15 06, 2021

Fondant

Fondant What is Fondant? Fondant is a glossy hard icing or topping used for covering and decorating cakes and pastries. Technically, fondant is a partially-crystalline confectionery product made of small sucrose crystals in a saturated sugar syrup.1 Hardness of fondant is determined by its water content with typical range from 10 - [...]

16 04, 2019

Cake Donuts

Cake Donuts Also known as chemically-leavened doughnuts What are Cake Donuts? Cake donuts are amongst the most iconic and most popular U.S. bakery products. They are made from a cake batter that is chemically-leavened and fried to develop its traditional taste and aroma. Given their formulation and processing, cake donuts are one [...]

1 03, 2019

Certificate of Analysis (COA) for Bakery Ingredients

Certificate of Analysis (COA) for Bakery Ingredients What is COA for Bakery Ingredients? A certificate of analysis (COA) for bakery ingredients is a formal and official document that ingredient suppliers send, along with product shipments, to bakeries to provide analytical results which ideally conform with established technical specifications (quantitative and qualitative).1 A [...]

21 01, 2019

Cupcakes

Cupcakes What are Cupcakes? Cupcakes are small, tasty snack cakes that are favored for their portability and portion-control. They are batter cakes baked in a cup-shaped foil or temperature resistant paper.1 A cupcake can be prepared from a variety of formulations and can be decorated with cream and icings. Its composition is [...]

3 01, 2019

Agar

Agar Also known as Agar-Agar and Gelosa What is Agar? Agar is the dried colloidal polysaccharide extract of certain marine algae which finds use in the food industry for its ability to gel and hold water. A powdered form can be odorless or have a slight odor and is usually white or pale [...]

23 03, 2016

Lemon Cake

Lemon Cake What is Lemon Cake? Lemon cake is a dense, flavorful and very popular cake. Lemon is used to provide its unique flavor to a variety of cakes, including bundt, angel food or white cakes. However, lemon cake commonly refers to loaf cake with a tighter grain and more elastic crumb, [...]

11 06, 2015

Frosting

Frosting Also known as Icing What is Frosting? Frosting is a sweet topping that accompanies many baked goods, especially desserts. In its most basic form, frosting is the combination of sugar and some liquid such as water or milk, but there are hundreds of variations of frosting including blends of egg whites, [...]

7 06, 2015

Brix

Brix What is Brix? The degree Brix (°Bx) is the most common scale for measuring dissolved or soluble solids. It is used to express the concentration (% weight) or density of sugar in aqueous solutions in a wide variety of quality control operations including food and other industries.1 Each degree brix (°1) [...]

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