Producing perfectly textured, light and tasty cakes is the ultimate goal for any baker. Whether your masterpieces are cupcakes and muffins, or marbled, filled, molded or decorated cakes, GEA offers industry-leading equipment, production lines and complete turnkey plants, designed to ensure that every final product has the texture, flavor and appearance that you and your customers, will expect.
GEA has spent decades working with medium and large industrial-scale customers to develop end-to-end technologies that can be tailored to any processing requirement, whatever the size, shape and type of cake.
Cupcakes and muffins
Fast paper cup handling, precise mix depositing, gentle baking and accurate decorating are key to enabling the highest production capacity for basic cupcakes and mushroom-shaped muffins made with top quality ingredients.
Marbled and two color cakes
Dual colour cakes make a real impact on the eye, and offer almost limitless possibilities. Processing marbled cakes depends on technologies that can deposit precise amounts of different mixes sequentially or simultaneously, without compromising on texture or taste.
Molded (or oiled) cakes
For madeleines, twinkies, animal-shaped and other cakes that are baked directly in molds and indents, an efficient oil sprayer that coats every corner and curve will help to ensure that each product comes out cleanly, even from irregular shaped molds, without tasting of oil.
Decorating technologies offer options for producing individual finishes for special occasion cakes. Improve the look and taste of your cake with a high quality chocolate or whipped cream and decorations to make them stand out from the ordinary.
Accurate and precision technologies for injecting chocolate, cream and other fillings provide opportunities for processing imaginative cupcakes, twinkies and specialty cakes.
From denesters and depositors to ovens, injecting systems, depanners and packaging lines, state-of-the-art technologies from GEA will effortlessly handle any batter or mix, filling topping, and final product.
GEA cup denesters feature a patented system for faultlessly picking and placing even the tiniest cupcake cases into indented trays. Our technology reduces manual labor and increases throughput and automation.
Volumetric cylinder depositors from GEA are precise and accurate. Gentle mix handling from hopper to head, and specially designed depositing chambers ensure that the texture of even the most delicate of mixes is not affected. Servo-motor options increase precision and throughput for the most demanding of production lines, and we offer a depositor head that can precisely deliver independent volumes of two different mixes for dual color cakes.
For oiled cake production, we offer an oil sprayer that features a mobile depositing system. Reaching every corner and curve of the mould, our system will dispense exactly the right amount of oil so that the taste of your product is not affected. A GEA oil sprayer will help to ensure that products can be easily depanned using one of our automated overturning or pick and place systems. GEA depanners can be configured to use needles, vacuums or clamps, and if required can place cakes directly into blisters or boxes.
Our ovens feature independent temperature control across each zone, to ensure that every product baked has uniform height, color and moisture content. Sophisticated software and recipe storage capabilities make switching between products easy, while optional heat recovery systems improve efficiency.
Volumetric piston injector systems from GEA dispense with high accuracy, to fill products either vertically or horizontally either as they come out of a tunnel oven or after cooling. Our systems can handle a wide range of fillings, and there is a model that can inject two different fillings simultaneously. The option of additional injecting heads speeds changeover between products.
To put the finishing touches to any size or shape of cake, GEA decorating systems offer the opportunity to personalize and change the look and finish of any product. At the GEA Bakery Experience Centers (BEC) in Italy, our process and food technology experts work with customers to test and optimize existing and new recipes and production processes. A wide range of processing equipment and systems is available, including mixers, depositors, filling machines, pizza topping machines, ovens and packaging equipment. The BEC also test all machines that leave the factory, prior to delivery to our customers.
Robust automation backed by reliability, versatility, and energy and resource efficiency are hallmarks of GEA technologies. We can design and install customized lines to fit your space and throughput. Cleaning-in-place, product recovery features and no-product, no-fill options reduce down time, product wastage and operator intervention. And by choosing GEA technologies, our customers have the backing of world-class service engineers who will keep every item of GEA equipment working efficiently and effectively, throughout its lifespan.