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Business Acumen Magazine Nov/Dec 2006

Tasting success
For Quality Desserts, the smell of success has been sweet and the
proof of quality is in the pudding.Sugar-coated puns aside, the Toowoomba-based company has built a strong reputation for its range of baked products including mud Barry Smith cakes, lamingtons jam tarts, biscuits, slices, Christmas puddings, cakes and fruit mince pies. READ MORE > > >

The Toowoomba Chronicle - Oct 2006

Entrepreneur eager to secure city's reputation with giant replica of edible icon
Cake maker puts faith in folklore

You would think after overseeing the production of 1.2 million lamingtons every single week you'd be sick of them, but not Julian Lancaster-Smith. So keen is the director of Quality Desserts company to see Toowoomba recognised as the official home of the lamington, he is contemplating the erection of a giant lamington to attract the tourists. READ MORE > > >

The Toowoomba Chronicle - Oct 2006

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Did Grandma invent the lamington in Toowoomba?
Family certain Fanny Young made them for 'Lord' employer

If only they had been called fanny cakes instead of lamingtons, Col Young would be able to prove beyond a doubt it was his grandma who invented them. READ MORE > > >

The Toowoomba Chronicle - Dec 1994

By Susan Searle
Sweet success for dessert makers
A Toowoomba food technologist's famlly business aims to exceed the magical $1 million turnover mark next year. Mr Barry Smith and his eldest son Julian Lancaster-Smith, who created Quality Desserts only two years ago, believe their expectation Is more than realistic, particularly after filling Christmas orders for about 400,000 plum puddings. READ MORE > > >

Food & Drink Buiness Magazine - March 2009

Quality Desserts upgrades IT
Toowoomba Queensland-based Quality Desserts has upgraded its IT systems to aid in fulfilling, local, national and international orders. Fulfilling both high and low volume production requirements, and following some recent contract wins for the bakery, Quality Desserts adopted for a single comprehensive IT solution from Sanderson. READ MORE > > >

The Australian Retailer Magazine - Aug 2008

Quality Desserts a family baking success
In a couple of months, this successful family business turns "Sweet 16".

From their humble beginnings in a 180m' shed in 1992, the Smith and Lancaster-Smith family team (Barry, Trish, Brad, Janelle, Julian and Julie) are now in a state of the art 4000m' production facility in Toowoomba, with big plans for expansion. READ MORE > > >

The Toowoomba Chronicle - April 2000

By Scott Murdoch
Toowoomba gift for TV newlyweds takes the cake!
When two Toowoomba cooks board a Sydney-bound plane this afternoon, their cabin luggage may raise afew eyebrows. Instead of a bag or lap-top computer, Julian Lancaster-Smith and Brenton Thompson will be carrying a three-tier chocolate cake bound for the Nine Network's Footy Show tonight. READ MORE > > >