Bakeware sales soar at Asda

Speciality bakeware and glam decorations go down a treat, as grocer reports 168% jump in sales of vintage cake stands, with silicone muffin pans and scales also seeing growth.

Bakeware sales soar at Asda

Tying in with National Baking Week (October 18-24), Asda has reported a surge in sales of ‘fanciful’ baking ingredients and speciality bakeware.

The supermarket chain saw an impressive 168% growth in sales of vintage cake stands over the past six months, while sales of silicone muffin pans jumped 89%. Electronic scales also proved popular, up 67% and even children are getting in on the act, with kids cookie cutters up 156%.

Glam ingredients have one down a storm, with Asda reporting a massive 210% increase in sales of edible pink glitter during the six-month period, and coloured piping icings up by 54%.

Cakes mixes are also up 33% and Betty Crocker frostings are up 104% year on year.

Following the impressive surge in sales, Asda desserts and baking product manager Leigh Andrew explained that the grocer plans to extend its bakeware range in 2011, “adding 100s of new products”.

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