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The Right Pastry for 2013 Valentine’s Day
by mark anthony at 2013-02-06 15:11:00

Valentine’s Day and Desserts
 
Most of us are looking forward to Valentine’s Day, not just because it is a celebration of love but also because of the lavish desserts that come along with it. Candy hearts, red velvet cakes, heart-filled cupcakes, and chocolate truffles are sure to get stacked up in pastry shops everywhere.
 
There are many options to choose from when it comes to pastries; you have the traditional desserts, the unconventional pastries, or the new creations that some genius pastry chefs came up with. So, which dessert will you choose to surprise that special someone on 2013 Valentine’s Day?
 
Finding the right pastry to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Brooklyn
 
Many people go for store-bought desserts on Valentine’s Day but some may even choose to make one themselves. It is a huge challenge to pick the perfect pastry that will win over the heart of your significant other. What if they have an allergy to nuts or what if they are not fond of cakes? Try the simplest and most classic dessert of all time – chocolate-covered strawberries! If you think that’s too basic, read on to find out why this is the perfect dessert for 2013 Valentine’s Day.
 
We have come a long way from simply dipping strawberries into melted chocolate. Now, there are pastry shops that offer a gourmet version of this classic dessert. You can find strawberries dipped in white chocolate and finished off with dark chocolate swirls. There are strawberries dipped in dark chocolate, which are then covered with dark chocolate crumbles. If you are certain that your valentine doesn’t have a nut allergy, you can even go for strawberries dipped in milk chocolate and finished off with chopped almonds.
 
Most pastry shops will have a special Valentine’s Day version of gourmet chocolate-covered strawberries. You can get some with heart sprinkles and festive swizzles. The best part about this dessert is that even store-bought ones are not expensive. You can buy a small gift and get half a dozen of these delicious treats and you’re good to go. There are many pastry shops in Brooklyn that provide gourmet chocolate-covered strawberries to make your day special.
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Give the gift of Brooklyn's best Christmas cookie trays
by mark anthony at 2012-12-17 11:30:00

When it comes to the holidays, you can’t go wrong with a tray of festive cookies from an Italian bakery. They make excellent gifts for friends, family and party hosts.


Circo’s holiday cookie trays come packed with a variety of cookies prepared with the Brooklyn store’s famed old-fashioned touch.  Crunchy cookies, powder-dusted cookies, cookies with sweet jam fillings… With a Circo’s holiday cookie tray, the possibilities are mouthwatering.  And since Circo’s cookies are baked fresh daily without preservatives and artificial ingredients, you can feel good about sharing them with friends and family.

They’re also available in a number of sizes.  Order a 10 lb. cookie tray for those big holiday events, or order something in their 2 to 5 lb. range for your own sweet tooth.  We even specially wrap them with colorful ribbons and packaging to give them a festive touch.

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Thanksgiving Pies & Desserts from your Local Brooklyn Bakery
by mark anthony at 2012-11-21 01:00:00

Circo's Thanksgiving Pies

It’s that time of year again – the holiday season!  Sharing a big Thanksgiving meal with family and friends is a wonderful tradition.  There are so many different dishes to prepare, from the turkey to the stuffing to the dessert, and sometimes preparations can become overwhelming.  

Fortunately, you can rely on Circo’s Pastry Shop to supply you with freshly baked goods to complement your meal!  Pies are certainly a Thanksgiving staple, and Circo’s provides traditional varieties like pumpkin, apple, and more.  Instead of slaving over the perfect crust and trying to make room in your oven, simply come to Circo’s!  Circo’s crusts are golden and flaky, and the filling is always made with the freshest ingredients.  Our pies are so fresh your guests won’t be able to tell if they are bakery-bought or homemade.  (And you don’t have to tell them either way!)    

Come on in and get desserts your guests will rave about. Fresh pies, gourmet cookies and pastries will be a big hit with everyone and make your Thanksgiving Feast even more wonderful.
 

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Remembering a Special Moment with a Photo Cake
by mark anthony at 2012-10-31 11:01:00

Cakes have always been a very popular way of celebrating occasions and creating memories in Brooklyn. Traditionally, cakes shared on special occasions were always round or square shaped with frosting and icing layering them. Not anymore, though. Today, if the occasion is grand, then the cake is invariably grander, ensuring that once you bite into a slice, you remember both, the special moment shared and the taste of the cake as well.
 
There are many new Italian bakeries in the Brooklyn area that are experimenting with new designs and formats of cake today. These bakeries have been baking some of Brooklyn’s best breads, pastries and cakes for years now and specialize in customizing cakes for special occasions; be it a wedding, your child’s first birthday or even graduation.


 
Some pastry shops in the Brooklyn area also offer photo cakes. Just as their name suggests, these are ordinary baked and frosted cakes, with the addition that they carry a photo of your loved one on them, which is edible and as tasty as the rest of the cake.
 
Bakers usually make such edible photos by scanning the photo given and then printing it out on a special kind of edible icing paper made out of rice powder, corn-starch or pulped potatoes. The colored ink used on this printed photo is made out of food coloring and is as safe as anything else with food color in it. Photo cakes offered at local pastry shops in Brooklyn are marvels of baking techniques and technology, and are simply ‘a must taste’. 

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Best Fondant Cakes from Brooklyn Like the Ones on Cake Boss
by mark anthony at 2012-10-18 05:59:00

If you are new to Brooklyn and are looking to dig into some nice pastries and cakes from the area's famous Italian bakeries, then there are many places you can visit. One of the oldest and most well known cake baking shops in Brooklyn, Circo's Pastry Shop has diversified and expanded over the years and is today well known for its photo cakes, pastries and breads. However, the one thing that everyone visiting the local store praises the most is the diverse catalog of fondant cakes.

Most people don’t know this, but traditionally fondant itself is a kind of frosting or icing meant to be layered on cakes. It was created and used first in Europe, where it was considered a luxury meant only for royal cakes. However, over the years, new ways and techniques of creating fondant cakes have emerged that these have now become quite common.

However, because of the nature of fondant itself, such cakes are not easy to bake or assemble. Pastry shops in Brooklyn are one of the few old school bakeries that have mastered the art of creating amazing cakes out of fondant. Fondant cakes baked at local bakeries look exactly like the ones shown on the hugely popular baking based reality TV series, Cake Boss.

However, that’s not all, as pastry shops in Brooklyn are equally well known for customizing fondant cakes to suit any/all of your personal requirements. Irrespective of the occasion, be it a wedding, a birthday or just a get well soon cake, these cake shops offer you numerous options and designs of fondant cakes to choose from. One bite of the delicious fondant cake is enough to keep you coming back for more.


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