bakery Archives

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Por Vida, which inhabits an adorably decorated, prominently placed corner of Palabras Bilingual Bookstore, isn’t your typical bakery at all. You won’t find rows and rows of pastry cases or the commercial ovens that turn out dozens of baked goods at a time. Although there’s a small kitchen outfitted with an oven on the bookstore’s premises, baker and budding entrepreneur Eileen Payan actually does much of her baking at home, hauling in her cookies, puff...

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It’s the week of Friday the 13th and Lola Forbes and Chris Szydlowski have a rack of 100 sugary hockey masks on cooling racks in their kitchen. This is par for the course at Spooky’s Swirls, the duo’s gluten-free, horror-themed bakery in Chandler. Patrons can find a rotating menu of horror movie-inspired masterpieces in the bakery’s display case. Pennywise, Godzilla and the Demogorgon from Stranger Things have all appeared on pastries in the past. Forbes...

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So you’re craving something sweet but fear the calorie-worthiness risky. Good news! Living in the Valley of the Sun positions yourself comfortably in close proximity to lots of natural, nutritious, locally-grown ingredients, which are incorporated into many delicious desserts  – giving you a solid reason to trust in upping your summer caloric intake. So smile, scream – whatever you do – dig in on these special sweet treats before summer ends! 1. Crêpe Bar Chirked...

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