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As with all forms of food preparation, there will be scraps and food waste left over after baking. Don’t let them go to waste! Here’s how you can use them to create more profits for your business.

Cake edges

If you have leftover trimmed crusty cake edges, don’t throw them out. Crumble the cake edges with a spoon, mix them with Nutella and sweetened hazelnut cocoa, then beat until smooth and creamy. Roll the mixture until it’s no longer sticky. Now you have 2 different options:

Chocolate cake balls

Pinch off pieces and roll them into balls. Dip them in melted chocolate chocolate, leave them to dry, then add sprinkles.

Cake pops

Another alternative is to skewer the cake balls on a stick, then refrigerate and wait for them to set. After they’ve set, dip the balls into melted white chocolate and decorate.


Bread crust

Thick, hard brown bread crust is another common leftover. Here’s a recipe that not only saves them from heading to the bin, but will also turn everybody into a bread crust fan.

First, beat an egg and combine it with sugar, cinnamon powder and vanilla extract. Cut the bread crusts into small pieces. Add the crusts and fresh blueberries to the mixture, and gently stir. Pour the mixture into a muffin mould and bake in the oven at 170°C for 25-30 minutes. There won’t be a single crumb left when these “French toast muffins” are cooked and served.

Now that you know how to transform bakery leftovers into delicious new treats, go on and give them a try! For all you know, they could become your bakery’s next big hit.