Jellytots & Dollymixtures Cupcake Company opened a concession in Selfridges Exchange Square, Manchester and Selfridges Trafford Centre, Manchester, earlier this month. Since opening a year ago, Jellytots has gone from making the basic vanilla cupcake to offering flavours of the month and weekend specials.

Best-in adds cakes

Best-in, the Bestway cash and carry group’s own-label brand has launched a new range of 15 fancy cakes, including traditional favourites such as Victoria sponge and iced sponge cakes. All the cakes are handmade to traditional Scottish recipes and will be sold in branches of Bestway, Batley and Bellevue.

Seasonal showcase

Bako North Western is holding a seasonal showcase to help bakers’ festive products stand out. The event, on 22-23 September, at its premises in Preston, Lancashire, aims to give visitors ideas for Halloween, Bonfire Night, Christmas and Valentine’s Day. At least 30 key suppliers will be on hand over the two days, suggesting innovative recipes and holding hands-on product-making demonstrations.

Icing champion

Millie’s Cookies has crowned employee Vicky Pullen as its Creative Cookie Designer of the Year, in the first global Millie’s Cookies’ Ice-Off Championships, held in London on Friday 13 August 2010. The contest was created to recognise the icing skills of its employees.