Internet Bakery Suppliers of Cake Paper Goods

BY HELEN S. FLETCHER, ON
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Paper goods for Internet Bakery Suppliers of Cake Paper GoodsBy habit and desire I use many of the cake paper goods for cakes I was accustomed to at the bakery. They make baking a lot easier and, in most cases, better looking. While local craft supply stores, kitchen stores and grocery stores now may carry some of these they are usually quite expensive and not necessarily the best of that particular item.

If you bake a little or a lot, are a home baker or a professional, there are cake paper goods used in baking that make cake making so much easier. Parchment paper rounds that are sized to individual pans used for baking, corrugated cake boards on which to place the cake for finishing or presentation, gold boards that upscale the presentation and boxes to transport the cakes are essential in the bakery kitchen. Foil covered foam core boards, often referred to as drums, are essential for heavy cakes or wedding cakes. Continue reading

Deep Butter Cake

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Deep Butter CakeDeep Butter Cake is a speciality of St. Louis – or at least it was.  Somewhere in the last ten or so years it seems to have disappeared from the cases of bakeries in my fair city.  I was reminded of it by a reader.  Marilyn was originally from St. Louis and remembers the city, and it’s bakery items, fondly.  She commented on a blog of mine and asked if I knew of a recipe for the Deep Butter Cake.

As you can imagine, that sent me on a hunt – which was short!.  While there are many listings for  the other St. Louis speciality – The Gooey Butter Cake, there are only two for the Deep Butter Cake.  The original recipe came from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch which ran the recipe from Helfer’s Bakery.  The only other mention I could find was from Olla Padrida who altered the recipe by doubling the crumb part. Continue reading

Almond Raspberry Triangles

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Almond Raspberry TrianglesAlmond Raspberry Triangles were one of the most popular petit fours in our petit four box.  Whether they are cut full size into squares or smaller triangles, this really easy to make bar is an unusual combination of flavors.  My son referred to it as a “sleeper”.  It is not the fanciest bar or petit four but certainly one of the best.

The base of these Almond Raspberry Triangles is shortbread that is pressed into the pan and topped with raspberry.  The crowning glory is a mixture of almonds, eggs. Amaretto, vanilla, almond extracts and butter that are quickly processed together and poured over the baked base. Continue reading

Bacon and Cheddar Cheese Popovers

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A perfectly baked popover for the Bacon and Cheese PopoversPopovers are a light, hollow roll made from an egg batter similar to that of Yorkshire pudding, typically baked in muffin tins or dedicated popover pans, which have straight-walled sides rather than angle”.  Wikipedia

Popovers are deceptive to make.  Certainly easy enough.  Five ingredients blended in an instant – how hard can that be.  Not much.

A rest at room temperature or in the refrigerator overnight and a bake in the oven – that’s it!  Tall, light and crisp Popovers.  The bake in the oven is where things can go wrong.  So let’s get to it. Continue reading

My Chocolate Babka

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Chocolate BabkaChocolate Babka is seeing its day in the new world.  Babka is a sweet bread from old world Poland or at least central Europe. While it is traditionally a cinnamon bread with a crumb crust, If you look at this list of the 10 best places to get Chocolate Babka in New York, it is apparent it is much loved without or without the crumb topping.

I decided to go new world with my mothers old world sweet yeast dough. This dough is the perfect vehicle to be filled with any sweet filling I can think of. It is very easy to work with because it doesn’t spring back when you are rolling it very thinly. Continue reading