Cakes & Pastries

Tall bakes, like this chocolate double barrel tall layered cake decorated with strawberries, will be all the rage this year. Pic: Daria Nipot

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2022 will be the year of the statement bake

By Gill Hyslop

Cake and desserts producer BBF Limited said cake trends this year will continue to be influenced by social media, with budding Brits bakers constantly deferring to celeb icons and influencers to create that blow away celebration cake.

Dina Foods' founders - brothers Suheil (MD), Fadi and Samir Haddad. Pic: Dina Foods

Dina Foods celebrates 30th anniversary

By Gill Hyslop

The supplier of Mediterranean breads, snacks and confectionery is marking its major milestone at International Food & Drink (IFE), but while the scale of the company may have changed, it claims its family values and focus on quality, service and integrity...

EU food producers have six months to phase out the use of titanium dioxide. Pic: GettyImages/UltimaSperanza

The countdown to phase out E171 in EU foods has begun

By Gill Hyslop

Titanium dioxide (E171) - a popular additive that confers a bright white shade to frosting and cake decorations - has been banned as a food additive in the EU, with a six-month phasing out period coming into force this month (January 2022) after which...

A selection of exquisite confections handcrafted by Just Desserts. Pic: Regal Food Products Group

Regal gets (its) Just Desserts

By Gill Hyslop

UK-based Regal Food Products Group has acquired premium desserts producer Just Desserts for an undisclosed sum.

Sigep - The Dolce World Expo will now take place March 12 to 16.

Current covid situation sees Sigep postponed until March

By Jim Cornall

Due to increased numbers of omicron Covid-19 infections, and the subsequent reduction in travel, organizers of Sigep - The Dolce World Expo, scheduled for January, have postponed the event to March 12 to 16.

Allegen-friendly Partake cookies are a great treat for any birthday. Pic: Partake Foods

Every child deserves a birthday treat

By Gill Hyslop

Kids are worth celebrating, but this year, around 2.5 million American youngsters who experienced homelessness missed out on having fun on their birthday – a status quo celebrity-backed Partake Foods wants to change.

Brice-Audren Riché is taking over the reigns as Lesaffre's CEO on 1 January 2022. Pic: Lesaffre

Lesaffre appoints new head

By Gill Hyslop

The French fermentation specialist has appointed Brice-Audren Riché as chief executive officer, succeeding Antoine Baule, who has reached the end of his mandate.

BFF Limited produces around 150 million Christmas mince pies annually. Pic: BFF

The Christmas mince pie trends of 2021

By Gill Hyslop

While the rest of the UK enjoyed the summer, ambient cake and dessert manufacturer BBF Limited (BBF) were gearing up and preparing around 150 million mince pies for the upcoming festivities.