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Sept. 28, 2009
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Yes, We Speak Cupcake
from The New York Times
As a young student at the multinational Aramco school in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, Fadi Jaber, a son of Palestinian refugees, always preferred his American classmates' cupcakes, brownies and chocolate chip cookies to his mother's pastries: knafah, qatayef and baklawah. More

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Buying Chinese Moon Cakes: A Cultural Experience
from The San Francisco Chronicle
Buying Chinese moon cakes turned out to be quite a cultural experience for me in San Francisco's world famous Chinatown. Cultural experience? Why should that be for a Chinese guy like me and moon cakes being an iconic Chinese food item at this time of year? More

Let Them Eat Cupcakes
from Newsweek
At the Johnny Cupcakes stores in Los Angeles, Boston, and Hull, England, you can buy cupcake-emblazoned T-shirts. You can buy "Make Cupcakes Not War" stickers. You can buy skull-and-crossbones-style earrings, with cupcakes instead of skulls. What you can't buy are cupcakes. Johnny Cupcakes is selling the idea of cupcakes—cupcakes as hip postmodern signifier. You might say it's selling cupcakism. More

Gang-reforming Bakery 'Needs Dough'
from BBC News
The bakery at Homeboy Industries is spotlessly clean and runs like clockwork. The supervisor, Louis Lula Rivera, walks quickly from ovens to packing table to mixing machines making sure everyone knows what they are doing. He stops and patiently explains the oven temperature controls to recent recruit Art before listing all his new qualifications in food safety and preparation. More

   Product Showcase:
   BC-10 Baking Contrast Meter

Konica Minolta Sensing's BC-10 Baking Contrast Meter measures the color of baked, fried, and processed foods, as well as ingredients, in various environments to ensure consistency in appearance. The BC-10 measures color in most bakery and snack food products, block yeast, brown sugar, calcium propionate, and flour blending. More info


Is the Cupcake Dead? New Shop Cako Isn't Exactly Helping
from SF Weekly
Cupcakes are certainly not the new thing. And yet we're still willing to part with a few bucks for the confection with built-in portion control, though we won't drive to Palo Alto, Calif., for one! Cako, a bakery/caterer, has just opened a small white-painted storefront on O'Farrell, near Union Square, and just half a block from the cable car tracks. More

Give Thanks Bakery and Cafe Marks 10th Anniversary
from The Detroit Free Press
With high-profile restaurants like the Rugby Grille at the Townsend Hotel, the Brookshire at the Royal Park Hotel and Cafe Via in Birmingham serving bread from the Give Thanks Bakery and Cafe, you'd think the place would be more widely known. More

Erika Record LLC

This Bakery is Just the Spot for a Sweet Surprise
from The Virginian Pilot
Looking at all the pastries and cookies in the display case at the Silver Spoon Bakery in Portsmouth, Va., nearly drove me to madness. This bakery is a great place for brides-to-be and anyone who has a serious sweet tooth. More

Cenfra Provides 'Baking Robot' for Bread Oven
from Processing Talk
Cenfra, a European center for food robotics and automation, has provided a solution that 'delivers' bread for Fosters Bakery in Barnsley, U.K. The 'baking robot', designed for unloading and loading a bread oven, is set to increase the capacity of the bakery's morning goods department by 50 percent – with an estimated two-year payback – and eliminates the repetitive manual operation. More

   Product Showcase: Komplet Activo

Komplet Activo is a dehydrated active sour dough. The convenience of this product allows the baker to replace traditional wheat sponge doughs and levains , saving time and space and still maintaing excellent characteristics and quality. Usage level is 2% to 8% based on flour weight but 4% is recommended.
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Sheila's Bakery is Sweet Spot in Southwest Detroit
from The Detroit News
The bees were literally buzzing with anticipation outside the door of Sheila's Mexican Bakery last week when I stopped in for a visit. They already knew what I was about to discover – that inside this tiny panaderia (bakery) at 2142 Springwells St. awaited some of the best Mexican sweets (called "pan dulce") in southwest Detroit. More

Red Velvet Cupcakery Opens at Main Gate
from Inside Tucson Business
Red Velvet Cupcakery has opened in Main Gate Square near the University of Arizona. Bonnie Gordon, a professor at Central Arizona College, is the owner of the gourmet cupcake bakery. Her son, Aaron, opened the original Red Velvet Cupcakery in Washington, D.C. More

Gloss Find: Stuffed Cupcakes
from myGLOSS
By now you probably know that cupcakes are a big trend: they’ve gone beyond the staple classroom birthday treat to being the must-have dessert at weddings, celebrity events and more. Some cities even have cupcake trucks that sugar junkies line up to meet. So, what’s next in cupcakes? We just found out about these amazing stuffed cupcakes from The Petite Cafe in Nutley, N.J. More

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Register for the 2009 American Retail Bakery Exposition
from RBA
The RBA will bring together attendees and exhibitors for seminars, exhibits, demonstrations and hands-on training. The 2009 Exposition will be held at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C., on Oct. 18-20, 2009. We're excited about all the new opportunities 2009 has to offer and hope you are able to participate this year. Register Now!

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