Behind the Scenes


GUEST READER

I was asked to be guest reader at Montclair Kimberly Academy to help celebrate Read Across America. I was impressed with the insightful questions about the bakery and me, and I realized it was actually a pretty good FAQ...
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THE FIRST THANKSGIVING

Around the beginning of November when the orders start coming in and we approach the thick of it, a weird thing happens. The music from Jaws starts in slow. With every step toward the holiday, I hear it...
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Welcome to My Hometown of Portland, Oregon

The kids, Andrew, and I were in Portland to celebrate my dad’s 80th birthday. And in the little more than 48 hours we spent there I found myself wishing I had Fred Armisen’s phone number to report “Portlandia” show material. There was certainly no shortage of it.
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Five Bits of Advice for Anyone Starting a Small Business

Opening a small business is pretty intense. It’s a heavy load to get off the ground, but it’s also immensely rewarding...
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What's in a Name?

We bake everything from scratch every morning so while the phrase “fresh as a daisy” comes to mind, there is actually an even stronger connection to the name of our bake shop...
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KEY LIME PIE

The reactions to this pie continue to be entertaining...
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GUNS N ROSES

Axl Rose. Slash. I was in 9th grade when “Appetite for Destruction” was released and I knew every word. I was doing that cake...
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It's the Fourth of July...Let's Make America Cake Again!

As Julia Childs said, “A party without cake is just a meeting.” We couldn’t agree more...
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The Writing's On the Cake

We’ve done cakes to ask people to prom, to get married, to be bridesmaids and to announce they are pregnant. But we’ve also had some pretty unique requests...
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"Roller Coaster"

I remember watching an episode of “Cake Boss” and finding it so hard to believe that they could run out of sugar. I figured the problem had to be played out for TV. Yet here we are, four and a half years in to the business, and we’ve run out of all of these ingredients.
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"You Should Open a Bakery"

This year we will celebrate our fifth anniversary, so there are already a lot of stories to tell. Since this is our first blog post, we’ll start from the start…
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