Glazes, fillings and toppings are the artistic finishing touches that elevate bakery products to new levels of taste, texture and visual appeal. These delectable elements can transform a simple baked good into a work of culinary masterpiece. Whether it’s a glossy, sweet glaze drizzled over a warm cinnamon roll, a velvety, indulgent filling nestled within a flaky pastry or a delightful sprinkle of nuts and sugar on a cake, these components are the secret ingredients that turn ordinary baked treats into extraordinary indulgences.
In this exploration, we’ll delve into the world of these bakery components, unlocking the creative possibilities they offer. And when it comes to the science behind crafting these components, our foodies are here to assist formulators in selecting from a wide range of rheology modifiers such as stabilisers and texturisers. With our expertise and guidance, you’ll drive to success in crafting bakery creations that not only tantalize the taste buds and mouthfeel but also captivate the eye, ensuring your bakery products stand out as innovative and high-performance delights.
Fillings are key ingredients for many delicious bakery products, impacting colour, taste, and texture of a variety of mouthwatering desserts such as custard creams, fruit-based fillings, vanilla and chocolate based fillings, and many more.
Glaze trends gravitate towards vegan, high shine finishes and plant-based alternatives. There is also a growing interest in functional glazes enriched with vitamins, minerals, or antioxidants, and sugar-reduced versions, all while experimenting with varied textures.
Bakery toppings are evolving to emphasize health, with a rise in whole food ingredients like seeds and nuts, and sustainable, ethically sourced choices. Flavours inspired by global cuisines, vegan-friendly options and visually striking are also trending, catering to diverse dietary preferences.
Doughs and batters
Doughs and batters are shifting towards gluten free and plantbased options, rediscovering ancient grains and incorporating alternative sweeteners. Furthermore, the increasing use of functional ingredients and vegan egg replacers is becoming prominent in contemporary baking.