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equipment innovations

Smooth Perfection
Thin is in, when it comes to cake designs. Just ask "Cake Boss"

March 24 at the city's The Shops at La Cantera in San Antonio.

Buddy Valastro, who relies on Somerset sheeters to save valu-

Innovation is just part of the growth the bakery needs to

able time and labor costs at his world-famous bakeries.

have, as his business grows to 22 locations and counting. "The
bakery's been around since 1910, so times and trends have

"I'm a big fan of the Somerset sheeter," Valastro says. "We roll

changed," Valastro says.

out our fondant thin - one-eighth-inch thick - and cut little
strips out to make our ruffles. We line them up and layer up

For bread bakers, dough sheeters offer wonderful benefits.

the side of the cake. One thing we learn in the bakery is that

Solveig Tofte, founder and head baker of Sun Street Breads in

time is money."

Minneapolis, produces a versatile menu of artisan breads, pastries, cookies and crackers at her shop, so she needs a sheeter

The Somerset CDR-500F is an ideal fondant sheeter for baker-

she can rely on. She uses a Rondo sheeter.

ies that need high-volume, dependable performance. With production capabilities of 500-600 sheets per hour, the CDR-500F

From Rondo, the Econom is the ideal space-saving dough

sheets virtually every type of dough, regardless of consistency,

sheeter for hotels, restaurants, pizza shops and artisanal baker-

to a uniform thickness in seconds.

ies. The Econom sheets dough gently and precisely and only
uses a minimum of space. With its 500-millimeter working

For Valastro, time is money and he keeps a hectic schedule,

width, it is the ideal dough sheeter for narrow areas. The end-

whether it involves speaking as headliner at the Americas Cake

thickness stop makes it easy to set the desired final thickness

Fair in Orlando, Florida, or opening his newest Carlo's Bakery in

precisely. Other benefits include consistent final thicknesses of

Santa Monica, California. You'd think he might not find time to

the dough bands and uniform product size and weight.

make many cakes nowadays, but baking is in his blood. He first
learned to bake cakes from this father at their family business

Numerous elaborate details make the Econom easy to clean.

- founded in Hoboken, New Jersey, in 1910.

The equipment features smooth surfaces, and scapers can be
fitted and removed without tools. Further, the Econom allows

Most recently, Carlo's Bakery continues to expand in the state

you to work without exertion because operating elements and

of Texas with its fourth store, which is scheduled to open on

controls are easy to reach.

For larger jobs, Reiser offers a portfolio of equipment
and applications that satisfy a wide range of needs for
At the end of the day, a Vemag Stuffer is nothing more
than a very precise pump. What makes it special are the
numerous attachments that can be fitted to the Vemag

Vemag Stuffers can be used with brownie sheeters,
make-up lines, toppings and sheets of fat or margarine
onto dough make-up lines.

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to produce a wide range of bakery products.

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