In celebration of Pi Day (March 14th), we thought it would be fitting to do a blog on… pies! This day is perfect to increase your pie sales just for a single day. There are so many different types of pies, and BakeMark has the ingredients you need to make them ALL! Whether you want to offer sweet or savory, fruity or chocolatey, BakeMark has all the ingredients you need to serve your customers a wide variety.
WHAT IS PI?
Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14), in honor of the mathematical constant, pi. “Pi” is the name given to the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. It is calculated as 3.14, or 22/7, and is usually abbreviated to 3.14 (or simply “Pi”). Pi is an irrational number and has an infinite number of decimal digits. However, here at BakeMark we like Pie more!
THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF PIE
There are, literally, hundreds of different types of pies, each one with its own unique flavors and textures. Some of the most common pies include apple, cherry, pecan, blueberry, lemon meringue, key lime, and of course, pumpkin. However, there are also more unique varieties such as chicken potpie, shepherd’s pie, dirt pie, and so much more. Not to mention savory pies like quiche, spanakopita, samosas, and empanadas. There is something out there for people who like sweet pies as well as savory pies.
THE HISTORY OF PIE
The history of pies dates all the way back to the ancient Egyptians. Fruits, nuts, and honey filled the earliest pies and were not sweet. It was not until the 16th century that sugar was added to pies, becoming a favorite among the wealthy. The pie evolved over the years, with new ingredients and recipes being added to the mix. Today, people eat pies all over the world as a part of countless cultures and cuisines.
WHY WE LOVE PIE
There are countless reasons why we love pies. The main reason is BakeMark has ALL the ingredients your bakery needs to make them! We have a great Westco Snot Block Crust Base (Google it!) that makes for a great pie crust. The name is funny but the quality is not, and it will make your life easier for National Pi Day. Also, we have endless possibilities for fillings. BakeMark’s line of fillings ranging from apple to peach, to blueberry to pumpkin will allow you to celebrate Pie Day in whatever way your customers like. They’re perfect for any occasion- from the holidays to family get-togethers, potlucks, and more.
LET BAKEMARK HELP YOU PREPARE FOR PIE DAY
Whatever your favorite type of pie may be, there is no denying that they make a fabulous dessert. BakeMark is here to support your needs to grow and be successful on a unique day where pie sales sky rocket! Your BakeMark Sales representative is ready to start planning with you.
Based in Pico Rivera, CA, BakeMark is the recognized market leader in the baking industry, as a manufacturer and distributor of bakery ingredients, products and supplies. BakeMark serves North America and customers internationally across all industry channels with its comprehensive product portfolio, including bakery mixes, fillings, icings, glazes, commodities, frozen products and bakery supplies. BakeMark is the exclusive distributor of some of the industry’s top brands, including Westco, BakeSense, Best Brands, Multifoods, BakeQwik, Trigal Dorado, C’est Vivant and Sprinkelina, operating through 6 manufacturing plants and over 33 distribution centers located across North America. Please visit www.bakemark.com for more information.
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