Sensient Flavors releases bakery toolbox reflecting seasonal trends

Sensient Flavors has released its latest product series with a new Bakery Toolbox, including a set of four miniature cakes reflecting distinct seasons of the year.

The tasting samples create bold tastes, and demonstrate the company’s expertise in flavour, texture and colour. The toolbox addresses diverse food and beverage segments, as the solutions demonstrated are suitable for a wide range of applications including confectionery.

According to the company, it aims to provide food manufacturers with inspirational ideas to help them create bespoke flavour profiles, and seasonal combinations for the ultimate taste experience.

As an ideal spring fusion, Sensient Flavors suggests a light combination of Vanilla & Cherry Blossom flavours with the surprise crunch of Cherry Blossom-flavoured meringue pieces. Cherry Blossom is a spring-like natural flavouring from the company’s Floral Collection. The collection offers delicate floral notes as well as more green herbaceous types. Jasmine, Desert Wildflowers, Elderflower and Rose – to name just a few – all bring a new taste “twist” for a multitude of applications, from cocktails and gin to confectionery and dairy.

With global vanilla demand as high as ever, the company application technologists are constantly expanding the selection of vanilla profiles – from luxurious Extracts and Natural Bourbon Vanilla flavourings to more cost-effective, nature synthetic Vanillin types. All are tailored and targeted to meet specific customer needs.

Summer – vibrant and visual

The promise of summer sunshine is reflected in a fruity Lemon and Raspberry marbled cake, highlighting growing demand for vibrant colours. Sensient’s Natural Colouring Solutions provide a full range of colour shades that can withstand high processing temperatures. Decorated with fondant fruits flavoured and coloured like the real thing, the cake addresses different food sectors for the application of these flavour and colour technologies – e.g., dairy and confectionery. Obtaining the perfect shade for a particular product can be vital to its success in the marketplace. That’s why Sensient’s application technologists are on hand to advise on the appropriate solution, both for colour performance and stability.

Autumn conjures up decadent maple and sticky toffee sponge cakes with Scotch Whisky and Black Sesame-flavoured buttercream. The flavours evoke feelings of comfort and nostalgia, making a harmonious combination that reflects growing consumer demand for exciting new flavour combinations. The fondant cinnamon sticks used to decorate the cake are flavoured with Cinnamon Extract – part of Sensient’s portfolio of 100% Natural Extracts. Other authentic taste profiles include Sicilian Lemon, Nigerian Ginger and Brazilian Orange, all sourced from their native regions, allowing manufacturers to label premium products with specific provenance declarations.

Meanwhile, indulgent coconut-flavoured sponge cake paired with Natural Red Fruit-flavoured buttercream reflects the essence of winter. The festive fondant decoration stimulates the senses with cooling

sensations. Coconut Dairyboost is also added to create a rich, decadent mouthfeel to the sponge cake. Sensient Flavors’ Dairyboost system offers ingredients that combine a heat-stable dairy base with signature top notes such as Mascarpone, Clotted Cream and Fresh Milk. Its solutions provide sensory stimulation, with cooling, heating and tingling effects, alongside more recognisable flavours, to provide a multi-faced taste experience.

“Our Bakery Toolbox focuses on market-driven insights and consumer demand for unusual and unexpected flavour combinations,” explains Ranbir Kooner, Marketing Manager EMEA at Sensient Flavors. “In the highly competitive food and beverage sectors, innovation is key. Our ingredients allow for the creation of tailor-made products that help manufacturers create unique flavour profiles, thus giving them a major advantage over their rivals.”

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