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'Paperboard is slowly replacing plastic in certain areas'

Neil Goldman, managing director, of packaging supplier Colpac on the role of paperboard in bakery and food-to-go

‘I am keen to understand this wonderful industry’

Alasdair Smith, the new chief executive officer of Scottish Bakers, on his previous experience and his ambitions for the role

Legal: Will tighter laws consign overbaking to history?

John Mitchell, partner at law firm Blake Morgan, looks at the impact new regulations on acrylamide management could have on Britain’s bakers

‘I needed to learn more about baking and the industry’

Stephen Kramer, recently elected Master of The Worshipful Company of Bakers, on getting to know the baking industry

Great British Bake Blog: Episode 10

And the winner is… Liam. Ok, that’s just wishful thinking on my part (and that of hundreds of Twitter users). But I am willing to concede the actual champion ultimately deserved to win.

Great British Bake Blog: Episode Nine

There was a surprising lack of innuendos in this week’s episode of The Great British Bake Off. Perhaps patisserie isn’t very sexy. Or, far more likely, Noel was asked not to mention what Prue’s necklace really looked like. I was given the same instructions.

Great British Bake Blog: Episode Eight

This episode should have contained a trigger warning. Seriously, it was harrowing to watch and I have been left emotionally scarred 75 minutes of television… as has pretty much everyone on Twitter.

Great British Bake Blog: Episode Seven

It’s hard to imagine the sweltering temperature inside the Bake Off tent on Italian week, particularly when you’re watching it from the sofa in your polar bear PJs under a blanket.

Great British Bake Blog: Episode Six

It’s pastry week in The Great British Bake Off tent, leading Brits everywhere to question why anyone would bother to make puff pastry. I certainly don’t know anyone that does. Although I take this opinion of many of the technical challenges… quit faffing and just pop to the shops!

Great British Bake Blog: Episode Five

Emotions were running high in this week’s Bake Off. Towards the end of the episode, the jovial frolicking from earlier episodes was but a distant memory as more despondent emotions set in.