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Cake makers tipped to stray from tradition this Christmas

Cake makers won’t be afraid to stray from tradition when designing festive desserts this Christmas season, it has been predicted. Diane Lunt, marketing manager at Renshaw Bakery, suggested traditionally-covered Christmas fruit cakes are being phased out in favour of more modern alternatives. In an interview with British Baker Magazine, she advised customers to prepare for a more… Read more

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Increased effort in planning for Halloween means big business for bakers

Bakeries have been told not to fear Halloween and ensure their timing and products are perfect to capitalise on one of the biggest events of the year. Figures from the IRI show that the seasonal cake market rose to a worth of £129 million in the 52 weeks leading up to May 2013 and Halloween is now the third largest event… Read more

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Nostalgic packaging becoming popular in baking industry

Nostalgic packaging is becoming increasingly popular within the baking industry. Research from business analyst Datamonitor has suggested that more bakeries are opting for packaging that reminds customers of simpler times. Tanvi Savara, who is an associate analyst at Datamonitor, has claimed that this is a particularly effective tactic for those targeting older demographics. Speaking to,… Read more

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Organisers of food and drink manufacturing ‘Oscars’ add two new awards

Two new prizes are to go up for grabs at the food and drink manufacturing ‘Oscars’, which will celebrate its 13th birthday later this year. The Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEA) recognises the achievements of small, medium and large companies across the industry who will have even more of a chance of landing an accolade following the recent announcement…. Read more

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Latest craze ‘cronut’ being resold online for

It might be highly calorific and extremely hard to get hold of, but New York’s newest bakery craze is taking the world by storm, reports. The ‘cronut’ is a delicious combination of doughnut and croissant, dreamt up and produced exclusively by Dominique Ansel at his bakery in The Big Apple. Made in limited quantities each morning, the sugary… Read more

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Britain’s cafe culture fuelling huge rise in biscuit sales

Biscuit sales are at an all-time high and it’s all thanks to the café culture that’s currently sweeping through Britain. This is according to Isabelle Davis, brand communications manager at confectionery provider Delice de France, who says biscuit and cookie makers have plenty of reasons to anticipate growth. In an interview with, Ms Davis brushed aside claims… Read more

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Mondelez to start manufacturing Oreo biscuits in UK

Oreo biscuits will be manufactured in the UK for the first time ever after its owner Mondelez International witnessed a huge demand for the product in Britain. The confectionery and biscuit company has injected £6 billion into a new manufacturing line at its factory in Sheffield – a bakery which will now produce three tonnes of the black-and-white snack every single hour. Huge… Read more

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