Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Did You Know that Ontario Bakery Bakes Custom Cakes for All Occasions?

Did You Know that Ontario Bakery Bakes Custom Cakes for All Occasions? Southern California dessert lovers agree that Ontario Bakery is the top choice for all your custom baked needs. Why? Because we know how to customize every special occasion in your life with the sweet treat that’s perfect for you. We’ve done countless weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, work parties, holiday parties and so many other special occasions, so we know what’s important to you and how to deliver in a way that wows and delights you. We’ve been in the business for over 50 years and we’re still going strong. So we’d love to share a little bit more about what we do and how we do it! 
This way, when it's time for you to choose just the right bakery for your upcoming event or celebration, you know you’ve chosen the best without a doubt in your mind. 
What makes us special? 
We’ve got a long list of your favorite flavors to choose from and an even longer list of delicious fillings! As for designs, your choices include tradition styles and also the newest fashions in cakes. Plus, when you go with us, you get both an expert execution of the unique design you choose and a timely delivery just as you deserve. Only the best.
What do we make? 
Whether you select a flat cake, a layered cake, a tiered cake, a fondant, we will help you choose from an array of decorating ideas destined to get a big response from the honoree and your guests. We are constantly reviewing the latest ideas in cake decorating so that we can provide you with plenty of ways to make your cake amazing for any special event.
Birthdays: Being a family business, nothing makes us more happy than getting to know you and your entire family as we have with so many others over the years. Once you've experienced our moist and delectable birthday cakes or cakes for any occasion, you will likely be back for every event where a special cake will add to the fun!
Weddings: The photos of your wedding reception will likely feature a cake, so why not make it a piece of art? If you're not sure what cakes are available to you, please browse through our personal gallery for inspiration.  Of course, the picture can only get you so far, so when you visit us you will also get a chance to taste various wedding cake flavors and fillings. We are well known as having one of the biggest selections of delicious options anywhere near Ontario. We invite you to come sit down with one of our Wedding Cake Stylists. They will take you through some wedding cake pictures that we have specially assembled to help you design your wedding cake.
Other celebrations: There’s more to life than weddings and birthdays, right? We love creating just the right dessert, be it cakes, cake-pops or even cupcakes, we want to make your party a hit. We do work parties, holiday parties, coming of age celebrations and everything in between. All you need to do is show up with your idea. Once you do that, you and your stylist enjoy the pictures and tasting, we are confident that your perfect cake will emerge. 
Whatever the need we at Ontario Bakery are ready and excited to make your day wonderful and memorable because you deserve it!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Did You Know That Eating Chocolate Adds to Your Health And Beauty?

Did You Know That Eating Chocolate Adds to Your Health And Beauty?Chocolate is full of antioxidant rich nutrients that are necessary for healthy skin, hair, vitality and stress levels, which means you have the right to eat it daily! Great news, right? But before you reach for just any chocolate, know that “health” chocolate needs to be low in sugar, high in cacao and minimally processed.
Why is chocolate good for your health? Chocolate is loaded with winning antioxidants.  And what are antioxidants good for? They rid the body of free radicals; those menacing little molecules creating the havoc in your body responsible for aging, disease and even cancer! The antioxidants bond themselves to the free radicals and pretty much walk the plank with them to make sure they are disposed of properly. Other foods that contain antioxidants are pomegranates, blueberries, green tea, red wine, gogi berries; so can you believe that chocolate is right up there with them? 

Cacao, the magic ingredient within chocolate also contains various essential nutrients needed to not just keep your insides happy but your skin and hair as well. Believe it or not, cacao has sun protection properties with the power to shield your skin from harmful UV rays, preventing sensitive conditions like sunburns and skin cancer. Regular dark chocolate consumption also helps you achieve that sought after smooth, problem free glow, as it keeps your skin moist and well nourished.

No big surprise here, but chocolate is great at reducing stress! Dark chocolate boasts wonderful stress-relieving qualities and works wonders in getting you a glowing skin (more skin benefits!) by reducing elevated stress hormones. .....ah...  dopamine! 

Lastly, let’s talk about what chocolate can do for your hair! Cacao is a great aid in promoting blood circulation in the scalp which leads to increased growth of healthy, lustrous locks, reducing hair loss. In addition to that, it's anti-inflammatory nature helps minimize the odds of getting scalp infections.  Infused with the goodness of several hair-benefiting ingredients, dark chocolate improves the overall health of your tresses, making them shiny, sleek and voluminous.

Now you know you can crave chocolate and reach for it! If you so find yourself wanting to indulge a little bit more into your sweet tooth and have a celebration to prepare for, please let us know!  At Ontario Bakery we are always ready to make your life a little sweeter.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Good News for Singles on Valentine’s Day! Eating Chocolate Might Be Better Than Being In Love!

Good News for Singles on Valentine’s Day! Eating Chocolate Might Be Better Than Being In Love!
Valentine’s Day is hard for those that have no one to celebrate it with. All the warm fuzzy feelings, happy hearts and closeness are so unbeatable. …. Or are they? Science is beginning to show us that actually eating chocolate just might be able to simulate the pleasure of being in love; to a degree, of course. Studies have shown that chocolate causes the human body to react just as strongly to it in a positive way, as it does to feelings of romance and infatuation. So last year, we at Ontario Bakery stumbled upon this interesting article from the dailymail. It was so loved, that we thought we’d share it again this year. That way, if you’re feeling alone, you can take some comfort in knowing that the feel good feeling you’re seeking may not be replaceable, but it can be simulated in a very delicious way! 

The Ancient Incas knew it, as does Bridget Jones and that kindly person who always gives you their last Rolo. Ever since humankind grew its first sweet tooth, there's been nothing like chocolate to raise the spirits. For years, academics have tried to discover exactly what makes it so irresistible - speculating that key ingredients like cocoa beans, caffeine or any of its other 300 compounds can boost energy and libido. But now scientists at Cambridge University have carried out brain scans that suggest a much more simple explanation. Chocolate is linked to feelings of well being simply because it just tastes so good!

They claim munching a bar induces sensations that could be even more pleasurable than listening to your favorite music, winning the lottery, or falling in love. Cambridge neuroscientist Adrian Owen said the balance of the evidence suggested that it was more to do with taste, than psychoactive chemicals. 

The average bar of chocolate, he claimed, simply did not contain enough mood-altering substances to make a difference - some of them, for example, were found in higher doses in a lump of Cheddar cheese or sausage. Dr Owen, who works at the university's Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre, said: "The scientific data suggests that the mood-enhancing effects of chocolate are not pharmacological - the constituents of chocolate do not appear to affect the brain via a direct biological action.

"An alternative explanation is that the effects of eating chocolate are psychological - the unique combination of aroma, texture and taste makes eating chocolate a pleasurable experience that stimulates the emotional 'feel-good' centers of the brain. In short, the chocolate tastes good, so we feel good. The evidence for this are scans that have tracked changes in the activity of the orbifrontal-cortex - on the brain's surface - w hich analyses the reward value of incoming inform action to the brain.

As scans on a group of volunteers show ed (see above), the orbi-frontal cortex glows even more when they were munching a bar of chocolate than when they were listening to pleasant music. Dr Owen, 36, said: "Both smelling and eating chocolate activate areas of the brain that are known to be involved in creating feelings of pleasure.It seems chocolate has a unique blend of sensory qualities which m a ke us feel good, activating pleasure centres in the brain. (dailymail.co.uk)

Scientific proof or not, we know we love chocolate and so do you, right? So if you’re lonely this Valentine’s Day, do something special just for you. Indulge. Take a bite and savor every moment of it.  That's why Ontario Bakery strives to provide the most delicious and succulent desserts possible.