Friday, December 14, 2012

Save your heart, reduce holiday stress, order from Ontario Bakery (Rancho Cucamonga too!)

One more reason to dread holiday stress: holiday stress is bad for your health, reports this article in Health Day

They suggest the following to reduce stress:

  • Try to enjoy family get-togethers and take them in stride.
  • If you're alone, contact friends or offer to do volunteer work.
  • If finances are an issue, set and stick to a budget.
  • Feel free to say no to things you just can't do.
  • Keep your holiday expectations realistic to avoid disappointment.
  • Plan some activities but don't dwell on things that go wrong.
  • Limit your alcohol and tobacco consumption.

If you are stressed and over-committed this holiday season, let Ontario Bakery take some of your load off:

  • Affordable cakes, gingerbread houses, and other holiday baked goods
  • Our family bakery has been in business for almost 50 years- our baked goods are made from scratch with our family recipes so you can have the real thing this holiday, not some boxed junk!
  • Quick turn-around- call us today to order something for your party or event
  • Custom special occasion cakes create memories
  • Convenient locations in Ontario and Rancho Cucamonga

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Winter Weddings: Ideas and Pictures of Cakes and More!

Getting married in the winter needn't leave your creativity cold. Try incorporating some of these ideas, and check out dozens of wedding cake pictures on our website. 

  • Winter themes: Choose a winter theme. Consider a winter-focused theme like a white Christmas (in California!),  pine forest, candle-lit wedding, New Year's, or Valentine's Day.
  • Winter flavors: We have more than 30 cake flavors and fillings at Ontario Bakery! Consider: red velvet for a Christmas or Valentine's wedding,  pink champagne-flavored cake for a January wedding, or warm up with our Italian Rum Cake, or Bailey's Irish Cream cake. Check out the complete listing of unique flavors on our website.
  • Add coziness: Consider serving hot beverages such as mulled cider or hot buttered rum, instead of the traditional. Incorporate cozy fabrics like tweed, wool, cashmere, velvet, or corduroy. Add candlelight and firelight, or evoke it with other decor, colors, and led lights.
  • Winter favors: Great winter-themed favors include peppermint candies, bags of hot chocolate mix, hand-knitted ornaments, spiced nuts, or candles. Or consider custom-designed cookies, cake pops, mini pumpkin loaves, or other baked favors from Ontario Bakery.
  • Faux snow: If you'd like the magic of a frosty white wedding in Southern California, consider a destination wedding at a ski lodge, rental of a snow machine, or for a low-cost option- paper snowflakes as decor, and cones filled with snowflake confetti for guests to throw instead of rice.

Monday, December 10, 2012

"Visions of sugarplums..." Top 3 Best Holiday Treats for Kids from Ontario Bakery (and Rancho Cucamonga)

"There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child. "
Erma Bombeck

Are you looking for kid-friendly baked treats for this holiday season? Ditch that brick of store-bought fruitcake. At Ontario Bakery (Rancho Cucamonga too!) we've got all kinds of baked goods that appeal to kids. 

Here are our top 3 favorites:

  1. Gingerbread houses, the mansion of holiday treats.  Include kids' favorite candies for weeks of secret nibbling fun. We have beautiful custom-made gingerbread houses available from both our locations, as well as DIY gingerbread house classes at Ontario Bakery December 11th, 12th, and 13th. We bake it, you make it! These classes sell out, so call us today to reserve your spot for up to 4 people at (909) 984-4919
  2. Cake pops. Cake pops are fun party treats, and with none of the mess of a traditional cake. For the holidays we suggest red velvet cake pops, covered in white as a seasonal treat. 
  3. Festive cookies never lose their popularity. Check out our adorable designs in our Ontario and Rancho Cucamonga bakery locations, or stop by to grab some for your last-minute party or gift exchange. They are a sure-fire hit with all ages!
Make your own gingerbread house with professional help in our classes! 

Sunday, December 9, 2012

DIY Gingerbread House nights- Hurry before they fill up!

“The Gingerbread House has four walls, a roof, a door, a window, and a chimney. It is decorated with many sweet culinary delights on the outside. But on the inside there is nothing—only the bare gingerbread walls. It is not a real house—not until you decide to add a Gingerbread Room. That’s when the stories can move in.They will stay in residence for as long as you abstain from taking the first gingerbread bite.” - Vera Nazarian

We still have spaces left in our Ontario Bakery's DIY gingerbread house making classes, but they are filling up fast. (Sorry- not available at our Rancho Cucamonga Bakery, so come over to Ontario.) These classes will be a part of your family's holiday memories for years to come. Last year they sold out, so call us today to reserve your spot.

You can get a stunning, professionally-decorated gingerbread house from Ontario Bakery for only $50, so why do it yourself?

  • Learn decorating techniques from professional bakers
  • Give a meaningful gift for only $35! 
  • Up to 4 people per slot
  • Make it together! When your family collaborates to build a gingerbread house, you are giving each other and the recipient the gift of your time and presence. A family fun night and a gift for teacher, grandma, or or your own home for only $35. 
  • Unleash your creativity! This is a chance to nurture the talents in your family.
  • Of course...its edible and sweet, like many of the best gifts!
Reserve your spot in our "We Bake It You Build it Gingerbread House Nights" at
We still have spots open for  December 11, 12, and 13! Don't wait to reserve. 

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Custom Nightmare Before Christmas cake from Ontario Bakery (Rancho Cucamonga location too!)

rancho cucamonga bakery

"Eureka! This year, Christmas will be - OURS!"
Jack Skellington

Looking for a custom Christmas cake that is a little different this year? Come into Ontario Bakery (Rancho Cucamonga location too) for all your holiday needs. We specialize in original custom cakes for every occasion like this custom Nightmare Before Christmas cake
We will bake you up a memorable cake for your birthday, wedding, or special occasion. 

Stop in and check out our wide selection of fresh-baked holiday baked goods: 

  • Cakes for all occasions (custom orders available)
  • Pastries
  • Cookies
  • Danish
  • Coffee Cakes
  • Dessert Cakes
  • Cupcakes
  • Pumpkin Loafs
  • Pound Cakes
  • Pies

Our family recipes are a holiday tradition in the inland empire. Order your custom Christmas cake from us today! 

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Start A New Tradition With Our "We Bake It, You Build It" Gingerbread House Nights!

- We Bake It
      You Build It -
Gingerbread House Nights!

The season is upon us, and all the tradition decorations are coming out of sheds, attics, and garages throughout the Inland Empire. With all the potential for fun, colorful table toppers, and fireplace mantel items there is something especially romantic about the ginger bread house.

"There are plenty of places in Southern California where you can buy a finished ginger bread house," offers Ontario Bakery Owner Chris Fabos, "and we will happily sell you the finished product decorated by our skilled staff for just $50. But how much more fun and memorable to bring your family or friends and get some instruction, then add the fancy candies and other elements yourself? You spend only $35 for the experience and you take home the finished product, too"

"We offered these ginger bread building nights last year and  sold out quickly" says Fabos. "So we are encouraging folks to sign up quickly.

Sign ups are still being taken for the "We Bake It You Build it Gingerbread House Nights." The cost is $35 and includes everything you need to make a beautiful Christmas memory. Each group can be up to 4 people creating one house. The sessions are held at Ontario Bakeries' Ontario California location. Call 909-984-4919 to get your reservation in. Available dates are December 6, 11, 12, and 13.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

7 Don'ts- Pictures of Wedding Cakes Gone Wrong...
The website has countless examples of wedding cake pictures showing what can go wrong when planning your wedding cake-the tasteless themes, amateur executions, and hysterical misspellings are endless...

Here are a few tips from Ontario Bakery on how to avoid a mess of a cake:

1. Don't choose too many elements, or an overly complicated design. Your baker can advise you on what creative ideas will work well as a cake design, and what might end up looking too chaotic, messy, or silly.

2. Don't forget to share color swatches with your baker. If all you give them to go on is "red", the results may clash with your other elements. 

3. Don't have an amateur bake your cake. Wedding cakes are difficult structurally, difficult to transport, etc. Even if your friend bakes a great birthday cake you probably don't want to trust them with your unforgettable 4-tier masterpiece. Choose a bakery experienced with wedding cakes.

4. Don't forget when and where you will be getting married. Hot weather, humidity levels, outdoor locations, and similar considerations should be part of your design process.

5. Don't assume your baker can read your mind. Use specific, descriptive language, and pictures to illustrate what you like and don't like in wedding cakes.

6. Don't miss out on tasting your cake ahead of time! A good bakery will arrange a no-obligation tasting for you so that you can try out flavors and see what you like best.

7. Don't be limited by familial pressures or social convention! All kinds of wedding cakes can be beautiful. It is ok to choose a custom wedding cake that expresses your unique personality and style. Just choose an experienced baker who will do it tastefully.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

"Surprise! Its a....?" How baby gender reveal cakes work, from Ontario Bakery (also in Rancho Cucamonga)

Since our family started Ontario Bakery (now also in Rancho Cucamonga) almost 50 years ago, baby showers have changed. While cakes have always been a staple of the baby shower, in the old days, the gender of the baby was always a mystery.
Nowadays, most couples know the gender of their baby after the 4 month ultrasound, and many choose a custom cake that reflects a boy or girl theme.
In a new tradition, some couples are instead choosing to let the cake itself reveal the surprise of the baby's gender. In the presence of friends and family, this moment can be shared in a more personal way than in the clinical setting of a doctor's office.

Here is how our custom baby reveal cakes work:

1. The family arranges for the ultrasound to be performed, with the results kept a secret from them.

2. The results are put in a sealed envelope, which the family delivers to Ontario Bakery. You choose from our array of cake flavors and fillings.

3. Our expert bakers bake up a very special custom cake: pink for a girl, or blue for a boy. We then disguise the tell-tale cake in a gender-neutral frosting of your choice.

4. During your baby shower, you cut the cake to reveal your baby's gender in the presence of your friends and family, and then celebrate like crazy!

See this family's emotional video of their baby's gender revealed in a cake cutting...

Friday, November 23, 2012

More pics of our custom wedding cakes...Ontario Bakery

In all of the wedding cake, hope is the sweetest of plums. - Douglas Jerrold

See a variety of our inspirational custom cake designs in our short video slideshow. We have even more wedding cake pictures on our website
  • Cake flavors available: Danish butter white, Old fashion marble, Dark rich chocolate, Sparkling pink champagne, Red velvet, Country spice, Bailey's irish cream, Italian rum,  Banana nut with optional walnuts, Carrot with optional walnuts, raisins, pineapple
  • Choose from over 30 fillings!
  • Delivery available to these cities:

Rancho Cucamonga
La Verne
San Dimas
West Covina
Diamond Bar
Chino Hills
Mt. Baldy

Find Ontario Bakery on Pinterest! Pin your favorite wedding cake pictures.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Wedding Cake Pictures To Inspire Your Choices for the Big Day

Wedding Cake Pictures from Ontario Bakery

Ontario Bakery is the premier supplier of wedding cakes in the Inland Empire and we have been supplying thousands of wedding cakes each year to brides from Pomona to Riverside, and from Glendora to Fullerton.  We are pleased to provide you with an almost unlimited selection of wedding cake pictures on this and other posts within our blog, on our website, at our Facebook page, and on Pinterest.  Please call us to set up an appointment and our experts can help you design a cake worthy of your special occasion. 

  • See the array of diverse styles and designs of our wedding cakes in this short video slideshow.
  • Cake flavors available: Danish butter white, Old fashion marble, Dark rich chocolate, Sparkling pink champagne, Red velvet, Country spice, Bailey's irish cream, Italian rum,  Banana nut with optional walnuts, Carrot with optional walnuts, raisins, pineapple
  • Choose from over 30 fillings!
  • Delivery available to these cities:

Rancho Cucamonga
La Verne
San Dimas

West Covina
Diamond Bar
Chino Hills
Mt. Baldy

Thursday, November 15, 2012

5 gratitudes from Ontario Bakery (also in Rancho Cucamonga)

"The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest." William Blake

Thanksgiving is upon us, and here at our bakeries in Ontario and Rancho Cucamonga, the smell of pies, cakes, and other treats baking gives us a lot to be thankful for. Some folks have been posting tweets and online statuses all month documenting the things they are grateful for. 

We wanted to share a few of ours...

1. We are grateful for our amazing customers who have supported our family's business for nearly 50 years! Thank you!

2. We are grateful for our team of dedicated employees who pull together during these busy times of year to get it done.

3. We are grateful for our family who's legacy of baking for our local community was passed on to us.

4. We are grateful for all our suppliers who make things work at the bakery.

5. We are grateful for our success and growth. Come check out our second location in Rancho Cucamonga if you haven't seen it. 

If you haven't yet ordered your Thanksgiving pies, cakes, and other treats, give us a call to place your order today: Ontario location (909) 984-4919, Rancho location (909) 948-1229

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

5 Great Holiday Cakes from Ontario Bakery Rancho Cucamonga

At our bakeries in Rancho Cucamonga and Ontario, the winter holidays are one of our busiest times of year, and we know they are for most families. Between work, parties, holiday preparations, and shopping, you may not have time to bake your favorite holiday desserts from scratch.
You know that cake from a box is not the same as something special, made with a trusted family recipe, quality ingredients, and unique custom design. Let our family bakery make your holidays memorable and not stressful.
For nearly 50 years we have been baking desserts and custom cakes to remember for all occasions in the Pomona Valley. We have more than 30 cake flavors and fillings to choose from, in limitless custom designs.

Check out some of our favorite holiday cakes:

  1. Red Velvet Cake: This Southern tradition will dress your table with joyful color. For something a little different, choose red velvet cake pops. These are great for kids and reminiscent of holiday berries or Christmas bulbs in their fun, seasonal color. 
  2. Pumpkin Loaf: We call it a "bread", but it is really more like a moist and spicy cake. Come by and pick one up for your next holiday party. A baked from scratch pumpkin loaf is a great gift that shows you are thinking of your neighbors, coworkers, and associates.
  3. Carrot Cake: Our delicious carrot cake is available with your choice of walnuts, raisins or pineapple. Great with a cream cheese walnut filling!
  4. Boozey Cakes: We have several festive cake flavors of your favorite holiday drinks. Try our Italian rum cake with pineapple rum custard filling, or a cake flavored with Bailey's Irish Cream. These celebratory cakes pack some punch.
  5. Dark Chocolate Cake: You can never go wrong with a decadent dark chocolate cake, especially beloved in the winter months. Try it with our chocolate mint custard, chocolate mousse filling, or topped with festive strawberries.

Monday, November 12, 2012

How to make the perfect fondant cake- Ontario Bakery Rancho Cucamonga

“If you wait for a cake to be given to you so you will be happy- then you will be happy when someone gives you a cake. But if you buy a cake (or bake one) for yourself so you will be happy, you have found the way of happiness.”
― C. JoyBell C.

In this short video, Chris Fabos, owner of bakeries in Rancho Cucamonga and Ontario, shares his technique for making stunning fondant cakes.

A few things about fondant cakes:

  • See Ontario Bakery's method for getting the fondant the thickness and shape we need in this video.

  • Use fondant for an impeccably  smooth finish and crisp, dynamic lines on a cake.

  • Fondant is available a wide variety of bold colors. In this video we use black and hot pink for a wild zebra print birthday cake.

  • Fondant holds up well in heat, making it a great choice for outdoor events here in the Pomona Valley and other warm places.
For almost 50 years we have been making beautiful wedding cakes and all occasion cakes for people in the Pomona Valley. Come check out or website to see our selection of more than 30 cake flavors and fillings, and our compelete delivery area including Chino Hills. We would love to be a part of your next special occasion.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

5 Custom Cakes you should Order from Ontario Bakery (also in Rancho Cucamonga)

"Let's face it, a nice creamy chocolate cake does a lot for a lot of people; it does for me. "
Audrey Hepburn

Ontario Bakery is known for our custom wedding cakes from Chino Hills to Pomona to Rancho Cucamonga.  Check out this short video, and you will see that our custom cakes are not just for weddings! 

When is a custom cake appropriate? Well, for a start:

  1. Birthdays, of course. A great way to honor someone you love is with a cake uniquely designed for them! Choose their favorite of our more than 30 custom cake flavors and fillings, and a theme that is perfect for them.
  2. Anniversaries, always. Choose a flavor and theme that hearkens back to that special day years ago, or something that shows the highlights of the couple's life together. They will be sure to devour but never forget this meaningful tribute. :)
  3. Thanksgiving, naturally. You don't have to do all the baking yourself. Our pies are always a hit this time of year, but why not a stunning cake centerpiece to make a real statement? We have some excellent fillings for the holidays like apple cinnamon or pineapple rum.
  4. Veteran's Day? Why not? Honor those who have served by serving up something sweet and spectacular. Choose a patriotic theme, or something personal for a service veteran in your life.
  5. We are proud to have been baking celebrations for all occasions in the Pomona Valley for almost 50 years. Make one of our family's custom cakes a part of your next special occasion.


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Halloween cakes from Ontario and Rancho Cucamonga bakery

Sure, we bake up some of the sweetest wedding cakes found near Chino Hills, but this time of year, we are also busy baking cakes of a more sinister flavor. If you are looking for a something a little darker, check out our gallery of custom and novelty cakes for all kinds of special occasions. We make them cute, we make them wacky, we even make them gory.  
Choose your halloween theme, and choose from our wide variety of flavors and fillings. Great cake flavors for halloween include dark chocolate (always appropriate), spiced cake, or a shocking red velvet cake. Liven it up with your favorite theme characters or spooky details. Just ask us and we are happy to accommodate your wishes.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Custom halloween cakes from bakery in Ontario

Our bakery in Ontario isn't limited to spectacular wedding cakes. We bake awesome cakes for all kinds of special events in an array of flavors, traditional or unique.

Halloween is just around the corner. Are you ready to wow guests at your halloween party or event with a special spooky cake? Ontario bakery is now taking our halloween orders for custom holiday cakes. How about an adorable pumpkin theme cake with cinnamon apple filling? A spooky cake like this Nightmare Before Christmas cake we did? Or a creepy vampire cake with raspberry filling? 

Make a statement this halloween with a custom cake baked locally in Ontario or Rancho Cucamonga. 

Contact Ontario Bakery of California at at 1010 N. Mountain Ave. Ontario, CA 91762: tel: (909) 984-4919: Monday-Saturday 7:30am-6:00pm and Sunday 10:00am-3:00pm .

Friday, September 28, 2012

Kick-off the season with a cake from our bakery in Rancho Cucamonga

Here at Ontario Bakery, (also in Rancho Cucamonga) fall is upon us. A new school year, a new football season, and the holiday season quickly approaching, all provide opportunities for creative and delicious custom cakes. We are baking up more of our scrumptious pumpkin loaves, looking forward to the pie season, and starting to take orders for custom holiday party and event cakes. 
Consider ordering school spirit cake for back-to-school events, a sports cake to mark a team victory, a halloween cake that will outshine the other treats on your block, or a Thanksgiving cake as a stunning and edible centerpiece on your holiday table. 
Of course, weddings and birthday cakes are a year-round affair, and we are always coming up with new custom designs to honor our customer's unique personalities and preferences. Come on in and tell us about your dream cake, and we will see what we can do for you. Check out our custom cake gallery and our selection of dozens of cake flavor and filling combinations. Enjoy the season!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Custom cake pictures from Rancho Cucamonga bakery

Ontario Bakery (also in Rancho Cucamonga) bakes high quality wedding and occasion cakes for the Inland Empire. We can create a cake for any theme. Check out this prehistoric cake we designed for a birthday party, with a frosting waterfall, jelly bean boulders, and some toys that will be enjoyed by the birthday boy after the cake has been devoured. 
If you are looking for a custom cake for your wedding or special occasion, come in for a no obligation tasting, and sample for yourself from our wide variety of flavors and fillings. Have a last minute event? Stop by one of our bakeries. We have cookies, cupcakes, sheet cakes, and other baked goods available for purchase right away. 
We make our cakes and baked goods from scratch using our family recipes that have been passed down through generations, so you can count on us for the same quality and customer service we have been delivering to the Inland Empire for almost 50 years. 

Monday, September 24, 2012

Local family bakery making local family memories (now in Rancho Cucamonga)

Ontario Bakery (and now Ontario Bakery Too in Rancho Cucamonga) has been serving the Inland Empire community for almost 50 years. We have been honored that many of our customers have chosen us not only for their wedding cakes, but also made our custom birthday cakes a family tradition.
We make all our cakes and buttercreams from scratch, from the original recipes that have been passed down through our family. We would love to become a part of your family's traditions. Whether you are planning a wedding, baby shower, birthday party, holiday party, or other event; our cakes provide the finishing touch for a memorable event. We can deliver to local areas such as Chino Hills- just ask us about our delivery area! 

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Wedding cakes: colors and flavors of Fall

Ontario Bakery is known throughout the Inland Empire for our wonderful wedding cakes (delivery to Chino Hills and other surrounding areas). 
Our online gallery showcases our versatility in design, such as the cake pictured here. Decadent chocolate covered strawberries are paired with three kinds of chocolate, creating a spectacular centerpiece that ties in with a Fall wedding color scheme. 
If you want your cake to incorporate seasonal flavors, we have the largest selection of cake flavors and fillings in the area. Try a country spice cake with an apple cinnamon filling, a rich carrot cake with walnut cream cheese filling, or an Italian rum cake with a rum custard filling. 
Whether your wedding is traditional or contemporary, formal or casual, we will make sure every detail of your cake is elegant and reflects your style and tastes. 

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Your Birthday Cake Tradition: Ontario Bakery (and Rancho Cucamonga)

If you are near our Ontario or Rancho Cucamonga bakery, we'd love to get to know you and your entire family. It has been our pleasure to get to know so many of our neighbors over the years, creating memorable wedding cakes, baby shower cakes, and birthday cakes for families all over the Inland Empire. Once you have experienced our scrumptious cakes for any occasion, you will most likely be back for all the events in your life where a special cake will add to the fun. Cakes are great for back to school, halloween, holiday parties, prom night...We do it all.
As with our wedding cakes, we offer a large online gallery of birthday cake pictures and also pictures of cakes for anniversaries, baby showers, and any other time you are celebrating. Find us on Pinterest! Come by and see us anytime and we will provide all the help you need to pick the perfect birthday or any occasion cake.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

We have the biggest flavor selection for wedding cakes! (Chino Hills delivery available)

At our family-owned bakery, we create over 500 wedding cakes (see pictures) per year. Every one of our wedding cakes is a unique expression of the bride's style.

Planning a wedding in the Inland Empire area? Come sit down with one of our Wedding Cake Stylists. They will take you through our wedding cake pictures, to help you design your wedding cake. Before you come, you can review the wedding cake pictures we have on our website gallery, our blog, and our Pinterest. You can create a special Pinterest board for all your cake ideas. Whether or not the pins are from our site, we will come up with a plan to create your dream cake, incorporating your favorite elements and whatever combination of our cakes and over 30 fillings you love. When you meet with us, you will get the chance to taste the wedding cake flavors and fillings for yourself. We are well known as having one of the biggest selections of delicious options anywhere near Ontario!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

More than 30 wedding cake fillings! (Chino Hills, more, delivery area)

Have you checked out all the flavors available at Ontario Bakery for wedding cakes? We deliver to Chino Hills and many other Inland Empire locations. 

Here is our complete listing:

Danish butter white
Old fashion marble
Dark rich chocolate
Sparkling pink champagne
Red velvet
Country spice
Bailey's irish cream
Italian rum
Banana nut (walnuts)
Carrot (walnuts, raisins, pineapple)

Danish butter cream
Whipped cream
Chocolate butter cream
Chocolate fudge

vanilla custard
swiss chocolate custard
fresh banana custard
strawberry preserves
strawberry bavarian
 strawberry custard
 strawberry souffle
 raspberry bavarian
lemon bavarian
lemon mousse
 mango mousse
pineapple custard
pineapple rum
apple cinnamon
vanilla bavarian
chocolate mousse
chocolate bavarian
 chocolate ripple
chocolate chip custard
chocolate mint custard
cream de mint
bailey's irish cream
mocha custard
 pink champange custard
rum custard
cheese butter cream
 cream cheese (with walnuts)