Craving some Asian pastries, but don’t feel like driving all the way to Chino Hills to go to the 85°C Bakery Cafe?
Then simply head to Uncle Chuang’s Bakery in Riverside’s University Village.
The bakery opened late last year, but we finally got around to stopping by today to check it out.
The big question is: Will there be any Star Wars-themed cupcakes?
That’s because, Sunday, May 4, is the date for the second annual Inland Empire Cupcake Fair, at which yours truly will again be a judge.
The event will take place from noon to 4 p.m. (with V.I.P. admission at 11 a.m.) at the newly-revamped Riverside Convention Center, 3637 Fifth St.
The organizers, I.E. Shine On, note that they have learned much from last year’s event and things should run a lot more smoothly this year.
The annual Chocolate Fantasy fundraiser returns to Redlands on Saturday (February 8).
The event benefits the Boys and Girls Club of Redlands.
Tickets for the black-tie event, which begins at 7 p.m. in the Mitten Building, 345A N. Fifth St., are $75.
If you have had the chance to sample any of Sugarbird Desserts’ delicious baked goods, you know what a loss this is: Owner Heather Paul is shutting down the bakery.
She’s doing so to spend more time with her family.
While we will miss Sugarbird’s delicious treats, we applaud her choice.
“Amazing baker” is a great title to have. “Amazing mom” is an even better one.
Parliament Chocolate, the latest from the mastermind behind à la minute, will celebrate its grand opening this weekend (December 14 and 15).
Just as with à la minute, the focus is on simple quality. Parliament raises the bar by using only two ingredients in its chocolate: High quality cacao and organic cane sugar.
The shop opened December 1 and has been open Saturdays and Sundays since then.
Santa Claus is comin’ to town…Rancho Cucamonga, specifically.
The jolly old elf is heading to Suite 106 Cupcakery from 5 to 8 p.m. today (December 13).
He’ll be posing for photos with those who purchase a four-pack of cupcakes.
Today is December 12, or 12-12.
Krispy Kreme has dubbed it the Day of the Dozens.
On December 2, the chain created a Facebook post asking for 12,000 shares and promising a “sweet surprise” if that goal were reached.
Well, they got what they wanted…and then some.
OK, so this is the first time we’ve heard of a doughnut exchange happening here in the Inland Empire, or anywhere else, for that matter.
But that’s what’s scheduled to take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday (December 8) at the Wigwam Motel, 2728 W. Foothill Blvd., San Bernardino.
Such an event could only be the product of the fertile mind of our pal, Ontario native Charles Phoenix, who is hosting the event.
It feels like forever since My Delight Cupcakery threw a party!
The bakery will celebrate its fourth anniversary from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday (December 8).
As is tradition, the first 400 party goers will receive a free mini cupcake.
As is also tradition, there will be a food truck, which in this case is the White Rabbit truck.
Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour just announced its Black Friday deals, which include bonus gift cards and a free sundae when you purchase a $25 gift card.
Guests who purchase $25 in gift cards on Friday (November 29) will receive two bonus $5 gift cards (valid January 2 through July 2, 2014, not valid on merchandise, candy store purchases, or alcohol), a $35 total value.
Not only that, but anyone who purchases a gift card on Friday will receive a free sundae coupon…a perfect way to reward yourself a long day of standing in the checkout line.