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Gerhard's blog: Getting into the bakery business

These days if you are a young entrepreneur looking for a foothold in the food industry it most likely happens via a pop-up stall in a market.

Blog: what’s your excuse for not pursuing your passion?

Ok then, let’s get right to the heart of this question: what is stopping you doing what you’ve always dreamed of? The mere hint of it sets your heart racing and you daydream a thousand daydreams, in total abandonment. That’s your passion, that’s you, telling you what you want, that’s you saying to yourself that you are capable of fulfilling your life’s dreams – if only you have the courage to listen. So why don’t you?

Blog: Has it come to this?

I am now 56-years-old, and my own children like to continually remind me that if there was a hill to be over, I would be not only be over it...

Gerhard’s blog: Gay and other cake commissions

Gerhard Jenne looks back at some risqué cake commissions and points to the importance of moving with the times.

David Smart of the CBA
Blog: And so it begins…

As I write, it’s 8:31am on Wednesday 2 July and I am aboard the ‘Virgin Pendolino’ from Wigan (God’s own country) to London for the first Craft Bakers’ Association (CBA) board meeting after our conference...

Gerhard’s blog: Raspberry fudge for brunch

Gerhard Jenne relives the rush of a television spotlight on Sunday Brunch and the challenge of making a raspberry fudge tart in front of the cameras.

Gerhard’s blog: Summer of love

While planning for Christmas is in full swing, Gerhard turns his attention back to summer and the strawberry creations flying out of the door.

David Smart’s blog: Daddy’s Little Girl

Family-owned businesses account for about 80% of all businesses worldwide, and about one-third of them are owned by women. Census data and recent research show that daughters and wives are increasingly taking over family firms.

Gerhard’s blog: Glasgow bites

Gerhard Jenne makes a brief sojourn to Glasgow and samples some of the city’s bakery delights

Gerhard’s blog: Sporting challenges

Those of you who read this blog might sometimes question what planet I live on, waxing on about individual servings of pastries that cost anything from £5, even £8. This does not resemble anything in your life, you might think. It doesn’t for most of the time in mine either, but when you live and work in Central London, you can’t help but notice these things and it also makes it very exciting.

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