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'Cost-saving' dairy bulking agent for chocolate and bakery to go global
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Arla Foods Ingredients has announced that a dairy bulking agent for chocolate and bakery formulation that it said offers cost savings on sweet whey powder (SWP) is set for global roll-out in 2012. More

Magnolia Bakery releases holiday menu with festive dessert tasting
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With November upon us, the indulgent holiday eating season will be here faster than you can say "New Year's Resolutions." But don't count your calories just yet. Magnolia Bakery kicked off their holiday season with a dessert tasting at their Columbus Circle location. The event featured treats for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas. More

Winston-Salem, NC, bakery going strong at age 81
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Amy Macdonald's passion for Dewey's Bakery cakes is mirrored in her three children. "My daughter Megan is 7 years old," Macdonald said recently at the Dewey's Bakery at Thruway Shopping Center in Winston-Salem, N.C., where she was buying pink lemonade cake squares. "She is counting the days until she can work here. She talks about it all the time." More

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Pasco, Wash., bakery prepares for day of the dead
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The doll-shaped dough waiting for its turn in the ovens of Pasco's Panaderia Tecoman will go on a homemade altar to remember Francisco, whose name is written in strawberry jam. Owners Hector and Sonia Blanco and their employees were hard at work creating the pan de muerto families will use to honor and remember their dead. More

Flourtown Bakery an 'old fashion destination'
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Besides a few loose drinks, the Flourtown Bakery in Plymouth-Whitemarsh, Pa., doesn't sell anything besides baked goods. According to owner Frank Alio, it isn't an accident. "We don't sell candy, we don't sell potato chips and we don't sell anyone else's thing," he said. "We don't get into anyone else's business. We're a bakery and that's what we do." More

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    Sugar Daddy's Bakery and Café launches 'Hey Sugar'
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    This month saw the launch of popular Sugar Daddy's Bakery and Café's new brand Hey Sugar. The trendy Dubai and Abu Dhabi-based bakery became known for its decedent cupcakes and sweet treats called 'Hey Sugar.' The new brand aims to deliver an innovative range of delicious desserts as well as a higher standard of service and quality. More

    New Hollywood Bakery's Chicken a la King and killer pineapple buns
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    Jonathan Kauffman writes, "I've been back to New Hollywood Bakery a couple of times since discovering its baked pineapple buns - there's no pineapple in them, for those of you who don't know, but instead a crumbly golden crust of flour, egg, sugar, and butter or lard laid overtop a soft, white yeasted bun. (Some bakers crosshatch the top so the bun comes out of the oven looking like the skin of a pineapple.) The Hong Kong pastry is ubiquitous in San Francisco, but it's a rare bakery that produces a pineapple bun that's as good - not too dense, not too squishy - at room temperature as it is warm." More

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    New bakery in Chelsea, Mich., will serve European-style wedding cakes, desserts
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    A new bakery in Chelsea, Mich., that specializes in European-style wedding cakes, cupcakes and pastries is hosting its grand opening. Glee Cake & Pastry, named after owner and executive pastry chef Glee Havens, is opening at 117 S. Main St. in the former Mission Marketplace, according to a news release. More

    French pastries find a home in SoHo
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    Dominique Ansel, who was the pastry chef at Daniel for six years and worked at Fauchon in Paris before that, opens his own pastry shop and cafe. Besides croissants, macarons and éclairs, he is baking a few specialties that are not everyday indulgences in New York. More

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