3 Perfect Ways to Make Mom’s Day

UPDATE: Orders are now closed for Mother’s Day Cakes, HOWEVER you can still stop by Lovejoy to pick up some lovely treats for Mom! Gift cards also make a great gift ♥

Mother’s Day is next Sunday May 12 and if you haven’t made plans yet, we have some great ideas for you. Since Portlanders LOVE their brunch, Lovejoy Bakers will be making some special additions to our menu!

1) Choose from Royal Eggs Benedict with Roasted Asparagus or a creamy Chevre and Spinach Strata crowned with a Sunny-Side Egg.

2)  We’ll also be offering a delicate Mother’s day Mimosa Cake, pictured above, made with pink champagne and filled with mandarin orange cream and frosted with orange buttercream.  You can preorder this cake on line (scroll down for order form) and have it inscribed with Mom’s name or another short message.

3) Pick up some chocolate dipped meringue roses (flavored with orange blossom water, yum!)… they are light as air and a wonderful gift, just because.

And one more thing, you may also order a CHOCOLATE VERSION of the Mimosa Cake filled with mandarin orange cream and frosted with orange butter cream. To order, complete the form below by noon on Thursday. We will have your cake ready to pick up on Sunday. Payment is received at the time pick-up.


Easter ‘Sun’ Day

The weather is supposed to be GLORIOUS this weekend, so whether you celebrate Easter or not, hop over to Lovejoy Bakers for some special treats to herald our much anticipated Spring! There are bunnies, chicks and other fanciful cookies, hot cross buns, as well as delicate egg-shaped macaroons that melt in your mouth. And yes, weather permitting, the patio will be set up with tables and chairs to dine al fresco and soak up all the Vitamin D we’ve been missing!

For the Irish in all of us

Just in time for St Patrick’s Day, Irish Soda Bread is now available at Lovejoy Bakers. First conceived by homemakers in the 1880s who had neither ovens nor leavening, Irish Soda Bread was cooked in a heavy cast iron pot placed directly in the fire. It’s traditionally made with flour, baking soda, buttermilk and salt. Our version is scented with cardamom and gets a light dusting of crystallized sugar. Enjoy it warm, with a little butter and a cup of hot tea.

Countdown to next Sunday

Arguably the most important day of the year, Mother’s Day at Lovejoy Bakers is the best way to reward the tireless woman who: 1) went through childbirth to have you, or 2) went through childbirth to have your own children, and/or 3) is the best mother to your dog, cat, bird, horse, etc.  From a royal Egg’s Benedict to individual, heart-shaped chocolate cakes inscribed with “Love You Mom,” we will treat your special lady like the queen mother herself.  Join us, won’t you?

Not your Grandmother’s Fruit Cake

Studded with candied oranges and raisins, Lovejoy’s Holiday “Panettone”  is now available!  Originating in Milan, Panettone is celebrated from Italy to Brazil, New York to Switzerland.  If you haven’t tried Lovejoy’s version, you are in for a glorious treat.  Made  from buttery vanilla dough that literally melts in your mouth, Lovejoy’s delicate Panettone will forever transform your (and Grandma’s) notion of fruit cake.

Panettone Holiday Bread
Wrapped in vintage paper and tied with ribbon, Lovejoy’s Panettone makes a wonderful gift.  You may want to buy one for yourself too.  If you can’t finish the whole thing, Panettone makes a lovely French Toast. Available for online pre-order.