It's been a busy month here at The Vanilla Valley, we've been working on adding more to our catalogue and keeping an eye for new products on the scene, as well as bringing some brilliant offers to you. Be sure to keep an eye on our Offers page and our New In page to benefit from all these changes.
The Euro Tins range offers affordable, quality baking tins which are renowned for their consistent baking results and long lasting durability.
Currently available online and in store are:
- single round and square tins in sizes 6" to 16";
- Multi-layer sets of both round and square, providing brilliant sets of four, five or six cake baking tins for a great price;
- sets of large baking trays, ideal for tray bakes and cutting cakes;
- as well as a selection of novelty tins including princess shapes like Elsa from Frozen and Cinderella.
These tins are ideal for Professionals and novices alike.
PME Baking Belts
One of the newest products from PME are the fantastic (and very popular!) Baking Belts. Gone are the days of wrapping a damp tea towel around your baking tin, instead these purpose designed belts offer a much simpler, more secure solution to achieving an even bake.
Baking a cake should be fun and rewarding but unfortunately on many occasions we may feel disappointed with the results, especially when the cake has risen in the centre or baked with deep cracks on the top. Problems that can create wasted cake and ingredients, along with the frustration and stress of having to re bake or change the cake design to overcome the problems.
To use soak the belt in cold water and remove the excess. (Do not wring) Wrap around the outside of the baking pan and fit like a belt, using both loops to secure in place. Pour the cake batter into the pan and bake as required.
These belts ensure an even distribution of heat reducing the risk of cracking and helping to produce an even bake of a moist cake.
You will need to select a belt of the correct height and length for your cake tin.
Another new brand introduced this month are Quality Sprinkles. Over the next few months we'll be slowly increasing our range with this brand, which will include sugar strands / vermicelli, non-pariels and various size sugar pearls / dragees.
Most excitingly Quality Sprinkles are Free From artificial colours, flavours and preservatives. They are made using natural ingredients, including colours extracted from fruits, vegetables and spices. The products are also Gluten Free and are Free From GMO, Dairy and Hydrogenated Fats. They are suitable for vegetarians and certified for Kosher and Halal diets.
All packs are resealable for easy storage and all products are excellent value.
Colour Splash Airbrush Colours
New from Culpitt's Colour Splash range are air brush colours. These are now added to our increasingly extensive range of air brush colours, which are versatile for use in colouring food as they do not need to be solely used within an airbrush but can in fact be used as a normal food colouring.
Using airbrush colours with an airbrush it is one of the easiest and most popular ways to add a burst of colour to any cake. The Colour Splash airbrush colours can be sprayed directly onto royal icing or sugar paste and are available in 14 different shades which can be mixed together to achieve any colour you want. This Airbrush colour is compatible with any airbrush kit.
Following customer feedback desiring metal cutters we have begun to introduce new metal cutters to our range. This has begun with some fab sets of 6 cutters by Decopac. These are currently available in Star, Heart and Daisy designs with 6 different sizes included.
New Covapaste Supply
Earlier in the month wholesale supply company BFP unfortunately went into administration, this meant that supply of their very popular Covapaste came to a halt.
We have now sourced the very same product from the company that was manufacturing the very popular ready to roll icing for BFP. This is very simply a packaging change from that of the supplier, BFP, to that of the manufacturer, Flemings.
Cova Paste is a softer handling covering paste with a lovely light vanilla flavour which is available in White and Ivory in 5kg, offering great quality and fantastic value for money. Perfect for covering Wedding Cakes and Birthday Cakes.