Ambient packaged cakes

  • H. P. Jones

Abstract

The market of ‘ambient packaged cakes’ covers the range of cakes sold through the supermarket rather than the baker’s shop. The major distinction between the two categories is the difference in shelf life requirements. The small baker makes most goods daily and more complex confectionery products with a shelf life of several days, once or twice a week. The packaged cakes sold in the supermarket today normally have a minimum shelf life of three weeks. The need for longer life is necessary because of the time required to distribute to stores with a subsequent requirement for a reasonable period of display on the shelves. Additionally, supermarket products have to be properly packaged to protect them through distribution and in-store handling.

Keywords

Sugar Migration Peroxide Sucrose Fermentation 

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