When old meets new in cake decorating


What is old becomes new again. This is just one of many trends influencing the world of cake decorating, as evidenced by leading cake decorating experts and bakeries.

Melissa Trimmer, executive corporate chef for Dawn Foods, points out that the industry is seeing a revival – of sorts – of old-school Victorian piping techniques, as well as a mix of unexpected colors.

“What I love about Victorian cakes is that they’re perfect for buttercream lovers,” says Trimmer. “The key is to layer the embellishments on top of each other – design after design after design. The beautiful ornate piping styles are truly gorgeous – perfect for posting on Instagram and TicToc. This trend really lends itself so well to social media.

Personalized cakes

One thing is certain. We are at the heart of the era of personalization and personalization.

From DecoPac, PhotoCake® is your complete print-on-demand cake decorating solution. Your customers want personalized cakes – and an Edible Image® printed by PhotoCake® is the perfect way for bakeries to meet customer needs.

With PhotoCake, bakeries can quickly and easily print licensed and unlicensed PhotoCake Edible Image® designs, along with customer photos, onto edible paper with edible ink.

Use PhotoCake to personalize a cake for any occasion. Generate revenue and impress your customers with delicious edible cakes. PhotoCake works great on cakes, cupcakes, cookies, or bars.

Plus, you can easily engage your customers with delicious social media posts for every celebration on their calendar, according to DecoPac. Take a look and get familiar with your go-to hub for all things social media.

Here are some smart and effective suggestions for marketing materials for back-to-school promotions.

  • Stock up on sweet back-to-school treats for all those clever cookies!
  • Sweets are in session!
  • We give these treats an A+.
  • Sneak some candy into those paper bag lunches this fall! The best treat is from (ENTER THE NAME OF THE BAKERY).
  • (ENTER NAME OF BAKERY): Most likely to be caught snacking in class.
  • ABC’s, 123’s and cake and cookies are on the program this fall!

Royal icing

A wide range of decorating companies offer valuable tips and tools to make your cake decorating life smoother and improve your bottom line.

Many experts are reporting a revival of royal icing, which is a versatile icing that has a subtle sweet flavor and is dry hard. According to Satin Ice, you can use royal icing to decorate cookies, for string work on cakes, or even pre-pasted decorations for your desserts.

After opening, the product will be good for 30 days – as long as it is tightly covered. To extend the shelf life, you can freeze after opening.

Satin Ice royal icing comes premixed to the consistency of piping, making it ready to use on cookies and cakes. The company’s premium formula is designed so you can easily customize consistency, flavor and color. Royal icing comes in 14 ounce buckets.

Manual

Simply stir until smooth, transfer to a piping bag and decorate! If necessary, add a very small amount of water at a time to thin to desired consistency.

PREMIUM FORMULA: High quality royal icing with professional performance.

FINISH: Smooth finish with a classic white color for easy color customization.

ESSENTIAL TOOLS: Spatulas, mixing bowls, piping bags, nozzles, tracing tool

SETTING: Royal icing will begin its setting process when exposed to air. It will take 12-24 hours to air dry completely. The more water added to the royal icing, the longer the drying time.

Handling

CAN YOU ADJUST THE CONSISTENCY?

Yes, to thin royal icing, add small amounts of water until you reach your desired consistency. If you add too much water and the consistency becomes too thin, add more royal icing or add small amounts of powdered sugar.

CAN YOU ADD COLOR OR FOOD FLAVOUR?

Yes, you can customize Satin Ice royal icing to achieve your desired color and flavor. We recommend adding any coloring or flavoring before adjusting the consistency as the liquid can thin out the royal icing a bit.

HOW TO AVOID AIR BUBBLES IN ROYAL ICING?

After mixing flavor, color, or water to thin your royal icing, you may notice air bubbles due to the mixing motion. Cover the icing and let sit for a while to allow the bubbles to come to the surface. If you notice air bubbles after flooding a cookie, immediately use a scribing tool or the sharp end of a toothpick to gently pop the bubbles on the surface before the frosting begins to dry.

HOW LONG SHOULD I DRY?

Royal icing will begin its setting process when exposed to air. It will take 12-24 hours to air dry completely. The more water added to the royal icing, the longer the drying time.

HOW CONSISTENT IS THE GLAZE ONCE DRIED?

The royal icing dries completely so you can pick up pre-fluted decorations or stack your decorated cookies. The final consistency is a firm pinch-like crunch.

ESSENTIAL TOOLS

  • Spatulas
  • mixing bowls
  • Piping bags
  • Piping Tips
  • scribe tool

Unique offers

The story of DecoCookies, which was shared at the IDDBA convention, begins decades ago in the kitchen of chef Eliana Campos Berry, a mother of three with a passion for baking. Because of the joy they brought to her children and loved ones, Chef Eliana has mastered the art of decorated pastries. Nothing better for her than to spread that joy, so the DecoCookies bakery was born.

Today, DecoCookies ranks among the largest hand-decorated pastry bakeries in the world, spreading joy to millions of people every year through Eliana’s original dream of Baking You Happy.

“We have a wide variety of creative and colorful decorations available for different seasonal marketing opportunities and other events,” says Minna Thrall, Public Relations and Communications Manager for DecoCookies. “We create unique items for everyone that inspire joy and make times happier.”

Products include unique offerings such as Mug Hugger Cookies, Paintable Cookie Kits, Paintable Ornament Kits, and Hand Decorated Cookie Cakes.

Corporate gifts

BakeMeAWish.com, one of the nation’s leading online gourmet gift companies, announces a new all-digital B2B catalog with customizable corporate branded gifts and a new line of freshly baked gourmet treats to connect colleagues and business associates wherever they are.

BMAW’s personalized corporate gifts allow companies to share their brand experience in a unique way with an a la carte menu of fresh baked goods allowing companies to choose the experience they want their customers and colleagues receive. Bespoke and customizable gifts ship overnight, anywhere in the US and include options such as logo packaging, branded gift boxes and ribbons, and a personalized card.

BakeMeAWish.com gourmet gifts can also be redeemed through electronic certificates for transparent and confidential food gifts.

“We are uniquely positioned to help everyone from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses develop strong, lasting relationships. Our new, all-digital catalog will help these businesses explore the benefits of creating a branded experience with their own Christmas gift,” said Joseph Dornoff, President of BakeMeAWish.com. “Our extraordinary range of new, freshly baked gourmet treats, combined with elegant packaging and a personalized message, will make their brand stand out to their recipients.”

BakeMeAWish.com’s range of corporate branded gifts can be personalized to capture the authenticity of a brand providing an amazing experience for customers, customers and employees.

BMW’s range of corporate gifts includes:

  • Wooden logos on bespoke packaging designed to reflect a company’s philosophy
  • Gorgeous gift towers overflowing with delicious treats and tied with branded ribbon
  • Fruit and snack baskets with beautifully designed personalized ribbons
  • Brand stickers to highlight a brand’s logo and showcase unique packaging
  • Message Cakes – place your unique message directly on a cake
  • Image cakes – put your logo directly on the cake

Functional and fun

The functional abilities of Flavor Right toppings and frostings to blend well with color, ingredients and ideas are unparalleled. In the hands of cake decorators across the country, Flavor Right melts into stunning recipes and dazzling decorations.

Here are some creative ideas:

BLACK RUSSIAN CAKE

Coffee and chocolate! It’s a grown-up’s dream cake made with our custom buttercream-style icing.

Ingredients

1g Flavor Right™ Custom Ice™

4.4 pounds powdered sugar

Coffee paste (2 teaspoons hot water mixed with 12g instant coffee to make a thick paste)

12 oz. Cocoa

directions

1.Use thawed Custom Ice™ making sure there are no ice particles in the carton, shake the carton then pour it into the blender.

2.Slowly add powdered sugar to Custom Ice™ before turning on mixer.

3.Use wire whisk and mix for about 12-14 minutes on medium speed until medium to stiff peaks form.

4.Slowly add the coffee paste, then slowly add the cocoa and mix on low speed.

BUFFALO WOMAN CAKE

Coconut and pecans give a delicious crispy, moist finish to this creamy, party-ready cake.

Ingredients

1g Flavor Right™ Custom Ice™

4.4 pounds powdered sugar

Coconut mix: coconut flakes, maraschino cherry juice (enough to flavor and color the coconut), chopped pecans.

directions

1.Use thawed Custom Ice™ making sure there are no ice particles in the carton, shake the carton then pour it into the blender.

2.Slowly add powdered sugar to Custom Ice™ before turning on mixer.

3.Use wire whisk and mix for about 12-14 minutes on medium speed until medium to stiff peaks form.

4.Apply Lady Buffalo Coconut Mixture all over cake after frosting with Custom Ice™

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