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Sunday, 22 July 2012

Delicious Marble Cake for a Special lady!

We got an order from a lovely customer of ours who wanted to make a special birthday cake for her sister, how cute ^_^! She wanted it special for her 40th birthday- marble cake. She told us to design it real special for her. Here's what we came up with - we liked, hope you do to!

Fudge chocolate toppings ^_^
Pink & chocolate!
Cake side view
If you have a birthday for a loved one coming up, just give us a call, let us know what you would like and we'll create a wonderful cake design for you ^_^. Cheers!

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Baking Equipment in Kenya Explained-Baking Pans

Here at Amari Bakery, we like to help out our home-baking fans as much as we can.  We've decided to share some of our knowledge on baking equipment so as to make it easier for you while choosing your baking equipment. We hope these series of posts will be helpful to you.


There are many different kinds of pans and sizes used in baking. It is important that you use the correct size and shape to ensure the right texture and appearance of your baked goods.

1. Spring form Pan

- This is a round pan, used for making cheesecakes and other desserts that are tricky to remove from their pans. It has a bottom that is separate from the side. A clamp holds the pan together and opens to allow the side to easily be pulled away from the baked dessert.

spring form pan
2. Pie Tins/Pans

- Generally,pies are baked in a deep pan with sloped sides that can hold a large amount of filling. There is a wide range of materials for pie plates; oven-proof glass, glazed ceramic, heavy foil, aluminum,  tinned steel, stainless steel and non-stick coated steel.

Aluminum pie pan
3. Standard Muffin/cup-cake Pans

- These pans are available in 12 and 6-cup pans. The standard muffin cup is about 2-3/4 inches in diameter and 1-1/8 inches deep. It holds at least 1/2 cup batter.

Regular muffin pan
4. Jumbo Muffin Pans

- These are available in 6-cup pans, the jumbo muffin cups are at least 3 inches in diameter and 11/2 inches deep. Each jumbo muffin cup holds approximately 1 cup batter.
Jumbo muffin pan
5. Mini-Muffin Pans

- These pans are available in 12 to 24-cup pans, the mini muffin cup is approximately 13/4 inches in diameter and 7/8 inch deep. Each muffin cup holds approximately 2 tablespoons batter.
mini muffin pan

6. Loaf Pan

- Loaf pans are used to make quick breads, brioche and meat loaf. Aluminum loaf pans can turn out tender cakes, while dark, non-stick or glass pans will produce a crunchy, chewy crust.
bread loaf pan

7. Bundt/ Tube Pan

- This deep pan has a hollow tube in the center that promotes even baking. Most of them have removable bottoms. It is also known as an angel food cake pan.
Bundt pan

8. Ramekin

- A ramekin is an individual baking dish that resembles a miniature souffle dish, it is about 3 to 4 inches in diameter. They are usually made of porcelain or earthenware and can be used for both sweet and savory dishes; either baked or chilled.
A tiny baked pastry filled with a creamy cheese custard is also referred to as a "Ramekin."
Ramekin dish

9. Souffle Dish

-  These dishes are oven proof and come in a variety of sizes ranging from 3 1/2 ounce to 2-quarts. It is round and has straight sides to facilitate the souffle's rising.
Souffle dish

10. Baking/Cookie Sheets

- It is perhaps one of the most essential pieces of bake ware; these flat, rigid sheets of metal are used to bake cookies, breads and biscuits. It usually has one or more turned-up sides for ease in handling. Common sizes for baking sheets are; 17x14 inch & 12x15 inch. For even heat circulation, baking sheets should be at least 2 inches smaller all around the interior of the oven. The most common kinds of baking sheets are aluminum, dark non-stick and insulated sheets.
Baking sheet-One side turned up
Baking sheet-two sides turned up

11. Cake Pans

- These pans are used to make cakes. Just like loaf pans, aluminum cake pans can turn out tender cakes while dark, non-stick or glass pans will produce crunchy, chewy crusts. They come in different shapes and sizes e.g. Round, square, love-heart shaped, bible-shape, flower, rectangle or sheet size etc.
heart shaped pans
bible-shape cake pan
Square cake pans

Many of these pans can be found in most leading supermarkets in Kenya or kitchen-ware stores such as Topserve Ltd. Jua Kali artisans also make some of these pans at a more economical cost.
Hopefully this list helps you with choosing of your baking pans in your home-baking. Any other additions or suggestions are welcome, thanks ^_^!

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Friday, 6 July 2012

Pink Frosted Orange Cupcakes for a small party

For a small shower one of our lovely customers was having, she wanted frosted cupcakes with a customized look. The theme for the shower was pink, so we brain-stormed abit with her and she loved this idea. Hope you do to ^_^!!

Dozen Orange cupcakes with pink frosting before garnish

All Pink !

Pink Orange-flavor cupcakes with Garnish

Frosted pink cupcakes-delicious!!!
We can customize our frosted cupcakes with a color-theme of your choice, just let us know ^_^!

Sunday, 1 July 2012

We are now doing birthday cakes!

Since we started Amari Bakery, we've mostly concentrated on fruit breads & frosted cupcakes. However, due to popular demand, we have now started doing birthday and occasion cakes. Current available flavors are Vanilla, Orange, Lemon, Fruit, Marble and Chocolate Cakes.

Blue Vanilla Cake
Clover shape Fruit Cake
Fruit Cake with Strawberries on top
Lemon Cake
Pretty Pink Orange Cake

Two-toned pink & chocolate brown Vanilla Cake

Yellow Marble Birthday Cake

We can customize the cakes to your preference for color or shape ^_^!

Make your order today!