No more sugar coating
7th March 2017
Following the introduction of a new sugar tax and advice to cut back from several health organisations such as the World Health Organisation (WHO), consumer attitudes towards sugar and sweeteners are changing.
From garden to garnish
9th January 2017
We’ve seen a surge in edible flowers decorating our dishes in restaurants, cafes, delis and bakeries. With an air of sophistication, floral decorations can add a splash of colour to any meal.
Dazzled by doughnuts
9th January 2017
Deemed the new ‘cupcake,’ doughnuts are set to rise in popularity this year. With toppings including icing infused with matcha green tea, edible flowers and even gold leaf, doughnuts have become an ‘instagram-able’ favourite and are taking over social media.
Bakery trend spotting
21st November 2016
As part of our commitment to innovation, our team stay on top of all the latest food trends; keeping an eye on popular ingredients, new concepts and exciting combinations.
The Great British Bake Off effect
25th October 2016
The Great British Bake Off, now in its seventh series, attracts thousands of viewers each week despite the news it’s moving to Channel 4 without some of its beloved presenters. However, with such a huge following, what impact is the show having on the baking industry?
Low sugar. High demand.
6th October 2016
As consumer interest in healthy living grows and the government toughen up on the war against sugar, are you equipped to keep your customers happy?
Top 3 sweet treats to beat the winter blues
5th October 2016
While it may only be October, advent calendars and Christmas decorations are taking pride of place on shop shelves. To help ease your customers in to the festive season, here’s our top three foodie treats.
The art of artisan bread
29th July 2016
Searching #ArtisanBread on Instagram produces over 70,900 photos but what has made this carefully crafted range of bakery items so popular?
14th July 2016
Following the rise of the ‘breakfastarian’, sales of breakfast items are increasing with on-the-go products reigning supreme.
Coffee shop concepts
24th May 2016
The Macphie team recently conducted a workshop alongside specialist food suppliers, Andrew Ingredients, to showcase the key coffee shop trends impacting Northern Ireland and Ireland.
Healthy seeded bread products
13th August 2015
Find out the health benefits of baking with oats and multi-seed products such as lowering cholesterol and satiety.
Celebrate Thanksgiving with American-style treats
29th October 2014
American trends are set to continue as more US operators open in the UK so why not extend your current offering and celebrate Thanksgiving with American-style treats?
Make the most of rhubarb!
24th April 2014
Rhubarb has long been seen as having medicinal properties and was originally used as a medicine in ancient China. It was brought to Europe by Marco Polo and has been eaten as a food since the 18th Century.
Easy, beautiful cupcake designs
27th May 2013
The popularity of the cupcake continues to rise and show no sign of slowing. Here, Technical Representitive Neil Towse shows you how easy it is to create beautiful, premium cupcakes with a range of Macphie products.
Competing in the new high street
11th January 2013
“Life is slowly coming back to the high street, as consumers move to buying what they need, when they need it, looking to reduce waste in the home and manage ever tightening home budgets.
How to make perfect Danish Pastries
14th December 2012
Macphie has everything you need to make perfect Danish Pastries.