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A passionate LA-based bakery that specializes in custom cakes and pastries. From baby showers to weddings, Rossmoor Pastries is there every step of the way.
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Backyard BBQ Essentials

Summer Backyard BBQ Essentials

At Rossmoor we understand the importance gathering with family and friends to create fond memories all summer, we also happen to know how to throw a pretty decent party. So, we complied a few of our favorite tricks to throw together the perfect summertime get together.

  • Decor: Summer is the best season for outdoor decor. Keep it simple. Gingham table cloths, brightly colored florals, mason jars with tea candles and a few strands of string lights. Quick set up & easy to take down after your guests leave.
  • Activities: No one wants to go to a party that is overly planned to too many games and events. However, you don’t want your guests to get bored. Be sure to stock up (or make your own) fun backyard games. Cornhole, ring toss, frisbee, the possibilities are endless. A few of our favorite party games can be found here
  • Food/Drink Station: An outdoor space can be less directional than indoor so setting up stations creates a sense of organization. Having a designated food and drink area makes it clear to your guests that they can eat and drink whenever they are ready, no need to wait to be served!
  • Eats: Our favorite BBQ foods also happen to be finger foods. Who wants to deal with washing a ton of silverware or ruining the environment with plastic cutlery? Keep the menu simple, just like the decor. Hotdogs, sliders, fruit salads. Find some of our favorite food and drink recipes here.
  • Dessert: Plan dessert ahead of time. You will not want to be in the kitchen making an elaborate dish while your guests are there. One of our favorite is a cookie-wich. Stop by The Shoppe and grab a dozen of our signature M&M cookies and a tub of your favorite French vanilla ice cream. We promise it won’t disappoint.

These backyard BBQ essentials are sure to make your next summer soiree one to remember.

2018 Wedding Cake Updates

For 2018 our wedding cakes are one better.  Our new wedding cake standard now includes four decadent layers of moist cake and three delicious layers of filling. This is in contrast to the industry standard three layers of cake with two layers of filling. Every bite has a better ratio of cake to filling – taste the difference. If you’re looking for a celebration cake, our celebration cakes have three moist layers of cake and two delicious layers of filling.


We also now are offering a gluten-friendly white cake option. The reason this offering is only “gluten-friendly” is because we advise all gluten sensitive customers that these cakes are still produced in a gluten processing bakery. We have been working on perfecting this recipe for you and are so excited to finally give you this option!

A look into the pastry: Buttercream Frosting..it’s real.

At Rossmoor we pride ourselves in the freshness and lightness of our products and all their ingredients. Specifically- our buttercream frosting. We have found the perfect blend of sweetness, the perfect smooth (almost soft) consistency and our secret is pretty simple: it’s real.

 

Who would have thought just using “real” ingredients would make the difference?! We don’t think it’s rocket science but we are happy it works.

 

Unlike competitors our frosting does not come out of a packet. It’s texture is not granulated but smooth instead and rather than overtake our cakes with it’s sweetness it compliments it. It’s natural off white coloring is due to the fact that butter is well…not white and neither is all natural vanilla!

 

Rossmoor follows the “old style” recipe of buttercream frosting which focuses on using whole ingredients rather than fillers. We are extremely proud of our daily fresh, whole and real supplies that keep our pastries and cakes tasting as great as they do!

 

We know when you try it, you will taste the difference.

Our Favorite Breakfast Bread

 

German Breakfast Bread, our favorite way at Rossmoor Pastries to add healthy fiber to our daily diet and control our cravings for fat & sugar (because let’s be real, working at a bakery…we need some self control). German Breakfast Bread is not only all natural but contains no sugar, shortening, additives or preservatives. Like most things at Rossmoor we only use whole ingredients to make this delicious loaf. Here’s a little more about the ingredients hat makes this a healthier carb option:

  • Wheat: contains easy to digest vegetable protein and vitamin rich wheat germ. What has a harmonizing effect and has special significance in enlivening circulation.
  • Barley: the oldest form of cereal, barley is wholesome and rich in valuable salts. It is full of minerals and is especially good for the nervous system.
  • Rye: promotes an active digestive action due to it’s bulk. The richness in enzymes, vitamins and potassium stimulates the function of the liver.
  • Millet: great for vision due to being heavy in magnesium, potash, iron, flint and fluorine. It also has a favorable influence on skin sells and supports healthy maintenance of teeth and fingernails. It also can work against hair loss!
  • Oats: rich in magnesium, flint, and iron. Oats have positive effect on the heart and circulation.
  • Corn: corn is a well tolerated protein that is great to add to your diet.

 

We hope you love this breakfast “treat” as much as we do. Stop in & grab your loaf today!

 

Commitment to the Community: Holidays at Miller Children’s Hospital

One of our favorite parts about the holiday’s here at the bakery is the opportunity we get to spread cheer. We know that while this is the most wonderful time of year, the reality is… it can also be incredibly trying for those going through hardships. While we know we can not touch everyone, we try our hardest to reach out to the community around us and sprinkle a little bit of light where we can. One way we do so is heading to see our friends at Miller Children’s Hospital. Every year they do an amazing event, “Santa’s Workshop”, where they invite patients and their families to do arts and crafts, meet Mr. & Mrs. Clause, decorate cookies & most importantly show the great community of support with intentions of helping the families forget, even just for a minute, that they are in a hospital.

This year we donated gingerbread cookies for the kids & families to decorate and they seemed to be a hit! Thank you to the amazing Child life team for providing emotional and social support all year round, we were so honored to be a part of this day!

A Look Inside Food Safety

At Rossmoor Pastries there are several aspects of our business that we take pride in but of all of those things, food safety surpasses them by leaps and bounds. Our regimen of food safety involves a stringent manufacturing process that is very unique to our business.

We source locally and keep our products fresh, organized and separated in a space connected to the bakery. This allows us to only keep enough product on hand for the week of production and gives us the ability to produce fresh 6 days a week. It also allows us to offer a diverse product line and bring solutions to clients with special allergies and or restrictions. All 24 hours of the day and night our team is working on either processing new product or stocking back up for the upcoming week.

This around the clock system has allowed Rossmoor to be third party certified, an honor that is only awarded to those with the highest and most pristine standards. This level and performance of food safety gives Rossmoor an entire other dimension of business and keeps our products tasting fresh and delicious.

Our motto here at Rossmoor is “taste the difference”- our passion mixed with these food safety standards guarantee that your goods from Rossmoor will truly be different.

 

 

 

 

Commitment to Community: Donut Boy Celebrates his 10th Birthday

 


Last week Donut Boy, Tyler, asked the Rossmoor family to be a part of a very special community celebration for our local first responders . This adorable 10-year-old from Alabama is on a mission to spread awareness and thank police officers for their loyal and selfless service. Tyler began his mission in August and this last week was on a very special leg of his trip; 10 states in 10 days for his 10th birthday!  Tyler has donated over 32,000 donuts nationwide to first responders and has visited over 20 states. We felt incredibly honored to have been asked to be a part of such a special birthday for such a great cause. Thank you Tyler for highlighting a group of people we are so grateful for here at Rossmoor, we are very lucky to have such brave men & women around the corner from us. Thank you Long Beach PD & Signal Hill PD for all you do and for allowing us to be a part of your special celebration!

Commitment to Community: First Responders Month

“Bravery is not the absence of fear but action in the face of fear”

Rossmoor is grateful for all first responders but is especially grateful for our local heroes. While there is little we can do that amounts to the service that these men and women provide for us and the community, we were able to go out and meet some of these amazing people to thank them personally. Being given a whole month to celebrate our community heroes was an honor.
Thank you all for your dedicated service & for welcoming the Rossmoor family with open arms. Happy first responders month! We hope you enjoyed your treats and hope to see you all in the bakery soon. Your important community service & dedication to our safety never goes unnoticed but we are so happy to highlight you this month.

Pastry Profile: Meet Jorge

Jorge has been a part of the Rossmoor Pastries family since he was a young lad and continues to be a pivotal part of our passion here at the bakery! Jorge’s favorite part of working at Rossmoor is building relationships with those around him. He feels incredibly passionate about what he does and loves being able to use his creativity for something so special!

 

Jorge’s favorite Rossmoor goods are the tropical fruit cake, the tiramisu cake and apple strudel. When he’s not creating at the bakery he is spending time with his family, hitting the gym (after all those pastries) and playing soccer.

 

Jorge has been baking for 32 years and enjoys every moment of it but when he’s winding down at home he loves a good puzzle & solving brain teasers. Not only is Jorge a master baker but he also has a knack for magic, be sure to ask him for his best trick next time you run into him!

 

We love having Jorge in our Rossmoor family! Thank you for all you do!