The Fabulous Bakin’ Boys’ headquarters in Witney recently welcomed schoolchildren to find out about the development of bakery products.

The children from Batt C of E Primary School worked alongside new product development manager Richard Henderson and brand manager Gemma Usborne to see how bakery products are developed and packaged for sale.

They designed their own cupcakes, weighed out ingredients and watched the cakes being baked in the test bakery. The children iced their own cakes using professional piping bags and plenty of edible decorations.

Henderson said: “Showing children how a food product is made from start to finish is rewarding for me as a new product innovator. They came up with some really creative ideas and names for new cupcake designs and then had the chance to put their designs into action as a real bakery such as our would do – but of course on a far larger scale. It was great to be able to share our skills and knowledge with potentials bakers of the future!”