Streamlined Layer Cake Menu
What is a Streamlined Menu?
A streamlined bakery menu is like a shortcut for your kitchen. It works by minimizing the labor required to make each cake. It does so by stretching a short list of recipes into a long number of variants. That means you can offer your customers plenty of choices without giving yourself extra work. Menu streamlining is a terrific way to increase the production efficiency of a bakery business.
Using this particular streamlined menu, all you need to prep are two kinds of buttercream frosting in order to build any of the cake filling flavors on the list. That makes tasting plates and last-minute orders much easier to fill. It also makes long production days shorter. Menu streamlining saves time and effort in the kitchen, which cuts down on labor cost, which increases your profit.
The Buttercream Base Recipes
Designing a Cake Menu Around Popular Flavors
I’ve deliberately created a list of simple and familiar cake filling flavors designed to have wide acceptance rate when it comes to large parties. I find it’s easier to accommodate groups this way.
Of course you can tweak or elaborate on these cake filling formulas to make the insides of your cakes as fancy or unusual as you want. This is simply one example of how a bakery menu can be streamlined.
Suggested Cake Filling Method
My preferred method for assembling layer cakes is to build them inside the baking pan. I recommend watching the videos and reading this entire tutorial on how to fill cakes in the pan.
Working with Formulas
Because this concept of a streamlined menu begins with buttercream frosting as the base recipes, the 11 filling flavors read like formulas in terms of add-ins and proportions. That way, all you have to do is mix things into the buttercream in order to make fillings out of your frosting. That means batches of filling can easily be scaled to accommodate different sized cake orders.
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