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It's Time to Step it Up
Great News...We're Back on Track!
The Sweet, Sweet Potato...
Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting
Cheesecakes for Today...

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It's Time to Step it Up

I've been thinking about this for a very, VERY long time and in my baking history which begins back in 2000, it was a fleeting thought to actually turn my cakes, cookies and other desserts to a business.  Having done so, the last few years have truly been an eye opener to say the least and now, we think its time to step it up.  We've heard a lot from our customers and thought about this in a bit of detail, and what we are hearing most from our customers is that if we "build it", they will come!

Great News...We're Back on Track!


After an unfortunate few months of inactivity due to our website being down since December, we were unable to continue our special ingredient blogging, so it's great to be back.  Just posted our last blog from December...better late than never and now we will start back up soon taking a special ingredient and creating something new and special so, stay tuned! In the meantime, if you'd like to see any specific ingredient to add to our list, please let us know! Can't wait to hear from you!

The Sweet, Sweet Potato...

The chosen ingredient for this week was the sweet potato, and while not one of my favorite ingredients, this was all the more reason to choose this, because after creating several different desserts, I'm becoming to actually enjoy sweet potatoes more and more...so, for our first dessert, we wanted to try cheesecakes.  We decided to try cheesecakes because most that we've spoken to, tend to turn up their noses at pumpkin cheesecakes, and yes there is a difference in taste, but I'm now also noticing the textural difference as well.

Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Okay, so as I said, I'm trying to pick a different cake flavor weekly, and experiment with flavors and mixtures for cupcakes that we haven't done (or maybe even tasted ourselves), so I'm working with bananas...and while me and my family eat them fresh...I'm thinking, what things go with bananas? Well, I've heard peanut butter, chocolate, caramel, pudding, strawberries, vanilla (of course) so far...the cupcakes I'm making today will be combined with a chunky peanutty peanut butter frosting, and sweet peanut chips.

Cheesecakes for Today...

Okay, so yesterday, in the midst of the banana cupcake brainstorming session, we got an order for a whole batch of cheesecakes for my sweetheart's office Thanksgiving party.  So I did a mix of 4 types of cheesecake, since I always like to include my favorites, chocolate chip cookie bottom and mixed berry with a white chip cookie bottom, but I also included some lemon and strawberry cheesecakes, which are VERY popular flavors with lemon in the lead.  I know that most people like the taste of the canned lemon or other fruit fillings, (and I'm totally not knocking those either, because they definitely come in handy in the past) but it's amazing to taste the difference in flavor when you make it from scratch...it's the fresh taste that gives the cheesecakes the "cherry on top".

It's Been A Very Long Time...

I deeply apologize for taking so long since the last time I blogged, it's just something hadn't been used to doing in this way.  Now, since I've lost my full time job with the state government, (due to trying to care of myself, my mom, son and fiancé), I think I need to delve a little deeper into baking, after all, it's what I love most to do.  Things had to slow down a bit with our business unfortunately after my fiance (and business partner) injured his leg, having to have 2 surgeries since May, and he's just now up and walking on his own.

T&R Cakes Upcoming Changes

We're really excited about the changes that we will be making within the next few months!!  In order to be able to accommodate more of our customers, we are pleased to announce that as of July 1, 2013, we will begin accepting all dessert orders not only via email, but also by phone and fax during the day, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We are also working on a delivery system in order to bring your freshly baked orders directly to your place of work, school or other event between specific hours during the day, within a 30 mile radius from our location.  Orders can be placed at least 1 week in advance for cookies, cakes or cheesecakes and specialty orders must be placed at least 2 - 3 weeks in advance to ensure that we can provide you with our baking services on the date of your event.  Full payment is expected at the time of your order, either by credit card over the phone or online by using Paypal. A partial payment of at least 30% or $30.00 down is due on specialty cake orders at the time of your order and the remaining balance is due upon delivery by cash, check or credit card.  As always, we appreciate your business and support, and look forward to baking for you!!!!!

New & Updated Website

We've received some requests to see more of our cake pictures on our site, especially for those who don't use Facebook. So we are currently making changes to update our site and excited to publish them on tomorrow night, along with our Mother's Day specials and our newest addition...our Easter Basket Cakes!!

Busy week...

This week we are booked up through February 3rd with orders and the Live Your Best Life Craft Show and Open House event in Annapolis, Maryland on February 2nd!!  We are also Looking forward to choosing the winner on Friday of the Superbowl cake for their Superbowl Party!!

Yummy...cheesecake

Since everyone loves our cookies and cheesecakes, we'd decided to combine the two to creat a Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake.  Instead of the tradition graham cracker crust that we all know and love, we've decided to use our homemade chocolate chip cookie dough as the crust to create a tongue spectacular dessert!!  Our mini cheesecakes are baked with the chocolate chip cookie bottom, a smooth and creamy vanilla cheesecake and topped with a Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla whipped topping, a 1/2 chocolate chip cookie and sprinkled with mini chocolate chips.  We definitely going to expand on our list, but we'd love to hear some suggestions from you!!
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