Coffee Shops : A Review Of 2017

The UK coffee shop market grew by around 7% in turnover last year to £9.6bn. A new report from Allegra World Coffee Portal, ProjectCafé2018 UK, shows 1,215 new coffee shops opened last year with 24,061 open in total. That’s almost 3 per day and represents 5.3% growth. A whopping 71% of coffee sector executives interviewed…

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Klopps Favourite Cake

If you read the last blog you’ll know today is blue Monday. So time for a quick cake story that made us laugh. After an exciting football match yesterday between Manchester City and Liverpool , where Liverpool won by 4 goals to 3 a reporter quizzed the Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp about his favourite cake.…

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It’s Monday 15th January …

Apparently today being Monday 15th January it’s officially “blue Monday”. The most depressing day of the year. Well the week ahead can only get better ! It’s scientifically worked out by using a number of factors wrapped up in a mathematical formula. They are debt level (the difference between debt and ability to pay) ,the…

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Welcoming In 2018

As we slowly ease in to a new year with everyone stuffed to the gills with the over indulgence of the festive seasons we’re fighting the annual battle of gym memberships and diets. Cakes and desserts are definitely off the menu for most. Not really an ideal situation in our line of work where cake…

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Thank You

Everybody at Red Rose would like to thank all our customers for their business in 2017. To our long standing customers and new customers joining this year we hope we have provided you with great tasting cakes & desserts and an outstanding service. We look forward to continuing working with you all in 2018 and…

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5 Trends To Look Out For In 2018

Every December sees reviews of the year gone by and predictions for the coming year. What exciting new cakes and deserts will be available ? What new ingredients will be used ? How accurate were last years predictions ? (That’s another blog). Food expert Jane Milton of the Food and Drink Innovation Network has predicted…

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Held Hostage By Bad Reviews

Last week a fake restaurant based in a South London shed was voted the best restaurant on Trip Advisor. Writer Oobah Butler decided to see how far his prank could go and see if his shed could top the listings. Asking friends and family to post reviews, it quickly rose up the listings to the…

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Cake Discrimination

American same sex couple Eileen and Mireya Rodriguez-Del Rio got married in December 2016. They waited until October to celebrate with family and friends, so in August they started looking for the perfect cake for their perfect occasion. After having a meeting with Tastries Bakery and going through a cake tasting process tasting a variety…

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Who Knew SAS Stands For Serve-A-Slice ?

With Brexit dominating the headlines you may have missed out on what our armed forces have been up to lately. Keeping the peace across the world ?, chasing down demented dictators, extremists and terrorists ? Well yes of course but they’ve also been busy baking cakes, no seriously!. The annual forces Christmas baking competition took…

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Feeling The Bite

It must be an absolute nightmare losing your job before Christmas because the company you work for goes out of business. That’s what happened with Grain D’or and P&H. Grain D’or , which is a stones throw away from us in North West London, were wholesale producers of croissants, pastries, cakes and speciality breads and…

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