July 4th Weekend - Yes, We're Open!

by Regina 23. June 2014 05:33

All of our stores will be open until 5pm on Friday, July 4th. Before you fire up those BBQ grills, stop by our Rivermark/Santa Clara or Fremont locations for HOLIDAY BRUNCH! Breakfast usually ends at 10:30am on weekdays but since it's a holiday, we will extend breakfast hours until 3pm. After 3pm, we'll remain open until 5pm for anyone who needs to pick up desserts for your July 4th parties. (Please note: Palo Alto will not be serving lunch)

Here are some dessert ideas, inspired by Independence Day:

Cupcakes with the American flag! These are our "white" cupcakes pictured above but we can replicate it on any cupcake.

These July-4th-inspired Trifle Cups only show up once a year and they are my favorite variation. Orange Almond cake, fresh blueberries, vanilla custard and fresh strawberries. Pre-order these if you want them because they'll be gone!

Lastly, ask us to decorate your sheet cakes like the American Flag, made with fresh raspberries and blueberries, for a small fee. The cake shown above is the Banana Custard Cream but the White Strawberry Cream is very popular this time of year (with fresh strawberries!) as is our Very Berry Trifle Cake (seasonal). 

As always, please place your orders at least 2-days in advance to guarantee most items. Hope everyone has a relaxing and safe 3-day weekend!

July 4th: festive desserts without any food coloring

by Regina 17. June 2012 05:23

If you follow this blog or our twitter, you know that we often stress the fact that we do not add any food coloring to our cakes or pastries. Artificial coloring may not be something you think twice about, but if you do you'll realize not many bakeries bake or decorate without it nowadays. I can't say I don't understand the use of it because it is obviously appealing to the eyes but for our store, we simply cannot compromise our quality by adding anything unnatural. Keeping away from the artificial and superficial, we believe, keeps our products safe and healthy for you and your family.

With that said, we get really excited during the summer because we're able to add a lot more color to our products through the use of fruit. Real, fresh fruit that is cut every single morning. So throughout the season you'll see our Strawberry Cream Cakes, more Trifle Cups, more Banana Custard Creams and now, our brand new Very Berry Trifle Cake (see our last post).

And for July 4th, we're able to be a little more festive too. Specifically for Independence Day we make a few more desserts that we think are both delicious and decorative.

First, we can decorate our Banana Custard Creams like the flag upon request. Because the cake is already a rectagular shape (for 1/4 sheets and up), the flag looks perfect on the top.

Last year we also started decorating cupcakes this way as well. Using fresh blueberries, raspberry jam and white cream cheese icing we're able to replicate the flag on top of our white cake cupcakes. Very cute and a huge hit if you're having a BBQ or friends over.

And because berries are so sweet during this time of the year, we're switching up our Trifle Cup fillings. Instead of the usual strawberries with chocolate cake, this July 4th special has bits of our Orange Almond cake, fresh blueberries, fresh vanilla custard and fresh strawberries.

Similarly, our brand new Very Berry Trifle Cake is also packed full of fresh berries - perfect for any summer affair.

I always say that any holiday - no matter how small or big - is a legitimate excuse to be having dessert. If you agree, please order these items in advance to ensure we will have them for you. We hope you'll enjoy these festive treats and Happy 4th of July!

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