Monthly Archives: May 2015

BAKO NW’s Great British Food Festival highlights

26 May, 2015

This Bank Holiday marked yet another food filled weekend as food lovers from across the country enjoyed live music and delicious regional produce at The Great British Food Festival. Held in the beautiful grounds of Harewood House, the festival featured around 100 stalls of the country’s best fudges, breads, cheese, cakes and more.

There was plenty to see and do, including live demonstrations from The Great British Bake Off’s Luis Troyano and Bettys tearoom. Those with a competitive streak could even put their baking (or eating) skills to the test in the ‘Cake Off’ or Man vs Food challenges.

Did you make the journey to Leeds for The Great British Food Festival? We’d love to hear about what you thought of the weekend on Twitter.

Here’s some of our highlights from the event!

6 edible favours for wedding season

21 May, 2015

Wedding season is a key time for bakers, not just for creating impressive tiered wedding cakes, but to whip up delicious edible favours for guests to enjoy. As food trends evolve, more of your customers may be looking for an alternative to the traditional sugared almond. So, the team at BAKO NW have put together some inspiration for unique wedding favours to suit a variety of wedding themes.

Macarons

An appropriate homage to classic sugared almonds, macarons make a treat fit for the most elegant of weddings. Easily coloured and flavoured to match the colour scheme of your customer’s wedding, these bite size treats are perfect for those after a stylish treat. Classic delicate flavours such as vanilla and lemon are sure to be crowd pleaser’s.

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Cupcakes

For those brides and grooms looking for a more informal favour, cupcakes make the ideal solution. They’re a modern and fun way to share a gift with your guests, and great for those customers on a budget.

How about topping cupcakes with miniature flags and adding guest’s names on for a thoughtful finishing touch. Or why not package them in individual cupcake boxes to make the gift even more personal?

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Miniature cream tea

For customers looking for a quintessentially British wedding favour, why not recreate a miniature cream tea for guests to take home? A fluffy scone packaged up with a small pot of jam, clotted cream and some loose English tea is sure to be a treat guests won’t forget.

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Biscuits

Biscuits are an idyllic wedding favour as they can be easily decorated and transported. One of 2015’s most popular wedding trends has been to decorate biscuits in the style of the bride and groom. Buttery shortbread biscuits make the perfect base for adding soft icing and fondant tuxedos and wedding dresses. Why not try decorating cake pops with bride and groom style decorations for a delicious and unique take on this trend?

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Truffles

Rich chocolate truffles are sure to be a hit when catering for large groups as you can create a selection that’s sure to please everyone. From sticky salted caramel to roasted coffee, truffles are an indulgent treat guests won’t be able to resist. Truffles look even more delicious when served in small bags tied with ribbon or in specially embellished boxes.

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Fudge

Could there be a more classic confection than creamy fudge? Not only is fudge popular with customers of all ages, it can also be cut into shapes to suit your customers wedding. Different textures of chopped nuts and chocolate chips give fudge an even more indulgent twist. How about serving heart shaped vanilla fudge dipped in white chocolate?

What would you bake to add that special final touch to a couple’s big day? Don’t forget to share a photo of your heart-warming creations with us on our Twitter!