Thursday, August 31, 2017

Understanding Where to Order the Best Fruitcake Online

One of the biggest blessings of the 21st century is that we can get anything we need off the Internet. This is something to be especially thankful for around the holiday season, as you can simply find and order the perfect gifts online from the comfort and privacy of home. Ordering your Christmas supplies does not have to stop at the presents, however. If you want a delectable traditional or gourmet fruitcake as a tasty holiday treat, you can simply find a bakery online and order one from them. Here are some ways you will know the fruit cake you order online is the best:

Quality Ingredients

The best fruit cake you can order online will come from a company that truly cares about the quality of each ingredient to produce the most appealing and flavorful cakes. This means using only the finest ingredients, for a fruitcake that has the perfect flavor and texture.

Thorough Knowledge of Fruitcake Preparation

Fruitcakes require certain methods for the best results. A fruitcake company should only employ the finest and most experienced chef, to mix, bake, age, and cure the cakes for a complex, full-bodied, and delicious result. In addition, when they send you your fruitcake, it should not only have been cured for several months, but be properly sealed, so that it does not get stale and crumbly on its way to your holiday table.

Dietary Accommodations

Do you, a family member, or a friend have a certain dietary need or preference? The best fruit cake company will have several tasty options to accommodate your specific needs. At Beatrice Bakery, we offer a variety of delicious fruitcake that are alcohol-free and sugar-free. In addition, we offer a few fruit and nut cakes that are certified kosher.

Regardless of your preference, we’ve got a fruit cake suited to your individual needs! Browse our site to learn more about the delectable cakes we offer.

Monday, August 28, 2017

A Gourmet Twist on An Old Classic - Holiday Fruit Cakes

For most cultures throughout history, a big part of a holiday or festival celebration was the preparation and consumption of special foods that were usually not eaten on any other day of the year. Today, people have many traditional holiday foods that have been around for centuries and perhaps the most well-known of these are holiday fruit cakes.

Negative Connotations that Come with Holiday Fruit Cakes

Most people love to hate fruit cakes. They are a traditional food that has been a beloved staple of holiday celebrations for over hundreds of years. The reason many people dislike fruitcake is usually because they have never had a good one that is filled with wholesome ingredients. Commercial fruitcakes are often overly sweet, or bitter & chewy from addition of orange peel and citron.

What Makes for a GOOD Fruitcake?

If you want a fruitcake that tastes delicious and is reminiscent of Christmas feasting long ago, then you need to get it from a bakery that understands this dessert and how to prepare it properly.

A fruitcake should be made with only rich wholesome ingredients starting with only the finest fruits and nuts. Some fruitcakes add alcohol, which a really good cake baker knows how to add a combination of bourbon, rum and brandy to the batter, so as it bakes only the essence of those alcohols remain to add just the right taste factor. Then the cakes are allowed to mellow to fruitcake perfection. Which you will find with the Grandma’s Fruit & Nut Cake made by Beatrice Bakery Co.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Tis the Season for Holiday Fruit Cakes

With the start of the holiday season just around the corner, it’s never too early to start preparing. Luckily, Beatrice Bakery can help you check one thing off your list—fruit cakes! We don’t produce plain, bitter fruit cakes… instead, we use the freshest ingredients to bake quality, handmade fruit & nut cakes. Our staff believes that every moment in life should be enjoyed with something delicious. Nothing says ‘holiday tradition’ better than our famous Grandma’s fruit cake brand. Each cake is made with the just the right amount of rum, bourbon, and brandy along with ripe cherries, succulent pineapples, plump raisins, plus almonds, walnuts, and pecans - then baked to perfection.

A Slice of History

Where did we come up with idea to bake such delectable holiday fruit cakes? It all started 100 years ago, with two German immigrants known as the Lantz Brothers. While operating a bakery in St. Louis, MO, the brothers came across their grandma’s favorite fruitcake recipe. She remarked: “Use only the freshest ingredients!” Through their grandma’s secret baking process, the world’s finest fruitcake was born!

The next step for the Lantz Brothers was to find a manufacturing company that could produce large quantities of their delicious fruit cakes. They visited a town called Beatrice, NE that was nestled right in America’s heartland and found the perfect facility—Wilke Baking Company. Once the brothers were confident that their grandma’s recipe was in the right hands, they decided to sell the recipe rights.

Several successful years passed. Between 1974 and 2001 several different companies bought the bakery and the name was changed to Grandma’s Bake Shoppe. Then, in 2001 the last corporation ownership announced plans to close the business. Fortunately, the company had such a powerful impact on the area that a group of local investors and community members formed a corporation of their own. On April 22, 2002 Grandma’s Bake Shoppe officially became Beatrice Bakery Company.

Today, we still bake with the original recipe. Not only do we have a line of holiday fruit cakes, but we also hand produce a line of artisan cakes and desserts that are the perfect addition to any holiday gathering year-round.