Cake Flavoring

History of Cakes

Cakes have a long and rich history that dates back to ancient times. The first cakes were probably made from grain and honey by early civilizations such as the Egyptians and Greeks. These early cakes were dense, sweet, and often served as a symbol of wealth and prosperity.

During the Middle Ages, baking became an important part of daily life in Europe. Bakers formed guilds and developed their own unique recipes, which were often kept secret. During this time, cakes became more elaborate and varied, as European bakers began to experiment with new ingredients and techniques. Spices such as cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg were introduced, along with sugar, which became more widely available and affordable. Cakes also became associated with special occasions, such as weddings and religious ceremonies.

In the 17th century, cakes underwent a significant transformation with the introduction of baking powder, which allowed cakes to rise higher and become lighter in texture. This led to the creation of new cake varieties such as sponge cake, genoise, and angel food cake.

With the advent of the Industrial Revolution in the 18th and 19th centuries, baking became more mechanized and mass-produced. The invention of baking powder in the mid-19th century made it easier to produce cakes and pastries, which had previously been difficult to make. The 19th century saw the rise of the modern cake industry, as bakeries and confectioneries began to mass-produce cakes and sell them to the general public. This period also saw the introduction of new cake varieties such as pound cake, fruitcake, and layer cake.

In the 20th century, cake baking became a popular hobby for home cooks, thanks in part to the widespread availability of baking ingredients and equipment. This led to the creation of new cake recipes and techniques, as well as the rise of cake decorating as an art form.

Today, cakes come in a wide variety of styles, flavors, and shapes, from simple sheet cakes to elaborate tiered wedding cakes. They remain an important part of many cultures and celebrations around the world.

Cake flavoring

With more than 88 extracts to choose from, we recommend the flavors from Wadden Systems which can be found on The extracts are designed to be both powerful and versatile, making them a great choice for a wide range of baked goods.

Did you that the flavoring extracts work extremely well with automatic Soft Serve machines like Electro Freeze’s 9 Flavor machine, but also with Cupcakes?  Enlightened bakers have also been using the extracts for Donuts,  Icing and Ganache, and the same flavors are used for Slush and Shakes?

The range of 88 flavors extracts includes a Vegan menu. The extracts are very powerful so only a small quantity is needed and have a shelf life of at least 18 months.

The extracts are sugar-free, gluten-free and there also is a vegan selection, making them a great option for those looking for a healthier alternative. The extracts are made with only the freshest and highest-quality ingredients are very powerful, so a small quantity goes a long way.

You can order the extracts by calling +1 800 392 3336,  +1 514 481 1189 or order online here

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