A Celebration Of Pi: The Many Different Types Of Pie

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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.


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!


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 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.


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.


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.

Every Pi(e) Has its Day

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Every Pi(e) Has its Day

Even through Pi Day is here, you can still be ready for this most delicious of “holidays” with the help of BakeMark! Is pie crust not your strong suit? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Our Snot Block Crust Base makes it so easy to make pies that you’ll find yourself wishing every day was Pi(e) Day!

The amazingly innovative product will help you make flaky, delicious pie crusts that keep your customers wanting more and more of you pie options, and since it’s so easy to use, you’ll be whipping up pies in no time to help satisfy those cravings your customers have developed for your bakery’s pies!

More Than Crust

While everyone knows that the basis for a great pie is the crust (and everyone also knows that Snot Block is the easiest way to a delicious crust!), BakeMark’s offerings don’t stop there. We offer delectable fruit and non-fruit fillings to help make your pie baking even easier! Looking for something to set yourself apart form the competition? We even have tropical fruit fillings that you can mix and match with more traditional options to create brand new flavor profiles that’ll put your bakery on the map!

Of course, BakeMark also offers Westco and Best Brands fruit fillings for the more traditional customers including various apple and berry-based fillings. Try your hand at something more creative using non-fruit fillings like Bavarian Cream, Cheese fillings, and even Dulce de Leche fillings and toppings. BakeMark has the options…you provide the creativity!

Start Marking Every Day Pi(e) Day!

Now that you know all the great offerings BakeMark has to offer for pie making, what are you waiting for? Start making every day Pie Day and don’t wait for March 14th to come around every year. Your customers will thank you for it – we promise!

The Amazing Flavors of Fall

The Amazing Fall Flavors

As the trees begin to change to beautiful shades of blazing red, yellow, and orange, so do the flavors. Flavor Profiles begin to change to meet the distinguishing fall palates of your customers. If you’re not sure how to create those fall flavors or even where to start, BakeMark can help!

Warm Fall Flavors

BakeMark’s Westco line features a wide variety of premium flavors. Ones that will help you get into the fall spirit right along with the changing leaves and temperatures. Spice up your fall baked good selection with flavors like Rummette, Almond, and Maplette, all part of the Westco lineup.

All these options are great, but don’t forget about the classic pumpkin and cinnamon flavors too! These are great fall standards that everyone craves when fall and winter hit, so you don’t want to ever leave those out of your lineup either.

These premium flavors are easily used to flavor donuts, cakes, cupcakes, and cookies, but get creative and take it even further! Try flavoring pies and biscuits using these great fall flavors and create something your customers didn’t even think existed. These rich flavors will have your customers (and you!) wondering where these products ever were and will keep them coming back each fall for years to come.

Not up for those ones?

If you aren’t up for those fall flavors, don’t worry! BakeMark has lots more options that include your classic flavors like vanilla, strawberry, or banana. Either way, BakeMark certainly has something that will satisfy any customer that walks in your door and can help you keep them satisfied by providing their favorites as well as some variety.

Like the idea of both?

You’re in luck – our flavors are meant to mix and match! Create a Maple Bourbon donut or an Almond Vanilla Cupcake, or maybe mix banana and Rummette to create a tropical feeling even as the weather gets cooler! The possibilities are endless, just like the colors and flavors of fall. 

If you’re still not totally sure, don’t hesitate – contact your BakeMark rep today to help you decide what options work best for you! Your cash registers will be ringing constantly with customers loving what you have to offer with the help of BakeMark.

Keep Your Eyes on the Pies!

Keep Your Eyes on the Pies, Thanksgiving Pies!

As the weather begins to change and we enter into the fall season, of course, people are thinking of pumpkins, changing leaves, Halloween, and cooler temperatures.

While all of these things all signify fall in one way or another, there’s another part of the season that is coming up that we all look forward to as well…Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving: More than Turkey!

What’s Thanksgiving without some turkey, right? We tend to think of the turkey as the star of the Thanksgiving dinner show, but BakeMark is here to let you know that the real highlight of the Thanksgiving dinner is really the pie served for dessert!

What’s Thanksgiving without some turkey, right? We tend to think of the turkey as the star of the Thanksgiving dinner show, but BakeMark is here to let you know that the real highlight of the Thanksgiving dinner is really the pie served for dessert!

Pies are the real stars

Yes, there is something comforting about delicious turkey sitting in your stomach, but think about it- no matter how stuffed you are, you always make sure you leave some room for pie. After all, we save the best for last, don’t we? The Thanksgiving staple is of course the classic and ever-so-popular pumpkin pie, and BakeMark offers you a top-quality, easy-to-use solution with our BakeSense Canned Pumpkin and BakeSense Pumpkin Spice. Pumpkin pie is as simple as 1, 2, 3! Thanks to BakeMark, you’ll be making pies as fast as you can sell them! People will be lining up at your door to get their holiday pumpkin pies, so it’s a good thing that everything we offer is easy to use and of the highest quality. It will make your life as easy as pie.

We’re berry serious about our fillings

If your customers aren’t feeling the pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving, that’s not a problem! BakeMark has a variety of fillings from the industry’s largest fillings portfolio. Our private brands of Westo, Best Brands and Trigal Dorado offer delicious fillings flavors made with the best ingredients.

Looking to make apple, strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, or peach pies? We have good news for you – we’re a one-stop-shop for all your pie needs. We even have exotic flavors like mango or guava for unique pie offerings that most bakeries do not even attempt!

And of course, BakeMark is also here to help you with the pie crust. Our Snot Block Crust Base creates a buttery, delicious crust from a base. Your customers will never know you didn’t make it completely from scratch, and why would they even need to know?! The product is delicious, the base is extremely versatile and can be used in other applications, and it makes the pie-making process even easier for you.

Trust us, BakeMark really can make life easier for you with our selection of quality, versatile products. We’re so occu-pied with helping you grow and nurturing our partnerships…pi is even built into our company core values! Reach out to your sales representative today to review our fall planning guide that includes special holiday recipes!

Let’s Give ‘Em Pumpkin to Talk About

Let’s Give ‘Em Pumpkin to Talk About

Halloween costumes are already popping up in stores all over the place along with fall colored decorations. So while it may not seem like it…it’ll be pumpkin spice season before you know it!

It might be hard to believe being the middle of August, but based on a USA Today Article from just this month, it has stated that major bakery retailers are launching their pumpkin spice menus as early as August 18th!

Pumpkin Spice beyond the Latte

One of the main draws of pumpkin spice always seems to be the now-famous pumpkin spice latte, or PSL for those “in the know.” But as a baker, you already know that pumpkin spice season goes far beyond a simple latte.

So many options…

With BakeMark, you already know you have so many options that you’ll find yourself wondering where to start. That’s not a bad thing! With the pumpkin spice season rapidly approaching, your first focus should be to decide exactly what your offerings will be this fall.

Start with our BakeSense Canned Pumpkin and BakeSense Canned Pumpkin Pie Spice. Pairing these with BakeMark’s line of bakery mixes, your creativity can run wild to fill your bakery case this year.

From donuts to breads to pies, there’s something for everyone!

We’re already well known for our versatile donut mixes, so use what we’ve got to offer pumpkin donuts to start your customers’ days off with just a delicious bite of fall flavor. If that’s not really their style, there could always be a delicious slice of pumpkin bread made with Knoxbridge Mills Flour with their name on it.

It wouldn’t be fall without the classic pumpkin pie, but have you ever considered offering full size AND mini pumpkin pies? It’s easy as pie (pun intended!) with our Westco Snot Block Crust Base! Simply prep the crust in whatever size pie pan you’d like. Next, prep your filling using BakeSense Canned Pumpkin, and watch your sales climb.

Mini pies are perfect for kids, people who don’t have a whole family to feed, and more! These mini pies could easily be marketed as a perfect fall wedding “cake” option – think a mini pie tower in place of cupcakes!

BakeMark’s Versatility Makes it Easy

With all the options available from BakeMark, the pumpkin spice world is right at your fingertips! Create donuts, cakes, breads, pies, and cookies…or think outside the box and create something all your own. Don’t shortchange the quality of your products this fall. Remember, BakeMark offers quality and versatility all in one, so get out there and create your own pumpkin spice paradise!