Rossmoor Pastries was founded in 1961 to serve the community of Rossmoor in Seal Beach, California. Rossmoor is known for being a family oriented community and Rossmoor Pastries is happy to have been a part of that. Rossmoor Pastries became very well known throughout the community as the family destination for birthday, wedding, baby shower and other celebration cakes.
In 1988 Charles Feder and Janice Ahlgren purchased Rossmoor Pastries just as the sun was beginning to set on the bakery. Janice and Charlie focused on restoring the core values that were the foundation on which the bakery was established. They were able to gain the respect and business of the community. Many families returned to the bakery, and not just the original customers, but their children started to frequent the bakery with their own families. Rossmoor Pastries is happy to be a part of nostalgic memories for our customers and hopes to be a part of forming new fond and lasting memories.
Janice and Charlie then decided to take their standards of quality and service to local restaurants, cafes, cafeteria’s, hotels, hospitals and other food venues. They started out at the Holiday Inn Long Beach and shortly after at the Marriott at the Long Beach Airport. They steadily added venues to their list of partners, and in 1993 were able to offer their products to Orange County’s premiere sports and entertainment facility; The Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim. Over the years, business continued to flourish and Rossmoor Pastries began to provide desserts and pastries for other convention and entertainment centers such as; Staples Center, Dodger Stadium, Anaheim Stadium, Home Depot Center and the Disneyland Resort. In 2006 Rossmoor Pastries was chosen to provide one hundred thousand cupcakes for Disneyland’s 50th anniversary.
In 2000, Rossmoor Pastries moved to Signal Hill so that the Rossmoor Town Center could make room for a Kohl’s Department Store. The bakery moved to a larger facility to continue to allow the business to grow. And grow it has! Not only have the dedicated fans from Rossmoor followed us but also we have met new family members in Signal Hill and Long Beach. Rossmoor Pastries provides the finest wedding and celebration cakes throughout Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside Counties. We work with the finest caterers and venues, as well as the best customers in the area!
Rossmoor Pastries has created many celebration cakes for some very high profile events and people. Including birthdays for Buddy Ebsen, Carroll Shelby, Marvin Hamlish, Elizabeth Taylor, Tommy Lasorda, Reverend Jesse Jackson, Jack Nicholson, Hugh Heffner, Penny Marshall, Shaquille O’Neil, NASA and numerous movie premieres and cast parties.
In 2006 Rossmoor Pastries went Green. Our fleet of delivery vans became ‘green’ by burning natural gas instead of gasoline. We deliver with the same gas that fuels our ovens and we fill them at our own filling station. Janice and Charlie are very environmentally conscious, baking and preserving the environment for future Rossmoor families!
Personally, Janice and Charlie are avid bicyclists. In 2007, Charlie rode two hundred miles over two days in the biggest fundraising ride in the United States; the Pan Mass Challenge, that took place in Massachusetts. The event was for cancer research and was able to raise over thirty three million dollars, which was the single largest amount ever raised by an event of this kind.
Rossmoor Pastries is happy to be a part of the local community that is Southern California, and we look forward to continuing our relationship with you and your family!