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Rising wheat prices press bakers
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Rising flour prices press Chuck Colarusso to consider extreme measures. "Our bread prices have gone up tremendously," said Mr. Colarusso, owner of Colarusso's Cafe in Jessup and Colarusso's Coal Fired Pizza in Dickson City, Pa. "We're at the point where we are going to start to bake our own bread." Flour prices have escalated drastically since mid-March, as wheat futures have advanced almost 20 percent because of flooding in the upper Plains states. More

New bakery keeps tradition alive
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Three photos hang on a wall of Radford Bakery in Salisbury, Md.: The family's three generations of bakers, reaching back to 1932, whose recipes line the display cases in the shop that opened just two weeks ago. Radford's Bakery might not have been sitting on the corner of Route 13 and Naylor Street for decades, but there are almost 70 years of tradition behind it. It began with David and Helen Radford; later, their son Todd and his wife, Betty, also ran Radford's Bakery, and six of Todd and Betty's children grew up in the popular, bustling Montgomery County landmark. More

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

Nino's Bakery - A family affair
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Even at 9 years old, Annmarie Baier knew what she wanted for a future career. One of five daughters, she started working in her father's bakery more than 30 years ago, learning the ins and outs of the family business she manages today. What could inspire a 9-year-old kid to want to work in a bakery for the rest of her life? For Annmarie, inspiration came from her father. More

Magnolia Bakery unveils limited edition cupcake to celebrate Cirque du Soleil's Zarkana
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Cast members Paul Bisson and Meetu Chilana from the new Cirque du Soleil show Zarkana were on hand for the unveiling of the Magnolia Bakery's limited-edition Zarkana Cupcake, available exclusively at Magnolia's Rockefeller Center location in Manhattan, N.Y. More

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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Schnucks cake decorator captures national title
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Jodi Schweiss, a cake decorator at the Des Peres Schnucks, has a way with dragons. Dragon cakes that is. Schweiss, a third-generation baker, is just back from Anaheim, Calif., after winning first place in the International Dairy, Deli and Bakery Association's 16th annual Cake Decorating Challenge. More

Bakery to offer customers rare coffee
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Coffee lovers will have the opportunity to sample some of the world’s most rare brew as part of one bakery's effort to offer residents a fun and unique experience. Rao's Bakery will give free samples of Kopi Luwak their locations June 15 -16. The bakery's Spring, Texas location is at 615 Cypresswood Suite F. Rao's Bakery was founded in 1941 and has location across southeast Texas. More

More cupcakes? Yes. More cupcakes. Jubilee opens a second store in Puyallup, Wash.
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Sue Kidd writes, "The bacon chocolate cupcake at Jubilee comes with bacon in the cupcake base. Yes, that is a piece of bacon on top. Another cupcake shop? Yes. Another cupcake shop. This is the third Pierce County cupcake shop to open in the past few months. In case you missed it, last month I wrote about Yummers 2 the 3rd Power near Pacific Lutheran University and Blazing Cupcakes on Sixth Avenue in Tacoma, Wash." More

New shop officially breaks bread in Old Town Bangor, Maine
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Longtime cook and baker Dennis Stoup and wife Kathy made a longtime daydream reality with the grand opening of the Daybreak Bakery at 241 Main St. Well, his longtime dream anyway. "He kind of surprised me with it when he first mentioned it," said Cathy Stoup. "I wasn't shocked because he had talked about it before. It was better than see him sit around and get frustrated." Frustrated is what Dennis Stoup has been for the majority of the last year. More

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