Why our cakes are better than the rest
Bakery Category Manager Amy Fouks
explains why Lunds & Byerlys cakes are some of the best around.
We pride ourselves on the quality of
our cakes and know they’re second to none! But why?
They’re filled with quality
ingredients, from our exclusive cake mix that you won’t find in any other
market to our signature buttercream frosting made with a special vanilla
extract. Our cakes are made in small batches resulting in fresher products. And
all our cakes are handmade, right down to measuring ingredients by hand to
ensure you always get the perfect cake.
Our Cake Mix
– Provides a velvety smooth texture, adds moisture and crumb
appeal. We use soybean oil, which has zero grams of trans fat.
– Eggs provide proteins that give our cakes their volume,
height, structure, and contributes to crumb appeal.
& Extracts – They provide the perfect
combination for a rich, deep flavor profile. We use natural and artificial
vanilla extract, and almond emulsion. In the right proportion the two flavors
marry together perfectly; too much almond will make it bitter, not enough
vanilla and it will be bland.
Our Buttercream Frosting
– We use a specialized cake icing shortening. Made
specifically for icing, this shortening has zero grams of trans fat. No hydrogenated
– Salted butter is used in our buttercream, but not all
butter is the same. Water content can vary from butter to butter, so we make
sure our butter has the correct ratio to provide us with a consistent finished
– We use fondant sugar and Nuvert (an inverted sugar). As
with all fondant sugars, ours has a small starch content to help keep clumping
to a minimum. Nuvert is a liquid form of sugar; it’s highly concentrated and
helps provide a smooth texture and spreading ability.
– We use Mother Murphy’s vanilla extract in our icing. They
use a technique that’s not always commonly found in the extract business. They
grind the beans and submit them to their exclusive, highly specialized, 21-day
cold extraction process. The result is a superior vanilla that can be used to
enhance everything from baked goods to dairy products.
Other Facts to Note
- Our cakes are made in smaller
batches, resulting in a fresher product.
- All our cakes are handmade, right
down to measuring ingredients by hand, to ensure you always get the perfect
- We haven’t changed our cake size –
it remains the same size it was 20 years ago.
- We still use only the finest
ingredients. Our high-quality standards are the same as they were decades ago.
Now that you know why our cakes are
so delicious, taste it for yourself!
Make an appointment with the cake
decorator or pastry chef at your store to chat about what they can create for
your next special event. Even if there isn’t a wedding on your calendar, you
could have an anniversary, birthday or family gathering that needs a creative
touch! You’ll be amazed at the level of talent in our stores and their
abilities to create just about anything.