Chocolate cupcakes

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  • Publication date: Wednesday 26 April 2023
  • Editorial submissions deadline: Thursday 6 April 2023
  • Editorial contact: Vince Bamford,

How far can automation go when it comes to cake decorating? This feature will find out as we look at the state of play at present as well as what future developments could come into play.

Key areas this article will explore include:

  • What level of automation do cake manufacturers currently use?
  • How much of the cake decorating process can be automated at present? How does this differ between the likes of cupcakes or celebration cakes, for example?
  • What equipment is available to help with this? What are the advantages of using it?
  • What are the major challenges/considerations to fully automating a cake production line from mixing and baking through to decorating and packing?