I had the opportunity to taste a tres leches cake from the Conde Cakes & Bakery that I thought was just delicious. I've heard of tres leches but had never tasted it before. Oh my! It was moist, delicious and sweet without being saccharin. The cake was beautifully decorated as well. I can see how someone could get addicted to this delicious concoction.
I wanted to get a better idea on how to put together a diaper cake for a friend but wasn't satisfied with the instructions I found online. They didn't make sense to me. I learn better visually, so I ordered a cake from Sweet Pea Diaper Cakes so I could take it apart and replicate it. The Sweet Pea cake was sweet and I now know how to put one together with my own twist.
We order logo'd cookies through Gecko Cookie we send out with every order as a thankyou from our company to all of our customers. These shortbread cookies not only look impressive, they taste delicious. Whenever we send our cookies out, inevitably we get a note commenting on them. Gecko has always provided us with the freshest cookies and it meticulous with our logo.
Gourmet Caterers was selected to cater our company BBQ when we met our sales quota for the year. The did an excellent job and were very easy to work with. We had a lot of special requests that needed to be accomodated and they didn't bat an eye. Having them be responsible for set up, serving and clean up make the event a very enjoyable experience. PS - the food was delicious too!
When we had a large vendor gathering, we didn't want to take everyone out, yet we also didn't want to have just sandwiches. After contacting Ann of Meyerhof's she helped me out with an hors d'oevres buffet that would accomodate a wide variety of tastes. Our owner loved it. Ann knows what she's doing and if you give her what you want - even if you aren't quite sure what that is - she'll help you figure it out.
The Tuscany Espresso & Cafe is where I stopped in for a cup of coffee and something to eat on my way a meeting. It was very disappointing. The line was long and the woman at the counter had little patience. My latte was really bitter but the breakfast burrito was good. Sorry, but I'll take Starbucks or Coffee Bean any day over Tuscany.
Donna of Belloyes Cakes and Confections is a master at confectionary work. I first met her at my vet's office when she and her daughter brought in such a great novelty cake I soon learned she made. I obtained her card and finally had a reason to call her for our company Christmas party. We had Donna make us treat boxes that were filled with truffles. Everything Donna made was completely edible (even the boxes) and decorated beautifully. She added the crowning jewel to our event that people are still talking about.
I love ethnic bakeries and exploring new tastes from around the world. The Barekat Bakery is a tiny Persian bakery that had the most unusual looking bread I've ever seen. Naan bread is long, thin and sheet like. It was delicious! They also cook a variety of Persian dishes you can order (like kabobs) so I had some to go. It was a delicious experience.
One of my staffers brought in donuts for the office from Queen's Donuts & Cakes that were really good. They were fluffy, light and didn't set like lead weights in your stomach. Our owner liked them so much, he requested I get some for his meeting in the office the following week. They had my order waiting when we went to pick them up and were just as good as the first time.
The cakes and pastries I've gotten from Fran's Cakes and Plated Desserts have been out of this world good. The pastries in particular have always been a hit with my extended family. I've been asked many times for the bakery's address - they really are that good.