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These creamed Hot Cross Buns are the perfect Easter sweet treat – our handcrafted Hot Cross Buns are a match made in heaven with whipped cream. 

This recipe is great for kids to have a go at creating as well – all you need is a variety of sauces, toppings and fillings and let them go to town!





  • Cut your Hot Cross Buns in half, then toast in the oven.
  • Remove & let cool slightly.
  • Once cooled, fill with whipped cream/fillings of your choice.
  • Top with sauces and toppings of your choice.


Top Tips:

We used whipped cream & caramel sauce, but would also recommend the following:


You also can’t go wrong with Hot Cross Buns toasted with butter!


Have you entered to win Hot Cross Buns for a year? There’s 10 chances to win! Simply purchase any 2 x 6pk Hot Cross Buns to enter. Terms & conditions apply, promotion runs until 17/4/22.



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A classic kiwi party treat that we all love!


Have a kids birthday party coming up? We are loving this idea of making cute shapes out of our Lolly Slice.


All you need is your favourite cookie cutters and some Coupland’s Lolly Slice, simply cut your shapes out and your party table will be looking fab in no time. Challenge the kids to get even more creative and decorate them with coloured icing, pebbles and sprinkles.


It’s not a kiwi kids party without some Lolly Slice on the table. The sweet malt fudge filled with lots of soft colourful lollies makes it the perfect treat for the kids and don’t forget the sweet toothed adults will love it too.  There may even be some other slice flavours that could work just as well too.


Put some aside, and keep the party going in the kids lunchbox, or for your own afternoon tea the next day!


We’d love to see what fun shapes you can come up with so don’t forget to tag #couplands!

Looking for cookie cutters?  We got ours from Look Sharp.


Do you have a variation of Lolly Cake you’d like us to make?  Submit your favourite things to add and we’ll pass it on to our Research & Development team for review.

Get the kids, and try out this super cute Deviled Egg Chick recipe!


This would be the perfect breakfast treat for your family over this Easter break! Remember to get your Coupland’s Toast Bread out of the freezer so you can have some toast on the side.



  • 12 large eggs hard boiled and peeled
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 tsp dijon mustard* or add to taste
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt (or to taste)
  • 1 small carrot peeled and sliced into rings
  • 6 black olives


  • A straw (plastic, paper, or steel)
  • A sharp knife (parental/caregiver help)


  1. Peel 12 hard-boiled eggs.
  2. Carefully with a sharp knife, slice off a very thin layer from the base of the egg – this will give it a flat surface to stand on a platter. Cut off a generous top third of the egg. Squeeze around the egg base gently to loosen the yolk and it should pop right out. Keep the lids paired with their bases.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, combine 12 cooked yolks and mash well with a fork. Add 1/3 cup mayonnaise, 1 1/2 tsp dijon (or add to taste), 1/4 tsp garlic powder and 1/8 tsp salt, or season to taste. Mash everything together until smooth.
  4. Transfer mixture into a snap lock bag or pastry bag, and pipe generously into egg bases. Place top 1/3 back over the base and press down slightly to stick together.
  5. For the eyes, poke through an olive with a straw several times, then gently squeeze down the straw and the little circles of olives will pop right out. For the beaks, thinly slice a few rings of carrot and cut each ring into sixths to make tiny little triangles. Insert 2 olive spots for eyes and 2 carrot wedges the beak.
  6. Set chicks on a platter and garnish with fresh parsley or dill to give them that “free range” feel.


*No dijon? No problem! Substitute with 1 1/2 tsp white wine vinegar


Recipe credit to Natasha’s Kitchen


Show us your finished  chicks on our Instagram or Facebook page!
Coupland’s Kid’s Christmas Picnic

The Christmas tree is up, the sparkling lights are on and the Christmas parties are in full swing.


Once a year, the team at Coupland’s Head Office in Christchurch put on a fantastic day for the kiddies of Coupland’s to say thanks.


This year, the Coupland’s Kid’s Picnic was held on Saturday 7th December at Spencer Park in Christchurch. Although it started off raining, the sun and heat sure came out in force just as the kids picnic kicked off!


The men hopped on the BBQ’s and got them sizzling hot before cooking up a storm of chicken, beef patties, bacon and onions along with a few seasonal salads and Coupland’s Bread, of course. Everyone dived in!


Once food had settled down the fun began! A fun dinosaur bouncy castle was set up along with some giant garden games including connect four, chess and jenga. The kids were then divided into age groups to compete against one another for prizes – this is where the real fun began! This included apple bopping, running races, egg and spoon race and dress up as a baker race. The kids loved dressing up as mum or dad.





After the games, Santa arrived in a fire truck to treat the kids to some Christmas presents.




Once Santa had finished ho ho ho and all the presents were out of his sack, the fire brigade turned on their hoses to cool everyone down! It was a huge water fight, which was surly needed in the heat!




The day was then finished off with a GIANT lolly scramble, some ice cream and Coupland’s donuts – yum!





Thank you to the kids of Coupland’s, we wouldn’t be here without you and your support.

The Staff kids Christmas party is a strong tradition for the Coupland’s family and was back again in 2018 at Spencer Park for an action-packed day of fun! This event has been around for over a decade and is one of our favourite events of the season!
The weather turned it on again this year with a warm summer’s day. The party started at midday with an awesome itinerary of games, competitions, food, the fire brigade and of course Santa coming to give all the kids presents!

Lunch was cooked and ready for everyone to dive into before the activities kicked off! For the games the kids were divided into age groups and could compete in the Running, hula hoop, egg & spoon and sack race! Medals were given out for 1st, 2nd and 3rd for each event.

After the games Santa turned up to give all the good kids of Coupland’s a present each! We think this is a pretty special occasion as the children get shown how important they are to our business and we want them to feel special.

Luckily with this hot weather the fire brigade turned up to cool everyone down. The kids ran around and had a big water fight which was surely needed in the heat! Then the day finally finished off with an iconic lolly scramble.
Overall the 2018 Picnic was a success and it definitely made it worthwhile seeing the smiles and laughs on our kids and staff’s faces. We can’t wait for 2019!

The Coupland’s family was proud to open their new Rolleston store on the 25th May 2018.
With Rolleston being one of the fastest growing towns in New Zealand it is a very exciting time for both us and the community of Rolleston which we are thrilled to now be a part of.

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At 9am we had the official opening with the ribbon being cut by Founder Ray Coupland, accompanied by the Managing Director Lance Coupland and Store Manager Bev Jenkins. It was a very proud moment making this our 25th store nationwide. It had been 12 years since a new South Island store was opened with Ferry Road being the last back in 2006 and losing 2 stores in the Christchurch earthquakes.
We had a great day with lots of specials and prizes to be won. The Mai FM team set up in the carpark with prizes including vouchers, free soft drinks supplied by Coca Cola, free donuts and of course free coffee. Win Bread for a Year was one of the many promotions that ran during the grand opening, with five lucky winners being drawn on the 24th of June.
The Rolleston store has a vibrant & innovative but warm feel to it, with an easy flowing layout and not to mention our friendly staff. The store offers barista made coffee using Prima Roastery Coffee Bean’s from our local supplier in Woolston..

If you haven’t been lucky enough to check out our new store yet, pop in next time you are out and say hi to our friendly staff they will help find you a delicious treat…we’re sure you won’t be disappointed.

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Many of us think that if we won the lottery we’d end up on a beach somewhere, drinking cocktails and being waited on hand and foot. That does sound rather nice, doesn’t it?

We are proud to be a part of more than 1400 Lotto stores all over New Zealand, with 3 stores – Karewa (Hamilton), Carmen Road (Christchurch) and Ferry Road (Christchurch) now offering Lotto Express!

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100% of Lotto profits go back into New Zealand communities

Wairarapa is New Zealand’s ‘luckiest’ region for 2017

Since first draw 30 years ago, Lotto players have raised a
whopping $4.3 billion for Kiwi community initiatives

Lotto players help save native wildlife

Every time you play Lotto NZ games you’re helping raise funding for
important community causes, like Menz Shed

Fancy joining the list of Lotto winners? Play for the next jackpot by visiting one of our stores and getting your lucky ticket. Good luck!

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It was a wonderful sunny summers day this Saturday!
And what better way to take advantage of a day like that than with a Christmas picnic party?
A Coupland’s Bakeries kids Christmas party is a tradition for over a decade and is one of our season’s favourite event.
This year we had our party at Spencer park and there was everything you could possibly want for both kids and adults at Christmas time – Santa, interactive games, yummy food, fire truck and loads of fun! The highlight of the day was, of course, when the Santa arrived and the kids were each given a present to call their own.

We started our party at midday with 6 awesome cooks making BBQ for lunch. After everybody had some delicious food we continued with interactive games like 3 legged race, jumping the hoola hoop, sack race and passing the egg.
Kids were divided into age groups. They all got some lollies as a reward for trying really hard in each game and of course, the best ones were rewarded with medals for the first, second and third place. In all the games there were also parent involved which made everything more interesting for kids and much funnier.

After running in the hot sun and trying hard in all the games, there was the time for the most interesting part of the whole event, Santa! He came in a big red fire truck and after everybody gathered around him in the shade, it was time for him to give away some presents.
Fire trucks weren’t just for show, but they helped us all to cool down by spraying the water on everybody who got in their way. The kids were running around the big field and laughing their hearts out while they were trying to, at the same time, catch and avoid the water drops.

We don’t know who had more fun that day, parents or kids.
There were definitely a lot of laughter and heaps of happy faces on that sunny festive afternoon. We can’t wait for next year!
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