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Oct 2, 2011 10:14 AM

Baking supplies in Mexico City

Hi guys,
Just wondering if anyone knows a good place to buy supplies for baking or cake decorating. Things like baking parchment, cup cake cases etc. I have tried Superama, Mega and Soriana to no avail (I live in Coyoacan).


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  1. Try the shops around Mercado San Juan,they've got just about everything.

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    1. re: kcward

      Near Mercado San Juan is La Molinera El Progreso, at Aranda 26 bis, near the corner of Ayuntamiento. There you will find most of the ingredients you need, although I don't specifically know if they carry paper baking cases.

      1. re: Anonimo

        Thanks guys - will try get up there this weekend!

    2. Please report back if you are successful. Also, it's been my experience that yeast is not sold in grocery stores. Someone told me you have to go to a bakery. Have you managed to buy yeast here in DF? Where?

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      1. re: shank

        You can buy yeast in Superama and Mega-ask in the bakery section. It is in a little yellow box and is called 'Tradi-pan'

        1. re: Masfar

          Good to know. I had asked in Soriana, but I'll check one of the other mercados. Definitely helpful to know to ask for Tradi-pan. Thanks!

        2. re: shank

          That's odd. Here in Guadalajara I can regularly find SAF yeast in Soriana. I have also purchased yeast at the abastos market without issue.

          On the other hand, I've never been able to find parchment paper and finally started importing it when friends and relatives come and go to the US.

          1. re: deeb

            I managed to get my mitts on some wax paper in Mega the other day and stockpiled a few rolls. It's not as good as parchment paper but more effective than just oiling the tins.

            Also managed to get cupcakes cases in Mercado del Jamaica yesterday. They didn't have any muffin cases but it was $16 for about 200 from one of those stalls that sell paper plates, cups etc.

        3. you should go to Belle cuisine. It is a store located in Arquimedes between Campos Eliseos and Masaryk. You can find many baking supplies as well as cake decorating utensils. Check out the class calendar!!! is a bit far from coyoacan but worth the trip. You can even find luster dust!!!

          1. I don't know if this is helpful at all (I'm not a baker), but I visited this store on Avenida Revoluci├│n, close to metro Barranca del Muerto. It's called Maric├║, and they have tons of baking products. Eyecandy even for someone who doesn't spend much time by the oven :)

            I'm trying to remember specifically what I saw... They had very nice-looking aprons, cookie cutters in all shapes, pipes (I think that's the name in English? the things you use to 'draw' with the frosting), lots of silicone goods, molds, stands, colorful assorted goods (measuring cups, spoons)... I don't know how their pricing compares to other baking supply stores, but I did see that they offer some discount to culinary students from certain schools (in case you know any that would be willing to go there with you).

            1. The best place by far is Central Gourmet: Moliere 495, esq andromaco. col polanco