The Future of Cake Decorating

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Everyone has friends, family members, or other loved ones and with these relationships come celebrations that are scattered around our calendars. These celebrations are usually complimented by party favors, decorations i.e. balloons, and refreshments which will probably include a cake. Sometimes, baking a cake at home from scratch can be too time-consuming so we find the closest alternative by purchasing a cake that was already made at the store or supermarket to save time especially for those of us who struggle with baking all together. I thought it would be interesting to share how these cakes are made by these revolutionary machines that eliminate the human error that can occur when making a cake and is used in a high production bakery that have either a large variety of pastries or numerous orders for cakes.

Have you ever wondered how supermarkets or other shops create the perfect cakes that we often purchase for birthdays, graduations, baby showers etc.? The process is extremely simple but the machine that creates these beautiful edible masterpieces is very expensive. With the advancement in technology, it aids in the new machines being created as well as lowering the need for additional labor required for certain jobs. Have you ever looked at a cake in a bakery or supermarket and wished you could mimic the precision of it? While that is achievable, it can be very complex as you are most likely going to be competing with a machine rather than a human hand’s delicate work.

The Unifiller Corporation is a company with a collection of cake decorating machines that will either frost the cakes or decorate them. It is designed to lower the labor of employees by doing all the manual labor of frosting a cake. Each machine costs a few thousand dollars and is not for home bakers because of the energy and space it occupies. But it is still a great learning experience to view how these cakes are easily made by way of this magical machine.

Comment below other desserts that you have always wanted to make but found too complex? Or a time that you struggled with baking something?

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10 thoughts on “The Future of Cake Decorating

    • Exactly, Konyca. It is truly amazing to see the improvements made in the world of technology. But either way, whether by hand or by machine, the intricacy is beautiful when the final product is complete.

  1. Brianna, I had never really thought about cake making using machines but I can see the advantage of doing so. I like baking cakes but sadly to say, not usually from scratch. My goal is to actually make a cake from start to finish, but first I have to get a mixer.

    • Pamela, thanks for reading my post. Personally, baking is extremely difficult to do by scratch. What mixer are you planning to purchase? And what cake do you wish to accomplish making? I’m sure your cake will be delicious. The key to making a great cake, is a great recipe and a lot of love.

      • I am not sure what cake to make although I like the idea of a lemon cake. I like the KitchenAid stand mixers but I don’t want to spend too much money just for a brand name mixer either.

        • Pamela, a lemon cake sounds delicious possibly with a lemon curd filling. Yeah, you didn’t necessarily need a name brand mixer, one time my family bought a hand mixer from target for five bucks and it got the job done. Happy Baking!!

  2. I remember when I took baking classes earlier on and when it came to decorating cakes and putting the icing on the cake, it was never that easy and required a lot of skills and concentration. A machine to help decorate cakes sounds like a good idea especially for someone like me that’s not really good in baking much.

    • Jessica, I recall the constant decorating in both baking 1 and 2, I can only imagine how much easier it would’ve been with these machines. Despite the fact that I want to be a pastry chef, it was extremely overwhelming to frost the cakes by hand especially for a perfectionist like myself.

  3. I remember when I took baking classes earlier on and when it came to decorating cakes and putting the icing on the cake, it was never that easy and required a lot of skills and concentration. A machine to help decorate cakes sounds like a good idea especially for someone like me that’s not really good in baking much.

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