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Pasadena Baking Co.

70 West Palmetto Dr.,
Pasadena, CA 91105
Phone: 626-796-5093
Fax: 626-796-0081


The Roots of Wedding Cakes…and signs!

Ah summer and with all these beautiful days and weekends…come those many wonderful celebrations of LOVE!  Yes, weddings are in full swing right about now, and today, just about anything  goes!

The tradition of the Wedding Cake has ancient roots. The Wedding Cake  was originally lots of little wheat cakes that were broken over the  Bride’s head to bring good luck and fertility. Every guest then ate a  crumb to ensure good luck.

We design all kinds of cakes, based on the themes of weddings and the desires of the couples we meet.  Even cupcakes have made their way into weddings, in the form of a tower! Miniature cakes are gaining popularity as well–or individual cakes made for each guest!

Whatever cake you choose, the symbolic act of “cutting the wedding cake” becomes a moment to celebrate the couples unity, a  shared future, and their life together as one.  The bride and groom feed each other a taste of cake to symbolize the  sharing of life’s bounty.

We love to make wedding cakes.  We love it.  This makes a big different, for loving something, as you well know, is inclined to make you proceed with a certain care. It’s the little things that count, and that come together to make something more than you expect.

Some say that Sunshine on the way to the church is good luck, and that Snow on your wedding day is a sign of fertility and prosperity.  Some say that, if a child under five steals a taste of frosting before  the first cut, their first born will be the same sex as that child.

May our joy in creating the perfect cake for you or your customers, be  just one more perfect little sign about this amazing and most important day, that gives you that wonderful feeling, that this is all the start of something great.

P.S.  * Just remember – That borrowed item must be returned to ensure  good fortune…

Custom Cupcakes the Craze Continues…

Take the finest ingredients, including sweet cream butter, bittersweet Belgian chocolate, pure Madagascar vanilla, fresh carrots and strawberries, real citrus zest…put it all in a tiny perfect package and what have you got?

Yes–welcome to the haute cupcake craze!  A delicious and sophisticated update on a classic!  And we’re making some of the best you’ll ever find…even Brittany Spears and her “entourage” wanted them for after their concert.  (What?  Oh yes–she ate the strawberry ones with fresh strawberry buttercream frosting–VERY pink!)  We make them custom and to order in a multitude of flavors and combos.  Serving them is quite on trend…and need way say it?  Delicious.  I want two!!

It’s June. Did you guess?

Although you may think it is just a cake –  your wedding cake will, in fact, be  the center  piece of your wedding reception. The  eyes of  all your guests will automatically  rivet to  the layers of beautiful cake, frosting the amazing decorations and anticipate the moment when you’ll cap off the event by  cutting it for a photo op and for  all to share in the “sweetness” of the moment (sorry–couldn’t resist!).

Choosing a wedding  cake is probably one of the most  enjoyable things  about marriage planning (remember–tasting is involved!) but it can  take time  to find just the right cake and just  the right  person to create it.  You want someone reliable, experienced, creative and wonderful to interact with.  Need we say it?  Look no futher!  Hundreds and hundreds of enthusiastic letters, photos and subsequent anniversary and birthday cakes tell their own story.  One we are confident you’ll love.

Flourless Chocolate Cake

It’s Memorial Day and in honor of this beautiful three day weekend, in which I did loads of gardening and just relaxed, what could be a more perfect thing to eat then this: the Pasadena Baking Co. Flourless Chocolate Cake.  Unrivaled.  There are other versions out there.  None as good as this.  Sorry, but it’s true.  If you’d like to compare I’d be happy to come visit you and you can taste this one…

P.S.  Plus its a favorite of everyone in my house, so how could you go wrong in serving this?  I mean how could I go wrong…oops!  Don’t worry that you didn’t have it this weekend–there’s always next weekend. :)  Plus it goes great with all of those beautiful summer berries we’re able to get now.  Enjoy!

Most items are available with No Sugar added, Gluten Free, Nut Free, or Lactose Free upon special request. Contact Us now.

"The Best Bakery in Southern California"

Paul Wallach, KIEV