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 Elevating ingredients and classical techniques

 by Modern Baking

Certification Chairman, Jory Downer, owner of Bennison’s Bakery, encourages bakers to pursue CMB and talks about the art of baking bread in Modern Baking.


AIB International is offerning Consolidated Standards for Inspection manuals and handbooks for 40% off! Click here to learn more!


   TLC's Smash Hit NEXT GREAT BAKER Is At It Again!
Are you a natural-born baker or cake artist? Can you make amazing masterpieces, crazy confections or over-the-top cakes? Could you be Season 3's Next Great Baker?
Think you or someone you know has what it takes to out-bake the competition? Then it's GO TIME ... apply for Season 3 NOW!


Summer Fancy Food Show
Washington DC
June 17 - 19, 2012

North America’s largest specialty food & beverage event. Each year, more than 180,000 products are showcased featuring the world's finest foods and beverages from more than 2,400 exhibitors representing 80+ countries and regions. RBA members who wish to attend will be able to take advantage of a discounted admittance fee of only $25 until June 14! 




Conceived by three smart cupcakes at The Anita Kaufmann Foundation (AKF), The Great Purple Cupcake Project is a sweet epilepsy awareness initiative supporting Purple Day (March 26th). During the week of March 26th, AKF is inviting bakeries and cupcakeries across the United States to feature PURPLE CUPCAKES in an effort to promote awareness of a condition that affects over 3 million Americans.
AKF will provide you with the Purple Day swag and signage and you make the cupcakes. All we ask is that a portion of cupcake sales go back to Purple Day for epilepsy awareness (10% is suggested). In return, your shop and website will be listed on a dedicated page at both and They will also provide you with press materials to send out to the local media.


Mark Your Calendar for IBIE 2013
October 6-9, 2013
Las Vegas, NV

Serious baking professionals around the world know that IBIE is the most important trade event—and their most complete source for the equipment, ingredient and supply solutions they need to stay competitive and ahead of the curve. Thousands of baking pros—directors and managers from every industry segment—get down to business here, finding new technologies, tracking issues and trends and getting answers and ideas to move their operations profitably into the future. Plan now to join these industry leaders in Las Vegas, October 6-9, 2013. Large or small, your business will benefit from being here. Visit for more information and to sign up for updates.


The Chicago Fine Chocolate Festival
November 16 – 18, 2012

Chicago at Navy Pier Exhibition Center

Press Release

This event is open to both the trade and public. The heart and soul of the event is “Fine Artisanal Chocolate” but we also have 8 other featured areas within the show – Beer, Wine & Spirits Pairing Pavilion, The Market Place (mostly mass market type chocolate products), All things Chocolate (fine desserts, cakes cookies), Friends of Chocolate (books, schools, spas, fountain), Tea Time, Coffee Corner as well as The Kids Spot and The Chocolate Factory. Click here for more information.

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