Our team of expert designers and manufacturers was asked by legendary cheesecake producers Suzy’s Cream Cheesecakes to custom design and build several specific-sized double pan racks for use in their Wisconsin bakery.
Client: Suzy's Cream Cheesecakes
Industry: Food Manufacturing
Location: Wisconsin

The Client


Suzy's Cream Cheesecakes Logo

Following a revelatory cheesecake tasting experience in California in 1982, Suzy began scratch baking cheesecakes at home to sell in her husband’s Milwaukee restaurant. The cheesecakes became so popular that customers began ordering whole cakes to take out – and that’s when Suzy knew she needed to set up her own store. Suzy’s Cream Cheesecakes was born!

From the day she opened her first store in Milwaukee, WI (which had just one oven, one refrigerator and 250 square feet for baking and sales), Suzy’s cream cheesecakes have gone from strength to strength and are now sold in the finest grocery stores across America.

Of course, when the team at Schaumburg Specialties was asked to help find a racking solution to meet our client’s specific requirements, we were only too happy to take up the challenge – after all, it’s what we do best!


The Challenge


For years, Suzy’s had been using separate dishes that they filled by hand to make their mini cheesecakes. But they had recently acquired a big new client who wanted a certain number of cheesecakes of a certain size – and they needed much more capacity to meet the demand!


Suzy’s workers were using separate dishes that they filled by hand.


The company would need to switch to using specific form trays to accommodate their new customer’s wishes. These new trays would go along a conveyor line where an accurate amount of mixture would be pumped into each separate tray part.

This would allow Suzy’s to boost their productivity significantly to make many more cheesecakes and comply with their new customer’s wishes!


Suzy’s decided to switch to using specific form trays


Suzy’s asked us to increase their cheesecake-making capacity by custom building 30 double pan racks that could fit a certain number of pans/form trays on each. Yet, as is often the case with many of our clients, the number of pans per rack that Suzy’s wanted was more than their ovens could hold!

We knew that we were going to have to come up with a pretty special solution to ensure that the new racks we were building could meet the increased productivity criteria of our client, but could also actually fit in their oven!


Our Solution


custom built racks for cheesecake factory


Schaumburg Specialties’ expert designers put their heads together and came up with an excellent, tailor-made solution for our client.

We custom designed and built 30 perfectly sized racks that could accommodate the number of form pans that Suzy’s wanted but crucially could also fit in their oven. It was a bit of a tight fit but we made it! One of Suzy’s workers even got into the oven with the rack to make sure that everything fitted – and thankfully it did.


Our perfectly sized racks fitted perfectly into Suzy’s oven.


Our custom build racking solution for Suzy’s Cream cheesecakes meant that the company was able to majorly increase their cheesecake-making productivity and meet the demands of their new client.

All in a day’s work for Schaumburg Specialties!


Get Started with Your Own Custom Project


We delivered awesome results for Suzy’s Cream Cheesecakes, and now we want to do the same for you. To get started with your own project with Schaumburg Specialties, contact us so that we can get a clear understanding of your requirements. We’ll take it from there!