Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Friday, October 26, 2012
Over the Rainbow Cupcakes and Desserts VS. Grocery Store or the Big Box Stores –
After many questions and conversations with customers, both in-person, email, or phone, I feel the need to let you how I feel and the honest facts about our desserts versus the grocery store or the big box stores.
I am always getting asked, in some way or another, questions like . . .
“Why do your cupcakes and cakes cost more than at the local grocery store?”
Or, “Why can I buy a dozen cupcakes for half the price at the big box stores?”
Or, “Why would I want to spend more at your bakery when I can get more for less somewhere else?”
As a trained, professional pastry chef, I pride myself on the fact that we make everything in our bakery 100 % from scratch. We use only what I consider, the finest ingredients. They are organic when possible and of the highest quality. We use several brands of chocolate, Valhrona, Cacoa Barry, Callebaut, all very high quality chocolates, very expensive, and well worth it.
We use Neilson Massey Pure Vanilla Bean extract and, if you know extracts, this is the best. and yes, expensive. We use organic whole vanilla beans in our pastry creams and cupcakes/cakes. Our produce is sourced locally and we use organic when possible.
We also, use only, 100% pure unsalted butter in our buttercream. If you want to do some research, just look up these brands and see how most pastry chefs around the world use them and how much they cost, as they are not cheap. We want to provide, you, our customer only the best.
We never use inexpensive, commercial cake mixes, or fake buttercream. Our desserts have no preservatives or fillers to extend their shelf life. We do not use chemicals and other unpronounceable ingredients in our cakes, cupcakes, or desserts.
We bake our cupcakes throughout the day and make all of our buttercream in small batches. This means, you are eating our cupcakes within hours if not minutes of them being baked and iced for you, our valued customer! Our cakes are made fresh, from scratch and iced by hand for you the customer!
THE HARD FACTS – You may not want to know!
Now, the hard facts about what you are getting in the grocery store and the big box stores. These are the products they use and this is WHY --- they are inexpensive and you can buy them for so cheap. I cannot use brand names, as I do not want to get sued! But, in these stores, no matter what they tell you, these are the products they are using: The “buttercream” icing -- is all artificial. There is no butter in the product, and if you look closely, it is not even called BUTTERcream. It is all shortening and butter flavor and comes in 30 pound buckets, pre-made and has a shelf life of up to one year!
I am putting the ingredient list below, so you can see what you are getting versus what you get from us.
Please pay attention, as I myself am not even sure how to pronounce most of these ingredients…….
Grocery Store or Big Box Store “buttercream” icing –
•Shelf Life : Frozen: 365 days; Refrigerated: 210 days; can be stored at room temperature for 210 days
Over the Rainbow Cupcakes and Desserts – 100% pure buttercream
•Pure, unsalted butter •Powdered sugar •Pure cream cheese •Pure, 100%, vanilla bean extract •
Shelf life: Made fresh DAILY (often, several times each day!)
More to come......
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
By huge popular demand, we are proud to be opening our retail bakery in the Smoke Tree Village, Palm Springs! Over the Rainbow Desserts will serve cupcakes, cakes, pies, brownies, bars, bundt cakes, pie pops, morning buns, cinnamon buns, doughnuts, tarts and much much more! Join us for the Grand Opening the week of January 9th, 2012! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
Monday, March 21, 2011
Join OTR and pastry chef Roman for lots of minis treats including cupcakes and more! This event takes place Friday, April 8th at the Palm Springs Museum. Expecting over 1000 people!! For more info - Meet The Museum
Monday, February 28, 2011
Join Over the Rainbow Cupcakes at El Paseo Fashion Week 2011. Lots of mini cupcakes to be passed out to all!
Thanks to Palm Springs Life Magazine for all their support.
For more info - El Paseo Fashion Week 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Over the Rainbow Cupcakes is proud to be a culinary sponsor of the Palm Springs Museum "Art in Bloom"
Monday, March 7th
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Join Pastry Chef Roman Blas for a taste of mini cupcakes and more OTR dessert treats!
•Be the first to view the floral creations and enjoy cocktails and hors d' oeuvres. Founders and Supporters will then be treated to a sumptuous Orchid Dinner created by Westwood Catering amid fragrant décor while serenaded with live music. A dessert bar by Pastry Chef Roman Blas tops off this exquisite private party for our major donors. Following dinner our special guests are welcome to join in the fun of the Flower Party with lively entertainment and dancing. Valet parking available.
For more information, log onto the Palm Springs Art Museum website