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CUSTOM CAKES & FREEZE-DRIED TREATS

Custom Cakes for Weddings and Special Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freeze-Dried Candies and Treats

 

 

 

 

 

 

What's freeze-drying you ask? Well, let me tell you, it an amazing process! The steps depend on what's being freeze-dried:

Freeze-dried foods:

  1. The food is frozen, then placed in a strong vacuum.

  2. By the process of "sublimation" the water in the food is removed. Sublimation is the process of turning liquid into a gas. So, the water turns to ice vapor while the vacuum pulls the vapor away from the food. When packaged properly you end up with a food product that is shelf-stable for 25+ years!

 

The pictures below show an example of this process. This is our homemade oatmeal-cranberry cream pies:

 

 

 

 

 

Freeze-dried candy:

  1. For candy, no freezing occurs. Instead, some candies need to be heated first, then placed under the strong vacuum.

  2. Then, the same "sublimation" process occurs to remove the water content.

  3. When candy goes through this process, it completely changes the texture and intensifies the flavor. The sugars in the candy expand and create light, airy, and crunchy textures.

The images below give before and after examples of freeze-dried candy:

 

 

 

 

 

Freeze-dried candy allows those with braces, dentures, etc. to enjoy treats they otherwise could not. Hard candy turns light and airy and chewy candy turns crunchy!

 

 

If you have any questions, message us on Facebook or email us at peaksviewbakes@gmail.com.

 

Peaks View Bakes operates out of a licensed and inspected kitchen under regulation of the Virginia Department of Agriculture.

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Peaks View Bakes & Treats offers customized cakes that will wow your guests and create lasting memories. If you would like to inquire about a cake, please complete our Order Inquiry Form available on both the Wedding Cake and Celebration Cake pages.

Peaks View Bakes & Treats offers a wide variety of freeze-dried treats available to order on our site. Freeze-dried treats include candies, cookies, cakes, and seasonal holiday offerings. To order freeze-dried treats, please visit our shopping page.

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On the left is the original oatmeal cream pie. On the right is is the freeze-dried version, cut up for easier snacking.

A close-up picture of one of the pieces.

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Before and after Peach Rings

Before and after Rainbow Bites

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