Category Archives: Cake

Upside Down Plum Cakes

This recipe features Pure Ginger Extract, from Fante’s Natural Flavors Brand. Made with only pure ginger oil, alcohol and water, it has a clean, fresh, ginger root flavor. Staff Baker Vanessa BurrellCan be used for baking, syrups, beverages and ice cream. One teaspoon is sufficient to flavor your typical cake or cookie recipe. Try adding it to iced tea, beer and cranberry juice.

Our talented staff baker Vanessa used our natural Ginger Extract to create this flavorful recipe.

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“Home Run” Bundt Cake

Our own Liana made this fabulous pound cake in Nordic Ware’s Heritage Bundt Pan for a staff members’ birthday!

It’s July – the sun is shining, the grills are burning, the fireworks are bursting, and people all around the country are celebrating America. We’re excited to join the celebration by featuring American companies and products all month long. It’s Made-in-the-USA Month at Fante’s Kitchen Shop.

This week, we’re kicking it off with a tribute to one of our favorite American companies, Nordic Ware, creators of the classic Bundt pan.

The aluminum Bundt was trademarked in 1950 by Nordic Ware founder H. David Dalquist. Decorative ring-shaped cakes were very popular among German, Austrian, and Hungarian immigrants and their descendents, but their ceramic forms were very fragile, and the cast-iron forms very heavy. At the request of a local chapter of the Hadassah Society, Dalquist developed the modern-day Bundt pan, using lightweight aluminum. This style baking pan has since grown exponentially in popularity; to date, Nordic Ware has sold over 50 million. And the company has remained true to its roots, manufacturing its products in America for over 60 years.

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Decorator’s Delight

A cake from a recent Fante’s beginner decorating course.

Decorating is a perfect way to add a real personal touch to your next cake. And it’s surprisingly easy with the right tools and a little know-how! At Fante’s, we’re known for our cake decorating courses, which we’ve featured for over 50 years. For the last 30, they’ve been taught by the fantastic Deborah DiCintio Lang, a professional baker, caterer, master decorator, and winner of many awards. We caught up with Debbie for a short Q & A and some insight into the fabulous world of cake decorating.

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