Month: May 2017

Starting Your Own Baking Business

Baking

Baking is one hobby which you can convert into a profession and a source of income. Many world class and well known bakers started by baking for their friends and families but after a while opened up their own baking business. Bakers started selling their wares to the friends and family and through word of mouth, started expanding into a bigger business. If you want to start your own baking business you have a few starting points to choose from. You can set up a physical bake shop, send your products off to be sold in a store, sell online or just sell through word of mouth.

The easiest way to start your own baking business is to create your own website and ask your friends and family to start spreading the word. Many bakers start by putting up pictures of their products on sites that have free hosting for photos like http://Multiply.com, other prefer using blogs like http://Wordpress.com or http://blogspot.com. Price lists are also uploaded on the selected site and contact details are included. Bakers who have websites have a section for comments, suggestions, recommendations or a guestbook where customers can say their piece about the products they purchased. Since word of mouth is still the best way to sell products, the rants or raves of your customers will make or break your baking business. If you want your own baking business to flourish, be sure to maintain the quality of your products in order to keep customers satisfied.

Another way to start your own baking business is to have your products displayed and sold at another store. You can also choose to enter food bazaars where you can rent one booth and sell your baked goodies. At the store or at the food bazaars, remember to bring your calling card and your pricelist so customers know where they can reach you for future orders. Food bazaars are really popular during the Christmas season and you can start during this time. Orders might go through the roof since many people prefer to give food to eat rather than material gifts. Remember to always have enough of a product available depending on the demand of the customers. You can also provide free samples or taste tests during this time so you can find out what your customers want.

The end goal of all these other small steps to creating your own baking business is to set up a physical bake shop. Having your own store will give you complete freedom to do what you want and will get a steady flow of customers. You will also get regular customers because you are just located in one place. If you want your own baking business to stand out and last, be sure to be creative with your products and give old favorites a twist worth coming back to.

Supplies and Tools For Baking. Baking is a fun and delicious hobby and skill that can turn into a lucrative business. Many bakers turn their passion for baking into a money making business. Waking up every day and doing what you love to do is the best job in the world and bakers enjoy this job. Learning how to bake is easy and all you need are the proper baking tools and some know how. Many books are available on baking and many sites on the World Wide Web have step by step guides to baking.

Baking tools and supplies are needed for baking. Aside from having an oven you will need other materials in order to start baking. Measuring cups and spoons are needed to get exact measurements of ingredients needed. An electric mixer will make putting all the ingredients together and mixing them an easier task. If no electric mixer in available you can use spatulas, wooden spoons and mixing bowls to mix the ingredients together. Baking pans and baking trays are where you will put the batter before placing in the over. Rolling pins are needed to flatten the dough and take bubbles away.

There are other baking tools available for specific types of baked good. When baking cookies, you will need cookie sheets and wax paper to place the cookie batter on before putting in the oven. Wax paper is needed so that the cookies won’t stick to the pan. If you wish to make cookies in different shapes, you’ll need different cookie cutters. There are so many different cookie cutter shapes available from hearts to stars to Christmas trees for the holiday season and pumpkins for Halloween. You can also choose to retain the normal round shape of cookies if you want.

When making bread you will be using different baking tools too. Bread loaf treys of different sizes are needed depending on the bread you are making. You will also need a bread bin to let the bread cool down and to keep away from pets and pests.

For baking cakes, you will need cake pans of different shapes and sizes. You can also look for different cake stencils in order to decorate the cakes you just baked. If you want to add icing to your cakes then you’ll need rubber spatulas to spread the icing and you’ll need pastry bags to make decorative icing designs.

There are many other baking tools available in the market. You just have to choose what you want to bake and how you want it to taste and look like.

Global Kitchen Appliances Products Market

Kitchen Appliances

Global Kitchen Appliances Market has witnessed growth despite the economic slowdown across some of the major economies after the 2009 recession. Presence of large number of alternatives is driving the segment and with improving economic scenario, the market is expected to witness robust growth over the forecast period.

The market for home appliances is, in large part driven by kitchen appliances. With several of the world’s regions in economic troubles, the category of home appliances is really being driven forward by smaller ticket sized appliances common in the kitchen. Kitchen appliances include large appliances like refrigerators, dishwashers, microwaves and ovens, gas stoves, chimneys, and smaller appliances like juicers/mixers, coffee and tea makers, toasters, air fryers, and non-cooking small items like kettles, knives, scales, graters, etc.

The global market for kitchen appliances was worth US$ xx bn as of 2014, and is expected to grow to US$ xx bn by 2020, growing at a CAGR of over the forecast period. Small appliances are expected to grow at a CAGR of from US$ bn in 2014 to US$ bn in 2020. Large appliances are worth US$ xx bn as of 2014, and are expected to grow at CAGR to US$ xx bn in 2020. US based manufacturer Electrolux’s acquisition of General Electricals reflects a potential for growth in North America, and an aggressive M&A based growth path being forged by market leaders.

The latest trend in home appliances, including kitchen appliances is that of energy efficiency, and connectivity in line with IoT (Internet of Things), wherein most appliances can be remotely controlled, or are equipped with sensors designed to auto manage the appliances. Smart appliances, as they are called, alone are expected to drive this category ahead to achieve higher growth rates. With new and other houses going through refurbishing, kitchen appliances can be chosen to fit the size of the kitchen, encouraging a global and regional market for home and particularly, kitchen appliances in several sizes.

Distribution is notably tending towards channels featuring high discounts, including private label goods outlets, mega markets offering high discounts through tax rebates and tie ups with manufacturers, and ecommerce, which has been posing as a major competitor to other sellers due to highly competitive discounts and other offers.

Some notable companies included in the report are Electrolux, GE, LG Electronics, Samsung, Murphy Richards, Phillips, Bosch, and a range of other regional manufacturers.

Drivers
An expanding middle class with a rising disposable income globally, home appliances becoming cheaper as other new innovations assume the high prices, inclusion of women in the working class, urbanization, and other factors affect the kitchen appliances market in the world.

Challenges
Grim global economic prospects, a lack of affordable innovations urging people to replace their existing alternatives and a few other challenges exist in the kitchen appliances market.

What the report offers
1) Market Definition for the Kitchen Appliances along with identification of key drivers and restraints for the market

2) Market analysis for the Global Kitchen Appliances Market, with region specific assessments and competition analysis on a global and regional scale

3) Identification of factors instrumental in changing the market scenarios, rising prospective opportunities and identification of key companies which can influence the market on a global and regional scale

4) Extensively researched competitive landscape section with profiles of major companies along with their strategic initiatives and market shares

5) Identification and analysis of the Macro and Micro factors that affect the Global Kitchen Appliances Market on both global and regional scale

6)A comprehensive list of key market players along with the analysis of their current strategic interests and key financial information

How to Store Baking Products

Baking

Just as you are passionate about baking and the new trends in the baking industry, you should be well aware about the storage of your baking ingredients as well. Learning how to store the baking ingredients ensures freshness and offers the best results in your baking. With fresh items like eggs and milk it is easy to look at its consumption date and store accordingly. But, when it comes to baking items like sugar, flour, baking powder, baking soda etc. one should take care of the ways to ensure it in the best possible way.

Moving on, when was the last time you cleaned out or maybe tossed any old baking ingredient in your kitchen’s cupboard? Well if you just shrugged your shoulders then it might turn out be a scary affair.

On the other hand, if properly stored and maintained, your baking product will be your best company when you plan to treat your family and loved ones. Hence, it is very important to store your baking ingredients in a way that they remain fresh to make your food taste good, but at the same time they don’t become harmful for your health. Here are a few tips on how you can store baking products:

Baking Powder expires within twelve to eighteen months hence it should be stored tightly covered in a cool and dry place. To know if your baking powder is still utilizable, mix 1/2 teaspoon baking powder with 1/4 cup water. It will bubble if it is fresh.

Baking Soda’s expiration time is similar to that of baking powder and it should be stored tightly covered in a dry place. To one and a half teaspoon baking soda, add a tablespoon of vinegar. If it fizzes, then it will still help leaven food but if it doesn’t fizz you can use it as an odor catcher in the refrigerator.

Cornstarch’s storing method is similar to that of baking soda and baking powder but if the cornstarch solidifies or gets damp, it can lead to bacterial growth. Hence, it should be disposed off!

Flour expires in six to twelve months and should be stored in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. Flour tends to develop a rancid smell over time so the smell tests will help when testing flour.

Whole Wheat Flour expires in one to three months and sustains longer if refrigerated. It should be stored in an air tight container in a cool, dry place. After refrigeration, if the flour gets frozen, allow it to come to room temperature before using it in baked goods.

Yeast should be used by the dates mentioned on the pack and stored in the refrigerator once opened and used by the date. To test if it can be consumed, fill a measuring cup with 1/2 cup of warm water and stir in one teaspoon sugar and two teaspoons yeast. If this mixture foams and bubbles within ten minutes, then the yeast is still active.

Shortening stays for three to eight months after its opened and eight to twelve months if it is unopened. If shortening is stored for too long, it develops an undesirable taste and odor. If the shortening has not been used in a while, smell it before using.

Sugar, White Granulated Sugar, Brown Sugar and Icing Sugar stay for months and should be stored in an airtight container to retain its moisture. In case the moisture is lost, brown sugar becomes hard which further can be softened by heating it in a 250 degree oven for a few minutes. Sugar does not expire though you should discard it if it picks up orders or develops lumps.

Honey does not get spoiled but it has a tendency to crystallize. Warming it a little transforms it to liquid.

Vegetable Oil expires in one to six months when opened and six to twelve months unopened. Store it in an airtight container in a cool, dark place. Oil that is stored for too long will go rancid and develop an undesirable taste and color. Always smell the old oil before using it in a recipe.

Vanilla stays for one year if it is opened and for five years if unopened and should be stored in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. Vanilla does not spoil but, instead, will mature over time due to the alcohol content.

Vinegar stays for one year after opened and 2 years unopened. It should be stored in an airtight container in a cool, dark place. Vinegar tends to get cloudy over time. Surprisingly, if this happens, the vinegar is not spoiled and can still be used. Vinegar is self-preserving and the hazy texture formed over is only an aesthetic change.