Have a Sweet Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day Sweets

This Sunday May 11th is Mother’s Day!

Don’t you think the mothers in our lives deserve a sweet treat to say thank you for all that they do?

Moms are there for us to kiss the owies, lend us a shoulder to cry on, set us straight when we get out of line, encourage us to pursue our passions, and many other littler things that we take for granted. This Sunday, take some time to say Thank You to the moms in your life whether it be with a sweet treat from La Patisserie, a bouquet of flowers, breakfast in bed, or something as simple as a hug!

Thank you Mom!!!

See you soon!

Sadie & Randy
La Patisserie Francaise

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Colorado Plus Black Forest Cake Ale

La Patisserie Francaise partnered with Colorado Plus and made a beer! We use tart cherries in our Black Forest pastries which leaves us with cherry juice leftover. Adam and I decided that we needed to brew this into a chocolate cherry stout. Chocolatey, with cherry tartness and very smooth. It came out at 8.2%. Check out this limited beer at Colorado Plus today.

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Pre-order Easter goodies

So we have some cool stuff coming up for Easter, and most of them get pre-ordered. We have such a rush for Easter, that in order to service all the customers, we ask that you order ahead so you’ll guaranteed your Easter treats. Goodies this year will still include:

Hot Cross Buns
Easter Egg Cakes
Easter Cookies
Dinner Rolls
Breakfast pastries
Quiche
and more!

Call or email the shop, and we’ll take care of you.

Cannolis and strudel?

Italian and German? What gives, I thought you were a French bakery?

We get this from time to time, and thought we would address it. Most bakeries carry other products, we see it all over the United States and the world, yes, even Paris! The Italian products started as a weekly special. Randy’s heritage is Italian and decided that cannoli’s were something fun and yummy to start with, and they are now one of our hottest sellers. Our local customers have asked for certain items as a special order, and they just catch on. That’s the biggest praise in our book. And have you tried our cannolis or our strudel’s? They are to die for!

We have a majority of French pastries, and in the end, most of our traditional baking techniques are French in nature. For example, we use French technique pate choux for our eclairs, but use Italian meringue for our macarons (OMG, the horror!). Sadie and I were very fortunate to get to Paris for a traditional macaron cooking class, and we learned that of the two techniques, most chefs prefer the Italian meringue technique, which is more stable and softer, not French. Now, the Parisians aren’t now waving little Italian flags, but in the end it’s still just whites and sugar, just a different technique. Fun fact!

So next time you are in, know that we cater to our customers sweet tooth, no matter which country the pastry is actually from. If you want to stay French, ask us which pastries will make you say c’est magnifique, and we’ll be sure to show you.