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Where does the time go?

Posted on: February 21, 2017
Tags: Monthly News, Events, Cincinnati, tradition, Weddings
As far as looking at the past goes, I have no sense of time and not the best memory. Carol Lanner, one of our treasured staff members is retiring at the end of February after having worked here for 26 years. That actually seems impossible to me. I remember read more …

Afternoon Tea w/ Alice In Wonderland

Posted on: July 18, 2016
Tags: Monthly News, Events, midwest, afternoon tea, Cincinnati
Nothing has made me happier as a business owner than developing great relationships in our community. A very treasured one that we have today is with The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, now in its new home on Red Bank Road.  A few years read more …

Cafe Open Friday Saturday Nights

Posted on: May 28, 2016
Tags: Events, cafe, midwest, Cincinnati
I guess I was never good at saying no. In fact, when I was a young woman it was part of my philosophy to say yes. The world was so wondrously appealing and I was a willing participant. So it shouldn’t surprise me that I have embraced another unknown. read more …

The UnBirthday

Posted on: April 5, 2016
Tags: Monthly News, Events, midwest, birthdays, Cincinnati, tradition
There were many reasons to celebrate. My sister Maureen had sold her house, my 91 year old Mother had been released from the hospital after 4 months and had moved back to her apartment, and it was Maureen’s birthday. I had sent out email invitations to read more …

Easter Tea

Posted on: March 20, 2016
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, Events, cafe, midwest, brunch
We are not usually open on Sunday, but that was not going to let that stop Jessica, our cafe manager, from offering a tea brunch on Easter Sunday to our loyal customers. She and our Cafe chefs have been working on making this a feast worthy of such a special read more …

Befriending Artists

Posted on: March 1, 2016
Tags: Monthly News, Events, cafe, Cincinnati
Befriending artists has been one of the greatest joys of my life. As I headed off to Columbus College of Art and Design right out of my all girl, Catholic high school, full of suburban prejudices and innocence, it didn’t take me but a minute to feel read more …

"Master Baker"

Posted on: February 19, 2016
Tags: Monthly News, Events, scones, midwest, afternoon tea, Cincinnati
You may wonder who Iain Traughton is. The fourth year we were in business he came knocking at our humble door over on McMillan Avenue and wondered if we needed any help. He was all of 18, freshly arrived from Manchester, England with a smile and confidence read more …

Poetry Reading Feb 22 in our Cafe

Posted on: February 16, 2016
Tags: Monthly News, Events, midwest, afternoon tea, Cincinnati
I have two long time friends,one of whom is an artist and one who is a poet. They are Elizabeth and Robert Murphy. They have created a printing enterprise called Dos Madres Press out of their love for poets and poetry from their home in Loveland,Ohio. A few read more …

Something New

Posted on: February 11, 2016
Tags: Monthly News, Events, midwest, Cincinnati
This is a shot of Angela Hurtte, our award winning cookie decorator, who posed for me before giving a live demonstration of some of her techniques at the Retail Bakers Association Conference held on January 31st. Anytime you do something for a long time, read more …

What stories are made of

Posted on: January 26, 2016
Tags: Monthly News, Events, midwest, birthdays, Cincinnati
Visiting My Mom in the hospital ….. Julia Child and Lou    I was visiting my 92 year old Mother in the hospital today. My sister and I sat by her bed talking about my German Grandfather who was a fireman for the New York City Fire Department read more …

Babies

Posted on: January 20, 2016
Tags: Monthly News, Events, midwest
We never really planned to hire a majority of female employees when we started The BonBonerie 33 years ago, but that is how it has remained. With over fifty women of many different ages on our staff, we have celebrated the birth of multiple babies. In fact my read more …

I Love January!!!

Posted on: January 7, 2016
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, Events, midwest, Cincinnati, tradition, birthday
I love January. The grey skies and cold weather appeal to me. I want to turn on the oven and look at cookbooks sitting at my kitchen table. It is also my birthday month, which I share with my brother and my son. Peter, my brother, was born two days and three read more …

Great Surprise

Posted on: September 16, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, Events, cafe, midwest, afternoon tea, Cincinnati, Art
There are only two times when someone wrote a poem for me. The first was when I was a clerk at a wonderful shop called Tawana Imports on Ludlow Avenue in Clifton. It was owned by a most interesting couple, Mr. and Mrs. Bickler. Mrs. Bickler’s previous read more …

A Secret Garden

Posted on: September 8, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, Events, fall, cafe, midwest, afternoon tea, Cincinnati
The Playhouse in the Park is presenting A Secret Garden. On Sunday we presented an Afternoon Tea experience that preceded the matinee. We will continue to offer afternoon tea before all the future Saturday and Sunday matinees through its entire run.It's read more …

Worth The Effort

Posted on: September 2, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, Events, august, midwest, Cincinnati, Weddings, Art
I have a girlfriend from college. We were only roommates for a year, but we remained friends since. She and her husband are artists and have lived a most creative life. He was a glass blower, she a printmaker and later worked in collage. They moved to house read more …

Do you blame me?

Posted on: July 6, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, Events, cafe, midwest, brunch, Cincinnati, tradition
            A month or so ago an article was written in an Eastside publication about Carol Coors. I discovered a lot about Mrs. Coors after I read that article that I did not know. To me she was simply the mother of one of read more …

Thanks Mom

Posted on: May 10, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, Events, midwest, brunch, torte, afternoon tea, Cincinnati
I want to share with you a very beautiful thing that my mother has done for me. She not only loved beautiful dishes but she also served special meals throughout the year for family and friends on that same Bavarian china. The entire place setting was moonlike read more …

It's Derby Time!!

Posted on: May 1, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, Events, midwest, Cincinnati

Stop by to pick up a Racehorse pie for the Derby! Delicious, buttery and loaded with chocolate chips, pecans....and of course Bourbon!!

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Thank You!!!

Posted on: April 21, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, Events

Thank you City Beat Readers for awarding us with Best Bakery, Best Desserts Retail, Best Bakery (neighborhood). This award is voted on by the readers. Which is why we are so thankful. We love getting the opportunity to be a part of so many special memories for people. Thank you for choosing us!

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Has it really been 32 years??

Posted on: April 10, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, Events, pies, midwest, afternoon tea, Cincinnati, tradition, Art
Did you know that April is the month of our 32nd Anniversary? So, in order to celebrate with you we will be having some special pricing for walk-in customers on the following days:Friday April 3rd all slices of cake will be $3.32.Monday April 13th all of our read more …

16 Reasons I Love Easter

Posted on: April 5, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, Events, midwest, Cincinnati, tradition
It has always been my favorite holiday.   It always means spring, no matter what date it falls on. Easter egg hunts, which I have coerced my 22 year old son to still hunt for the eggs I hid when he came home from college. Coloring hard boiled eggs read more …

Join us for Tea!!

Posted on: March 23, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, Events, cafe, midwest, brunch, afternoon tea, Cincinnati, tradition

Join us in Celebrating Mothers, Daughters and Tea enthusiasts alike! The Cincinnati Flower Show will be hosting an English Tea on April 19th. Follow the link for more details or to reserve your spot!

 

http://cincinnatihorticulturalsociety.com/cincyflowershow/2015-event/english-garden-tea/

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The Art of Food

Posted on: March 1, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, Events, midwest, birthdays, Cincinnati, tradition, Art Show
The idea of the Art of Food Event at The Carnegie Arts Center in Covington started in the mind of Bill Seitz about 10 years ago. I had never met Bill,who was the director of the arts center at that time. He called me at the BonBonerie and asked if he might read more …

Celebration of Optimism

Posted on: February 2, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, Events, cafe, midwest, torte, Cincinnati
I think Valentine’s Day is a celebration of optimism. Not just for the possibility of love, but of life. I see the vague glow of pink and red coming from an aisle in my local pharmacy or grocery store and I can’t resist taking a walk over there read more …

Catalysts of fun!

Posted on: January 31, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, Events, midwest, birthdays, Cincinnati, tradition
My birthday is in January. This is a picture of the birthday cake one of my good friends baked for me. Almost everyone thinks that I wouldn’t want a cake for my birthday. But oh what a wonderful surprise I had when she brought in a luscious banana cake read more …

2015 ...Anything but dull

Posted on: January 1, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, Events, midwest, afternoon tea, Cincinnati, tradition, holidays, classes
January is exciting!!.I love the idea of beginning anew as the clock strikes midnight. The cold temperature and dark skies ofCincinnatihelp me to look inward to plan for the upcoming year. As a baker and a pastry chef the cold temperatures only encourage more read more …

A Cookie jar full of questions...

Our present holiday season presents so many decisions each year. The usual problem solving like “What should we get for_______? (you know, fill in the blank)  What should we serve for Christmas dinner or our holiday party? Is this the year we no read more …

Give our hand a chance

Posted on: November 4, 2014
Tags: Monthly News, Events, fall, pies, cafe, midwest, torte, Cincinnati, tradition, holidays
            This is the month when pie finally gets the center stage it deserves. I have judged many pie contests. What I learned from that experience is that making a pie is one of the best judges of the real mettle of a read more …

New Way to Celebrate

Posted on: September 24, 2014
Tags: Monthly News, Events, fall, midwest, birthdays, Cincinnati, kids, Art Show
Our decorators have been inspired by handmade whistles made by Norma Seto of Milford. Many more handmade whistles are on display at the shop. What a great gift for someone. A beautiful cake and a handmade clay whistle. Each cake will be priced according to read more …

Art Show September 12th

Posted on: September 9, 2014
Tags: Monthly News, Events, fall, cafe, midwest, afternoon tea, Cincinnati, hours, Art Show
 Cincinnati, Ohio –August 26, 2014 –  “Greetings From WonderLand,” featuring photo collages by Sharon Butler, Bill Ross and Bob Scheadler and ceramics by Norma Seto and Katie Swartz opens Friday Sept 12, 2014, with a read more …

Let's Blow in the New Year!

Posted on: September 2, 2014
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, Events, fall, midwest, brunch, afternoon tea, Cincinnati, tradition, Weddings
As far as I’m concerned , we might as well all put on our party hats and blow in the New Year with noisy horns  when September 1st rolls around.September makes me feel like I have a chance to try something new, to forget the past year and look read more …

Closed for Labor Day

Posted on: August 28, 2014
Tags: Monthly News, Events, cafe, midwest

We will be closed on Monday September 1st in observation of Labor Day. Enjoy the time with your loved ones.

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Bounty of Summer

There is such a bounty of beautiful produce this year in our farmers markets. The corn is so sweet. It is almost like a dessert. We do offer another option, however, for dessert which would be a marriage of summer fruit like peaches and raspberries with a read more …

Calling all Artists!!

BONBONERIE’S        COLORING BOOK     read more …

Where's Waldo???

Posted on: July 17, 2014
Tags: Holiday, Events

Spots available!!

Posted on: July 7, 2014
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, Events, midwest, Cincinnati, kids, classes

We still have spots available for our class this month! The class will be held in our bakery on Saturday July 19th. Click the SIGN UP tab for more details and registration.

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Lazy Days of Summer

Oh the lazy days of summer! Many of us still think of the summer as a time to vacation. Even at The BonBonerie, we begin planning our staff lists to take turns to vacation as the last trays of graduation caps and diploma cookies are being finished. Our city read more …

AHHHHHH

Posted on: June 2, 2014
Tags: Monthly News, Events, cafe, midwest, brunch, birthdays, afternoon tea, hours, classes
Summer....... AHHHHHH. It’s finally here and it’s the greatest. I still think of summer as the end of something (mostly school) and a time to dream and plan for the next three months and beyond. In early June it’s as if anything were read more …

May Days...

May hearkens so much joy in our city. It’s as if we‘ve been waiting all year for this month to have our party. The weather is usually magnificent. It is hard to imagine anywhere more dynamic and beautiful than the Midwest in May. Wildflowers read more …

Go.....rilla

Posted on: March 31, 2014
Tags: Monthly News, Events, cafe, midwest, brunch, Cincinnati
Look at one of the owners "monkeying" around at the Gorilla race this past weekend.A charity fun run with a difference. Everyone who takes part wears a full gorilla costume (included with entry fee....yours to keep)! All participants are helping to raise read more …

City Beat Event

Posted on: March 27, 2014
Tags: Monthly News, Events, cafe, brioche, birthdays, Cincinnati, Weddings

Holly and Mary Pat accepting our award for Best Bakery, Best Desserts and Best Weddings. Holly, with a fellow customer choice, Dewey's Pizza. Did you know that all of the Dewey's locations offer our Opera Cream Torte for dessert?

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Whenever You're Feeling Good and Hungry...

Posted on: March 21, 2014
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, Events, cafe, midwest, birthdays, Cincinnati, tradition
Starting today....select Skyline locations will now be featuring our fine pastries and desserts!! We will be at the Oakley, Walnut Hills, Fairfax and Norwood locations. You can find favorites like our Opera Cream Cupcake, Chocolate Salted Caramel Cupcakes and read more …

Thank You City Beat!!

Posted on: March 20, 2014
Tags: Monthly News, Events, cafe, midwest, afternoon tea, Cincinnati, holidays, classes, Weddings

Thank You City beat for naming us ...Best Bakery, Best Wedding Cakes, and Best Dessert for 2014. We are honored with this award!! Many Thanks!!

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Cincinnati Magazine!!!

Posted on: March 7, 2014
Tags: Monthly News, Events, cafe, midwest, torte, birthdays, Cincinnati, tradition

Here is our article in Cincinnati Magazine!! They chose to feature our Opera Cream Torte...yay!! Thank you so much for 30 years of love and support!!

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We made it!!

Posted on: March 5, 2014
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, Events, midwest, birthdays, Cincinnati, tradition

How exciting!! We just received the issue of Bake magazine....we are on the front page!! Check out the article on pages 20-24.

http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bake/2014_03_01/#/0

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Mommy and Me or Daddy and Me Class

Posted on: February 19, 2014
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, Events, Cincinnati, kids, classes
March 15th at 1pm.Until now the grown ups have had all the fun. A special day out for you and your little one. (recommended ages 4-10) Roll up your sleeves and get ready to decorate cookies. This 1 ½ hour class will be lots of fun creating 12 cookie read more …

Sweets for your Sweetie!!

Posted on: February 11, 2014
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, Events, cafe, midwest, haunted house, Cincinnati, tradition, classes
Love is in the air....plenty of sweets are in our bakery. What is the perfect gift for your Valentine? Is it our rich chocolate heart cake for two, buttery cutout cookies, delicious chocolate covered strawberries? Maybe it's our famous Opera Cream Torte with read more …

Only a few spots left!!

Posted on: February 10, 2014
Tags: Monthly News, Events, midwest, Cincinnati, classes
Only a few spots left for our "Let's Make Flowers" class this Saturday the 15th!  A class for the decorating novice. Learn from the expert how to make 4 types of royal icing flowers. (daisy, rose, mum and a pansy) After this class you will be able to read more …

Superbowl Sunday!!

Posted on: January 30, 2014
Tags: Monthly News, Events, midwest, Cincinnati, tradition

We have everything you need for your Superbowl party. Here are just a few samples of some of the goodies.

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PINKALICIOUS is coming!!!

Pinkalicious is almost here!! Opening night is with the Cincinnati Children's Theater at Taft Theater. Be sure to stop by our booth. Here are some of our latest cookie creations. You can even call ahead to stop by and pick up a pinkalicious boxed lunch for you and your little ones. Call Jessica at 513-321-3399 ext 3 for more details.

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Decorating class

Posted on: January 27, 2014
Tags: Monthly News, Events, midwest, Cincinnati, tradition
February 15, 2014 1-3pm          $40pp Let’s make Flowers  A class for the decorating novice. Learn from the expert how to make 4 types of royal icing flowers. (daisy, rose, mum and a pansy) After this read more …

Fall Makes Me Smile

I just love Fall. I always have. Just seeing the color orange and golden yellow makes me happy because I know what is coming up. Fall evokes a renewed sense of community. We eat meals together; gather in places that are warm or around fires. We eat more and read more …

Cutest Tea Party

Posted on: September 27, 2013
Tags: Events, fall, cafe, birthdays, Tea Party, kids

Look at the cutest little girls leaving their tea party in our Tea Room.

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Easter Brunch Sunday, March 31st

Posted on: March 22, 2013
Tags: Holiday, Events
We are offering an Easter Brunch at the Cafe, Sunday ,March 31. Call 513-321-3399 #3 for details. Any day of the week is the perfect time to visit The Café for bakery favorites, fresh salads, soups, sandwiches, and quiches. We also serve afternoon tea read more …