Put simply, there is a world of difference, but the main thing is the ingredients that go into the final product. A scratch bakery will bake everything from scratch. This means you are not getting any preservatives or other chemicals in your baked goods. Your product is made in the morning and baked that same day. In a supermarket setting, that product may have been produced months ago and is shipped in a box where it may sit in a freezer for a period of time until it is baked... Any wonder it needs preservatives!!!
This question requires a book to answer. Please visit some of our links
to various Kashrus organizations for more information. In short, a Kosher bakery requires a good supervising agency, a lot of research into the raw ingredients, and most importantly trust and integrity.
Ordering is not always necessary for regular items, but it is best for custom work. You can phone your order in, fax it, or email us. Our voicemail is set up to accept orders 24 hours a day, and you will receive a call back by 7:00am the next morning, or earlier if requested. If faxing an order, please download our order form
and have all information filled out. For all of our normal products, please feel free to stop in or browse our online store
Two to three days for cakes is usually sufficient with more notice for elaborate cakes or wedding cakes. Cookies, pastries, pies, etc. can be ordered any time since these are stock items baked fresh daily.
Any photo can be copied on a cake as long as there is no copyright attached to it. We have many copyrighted designs to choose from and charges vary with the type of design.
Indeed, we will make up and deliver condolence trays with little notice. Just have all information pertaining to the house of mourning, and we will contact them directly to arrange for delivery.
The answer is yes and no... Whenever possible we will try to accommodate you with your special request. When that is not possible, you will be offered a selection from one of our fresh frozen cakes and the salespeople will be happy to custom inscribe it at no additional charge.
Please visit our online store. Any products you see there can be shipped both locally and nationally. Most orders are shipped ground service, unless you call and request faster delivery.
All of our products now contain zero trans fat. The Baltimore City Health Department has mandated that all bakeries comply by September 2009, and we have made that deadline.
While we can make gluten free products, these would never be acceptable for people suffering from celiac disease or a gluten allergy. These products need to be made in an environment that is exclusively gluten free to make that claim.
Once the product has left the store, we cannot slice it, repackage it, or in the case of a cake, redecorate it. These regulations are in place by the health department and by our rabbinical supervision.
Our bakery is peanut free. We do use other nuts, such as almonds, walnuts, and pecans. Always feel free to ask your sales associate about the ingredients of a specific item.