Wow, wow, wow. The bakery had a very busy summer season this year and it was wonderful to re-connect with many returning seasonal customers! We truly appreciate the support from fellow lovers of Lake Chelan, and thank all the visitors who continue to come enjoy our town following this summer’s wildfires.
The bakery was planning our 2-year anniversary celebration for Saturday, August 15th. In the dark early morning of the 14th as we were baking for the day, we thought we heard thunder. Within a few minutes a very intense lightning storm swept through the town, bringing lots of thunder and lightning but only a sprinkle of rain. In the dark it was easy to spot the four fires ignited by lightning on the Chelan Butte. After a call to 911 to report the fires, we stayed open all day cautiously watching them spread. When an erratic windstorm came through in the afternoon the fire changed and grew exponentially, threatening homes and neighborhoods. The remainder of the day was a series of frightening events – homes lost, people evacuated, power outtages, etc. Needless to say, our anniversary party was cancelled. We had to close shop for a few days until power was restored and re-opened on Tuesday the 18th.
Following the fires, town was very quiet as events and vacations were cancelled due to fire activity or heavy smoke. However, Chelan was bustling again by Labor Day weekend, which was a welcome boost to our town’s economy. Fall is going to be an excellent time to visit Lake Chelan, so we look forward to seeing you soon!
Recently we were talking in the kitchen about new ideas for a flavored sourdough bread to add to our Tuesday schedule. Plenty of yummy ideas were tossed around and then someone said it – Roasted Garlic Sourdough. Just the sound of it made our mouths water! We tried our first batch this week and now we’re hooked! Hope you will be too!
We all need a little inspiration now and then, and it always seems fitting to welcome new ideas in the spring. A recent trip to a few bakeries in Seattle gave us lots to be inspired by! The weekend was filled with beautiful weather, plentiful pastries, art, family and friends, but never enough time (or belly space) to accommodate all the eating to be done. Life’s rough.
Hi, all! We made it through another winter, and this one was much busier than last! Thanks a ton to the local community and visitors for keeping us busy! We are currently on our annual deep cleaning / spring break. The bakery is closed for just over a month and re-opens on March 25th. We get to work on some new products to introduce this spring, get the kitchen and dining area super clean, and get ourselves in gear for another busy summer. We are continuing to provide some products for our wholesale customers, so if you have a special event and need some treats just leave us a message. We’ll certainly help you out if we can! Thanks again and we’ll see you on March 25th!
The bakery was honored to receive the award for Best New Business 2014 from the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce! The award sure put a pep in our step and we all felt honored to receive such motivating encouragement from our community.
Thank you to the local community and to the many visitors to the area for making this journey so amazing!
Brrrr! On these chilly days it sure is nice to stay warm and cozy at the bakery. We’ve been in the holiday mood lately, stocking the cases with seasonal goodies such as pumpkin pie, fresh pear muffins, pumpkin cheesecake bars, and peppermint brownies.
fresh baked rolls and pumpkin pie!
Please give us a call at 682-BAKE if we can help you with your holiday baking! We have apple, pumpkin, or blueberry pie available to order along with French or Buttermilk Wheat rolls for the holiday table. Other desserts available include our Salted Caramel Pecan Tart or our Gluten-Free Chocolate Torte.
After a busy summer, it’s time for us to slow down a little. We are now on our off-season hours – open Wednesday -through Saturday 7-3 and Sunday 7-2. What a great summer it was!
Now that fall is here, we are starting our homemade soups for lunch on October 1st. Customer favorites such as the Autumn Vegetable soup (pictured) and Creamy Potato soup will be back, along with some new hearty soups we will add to our regular menu. Come enjoy a bowl of soup with a homemade roll for lunch!
WhoooHoooo! The bakery is rockin it 7 days a week all summer long in beautiful Lake Chelan! We are excited to be able to offer our delicious breakfast pastries and artisan breads any day of the week. Come on by and treat yourself and your family to our hand-made goodies and delicious Blue Star coffee! We will see you soon!
While you’re at it, check out our mention in Zagat’s blog post: 7 Reasons to Drive to Chelan Right Now
Just wanted to share this fun blog post about local folks who make fantastic food and wine in the Lake Chelan valley:
A Visit with Some Local Food & Wine Producers
Lucky to be a part of such a beautiful and abundant place!
Here at the bakery, we are looking forward to our first full summer. We opened doors on August 15th last year – just enough time to give us a taste of the busy season to come once summer hits Chelan. The bakery will open 7 days a week starting in mid-June to serve our summer customers. We can’t wait to see you!
Please keep in mind that we are happy to accommodate special orders. Whether you need a large batch of scones for a brunch or a berry pie to top off a summer BBQ, we can help! Give us a call at least a couple days ahead and we will fit your order into our production schedule. Happy summer!