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.

Place your Thanksgiving orders by Monday, Nov 23 2015

by Regina 17. November 2015 00:20

The holiday season is upon us! This is our favorite time of the year for all the obvious reasons but it's also our busiest. Thanksgiving and Christmas go neck and neck for the busiest day of the year - but usually it's Thanksgiving that takes the win! It doesn't hurt that we have one of the best Pumpkin pies in the area either ;) (See our blog post post from last year).

That being said, it would be extremely helpful for us to have all your Thanksgiving orders in as soon as possible. Again, we always bake-to-order but it will help us enormously to have some sort of idea of what numbers we'll be baking this year. That way we can start properly preparing: ordering ingredients, supplies, etc.

To keep waste and therefore costs low, we will have very limited quantity of extras available on Thursday, at the locations that are open (Palo Alto will be closed). "Extras" meaning items that have not been pre-ordered or reserved but available to purchase at walk-in. We don't encourage this (since quantities are limited!) but understand that life is unexpected and you may need something at last minute. However, if you do know you need pies, cakes, dinner rolls or anything else we bake, please place an order no later than Monday, November 23rd. Of course, the sooner the better ;)

 

 

Wishing you and your family a wonderfully warm and happy Thanksgiving!

Mother's Day is One Week Away + Sunnyvale's Grand Opening events

by Regina 1. May 2015 04:52

Don't forget that Mother's Day is just one short week away! Join us for brunch at our Santa Clara and Fremont locations, or take us home with you by ordering your mom's favorite cake. We will be serving brunch until 3pm on Sunday, and will have discounted Mimosas at our Fremont store! Treat mom to made-to-order eggs and $1.99 Mimosas.

No matter if you need cake for 4 people, or cake for 20+, place your orders by Friday to have exactly what you want ready for Sunday! Here are some of my favorite cakes that Mom might like:

Banana Custard Cream

Blueberry Cream (gluten-free)

Very Berry Trifle Cake

 

Tiramisu Cheesecake

 

Happy Mother's Day to all moms and moms-to-be!

 

UPDATE ON SUNNYVALE LOCATION:

Our last final City inspection is scheduled for today. If all goes well and we pass, we will be open for business on Tuesday, May 12th! We'll be having tons of freebies all week long so stay tuned for another blog post on details! Thanks so much for your patience. We're almost ready!

Mother's Day is One Week Away + Sunnyvale's Grand Opening events

by Regina 1. May 2015 04:52

Don't forget that Mother's Day is just one short week away! Join us for brunch at our Santa Clara and Fremont locations, or take us home with you by ordering your mom's favorite cake. We will be serving brunch until 3pm on Sunday, and will have discounted Mimosas at our Fremont store! Treat mom to made-to-order eggs and $1.99 Mimosas.

No matter if you need cake for 4 people, or cake for 20+, place your orders by Friday to have exactly what you want ready for Sunday! Here are some of my favorite cakes that Mom might like:

Banana Custard Cream

Blueberry Cream (gluten-free)

Very Berry Trifle Cake

 

Tiramisu Cheesecake

 

Happy Mother's Day to all moms and moms-to-be!

 

UPDATE ON SUNNYVALE LOCATION:

Our last final City inspection is scheduled for today. If all goes well and we pass, we will be open for business on Tuesday, May 12th! We'll be having tons of freebies all week long so stay tuned for another blog post on details! Thanks so much for your patience. We're almost ready!

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!

Buche de Noel Perfect Holiday Dessert

by Regina 16. December 2014 02:21

Looking for a festive dessert that will impress your guests at your holiday dinner? Look no further.

Our Buche de Noels and Yule Logs are the perfect centerpieces to your dinner table. Edible art, even. And only made this time of year.

Completely hand crafted and made from scratch, these fun desserts are available in two sizes (small serving 6-8, large 14-16) and nine flavors. For those of us who can't get enough chocolate, I recommend ordering the Buche de Noel. Slightly higher in price but definitely more authentic looking if we're going to replicate a log. However, if you're not so big on chocolate or want to go with a cheaper option, the Yule Log is the exact same on the inside and decorated with whipped cream on the outside.

See behind-the-scenes and the step-by-step process we take to create these beauties here.

Like all of our cakes, both of these holiday desserts are made fresh and never frozen. Because their labor-intensive, several others bakeries bake these cakes ahead of time to meet demands. For us, freshness is not something we are willing to compromise even if that means we can't meet our demand and potential orders turned away. This means two things for you. 1) Quantities are limited. We are only able to take a certain amount of orders to keep all of them fresh, so once we hit that number, we are sold out. If you know you need one, place the order ASAP! And 2) Pick-ups on Christmas Eve must be made after 2pm. This is simply because we will still be baking and assembling on the morning of the 24th. 

More information, including what flavors are avaiable, can be found on our website. Feel free to call or walk-in to place your orders. Hope to see you on Christmas Eve and Happy Holidays!

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!

Thanksgiving Dessert 2014: Don't Wait Until the Last Minute

by Regina 22. November 2014 05:59

November has flown by but don't forget that Thanksgiving is just a few days away. Please do both you and me a favor by placing your order in advance! We don't want to turn you away on Wednesday (or Thursday at our Santa Clara and Fremont stores, see our holiday hours at the end of this post) but we will definitely run out before days end! Reason being we simply don't know how much of which pies or cakes to make without you telling us what you want -- so please, pre-order no later than Tuesday, November 25.

Also don't forget that we were listed among the top-two bakeries for Pumpkin Pies last year. Baked fresh with 100% pumpkin puree and no added preservatives or artificial flavors, San Jose Mercury News gave us their stamp of approval.

But if Pumpkin Pie isn't your thing, we have tons of other options for you. We bake fresh Apple, Cherry, Pecan, Banana Cream and Chocolate Cream pies in the same manner (NO artificial colors, artificial flavors or preservatives).

We also have a couple Thanksgiving exclusive items like our Cranberry muffins and cake loaves. Baked with fresh cranberries, the muffins or loaf slices will make an excellent breakfast or snack while you're baking your turkey! Or, skip the whole turkey process and order our Turkey Package for pick up at our Santa Clara or Fremont stores (quantities limited, last day to order is Monday!).

Other great breakfast items for your family include Hot Cross Buns, Panettone, Walnut/Almond Sticky Buns or our Apple/Cherry Strudels.

Remember, place your orders by Tuesday. Hope to see you in our stores and Happy Thanksgiving!

 

THANKSGIVING HOURS 2014:

Palo Alto will be closing early at 6PM on Wednesday; closed on Thursday.

Santa Clara will have regular hours on Wednesday; serving brunch until 2pm and closing at 3pm on Thursday.

Fremont will have regular hours on Wednesday; serving brunch until 2pm and closing at 3pm on Thursday.

Thanksgiving Turkey Packages Selling Out Quickly - Quantities Limited

by Regina 10. November 2014 08:09

A quick reminder that our turkey packages for Thanksgiving meals are limited in quantity. Delivery slots for next week and the week of Thanksgiving are also filling up quickly, so call us today to place your orders!

Each Thanksgiving Turkey catering package serves about 15-18 people and covers all the bases. Each package includes a turkey that is at least 16lbs, stuffing made from scratch, hand-mashed potatoes, gravy that is to die for and 24 dinner rolls. Turkey is available whole or pre-carved for your conveninece for $10 more. Choose from a wide variety of desserts to add to your order to have both meal and dessert taken care of (one-stop shop!). Dessert options include Pumpkin Pies, Apple Pies, Pecan Pies, Pumpkin Cheesecake, Pumpkin Cake and more!

If you're interested in having us cater your company's event, we are more than happy to propose a custom menu for you. Just let us know how many guests, what day/time and if there are any dietary restrictions or special requests (ie: we need vegetarian dishes too). Please dial 2 when you call us to speak to a Catering Manager.

If you order the Turkey package, we offer a discount on our Pumpkin Pies. Normally $14.25 each, the package qualifies you to order 2 Pumpkin Pies for only $19.99!

We do offer free delivery for Thanksgiving Catering to offices that are within 1-mile of our Rivermark or Fremont stores. We will also be opened on Thanksgiving Day at Santa Clara and Fremont stores for those who would like to pick up turkey packages and/or dessert. Both stores will be serving holiday brunch until 2pm and will be closing at 3pm.

Happy Holidays!

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