Baking & Snack - May 2018 - 100
Paper dividers can be
added between round
cake slices to maintain
the best solution for them," Mr. Petrovich said.
Erika Record's TKSM system adjusts to multiple
types of desserts. Bakers can vertically slice a round
or rectangular cake and modify the blade's cut depth,
speed and pressure, which is paramount with multitextured desserts. Most manufacturers also offer customized equipment to address specific needs bakers
might have when portioning desserts.
Bettendorf Stanford has a small test unit to help
bakers decide what option is best, if customization is
needed or to prove the equipment can slice the product. "What your neighbor is doing may not be the best
offer for you," he said. "My advice would be to trust
the slicer manufacturers. We may not bake cakes for a
living, we may not make desserts for a living, but we
do know slicing."
With desserts, no two are the same, and the most
crucial factor to slicing success is temperature.
Bakeries spend a lot of time and money to get a product to the slicer where they expect a smooth process
and even smoother cuts.
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