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!

Now Available: Lovejoy’s Custom Birthday Cakes

We are proud to unveil an exciting new offering at Lovejoy Bakers:  a full line of exquisite Specialty Cakes that you can customize for your special someone on their special day! Choose the cake style, the shape, the size, number of layers, fillings and frostings and our pastry maestro will create the perfect masterpiece.  We also have our own “Favorite Combinations,” one of which is the decadent Triple Layer Chocolate Cake (pictured above) bathed in chocolate buttercream ganache. Layers of…

… moist dark chocolate cake are separated by the light touch of frothy chocolate-raspberry mousse. A velvety chocolate buttercream, whipped to perfection, coats the cake.  And a crowning Chocolate Ganache frosts the exterior. With each bite, you are met with perfection – rich & light chocolaty flavors and textures.  For a full list of ingredients and gallery of Lovejoy Custom Cakes, click here.  *Keep scrolling down for more luscious options!

Mother’s Day?  Anniversary?  Sweet 16?  This beautifully iced bouquet of roses will bring a smile to her face. And when she takes her first bite, her heart may skip a beat. Each flower is swirled butter-cream icing, deftly embellished, and subtly sweet. Beneath the beauty lies three distinct complementary flavors: Tart, silky lemon curd – made from freshly squeezed lemons – and layers of vanilla cake with fresh raspberry purée (to which we add a touch of raspberry liqueur).  A memorable tribute for those you cherish. For a full list of cake options, click here. * For yet another delectable choice, keep scrolling down!


We also offer a variety of melt-in-your-mouth cheesecakes. This Stumptown Mocha Chocolate Cheesecake, made with Stumptown espresso and dark rum, defies adequate explanation.  The elegant consistency is more of a whipped mousse than a dense cake. Each bite is complex with the initial richness of the cream cheese, followed by mellow choco-coffee tones, and lastly the tingle of dark rum and satisfying crunch of a housemade oreo cookie crust. 

For a full list cake options, click here. To order a Lovejoy Custom cake, please call Jessica at (503) 222-7371 or ask to speak with one of our managers at the bakery.

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Decorated Holiday Cookies
Now a tradition, Lovejoy’s Christmas Cookies are edible works of art.  Rich and buttery, these exquisitely decorated trees, ornaments and snowflakes are made from our signature shortbread recipe.  With whimsical frosting and sugar crystals, no one is alike — but each is as lovely and delicious as the next — a most memorable holiday treat.

Decorated Lovejoy Cookies
Great in gift baskets or as  stocking-stuffers — hostess gifts or dessert trays.

Wishing you a Wonderful Holiday and a Happy New Year, from your devoted bakers and staff at Lovejoy Bakers. 

Slice of Heaven

Pumpkin Roll

The pastry chefs at Lovejoy Bakers are having a ball this pumpkin season.  In addition to our Frosted Pumpkin Cookies, they have created this moist, Cream Cheese-filled Pumpkin Roll.   They start by preparing a pumpkin sponge spiced with nutmeg and cinnamon.  The fragrant batter is then baked and allowed to cool just slightly — at which point it is rolled around a dowel to set the “roll” shape.  Left to set and cool completely, it is unrolled and filled with a spiced & sweetened cream cheese filling, rolled up again and dusted with powdered sugar.

Light, pumpkin-y and rich at the same time (!), the Lovejoy Pumpkin Roll is absolutely divine.  Available by the slice and full roll.

 

Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Brown Butter Icing

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On Tuesday Dan and his right-hand-man Shawn (co-baker at Lovejoy) met at Dan’s home to sample some recipes for the bakery. They selected this Fall-inspired cookie for its homey flavor and because it tastes so good with hot tea.  See recipe below.

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When sliced down the middle this cookie was brilliantly orange. The recipe includes a heart-healthy supply of walnuts, currants, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove.

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Each cookie was dipped into brown butter frosting, made with the usual ingredients, except that the butter was caramelized in the pan first.

Pumpkin Spice Cookie Ingredients:

1 stick of butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
1 cup Pumpkin puree
2 cups Pastry flour
1 teaspoon Baking soda
1 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Nutmeg
1 teaspoon Cloves
1/2 cup Walnuts toasted
1 cup Currants

Brown Butter Icing Ingredients:

1 stick Butter
1 cup Powdered sugar
2 teaspoon Vanilla extract
1/4 cup Heavy cream

Cookie dough instructions:

Cream butter and sugar together
Add eggs and vanilla
Add pumpkin puree
Sift pastry flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves and add
Add walnuts and currants
Scoop and roll into (2 oz) 1 1/2 inch diameter balls
bake 15-20 min @350F

Icing instructions:
Cook butter until it turns brown
Add to rest of ingredients and whisk together
Dip cooled cookies into icing while still warm