Patta Kake Bakers are putting a punch into their offerings to attract more customers. The bakery, which was established 28 years ago, has piped more creativity into their pastry and cake design options.
"We want to put designer cakes on the market," said Yvonne Stewart, the new production manager at the company, whose training revolves around creative work with sugar craft, pastry making and cake decorating.
With more than 30 years of experience and training, primarily in England, Stewart says she brings a lot to the table.
The company has revamped recipes and added new pastries to their offerings, to include a line of cupcakes, brownies, Swiss rolls and various cookies. In terms of designs, she noted that, with her intricate skills, whatever customers imagine, they can create.
"Anything you want to do on your cake, we can do it," said Stewart. The company wants to put more focus on creating speciality wedding cakes, something they were known for in the past, with intricate sugar craft and fondant designs. She indicated that flowers such as orchids, calla lilies and anthuriums and a myriad of other options can be placed on cakes.
To offset issues with late delivery and infrequency of pastries in-store, Stewart says they have hired more staff and streamlined their delivery.
In accordance with the Bureau of Standards' requirements to be HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) certified, they are working on attaining that certification in short order.
"We're putting standards in place, manuals and procedures," she said of the company which has two outlets, one in Boulevard Supercentre and the other in Lane Plaza, Liguanea.