Dallas bakers and confectioners have joined forces with #SweetOnHouston to raise funds for Hurricane Harvey relief services via the Greater Houston Community Foundation.
Paying homage to the state of Texas and the mighty pecan, participants will donate 100% of the proceeds of their pecan confection through the end of September to the Greater Houston Community Foundation.
Local retailers include Amazeballz Cake Balls, Birdcage Bakeshop, Bisous Bisous Pâtisserie, Cocoandré Chocolatier, Cretia’s, Dallas Caramel Company, Emporium Pies, Haute Sweets Pâtisserie, Joy Macarons, Kate Weiser Chocolate, Kessler Baking Studio, Rush Pâtisserie and Val’s Cheesecakes.
GHCF is a foundation dedicated to expanding the philanthropic impact of donors.
by Steven Doyle
One of our very favorite patisseries is Haute Sweets at 10230 East Northwest Highway in East Dallas. This fairly new bakery is steeped up with delicious pastries such as macarons, specialty cakes, cookies, and cupcakes. They also feature some tasty paleo and vegan items for those so inclined.
Each month Haute Sweets rolls out their red carpet and features Coffee & Beignets on starting at 10am continuously until they sell out. The last beignet event for 2015 is this weekend, March 11, 2017. Continue reading
Village Baking Company is making their own special version of the King Cake. This will not resemble the Gulf Coast cake that is a ring of twisted brioche topped with purple, green, and gold colored icing. Instead, the Village cake is the more traditional and less garish Galette des Rois. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Have that special holiday party to check out and need to bring a sweet bite to share? We have a fine line-up of freshly made treats from places that you may not have thought of. There are some lovely bakeries in the Dallas area, like Pie Emporium (several locations now), Tart Bakery on Lovers Lane, Rush Patisserie in Oak Cliff, and the beloved Swiss Pastry Shop in Fort Worth all come quickly to mind. But how about a few alternative spots where you won’t necessarily be busted for bringing something purchased that won’t be recognized or even duplicated. Continue reading
Empire Baking Company’s third Pop-Up Pastry event will take place November 8, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (or until sold out) at our Lovers Lane location. We are thrilled to have Chef Blouin, Pastry Chef from Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, joining to share his French-inspired creations. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Tracy German was not the first to say “let them eat cake”, but she certainly hopes you will. German’s newly opened pastry shop in Trinity Groves opens today and is not only selling cake, as the shop’s name might suggest, but also a wide variety of baked goods such as bread pudding, cupcakes, brownies and cookies, along with ice cream and assorted coffee drinks. Continue reading
by Sally-Page Stuck
Palmieri Café moved into the old Pecan Lodge spot at the Dallas Farmers Market last weekend. Better get in line while you can. Never heard of Palmieri Café? Well, you’re about to.
Palmieri Café is the passion of former investment banker and SMU MBA graduate, Corrado Palmieri. Chef Palmieri is from the village of Galatina, located in the heel of the boot of Italy. According to the website, “He moved from Italy to develop an Italian Coffee Shop & Bakery without compromises: Fresh, Authentic & Natural.” And, friends, he doesn’t compromise. Seriously. I mean this guy is obsessed with perfection. During the week, Corrado drives west to one farm for the best eggs and north to another farm for the best butter. Continue reading