Origin And Use Of Pistachios In Cake Baking

Where Do Pistachios Come From?

Pistachios are one of the tastiest yet most expensive type of nuts in the world! So where do they come from? For a starter, pistachios are a part of the cashew family, which means they grow on trees! Pistachio trees grow in dry lands and warm climates and are indigenous to Iran! These precious nuts have been around since 6750 BC; that’s a very long time! Baklava, halvah, and ice cream are just a few of the desserts that have pistachios. Pistachio seeds are rich in protein, fat, dietary fibre, and vitamin B6.  Now that’s enough nut talk, so here is the origin and use of pistachios in cake baking!

How Are Pistachios Used In Cakes?

Pistachios can be a decoration on the cake or a be inside the batter of the cake.

Pistachios as a Decoration

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Usually, cakes that are based on nuts or middle eastern flavours have pistachios. There are several ways to decorate with pistachios, including using the pistachio whole, crushing it, or just halving it.

For example, the Persian Love Cake’s decoration is a mixture of crumbled pistachios and rose petals; and this is a  great option because it is easy to pair with many other colours.

Whole pistachios are a fantastic choice to pair with other whole items on a cake such as walnuts, berries or even frosting! Pistachios are amazing to use because of their colour and flavour that go well with almost anything!

Pistachios in the Cake

The only way to use pistachios inside a cake batter is to c

rush them; and even though whole or halved pistachios add a stronger texture and more crunch the best option is to crush them.

Adding pistachios to your cake not only adds a crunchy texture, but it’s also good because of

its nutritional benefits! When buying a cake, it’s important to know that it will cost more since pistachios are quite expensive.

Authentic cakes such as a Persian Love Cake or a Matcha Vanilla Cake have crumbled pistachio in the batter which helps build that texture.

How Do We Use Pistachios?

At Azidelicious, our goal’s to make premium cakes, so as a premium ingredient pistachios are perfect for the job! Pistachios are one of the main ingredients in our authentic cakes and cupcakes and help bring out the texture and beauty of our products!

Now that you know a little bit about the origin and use of pistachios in cake baking, its time to get baking!

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Best Cake Decorating Tools For Beginners

A baker is no good without their tools, right? Well now that you’ve learned about some ways to decorate cakes, it’s time to build your arsenal of baking essentials. There’s no need to stock up on every decorating tool out there. With a few basic items, you can quickly level up your dessert game. Here is our guide to the best cake decorating tools for beginners!

Decorating Turntable

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On the multi-purpose turntable, you can ice, decorate,  and serve your cakes. This tool is ideal for icing smooth edges or piping borders on your cake. Most turntables have a non-slip base which keeps your cake in place as you work.

Icing Smoother

Give your cake a clean finish with the icing smoother. This tool is a stainless steel blade which helps you master your icing edges every time!

Piping Set – Bags and Nozzles

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Piping sets come with a variety of different shapes and size nozzles. Along with the nozzles, comes piping bags. There are two types of piping bags, reusable and disposable. Disposable bags are easier to work with while reusable ones are best for the environment.

Cake Lever

When making a layered cake, the lever does its job by making sure every cake layer is consistent and even. Good levers come with an adjustable blade which makes your job easier.

What Tools Do We Use?

Because of the range of cakes we have, at Azidelicious we use lots of different tools to help us decorate our cakes to our best ability. Some of the basic tools we for almost every cake are things such as the lever, turntable or the icing smoother. For our more advanced cakes such as the two tier orange blueberry or two tier chocolate cake we use most of the basic tools, only in larger sizes.

Now that you know some of the best cake decorating tools for beginners its time to roll your sleeves up and get baking!

 

 

 

 

Ways To Decorate Cakes And Cupcakes

Decorating is something that brings joy and excitement to many peoples lives. Every event needs decorating; Birthdays, Anniversaries and many more, however in the baking industry, decoration is key to EVERYTHING! Think about it. You have a choice between a plain boring mud cake and the same cake but this time with flowers and candies on top. I’d choose the second option too. This brings us to the next point which is that every decoration suits a different type of event. It can be a birthday party, religious event or anything else! Here are some ways to decorate cakes and cupcakes.

Layer Persian Love Cake

Cakes

To begin with we’ll be looking at ways to decorates cakes which are often used in important events and need to be decorated with something special. I’m talking about something majestic and rich, like roasted nuts! Or chocolate drip! Or flowers! They all sound pretty fancy don’t they? All these decorations will add colour and life to your cake. For example, one good way to decorate a cake using simple items is by glazing chocolate over the top and finishing with strawberries as seen on our chocolate strawberry cake. This combination creates a very beautiful colour tone. Some other simple but beautiful decorations are flower bunches or candies which can really bring colour and spirit to your cake. An example of this is seen on the layered Persian love cake.

Cupcakes

Lastly, some tips on how to decorate cupcakes and some recommended ingredients to decorate with. Since cupcakes are much smaller than cakes it is best to decorate them with more solid items such as chocolate cubes or fresh fruit pieces instead of crushed nuts or chocolate glaze/drip. You can also use items such as fresh berries, buttercream frosting or even dried up rosebud!

 

Our ways to decorate cakes and cupcakes

Refreshing Mix Assorted cupcake box

At Azidelicious, all of our decorations are natural and we avoid using any items with food colouring which is why We decorate most of our cakes with flowers or chocolate glaze and we use fresh berries, buttercream frosting or rosebud for our cupcakes. For example, the refreshing mix assorted box is a great example of how to decorate cupcakes. This box uses lots of natural ingredients like rosebud, pistachios and fresh berries.

 

Hope these tips helped, and remember that there is always a healthier option!

 

 

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Cupcakes for the Bride and Groom

Cupcakes for the Bride and Groom

Getting married is one of the most important events throughout life. Marriage is a union, a bond; and most importantly a life’s worth path ahead of two people who are going to be side by side forever. Obviously it is VERY important to celebrate your marriage the right way!

Food is an important aspect in a wedding. Wedding food consists of snacks, main course, side dishes and dessert. Each one of these food categories play an important role in a wedding, and without one, the others won’t work out!

Lets have a closer look at each one of these food categories!

Snacks – snacks or finger foods play quite an important role, this is because they help avoid having hungry guests before the main courses and they’re a great way to keep the guests entertained. These snacks can be homemade or store-bought; some common ones are kebab skewers, chips or even popcorn!

Main course – the main course can probably be classified as the most important meal of the wedding. Your main course can depend on the wedding theme or your personal choice. There is an extremely vide range of main courses to pick from. Larger choices could be steak or pork chops, while smaller options include sandwiches and salads.

Dessert – last but not least, dessert! No wedding would be complete without one , so it’s important to choose the right dessert. When it comes to picking a dessert, most people tend to buy a wedding cake, however there are always other choices such as cupcakes, pavlova…

Wedding cupcakes – Cupcakes for the bride and groom

Cupcakes are a great option for desserts or even snacks in a wedding. Cupcakes are extremely convenient for a wedding since they are easier to serve, and the quantity can be exact. At Azidelicious, we give you the choice to choose from a range of natural healthy cupcakes for your wedding.

Perhaps, your looking for cupcakes with no frosting, or with frosting, or a mixture of both! We provide all those options with products like the Pistachio Rosebud, Choco Rose, or Love Box!

Celebrate your wedding the right way!