THE LATEST BAKING TREND AND GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFT…

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A new trend for cupcakes is to infuse your cupcake with a shot of intense flavour by turning your bakes boozy using shots.

Lakeland have some Wilton Martini Bottle Topper Shots which you fill with your favourite tipple and pop into the top of your cupcake, ready to be squeezed into the sponge before eating. They would make a great stocking filler for someone who loves to bake.

12 Wilton® Martini Toppers

Product Features

  • 12 Martini glass-shaped pipettes
  • Infuse cupcakes with your favourite tipple
  • Make your own flavour combinations
  • Great for fans of cake and cocktails
  • Part of Wilton’s Cupcakes are my Cocktails range
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Daily Prompt: Flattery will get you everywhere…

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Sooo I held a McMillan Biggest Coffee Morning to raise funds for this very important charity last week, and raised more than I could possibly have imagined with friends and friends of friends.

With a bring and buy cake stall, raffle table, and some fun guessing games (supplied by McMillan) the event was a great success.

Upon leaving some of the guests said what a fantastic morning it had been and suggested another for this time next year. ‘Flattery will get you everywhere’, I said, and promised to do the same again next year.

BRAMLEY APPLE PIE WEEK 3rd-9th OCTOBER, 2016…

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The Bramley Apple Pie Week is from 3rd – 9th October, 2016.

To celebrate Bramley Apple Week 2016, the top 1,200 chefs in the country, according to The 2016 Good Food Guide, were invited to show their support by sharing their signature Bramley recipes.

Recipes were shared by Michelin starred chefs including Mark Poynton, Galton Blackiston and Atul Kochher and award winning TV chef Cyrus Todiwala. These innovative and unique dishes showcased the versatility of Bramley and inspired people to get cooking.

A competition ran across owned social media channels, encouraging interaction from consumers. Cooks and fans were asked to post a picture of their favourite Bramley dish with the hashtags #LoveBramley and #BramleyAppleWeek, generating interaction around using Bramley in a wide variety of ways. A winner was chosen by Mark Poynton, Michelin starred chef/founder of Alimentumrestaurant, Cambridge.

Two high profile bloggers were also engaged in the activity: Holly Bell, Recipes from a Normal Mum, created a video for the Bramley YouTube channel for how to cook a Bramley apple and cinnamon crepe cake; Lavender and Lovage promoted Bramley Apple Week to her large following, creating a savoury sausage and sage baked apple with roast chicken. Both encouraged support of Bramley Apple Week across their social media channels. Lots more information on the Bramley Apple website.

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McMILLAN WORLD’S BIGGEST COFFEE MORNING…

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This morning I had a McMillan Coffee Morning with some friends (15 of us) and we were able to raise an amazing £240 for McMillan with our cakes and raffle.

My usual soggy orange cake was on offer with biscuits and tea or coffee. 2016-09-28-14-39-25

Everyone arrived with their array of home made cakes and biscuits from carrot cake to cheese cake and muffins. We had a raffle and played the two ‘guess’ games that McMillan sent us and were all astounded when we added up our funds to find we had raised £240.00

I think it’s such an easy and fun way to raise money that once a year a day should be dedicated as ‘The World’s Biggest Fundraising Coffee Morning’ so that other charities could benefit and I think lots of money could be raised. If every business small or big held it as well, can you imagine how much money could be raised???

I will certainly do another one next year and hopefully raise even more money. 7663727_da9cd11cb5_m

NATIONAL CUPCAKE WEEK IS 19th-25th SEPTEMBER, 2016…

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National Cupcake Week is 19th-25th September, 2016 but they already have their National Cupcake Champions.

On Wednesday 14th September at AB Mauri Centre of Excellence, 10 experts spent the day trying and tasting delicious little cakes of joy from 5 different categories. The cupcakes were individually rated by our experts to give a category winner. Each category winner was then judged to give your our cupcake champion!

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This event is brought to you by British Baker, the only industry title to cover the entire baking industry, including craft, ingredients, equipment, food-to-go, snacks, coffee shops, as well as plant bakery and supermarkets.

The week itself (19-25 September 2016) is designed to help promote the popularity of cupcakes in order to help bakery businesses boost their sales.

In addition to National Cupcake Week itself, they have an annual competition called the National Cupcake Championships, which serves to celebrate and reward the talent in the cupcake industry. In 2016, the competition’s eight year.

British Baker

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British Baker is about the business, the people, and the community of bakery in the UK.

Trusted to deliver daily news via its website www.bakeryinfo.co.uk , and independent news and analysis in the fortnightly publication, British Baker is both challenging and reader-friendly.

Designed for the modern baking industry, its large glossy format includes everything from recipe ideas and new product developments, to regular pricing surveys, jobs and classified.

Suitable for all within the baking industry, from the home-based bakery business to multinational coffee chains or ingredients suppliers, British Baker’s ethos is to be authoritative, informative and useful to business across all bakery-related areas.

Head down to the National Cupcake Week website for lots of information on this very popular awareness day.