Friday, March 22, 2013

Easter Baked Goodies Pictures - Now Fresh at Ontario Bakery

Yummy, Fun, Festive, Decorative Goodies for Easter.  Cookies, White Chocolate Eggs, Dark Chocolate Bunnies.  YUMMMM

A picture is worth a 1000 words.  Check these pictures out.

White Cake Covered in White Chocolate - Oh My!

Dark Chocolate Covered Chocolate Cake - Delicious and Cute as a .....

There's always room for cookies
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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Birthday Cake Pictures To Help You Brainstorm for the Coming Party

Yummy Birthday Cake Video from Ontario Bakery Showing Many Great Cake Styles

You're racking your brain for a theme to make that certain somebody THRILLED and Appreciative for their birthday, whether it be a 3rd, 10th, 16th, 30th or 100th.  Here's a video full of recent cakes we've done that might help you with an idea. 

If you liked this video, you might want to see more: 

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Wedding Planning Secrets for Brides

10 Simple Secrets for Enjoying the Wedding Planning Process

You’re engaged - congratulations!  You have just experienced one of the most memorable moments of your life, and now, you get to begin thinking about the most memorable day of your life.  But first, a few tips for taking charge of your special day so that it doesn’t take over you in a negative way.
1.  Soak in the experience of what just happened.  It’s easy to jump right from the engagement ring being placed on your finger, to thinking about how, when, where, and how much - whew!  Bask in the simple beauty of the fact that the love of your life has declared his desire to spend the rest of his life with you.  This simple fact should be savored.
2.  Decide Together What Your Budget Is And Stick To It.  Often times, we have planned in our hearts what our day should look like and there is nothing wrong with this; but the reality is that you must choose how you want your money spent.  You will better enjoy the process once you decide how much you both want to spend.  There is nothing wrong with having a smaller budget wedding so that you can use the rest of the money for future big purchases.  Whatever your agreed upon amount, stick to it; being on a budget forces you to venture into the creative side of planning - embrace it.  
3.  Don't Wait! Reserve the Venue and Book the Photographer.  Once you have decided on the venue and your deposit has been sent to reserve the date, now is the time to begin interviewing photographers.  Make sure to look at the photographer’s work before booking; you can also look at their website galleries. Be sure to confirm that these pictures are taken by the photographer you are meeting with, and not examples from another photographer’s work. 
4.  Check References.  Unfortunately, there have been instances where caterers, florists, bakeries and other vendors have taken the deposit and have either run off with the money or did not deliver what was promised for the big day.  Politely ask for a list of references, and take the time to make a few calls before signing those deposit checks.
5.  Create Your Timeline, A Checklist And Move Forward.  At this point, you will decide whether to hire a wedding planner or to recruit a few bridesmaids or relatives to help you in the process.  Yes, you are the bride, but you do not have to plan this event alone!  You will begin by outlining what is most important (ie., visiting floral shops, bakeries, dress shops, etc.).   The point is to not get overwhelmed - don’t let the small things take away the enjoyment of each step in the planning process!  

6.  Have Your Cake and Eat It Too!  Have fun - invite your fiancĂ©e to taste wedding cakes after a lunch date together.  At Ontario Bakery, we respect your desire for the perfect cake: not only in how moist and delicious it is, but also in how beautifully it is presented on your big day.  Contact us today to set up your appointment, and relax in the enjoyment of our many choices of cake flavors and design options.  Or maybe you want a custom designed wedding cake?  We would love to make your dream cake a reality.
7.  Show Your Appreciation And Be Flexible.  There have been many television shows and personal testimonies about how once sweet and charming brides-to-be can become awful, demanding, and angry, leaving everyone around them (especially the groom) wondering, “What happened to her?!”  It is not worth sacrificing your relationships so that you can have every single detail exactly as you had pictured it.  Since it’s not realistic to expect perfection, the key lies in how you will respond to changes or disappointments.  Keep your expectations realistic of those around you:  your bridesmaids are doing you a favor by being in your wedding (the dress, shoes, bridal shower gifts, hair, and make-up do add up rather quickly).  Don’t let yourself become so wrapped up in making the day perfect that you forget to be flexible when situations arise which require you to make some adjustments.
8.  Smile.  It is not unusual for well meaning friends and family (and family-to-be) to offer their opinion about what they think you should have at your wedding (particular foods, music, flowers, centerpieces, etc.).  You will probably hear others’ “suggestions” more than once during this process.  Take a slow and deep breath.  Smile.  Thank them for their kind suggestion and say nothing else about it.  While they may not be minding their manners in keeping unsolicited advice to themselves, you can mind yours by responding graciously.  
9.  Schedule A Practice Run.  Yes, it will cost you a bit more to have your hair and make-up done several weeks before the wedding, but this is something you will not want to skimp on.  Make sure that you feel comfortable with the stylist, and bring pictures to show her the hairstyle you’re looking for.  The same goes for the make-up artist.  Be willing to kindly decline the heavy eyeshadow and let her know that you’d really like to keep the deep red lipstick for your big day.  
10.  Plan Ahead For Your Honeymoon. Ensure that you have plenty of time to wash and pack your clothes for your romantic getaway.  This could be easy to overlook with all the wedding planning, but make sure that you’re prepared.  Some couples even decide to wait a day or two after the wedding before the getaway, just so they can soak in the afterglow of their memorable wedding.
Let us know if there was anything you have experienced that might help us make this list even better for the next bride.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Design Your Own Wedding Cake: Is It Possible? Wedding Cake Pictures

How to Work with a Bakery to Create Your Unique Wedding Cake

 "The most dangerous food is wedding cake." James Thurber

So, what if you've checked out the pictures of our wedding cakes, and you want something a little different? Can we make your dream wedding cake a reality? 

We always do our best to meet our customers' vision for their custom cakes, whether for a wedding, holiday, or other occasion. Bring us your wedding cake idea. If it is achievable, we will create it for you. 

Here are some of the customizations we offer:

  • 10 types of cake
  • 4 basic icings
  • Over 30 different cake fillings
  • Cupcakes, cake pops, square, round, tiered, and custom shapes
  • Many choices of embellishments
  • Unique themes, colors, and decorative techniques
Give us a call today to set up your no-obligation consultation and tasting with one of our cake designers.

1010 N. Mountain Ave.
Ontario, CA 91762
tel: (909) 984-4919
fax: (909) 460-6053
Monday-Saturday 7:30am-6:00pm
Sunday 10:00am-3:00pm 

8623 Baseline Rd.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739
tel: (909) 948-1229
fax: (909) 460-6053
Monday-Friday 8:30am-6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Five Top Wedding Planning Apps that Will Make Your Wedding Planning Made Easier

Ontario Bakery’s Choice for
Best FREE Wedding Planning Apps

We know that as a bride, you have a million and one things on your list that must be done before the big day arrives.  And not only that, your goal is to make sure every last detail is exquisite, a flawless reflection of your love story.  While we specialize in the most charming (and absolutely scrumptious) wedding cakes around, we know that this is only one of many aspects in your wedding planning adventure.  Our goal is to provide you with resources to help take some of the pressure off so that you can relax a bit and enjoy the process.   

Time is your most valuable tool, and so what better way to stay organized than to keep track of all your appointments and to-do lists than with the perfect phone app?  We did our homework and found a few that not only help keep you on task with the most important elements of your planning, but the best part is that they are all within your budget:  ABSOLUTELY FREE!  

Take a few minutes to check out these apps and let us know what you think! Or maybe you have a favorite that isn’t on this list - we’d love to know!

Wedding Party App
A creative way to collect photos from your wedding, but from your guests’ point of view!  The site also gives a creative way to let your guests know, at the wedding, how they can join in on the fun.  And then voila - you have an array of candid photos which your guests will LOVE taking that day!

Tie The Knot 

A website that you can personalize for your own pleasure, in addition to an app has three great feature tabs:  Planning, Invite, and Share.  Under the planning tab, you can pick a theme, choose wedding colors and decide on more wedding details.  The Invite tab allows you keep your bridal party, close friends, and family involved in upcoming events, such as your engagement party or a special family brunch after your wedding day celebration.  

Perfect Wedding Guide

A practical app that helps you create your own wedding events, organize your guest list and manage RSVP’s, find local deals by typing in your zip code for all your wedding needs, along with a personalized to-do list to keep you on schedule, and so much more.  A great way to keep you on track - and it’s FREE!

Our Wedding Usher - Who is going to help all of your out of town guests once they arrive in town?  This app provides a unique way to personally guide your out-of-town family and friends through all the wedding events they will be attending, in addition to giving them directions for how to navigate their way to and from each event.  This is a great resource for helping your guests feel more at ease, so they can relax and enjoy your special day!  

This well-known bridal planning website is full of thousands of ideas, pictures and DIY projects to make your wedding day personal and beautiful.  This handy app is a great way to have for wedding planning on-the-go, with options for picking wedding colors, managing your budget and spending, keeping track of all your favorite ideas, and the best part of all:  a countdown-to-the-big-day feature!  Don’t miss out on this great, on-the-go resource!

What has been your favorite online bridal planning resource?  We'd love to hear what has and hasn't worked for you in this very fun (and very busy!) time in your life.

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Monday, March 11, 2013

How to Use Fondant to Decorate a Cake

Fondant Decorating Tips for the Do It Yourself Cake Decorator

Creating a fondant cake is a simple art form perfected by Ontario Bakery. Their clever and unique designs can be the highlight of the party and are sure to be enjoyed by the guests. In this video, owner Chris Fabos shows you how to roll out, cut, and apply fondant to a cake. The finished product is an excellent looking Zebra pattern cake with a pink Happy Birthday Banner on the top. The perfect cake for a sweet 16 or girl's graduation party.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Let Ontario Bakery Help You Plan That 30th Birthday Party

Ontario Bakery Helps You
Plan That 30th Birthday Bash

Why is it that people are so resistant to birthdays, especially milestone birthdays?  Turning 30 is the beginning of an exciting and new phase of life.  The benefits of knowing yourself, what you want out of relationships and out of life, and the knowledge that can only come from your own life experiences, far outweigh any number.

Here are Ontario Bakery, we delight in birthdays because it’s not really about gathering to commemorate a particular number, but a celebration of one person’s life thus far, and how that life has touched the lives of others:

  • Faithful friend
  • Loving Wife
  • Supportive Husband
  • Successful Son
  • Sweet Daughter
  • Best Loved Uncle
  • Favorite Aunt

When you read through this list, your mind immediately jumps to the reasons why you love someone and the qualities that drive you to want to let this person know, in a very big way, just how much you appreciate their presence in your life.  

How Can We Help?

While we pride ourselves in the quality of our cakes, we know that this is only one aspect of your party planning.  What are some ways we can help you plan this 30th birthday bash?  

Choose A Theme

Starting with a theme is the best way to guide the rest of your planning.  Choose what the guest of honor would enjoy most, along with ways to engage your guests along those same lines.  Does this special someone love to dance? Then go with a disco theme.  Does the guest of honor love karaoke?  Then make sure you have the karaoke machine with all of music’s greatest hits on hand.

Eat Your Dessert
Ordering your cake in advance is the best way to ensure you get exactly the cake you want.  Waiting until the last minute will only limit your options.  We invite you to come in and take a look at all the different cakes we offer for such special celebrations.  Not only are they moist and delicious, but we offer a variety of themes you can choose from.  Or if you are a super-theme-party-planner type, we would love to see your ideas and create the ultimate party cake!  Contact us today to set up an appointment to discuss your perfect birthday party cake.

Book In Advance
Our lives are often so busy and fast paced, that we end up putting off important things until the last minute.  One of the very first things you must do is make sure your time and location are secure.  You don’t want to end up with a group of party guests without a place to party!  Having a Plan B in case of an unexpected surprise (such as bad weather) is also a good idea.

Invitations & RSVPs
When planning a special birthday party celebration, the best way to get the turnout you’re hoping for is to either send out traditional invitations or to utilize the online Evite resource to send out free and personalized invitations for any event you can imagine.  The benefit of using Evite is that it keeps track of those who have RSVP’d, and will send out reminder emails to those who either have not responded or put themselves down as a “maybe.”  The RSVPs are key in getting the final count so that you have plenty of food and drinks to keep your guests happy. 

Get Help
This is not an event you must take on by yourself!  There are many people who would love to be part of the planning process, especially for someone they want to honor in such a special way.  You can also take advantage of the Evite website, where they offer free checklists to keep you on task and ahead of the game.  If you click on the tab entitled “Party Store,” you will find an array of party decorations and supplies you can view, buy online, and have delivered to your door.  If that’s not great help, then we don’t know what is!

Any other great party planning ideas?  We’d love to hear from you!

Ontario Bakery is committed to making the best cakes for every occasion!  We look forward to decorating your parties with the most delicious cakes and cupcakes around town.