Posts Categorized: Holiday Specials

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Picking Pumpkins on the Coast!

Autumn is always an exciting time of year as we transition from flashy fruits like strawberries and peaches into warmer more comforting flavors like pumpkins and apples. You can rely on us to have a variety of seasonal cakes and other sweets to celebrate the holidays, but it is also fun to compliment them with…

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The History and Folklore of Hot Cross Buns

In modern times Hot Cross Buns are a traditional English roll eaten on Good Friday, a day which remembers the¬†Crucifixion of Christ. While the cross on the top of the bun is a symbol for the Crucifixion, it is believed that they have existed long before Christianity came to England, a bread popular with the…

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A Pinch of Gold for St. Patrick’s Day

Many people don’t realize that St. Patrick’s day is as much about food for the Irish as Thanksgiving Day is for Americans. The St. Patrick’s Day feast was celebrated as early as the 9th and 10th centuries and continues to this day where, in Ireland, it is a national holiday. This year you can celebrate…

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Irish Soda Bread

Every year at the beginning of March we begin production of one of our favorite seasonal specialties: Irish Soda Bread. Irish Soda Bread is a traditional Irish quick bread made with baking powder (bi-carbonate of soda) instead of yeast and served with all manner of foods. The earliest recorded recipe for Irish Soda Bread is…

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Congratulations Laurel!

During this year’s Valentine’s Day preparations our cake decorators held a friendly contest to see who could come up with the loveliest and most creative Valentine’s Day cake. Amelia Godoy, the head decorator, told me how proud she was to see the decorators working together so they could each create the cakes of their dreams.…