Thursday, July 30, 2015

National Cheesecake Day!

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It seems like there is a holiday for everything these days. Ice cream (July 19), bourbon (June 14), even Take Your Houseplant for a Walk Day! (July 27) What about the important things in life? The issues that everyone cares about? We’re talking about cheesecake! Never fear. There’s a day for that too. Today is National Cheesecake Day! San Antonio has a lot of really amazing bakeries that you need to check out. Celebrate National Cheesecake Day the best way: with cheesecake, obviously!

BIRD Bakery located in Alamo Heights, uses only the freshest and finest ingredients such as Valrhona Cocoa and Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla. Each day, all of the cakes, cupcakes and other assorted delicacies are baked from scratch right there in-store. At the end of the night, all unsold items are donated to local nonprofits and philanthropies. The next morning they fire up the ovens and start all over again! Some can’t-miss items on their menu include an amazing honey cheesecake and an assortment of delicious cookies to munch on. BIRD Bakery wedding and event catering and custom cakes for any occasion. To see some of their delicious treats head to their Instagram. BIRD Bakery is a 25 minute drive away from us at La Cantera apartments but it’s well worth the trip!

Stepping into the Ultimate Cheesecake Bakery, you won’t believe your eyes. There are so many different kinds of cheesecake here, your head will spin and your mouth will water! From Old Fashioned to Key Lime to German Chocolate to Amaretto Almond, there is a flavor for everyone. In addition to their decadent cheesecakes, UCB also offers layer cakes, cookies, bars, tortes, pies and other specialty items. They certainly live up to their name with their vast array of cheesecakes. Ultimate Cheesecake Bakery is only 20 minutes away from our home at the Residences.

In 2011, the owner of Little Aussie Bakery was nationally recognized as one of the top 10 artisan bakers in the U.S. by Dessert Professional Magazine and the only one of those recognized to bake gluten-free goods. The bakery offers everything from cakes and cheesecakes to breakfast foods and pizzas. The majority of their treats are gluten free and can be altered to accommodate any food allergies you might have. The delicious Little Aussie Bakery is a delight and only a 24 minute drive away from the Residences.

Each of these bakeries are wonderful in their own ways and have something to fit everyone’s needs. BIRD Bakery has only the freshest treats each day, Ultimate Cheesecake Bakery has so many cheesecakes to choose from you won’t know where to begin and the Little Aussie Bakery offers everything from gluten-free cookies to down under breakfasts. When it comes time to get that cheesecake for National Cheesecake Day tomorrow, it will be hard to choose just one. We recommend one slice from each bakery. Or two slices.

Sources Cited
BIRD Bakery
Ultimate Cheesecake Bakery
Little Aussie Bakery


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