Product Development

Food Product Engineering

Why is food product engineering important? How do you engineer a product that will sell? What advice do food and beverage entrepreneurs need when selecting a product?   Who you are as a Food Product Engineer will determine what you take to market. What food or flavor are you passionate…

Your Menu – Keep It Simple

Rule #1, keep the menu simple. One of the major errors made by food entrepreneurs, too many options. You can own a chocolate shop, bakery, food truck, or coffee shop it doesn’t matter. Offering too many product options can hurt business.   So what’s our motto?  Offer less. Give the…

Using Shelf Stable Icing

How can I make my icing shelf stable? Do you know how to prepare shelf stable icing? Recently on Facebook, there was a post suggesting that a baker had found a shelf stable icing recipe. “CakeCentral.com user -k8memphis has developed the next best thing. This buttercream offers the subtle tang…

Do You Bake with Booze?

Can I bake with booze? Let’s clear up the controversy around wanting to bake with booze (alcoholic beverages). Let’s look at when you can and can’t use booze in baked goods or other homemade food products sold to the consumer. In North Carolina, the rules and regulations for using alcohol…

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