Valentine's Day is next Sunday!

by Regina 6. February 2016 06:14

It's fun (and sort of crazy!) that Superbowl 50 is in our backyard, but don't forget that Valentine's Day next weekend! What are your plans? 

Our Chocolate Hearts is the perfect dessert to split after your Valentine's Day meal. Inspired by our most popular cake, our Chocolate on Chocolate, we dressed it up with a drizzle of raspberry icing.

Another Valentine's Day exclusive is our mini heart-shaped cream puffs. Cute for an office party or just you favorite co-workers!

If you're in a sharing mood, we'll also be baking our Raspberry Sandwiches, Half Dips and Gingerbread cookies in heart shapes as well. Please pre-order, especially if you are thinking about large quantities!

Other great options include our Strawberry Mousse (available in indiivdual and 6" heart sizes) and Tiramisu Cheesecake.

Finally, if you have yet to try our Sweetheart Cake, you must try it sometime this month as it is a February exclusive. We take our famous Chocolate on Chocolate recipe and add raspbery jam in the middle, and decorate it with a Kirsch Cream Cheese frosting instead. Available in all sizes, including cupcakes!

Please place your orders no later than Thursday. Feel free to call our stores or check out our website if you have any questions.

Please Pre-Order Passover Cakes and Cookies

by Regina 27. March 2015 05:48

Don't forget to put your orders in for Passover! It is coming up next Friday, April 3rd. Last year we only received a handful of orders in advance, but had tons of you calling the morning of for cakes and cookies! Beause we didn't have notice, we ended up running out of items. We'd hate to turn you away so please, pre-order by calling in two days in advance - by Wednesday. Remember we bake everything fresh (never frozen!) so it's extremely hard for us to gauge how many of what we should be baking on Friday without pre-orders. We thank you in advance!

Even if you don't celebrate the holiday, I still encourage you to try the Passover-exclusive products because they are really that good. My favorite is the Strawberry Banana Cream - so good that I wish we had the cake year round. And of course, our Almond Macaroons. 

The Strawberry Banana Cream is so full of flavor and very moist because the sponge itself is baked with fresh bananas. Then we fill the layers with fresh whipped cream, fresh strawberries and bananas. 

The Chocolate Orange Passover cake can be prepared two ways. Either way this cake is gluten-free*, made instead with ground almonds and potato starch. We can prepare it as a torte, with just fresh fruit places on top, or as a cream cake where we cut layers, fill it and decorated with whipped cream all around.

In addition to Coconut Macaroons, we will also be baking Almond Macaroons: both almond and chocolate flavored. If you love almonds, these are not to miss!

Hope everyone has a great holiday and remember, please place your orders by Wednesday!

 

*Please note we bake in a facility that also processes flour, nuts and other allergens and cannot 100% guarantee no cross-contamination. If you are allergic, we do not recommend consuming our products.

Order Valentine's Day treats by Friday, and try the Sweetheart Cake before it's gone!

by Regina 11. February 2015 03:19

Valentine's Day is only THREE days away! Make sure your pre-order your sweetheart's favorite chocolate goodies before Friday to have them guaranteed on Saturday!

Our Valentine's Day exclusive Chocolate Hearts are the most popular and will be the first to go on Saturday. It's basically your (and ours!) favorite chocolate cake, covered in chocolate icing, in the shape of the heart. Traditional, and elegant in it's simplicity.

If you're looking for something more special, try our Sweetheart Cakes. They are a February-exclusive and it's so good we get requests to do this cake year-round. Our famous chocolate cake with raspberry filling, decorated with our special Kirsch cream cheese frosting. Have you ever had Kirsch flavored cake icing? It might be our very best icing! See for yourself, but make sure it's before the end of February!

We're also making mini Cream Puff Hearts! Buy one, buy a dozen - hand them out to your co-workers and they will love you.

 

If your loved one isn't necessarily a chocolate fan, we will also be making Strawberry Mousse in individual and 6" heart sizes. Our Tiramisu Cheesecake is also available in a 6" heart shape. Both the Strawberry Mouse and Tiramisu Cheesecake are extremely limited in quantity, so don't wait to place your order if these are the items you're interested in.

And who needs chocolate candies when we have fresh baked cookies? We're making chocolate chip cookies in heart shapes, about 5" large, and can inscribe whatever you like. Kiss Me, I'm yours?

Lastly, we are making our Raspberry Sandwich and Half Dip cookies in heart shapes in two sizes: mini and regular. We'll also have Gingerbread available all week long!

Remember, to guarantee your items on Saturday, please place your order no later than Friday, before 2pm is preferred. Don't wait until the last minute because trust us, everyone else will and you might not get what your Valentine wants. Call us to preorder, it's easy!

Holiday Cookie Tins, Boxes, Gifts

by Regina 4. December 2014 06:14

We are nearing the end of the first week of December, which means Christmas is only three weeks away! Don't wait until the last minute to get your co-workers, managers and/or bosses a thoughtful (and yummy!) gift. Remember people may be out of the office sooner than you think, so get your holiday cookie gifts out of the way.

If you remember from last year, we are offering cookie Tins, Boxes and even small baggys - a wide variety depending on your recepient.

Feel free to drop by to custom choose your cookie tins or boxes, or if you need a large quantity, please call us and order in advance so we can bake them just for you. The boxes are perfect for 6-12 cookies, and the tins are great for 6-24 -- depending on the size and type of cookie. We'll be baking mini size in addition to our regular sizes in store. In addition to our regular cookie selection, we'll also bring back Raspberry Sandwiches, Gingerbread, Spritz and Mexican Wedding Cookies.

If you don't like the tin, or want something a little different, we can also pack the same cookies inside this festive box with a bow:

Lots of different choices so make sure you call us or stop by the store. We're happy to make suggestions and place your orders in advance!

Happy Holidays!

Passover, Easter and a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!

by Regina 15. April 2014 02:53

Hello blogosphere! Just wanted to jump on here to make a few annoucements because the 140 character limit on Twitter was, well, limiting!

Firstly, don't forget that Easter Sunday is THIS Sunday! Please be sure to pre-order your Hot Cross Buns because we will run out. There is no minimum for an order so even if you need just six, please call it in by Friday so we can reserve them for you. We never want to turn any customers away, but we really do at least two-days to be able to guanantee your items.

Secondly, we are still accepting Passover orders through April 22. Even if you don't observe the Jewish holiday, I urge everyone to still give them a try. If you are a fan of almonds, marzipan or almond paste, you will love our Almond Macaroons. The main ingredient is - yup, you guessed it - premium almond paste.  If you also love chocolate, you might like our Chocolate Macaroons even better. All of a macaroons (Almond, Chocolate and our daily Coconut) are gluten-free!

Actually the other two cakes we offer for Passover are also made with almonds. The Chocolate Orange Torte and Chocolate Orange Cream is completely flourless so it relies pretty heavily on ground almonds, making this cake a little dry naturally. On the flipside, our Passover Strawberry Banana Cream is quite moist (and my favorite!) from the fresh bananas we use in the batter. Filled with fresh strawberries and fresh bananas, I wish we baked this cake year-round!

Lastly, a huge announcement! This Friday we will be debuting our first gluten-free cake! If you follow this blog or our Twitter, you might have seen a few sneak-peak photos of it but after several weeks of tweaking and perfecting, we think this cake is ready for you! Are you ready for it?

Using a gluten-free all-purpose flour and real blueberries, we were able to make a sponge that was airy and tasty. The best part? We didn't have to break our no artificial colors or artificial flavors rule to make this cake! It's still a beautiful blue sponge but it is 100% naturally colored.

We wanted to keep the cake light and simple. We sprinkled the blueberry sponge with a little bit of real blueberry juice and filled it with fresh whipped cream and chopped up blueberries. Decorated with whipped cream and some fresh fruit, the cake is perfect for the summer! 

We had been very hesitant to experiment with gluten-free products because we felt it was quite difficult to make some gluten-free and natural that tasted delicious - not good, not acceptable but delicious! We're so happy to say we proved ourselves wrong and hope you agree.

This cake will be in our stores starting this Friday, available to purchase by the slice. We'll also be giving away a limited supply of samples right before lunch if you would like to stop by for a taste. Let us know what you think! The cake will be available for ordering starting this Friday too, just in time for Easter. Please note because this is such a special cake, we will ONLY bake-to-order and require a minimum of 2-days notice. Hope you love it as much as we do!

Don't forget about our Passover selection!

by Regina 9. April 2014 07:33

Last year I wrote about my first time trying our Passover Strawberry Banana Cream cake and though it's made with Matzo meal and potato starch instead of traditional wheat flour, in keeping with Passover traditions, the cake was delicious and full of flavor! I can't wait until I can have another slice and thankfully, I don't have to wait much longer.

With the beginning of Passover just around the weekend, don't forget to check out our Passover page on the website to find details on our products. We are offering a Strawberry Banana Cream, a Chocolate Orange Torte (no cream, pictured below), a Chocolate Orange Cream and three macaroon variations: Almond, Chocolate and Coconut!

We'll try to have extras on hand but, as always, it's always best to place an order 2-days in advance if you know you'll be needing something. Remember, Passover starts on Monday, April 14!

Skip the Chocolates, Go for Chocolate CAKE!

by Regina 30. January 2014 01:58

Unless you celebrated Valentine's Day with us in previous years, chances are you haven't tried our Sweetheart Cake. The reason? It is exclusively available for Valentine's Day only. We get tons of requests throughout the year to make the cake (it's that good) but to make V-Day a little more special, we bake it only in the month of February.

We take our famously decadent chocolate cake, put raspberry jam in between the layers and cover the cake with kirsch cream cheese frosting (made by scratch, of course!). Not only is the icing slightly pink, it has the same loved consistency of our mocha or rum icing but with wonderful fruity flavor!

But if you're looking for something that's all chocolate, we have something for you too. Our Chocolate Hearts are baked from the same chocolate cake and dunked in our chocolate icing (so think our Chocolate on Chocolate). Decorated with some festive pieces and a drizzle of pink (naturally colored!) icing, and you got yourself a Valentine's Day present AND dessert.

We have other options too: chocolate chip cookie hearts, Strawberry Mousse, Raspberry Sandwich hearts, Gingerbread cookies and more. Check out more pictures and info here. Regardless of what you're interested in, please order in advance! We would love to have all orders (not just V-Day ones) at least two days in advance, so that means call us by February 12 at the latest! 

100 FREE cakes at Rivermark on Oct 18 starting at 11:30am

by Regina 11. October 2013 03:14

Welcome back to the blog! Sorry we've been on a bit of a hiatus, but we have big news to share! To celebrate our 10th birthday of our Rivermark/Santa Clara store, we're doing a HUGE giveaway!

We've never done anything like this before but we wanted to give back to our customers who have made our first 10 years in Santa Clara successful! We can't wait for the next 10.

The giveaway will take place at our Rivermark store only. We will start giving away free 6" round cakes at 11:30am, right before our lunch rush for those of you who also need to grab lunch and go. We will continue to give out free cakes until all 100 are gone.  We aren't able to offer all our different types of cake, but we'll try to have a selection. It'll be on a first-come, first-serve basis though so make sure to show up right at 11:30am!

If you can't make it on Friday, don't worry, we're running a couple other Anniversary promos during the week, Monday-Friday starting on October 14. If you are a breakfast customer, enjoy 10¢ coffee with your hot entree. If you come in for lunch/dinner, our Chocolate Chip cookies are only 10¢ next week too (normally $1.85 each!). Buy up to 12 for $1.20 and bring them back to the office to share (or not to share - we're not here to judge!).

We hope to see you next week to enjoy the promo and free cakes. We really do thank all of our Santa Clara customers for making these last 10 years wonderful. Thank you all for supporting our family business!

 

*Please note the promos/giveway mentioned in this post are valid at our Rivermark/Santa Clara store only.

Passover Cakes and Cookies

by Regina 11. March 2013 07:59

Hello March! Seems this year is off to a speedy start and Passover is no exception. We're used to getting Passover orders in April but here, not even mid-March yet, they're starting to trickle in. For anyone who is not near a calendar, the beginning of Passover is just two weeks away!

We do offer two types of cakes and a couple cookies for Passover, all made without traditional flour. Let's start with my favorite, the Strawberry Banana Passover cake.

Let me be honest here. I actually had a taste of this cake for the first time last year. I don't celebrate the holiday and we rarely ever have slices offered so last year when it was available I quickly sliced a piece for myself. I was mind-blown! I never thought I could have cake made without traditional flour that could taste THIS good. The sponge itself is made with matzo meal (which does contain gluten though), potato flour and - the best part - fresh bananas. The ripe bananas is the flavor that really carried throughout and with fresh strawberries, fresh bananas and fresh whipped cream as the filling, I regret that we don't make this cake more often! But it is a Passover exclusive so if you're interested, do come in the store before April 2!

For chocolate lovers, we offer our Chocolate Orange Passover Torte or Cream. Both cakes are made with the same sponge; sponge that is made from potato flour and crushed almonds. It can either be ordered as a Torte in which we only place fresh oranges and strawberries on top, or it can be ordered as a Cream in which we cover it in whipped cream.

We'll also be making our Almond Macaroons, which are also exclusive to this holiday. Made with almond paste, these cookies do not contain flour either. We offer a plain (pictured left) as well as chocolate flavor (pictured middle).

Our day-to-day Coconut Macaroons (pictured right) also are flourless and available to order.

Valentine's Day 2013 just around the corner

by Regina 4. February 2013 04:08

This particular Monday morning is a little bit rougher than usual, isn't it - with the 49ers being so close to winning the Superbowl yesterday. But they played one helluva game. We want to congratulate them on a great season and a great game yesterday. We're proud of you, San Francisco 49ers!

For those still mourning over the loss, we have some sweets to distract you. Plus, Valentine's Day is only 10 short days away so you'll want to read on if you haven't planned anything yet.

What I'm really excited about this year is our Chocolate Chip Cookie Hearts. We made a couple last year to test the waters but didn't really advertise it. We were so happy to learn how well received they were! And at only $6.95 each, they are easy on the wallets. We can decorate them or leave them undecorated - and we can put a custom message too. Just let us know when you place your order over the phone or in-stores.

Last year we also received a record-breaking number of orders for our Chocolate Hearts. It's our award-winning chocolate cake in a shape of a heart and drizzled with some raspberry icing. Please be sure to place an order for any of these items! We do make a handful of extras for last minute walks-in, but the only way to guarantee any of these products is to place an order at least two days in advance. And we did run out last year!

And we of course will be having our Sweetheart Cake available through out the month of February. We receive numerous requests to have this cake year-round but it's a Valentine's Day exclusive. Our chocolate cake is filled with raspberry jam in the middle, then frosted and decorated with Kirsch-Raspberry cream cheese. It's available in all sizes; more information can be found here. (Note: the cake pictured above has been pre-marked for slicing).

Looking for something even easier? Get a red box of our assorted heart-shaped cookies. These boxes are perfect for the office or your group of friends. Choose your own assortment, or we'll be sure to pre-pack some of them next Thursday so you can pop in and pop out without delay. Cookies that are available in heart-shape are: Raspberry Sandwiches, Half Dips and Gingerbread.

We have a few other heart-shaped options including our Strawberry Mousse, Tiramisu Cheesecake and Cream Puffs. There will be limited quantity on each item, especially the Mousse and the Cheesecake so be sure to place an order as soon as you can. 

Call the store nearest you today! Don't wait because Thursday, February 14th will be here before you know it. 

Happy Valentine's Day!

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