BAKERS DEPEND, AT LEAST IN PART, ON THEIR SUPPLIERS FOR SUCCESS.
Modern Baking's annual guide provides information on some of the leading equipment, ingredients, supplies and services available to assist your bakery.
Offer Hispanic products
BakeMark offers Trigal Dorado bakery ingredients, a complete line of quality products ranging from mixes and fillings to thaw-and-serve cookies. Whether you run a panadería or you are looking to add Hispanic baked products to your existing product line, Trigal Dorado bakery ingredients offer authenticity, quality and consistency. The product line delivers the authentic taste that reminds your customers of the bakeries back home, keeping them returning for more.
Call BakeMark USA: 866/232-8575
Edible inks for Epson printers
Use your Epson printer to create computerized cake decorations with Kopykake edible inks that are compatible with Epson printers. The improved formula edible ink is available in cartridges that suit a range of Epson printers. You can enjoy the same high performance inks as Kopykake's Diamond Series, but you are no longer restricted to Canon printers. The Epson inks provide unrivaled edible ink color reproduction, prevent print head clogging, improve bakery performance, reduce waste and improve customer satisfaction, the company says.
Call Kopykake: 800/999-5253
Self-service bread slicer
The JAC Self-Service bread slicer from Erika Record represents a new approach in bread slicing. It is designed to offer both the bakery operator and the customer a risk-free slicing experience. The slicer is user-friendly, safe, and provides consumers with a visual, interactive experience.
Call Erika-Record LLC: 800/682-8203
Create delicious desserts with Brill's complete line of RTU specialty icings. Ideal for cakes, cookies, brownies, donuts or any dessert you offer, these icings deliver the quality and consistency the industry expects from Brill. With a full line of high quality icings, you can create an endless array of tempting desserts that set your bakery apart from the competition, the company says. The icings offer great flavor and give your products a great appearance, all at a great price.
Call H.C. Brill Co. Inc.: 800/241-8526
Fillings withstand baking
“Schmears” by American Almond™, available in three customer-pleasing flavors, are distinctive fillings that will not bake out of Danish, rugalach, puff pastry, cookies, brownies, brioche, croissants or any other product. Made with the company's own almond paste, Almond “Schmear” by American Almond™ gives the rich distinctive flavor of ground almonds and cinnamon to all your pastries. NY Blackout Chocolate “Schmear” by American Almond is a satiny, dark chocolate, bakeable filling that packs a wallop of chocolaty flavor. For great cinnamon flavor that will not bake out and a filling you can see, try ready-to-use Cinnamon “Schmear” by American Almond in place of cinnamon sugar.
Call American Almond Products Co.: 800/825-6663
Address product size trend
DecoPac introduces the new Small Cakes collection. This program offers affordable and simple cake solutions designed to support the growing trend of smaller cake formats in the marketplace. The Just For Fun collection of Small Cakes was created especially for children. The collection features small, simple designs. The smaller cakes appeal to portion-conscious and budget-conscious customers alike, while the designs, such as this frog, will delight children.
Call DecoPac: 800/DECOPAC
Create irresistible desserts with SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener Granulated for bakeries. Splenda is the brand customers prefer, the most recognized no calorie sweetener, which means you can offer premium, reduced-calorie items with the sales-boosting potential of an established, admired brand. Available in 5-lb. and 25-lb. bags, Splenda Granulated is heat stable, so it's easy to use with lower calorie cheesecakes, pies, muffins and pastries or convert even your most demanding formulas.
Call Diamond Crystal Brands: 800/654-5115
Demand reliability from functional ingredients
The complete Fleischmann's Yeast product line ensures quality and reliability in functional ingredients. Teamed with AB Mauri Bakery Ingredients, Fleischmann's can provide the critical thinking bakers need to set their food apart in the marketplace. The Fleischmann's product line includes baker's fresh yeast, baker's dry yeast, dough improvers, grain blends, leaveners, mold inhibitors, syrups, malts and more.
Call Fleischmann's Yeast: 800/772-3971
Quality fruit and cream
Henry & Henry offers a wide selection of quality fruit and cream fillings. The fillings are ideal for Danish, sweetgoods and cookies. They retain their shine, color and flavor after baking, and remain eye appealing for cakes and tortes. Flavors range from the traditional apple, cherry and strawberry to the exotic guava, mango and Salvadorian pineapple.
Call Henry & Henry Inc.: 800/828-7130
Harry Potter is one of the most popular fictional figures of this generation. The books and movies featuring the young wizard hero are well known the world over, and fans greatly anticipated the release of the most recent installment in the series. Provide cakes that reflect the fiction series phenomenon with Bakery Crafts'® Harry Potter-themed cake designs and accessories.
Call Bakery Crafts: 800/540-9447
Single source for all flour needs
Bay State offers a full line of flour to produce a wide variety of products. The OrganicEssentials™ High Gluten flour comes from superior high-gluten organic wheat flour made from select hard red spring wheats. It's ideal for organic hearth breads, bagels, hard rolls, croissants, and thin pizza crusts. It provides maximum volume with excellent mixing and fermentation tolerance. Also, it is certified organic by Quality Assurance International (QAI). Bread, whole wheat and semolina flours also are available from the OrganicEssentials™ flour line.
Call Bay State Milling Co.: 800/55-FLOUR
Sweeten with honey
For more than 20 years, the National Honey Board has helped bakers with formulation assistance, marketing ideas and new product development. The agency's team of professionals is an ideal resource for any baker. The National Honey Board is a federal research and promotion board under USDA oversight that conducts research, offers technical assistance and promotes programs to expand domestic and foreign markets for honey and honey products.
Call the National Honey Board: 303/776-2337
Capture interest with wild blueberries
Wild blueberries are some of nature's antioxidant super fruits, offering more antioxidant capacity per serving than most other fruit ingredients. Take advantage of consumers' demand for healthful antioxidants while quenching their desire for intense, sweet and tangy flavor. Smaller and more compact than domestic blueberries, wild blueberries deliver more berries per pound. Bakers can use the mystique associated with “wild” ingredients to add excitement to product lines.
Call the Wild Blueberry Association: 800/540-9447
Use premium fondant
Satin Ice rollable cake icing from Satin Fine Foods is a premium quality, non-stick, pliable icing that can be rolled by hand with a rolling pin or with a mechanical sheeter. The fondant produces a satin-smooth, elegant finish to all your cakes and is ideal for wedding, novelty and special occasion cakes. It also may be used as a modeling paste to create decorative pieces. Satin Ice features excellent elasticity when rolled out, remaining easy to handle, and its fine texture allows it be rolled very thin. Using fondant seals the cake, increasing the shelf life, and the finished cake may be frozen or refrigerated once it is covered. Satin Ice is available in white/vanilla, ivory/vanilla, and dark/chocolate varieties, as well as in colors: red, blue, yellow, green and black.
Call Satin Fine Foods: 845/469-1034
Complete imaging system
The Bakery Designer System is a complete package with everything you need for state-of-the-art computerized bakery imaging, CTP Imaging Solutions says. Powered by CTP Imaging's popular Bakery Design software, the system is the most user-friendly, feature-packed and reliable solution available, the company adds. Some features include a Dell computer with Windows XP operating system, multi-media monitor, Epson Stylus color printer/scanner for importing images and an image library with more than 400 royalty-free images.
Call CTP Imaging: 800/532-6505
Naturally effective ingredient
Naturally occurring elements are what make California dried plums such effective bakery ingredients. They contain 7.5 percent fiber, which attracts moisture and replaces fat. Dried plums' 15 percent sorbitol holds moisture and extends shelf life. With almost all sucrose hydrolyzed to glucose and fructose during processing, dried plums are appealing to diabetic diets. Finally, the fruits' 1.5 percent malic acid potentiates flavors, particularly in reduced fat baked products. The malic acid also inhibits mold development, further extending shelf life.
Call the California Dried Plum Board: 916/565-6232
For more than 60 years, Somerset Industries Inc. has set the standard for reliability, performance, and innovation in bakery equipment for restaurants, caterers, and a variety of other foodservice applications. Somerset's dough rollers, dough presses, dough sheeters, and specialty bakery equipment are designed and engineered to produce consistently reliable results, clean up quickly and easily, and reduce labor costs in every workplace.
Call Somerset Industries Inc.: 877/864-7527
Icings, fillings without trans fat
TransZero non-dairy icing and filling and non-dairy dessert and pastry topping from Flavor Right contains zero grams of trans fat and is free of hydrogenated oils. TransZero offers a solution for bakers who want to eliminate partially hydrogenated oils, which consumers are increasingly avoiding, without sacrificing great flavor. Both the filling and topping are flavorful with a smooth texture and balanced sweetness. Also, the TransZero products offer the same performance and handling bakers have come to expect from Flavor Right.
Call Flavor Right Foods: 888/464-3734
Kits feature teddy bears
Kuddable Kakes offers the birthday surprise bear, ideal for any birthday celebration cake. Bakeries throughout the country have been adding this innovative line of cake kits to their current plastic cake kit programs, and are seeing their cake sales rise with the addition of something new and creative, the company says. Kuddable Kakes is always increasing the varieties of its Kuddable kits, and is expanding the line in new and unique directions.
Call Johnson Bros. Bakery Supply Inc.: 800/590-2575
Highest quality flours
ADM processes spring wheat, soft wheat and hard wheat flours for baking and other applications. An integrated production network allows control over the quality of the grain from the field to the final ingredient. ADM sources only the highest quality grain and combines years of milling experience with the latest technology to bring customers top-quality flours.
Call ADM Milling: 800/637-5843
Last chance to enter raisin bread contest
The California Raisin Marketing Board announced its second annual America's Best Raisin Bread Contest — now open for entries through Aug. 15. All professional, commercial and student bakers are encouraged to submit an original formula, which will be judged on flavor, appearance, originality and value.
Call the California Raisin Marketing Board: 559/248-0287
Real raspberry flavor
Efco offers its raspberry turnover fillings with seeds. Starch-based or pectin-based fillings with firm-set varieties are available in 40-lb. and 42-lb. pails, respectively. The pectin-based filling provides a rich, dark red color, is freezeable, bake stable and run resistant. The starch-based filling has a high flavor impact to go with its bright red color. It maintains its appearance and flavor after baking and freezing.
Call Efco Products Inc.: 800/284-EFCO
Baked in packaging
Novacart offers the Tulip cup. Designed to be used with a standard 2-in. bottom diameter muffin pan, this liner gives bakers a creative way to merchandise muffins. Novacart's state-of-the-art production facility produces many dry wax and greaseproof paper cups for countless baking applications.
Call Novacart: 877/896-6682
Extend shelf life
Cakesoft is the latest innovation in extended shelf life products launched by Caravan Ingredients. This product greatly reduces cake staling by keeping cakes soft, moist and resilient for at least 60 days. Extend shelf life in any cake, from large gourmet cakes to snack cakes and muffins, while retaining moistness, tenderness and flavor. Cakesoft also allows for refrigerated storage of cakes, which further extends shelf life by inhibiting mold growth.
Call Caravan Ingredients: 800/669-4092
Full range of baking pans and trays
Magna offers a variety of pans and trays. The range of pans includes individual or strapped bread pans, hamburger or hotdog bun pans, muffin pans, baguette trays, sheet pans, cake layer pans, cake rings, Bundt cake pans and more.
Call Magna Industries: 800/510-9856
Accurate, flexible dosing system
Volumetric dosing systems (VDS) from Edhard are designed to dose liquid and semi-liquid products. The VDS can inject one product into another, deposit a product into a container, deposit one product on top of another, layer a product around another product or even decorate one product with another. The equipment consists of three basic units: a power base, a filler unit and a spout. Edhard has several varieties of each basic unit, making the VDS customizeable for the specific needs or requirements of any bakery application.
Call Edhard: 888/EDHARD1
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