Bread influences CPI

Bread and wheat-related products were among the largest upward pressures on the change in the Consumer Price Index inflation between October and November, according to the Office for National Statistics latest data. Within food and non-alcoholic beverages, overall prices rose by 1.6% during this period, Bread and cereal prices, overall, rose by 1.9%.

Squires’ 25th event

Squires Kitchen’s Annual Decorating, Chocolate and Sugarcraft Exhibition will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2011. The event, at Farnham Maltings in Surrey from 11-13 March, will include two large demonstration theatres, a cake decorating contest, cake displays and mini-classes.

Real Bread advice

Bakers can find advice on bakery business models, legislation, equipment, voluntary apprenticeships, basic recipes and ingredients in a new guide from the Real Bread Campaign. Knead to Know: the Real Bread starter will be available to order from from 17 January.

Bakers’ Fair website

British Baker’s new Bakers’ Fair website has gone live. With details on the new Spring Fair, to take place at Newbury Racecourse, Berkshire on 10 April 2011, the site also includes pictures from this autumn’s Fair in Bolton.