Blog Entries - tag: 'birthdays'

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 …

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 …

Month of Love

Posted on: October 5, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, midwest, torte, birthdays, Cincinnati, tradition, holidays
Birthday monthsIf you are born in September or October, you don’t have to go far to find someone else who shares your birthday. Over the years we have noticed a pattern and came to a few conclusions.Who doesn’t feel a sense of warmth and affection read more …

Yelp Event

Posted on: September 25, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, cafe, midwest, torte, birthdays, Cincinnati, classes
Our Yelp elites got a once in a lifetime opportunity to go behind the scenes at THE one and only The Bonbonerie to see how they make their legendary Opera Cream Cake from start to finish. Check out all the five star reviews read more …

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 …

Guest Baker

Posted on: June 16, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, cafe, midwest, torte, birthdays, Cincinnati, Art
Guest Chef   Today I was bustling around upstairs in the bakery. When the seasons change it is my joy and job to decorate the store. I enjoy doing it and I think it matters to create the right environment to enjoy pastries. All the work that our bakers read more …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …


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 …


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 …

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 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 …

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.

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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 …

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 …

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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September 3, 2013

Posted on: September 3, 2013
Tags: fall, pies, cafe, midwest, brioche, brunch, torte, birthdays
September...... Whether you like it or not, it represents change and when you live in the midwest, there is nothing subtle about it. The very first week after Labor Day our lives make an adjustment ......from tailgating to picking apples, it’s easy to read more …