Layered Cake Breathes Life Back Into Tiny US Island

Maryland’s only inhabited island is also home of the Smith Island Cake, a traditional holiday favorite. One baker is realizing large returns and supporting a crumbling island economy with this 10-layer dessert.

Furthering Fortification In Baked Goods

December 18, 2009 Baking & Snack

Continuing demands from consumers for higher nutrient impact in baked foods presses innovation from ingredient suppliers.

Flowers Foods Contest Finds New Face For Mrs. Freshly’s Brand

December 17, 2009 Flowers Foods

Flowers Foods, bakers of Mrs. Freshley’s snack cake and pastry brand, have selected Laurie Ladd, mother of six and baking enthusiast, as winner of its first “Who is Mrs. Freshley’s” search.

FDA Tells Abruzzino’s Italian Bakery To Clean Up

December 16, 2009 Dan Flynn, Food Safety News

Abruzzino’s Italian Bakery, LLC, which sells it products through such retail
outlets as Wal-Mart, was issued an FDA “Warning Letter” raising continued concerns about pest control, ingredient storage, and employee sanitation.

Carson City Baking Company Looks To Build Its Own Brands

David Marson’s Sonda Foods bakes products for companies that package them in private labels, but those contracts these days account about half the companys revenues. The challenge is building new brands, a good start in that direction is their recent entry onto teh shelves at Costco.