Blog Entries - tag: 'Holiday'

Hello Frankie!

Posted on: June 13, 2016
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, midwest, torte, Cincinnati
It’s time to bring back our delicious chocolate peanut butter torte. Rich chocolate cake is layered with a light & fluffy peanut butter filling. We ice it in our fabulous peanut butter buttercream, enrobe it in a deep chocolate glaze, and finish it read more …

It's all in the details!

Posted on: March 21, 2016
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, august, midwest, torte
Easter is one of the great family holidays. As we often go our separate ways, Easter brings us to the table. What better way to celebrate the end of a great meal with one of our beautiful and delicious tortes. One of the traditions we honor again this year is 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 …

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 …


Posted on: December 19, 2015
Tags: Holiday, hours
Holiday Hours! December 24th 7:30am-1pm December 25th closed December 26th closed December 31st 7:30am -4pm January 1-5 CLOSED January 6th 7:30am- read more …

Why Fezziwig?

Posted on: December 15, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, midwest, Cincinnati, Christmas
This post comes to you from our very own Kayla Moore. Kayla is attending UC and a sweet young lady that works on the counter in our bakery. We thought it would be a great fit to ask her to feature one of our new products this holiday. It's called Mrs. read more …

One of my Favorite things...

Posted on: December 9, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, midwest, Cincinnati, Christmas, cookies, tradition
One of my favorite things.   I love the images of mice at Christmas. Perhaps it’s the Nutcracker, or memories of holiday Tom and Jerry cartoons, or the sweetest mice who helped Cinderella get dressed or Snow White do her chores. In these read more …

It's a Beautiful Thing

A lot emotions swirl around us this month. Sometimes as customers are waiting in line and I am restocking the shelves, I have heard some lament the season with all the pressure it brings, while others just thrive in the flurry. It’s funny what we read more …

The month of Pie!

Posted on: November 20, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, fall, pies, midwest
November is the highlight of pie love. At the end of the celebration of Thanksgiving nothing satisfies like pie. It is usually an apple, pumpkin, sweet potato or pecan pie in this part of the country. Many years ago I had been invited to be the official pie read more …

Chocolate Mousse is Back!!

Posted on: October 19, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, cafe, midwest, Cincinnati, tradition, holidays

Chocolate mousse is back on the menu!. We make our mousse with a very classic recipe. Only 6  ingredients, you quickly become are aware of the star of the show ……the chocolate dish it sits in completes the chocolate lover’s idea of perfection.

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Best and most Fun Assistant

Posted on: September 23, 2015
Tags: Holiday, midwest, torte, birthdays, Cincinnati, tradition
My niece turned 40 today. I can remember everything about her birth and childhood. She is my older sister’s first child and the first baby I really ever met. I was crazy about her and tried to get my sister to let her spend as much time as possible with 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 …

Closed September 7th

Posted on: September 7, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday

In observance of Labor Day we will be closed on Monday September 7th. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday at 7:30 am.

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Where did the Opera Cream come from?

Posted on: June 14, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, midwest, torte, Cincinnati, hours
The Opera Cream    People have often asked me where the inspiration and recipe for the opera cream cake came from. It is such an iconic part of our bakery. It’s a bit of a long story that starts with my Dad. My Dad died when he was 48 and I read more …

What is a French Macaron?

Posted on: June 11, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, cafe, midwest, afternoon tea, Cincinnati, tradition
What exactly is a French Macaron you say? They are little pieces of heaven! Known to be a French staple and can be found at most Patisseries. Here, in the U.S. they continue to grow in popularity. Many bakeries in Cincinnati are now adding them to their read more …

Make a Memory

Posted on: June 1, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, cafe, midwest, brunch, Cincinnati, tradition
I romanticize about summer. Picnics were one my favorite things to think about even though as a child we hardly went on any. When visiting my grandparents in Florida, however, we actually did enjoy picnics most days that we went to the beach. It was simple 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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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!

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Spring is almost Here!

Posted on: March 19, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, cafe, midwest, torte, Cincinnati, Art

Our master decorator ,Debra, is putting the finishing touches on a spring party cake. Doesn't spring give us the most beautiful flowers and whimsical bugs?
Imagine a smaller version as a centerpiece for a christening or shower.

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St. Patrick's Day Memories

Posted on: March 17, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, midwest, Cincinnati, holidays
My Mother taught first and second grade at St. Vivians School for 26 years. My father died when she was only 47.The other teachers and administrators were like sisters to her. Every year on Saint Patricks Day, she would put on a great celebration for them at read more …

The Sampler

Posted on: March 11, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, midwest, Cincinnati, tradition, Art
Many Years ago, I was walking in my grandparents neighborhood in Florida and found a hand-stitched sampler that was discarded in the trash. The sentiment stitched into the cloth was just exactly how I have always felt about having a cup of tea with a friend. read more …

Driving Us Crazy!!

Posted on: March 5, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, cookies

This peanut butter cookie is driving people crazy. A gluten free addition to our repertoire, none ou us can eat just one.

Chewy, sweet peanut buttery …………irresistable.

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Up to something??

Posted on: February 26, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, cafe, midwest, brunch, afternoon tea, Cincinnati
Jess, Mandy and Dee Dee are up to something new in our cafe. They have come up with some fantastic items for our menu. Beginning with a house made veggie burger on our brioche bun. Try their new delicate split pea soup or maybe you would enjoy one of our new read more …

Cookies for Your Loved Ones

Posted on: February 3, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, midwest, Cincinnati, cookies

Did you know that we can ship our beautiful & delicious butter cookies across the U.S.? Give us a call and we can send some to your loved ones away on business, in school or a secret admirer.

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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 …

Holiday Hours

Posted on: December 29, 2014
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, cafe, midwest, afternoon tea, Cincinnati, hours, classes

New Years Eve 12/31/14 close at 4pm

New Years Day 1/1/15 CLOSED

Long winters Nap 1/1/15 through 1/7/15 CLOSED

1/8/15 reopen with normal business hours 7:30am to 5:30pm

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Gingerbread Kit

Start a new tradition! We have completed all of our gingerbread house classes. Now we have available for purchase....gingerbread house kits. It will come with a completely assembled house and a bag of icing. You will need to purchase your candy to finish off 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 …

Bountiful Midwest

October is now part of the great extended end of year progressive party. For so many, Halloween is the best excuse for a party of the entire year. And we all know that just watching football is a reason to party. From grade school to the professionals we all 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 …

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 …

Thank you!!

Posted on: May 23, 2014
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, cafe, midwest, Cincinnati, hours

We will  be closed on Monday May 26, 2014 in observation of Memorial Day. Thank you to all of the men and women that have served and continue to serve our country. Enjoy the time with your loved ones.

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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 …


For a person who enjoys change, there is no better season or holiday for me than spring and Easter in theMidwest. Everything is dynamic. It almost feels like magic. You go to sleep and when you awaken you could be dusted with pale pink pear blossom petals on read more …

Whenever You're Feeling Good and Hungry...

Posted on: March 21, 2014
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, Events, cafe, midwest, birthdays, Cincinnati, tradition
Starting 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 …

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.

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St. Patrick's Day!!!

Saint Patricks Day has a special meaning for our business for 2 reasons; my partner Mary Patricia Sullivan Pace was born on Saint Patricks Day and has developed a keen sense for celebrating that day ever since. Reason two relates to my memory of the St. read more …

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 …

New Year's Resolutions

Posted on: January 1, 2014
Tags: Holiday, cafe, midwest, torte, birthdays, afternoon tea, Cincinnati, tradition
 I actually love the new year and making new years resolutions, especially for The BonBonerie. Each year I make lists for months of what I want to accomplish here in the new  year or revisit those I didn’t have enough time to do in the read more …

There's Plenty to Love

Posted on: December 11, 2013
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, midwest, Cincinnati, Christmas, cookies, tradition

There’s plenty to love on this holiday cookie tray. Laden with a wide selection of our handmade cookies it’s a lovely gift for or just enough for a small get together in front of the fire. $19.95 Holiday A Plenty Tray


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It's Here, It's Here!!

Posted on: December 1, 2013
Tags: Holiday, midwest, torte, Cincinnati, Tea Party, Christmas, cookies, gingerbread, tradition
It’s here ......It’s here.......Almost like children, we get excited about the Christmas holidays too. What do our customers want this year? Does the yule log need another mushroom? What should we do about the decoration on the Holiday Opera Cream read more …

Pie Before Thanksgiving

Posted on: November 1, 2013
Tags: Holiday, pies, midwest, torte, Cincinnati
It’s always the same. September arrives and before you know it…. it’s November. So it is true again. November is a great month. It’s shorter than others, there is a certain quiet following Halloween and we know what is just around the read more …

Bump In The Night

Posted on: October 16, 2013
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, fall, halloween, haunted house
Ittttt's heeeeere!!! Our spookily decorated....Bump in the Night. Our original creation begins with a rich chocolate cake and vanilla marshmallow filling. Then we top that with a giant vanilla bean cream puff. Next, we cover all this with a chocolate marquis 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 …

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 …