Making Yule Logs
What’s so special about our yule logs?
Our traditional yule logs are made with our homemade sponge cake formula that has been in our family for generations. After it’s baked, we generously spread red and green buttercream icing on the layer before carefully rolling the cake into a log.
After it sets, our bakers turn the log over to our decorators.
Decorating the Yule Logs
Our decorators hand cut each log before covering them with a rich, creamy chocolate icing. When the main log is iced, a small, side log is added and iced in the same chocolate icing. Each log end is then covered in our homemade chocolate buttercream icing. Gum paste poinsettias and powdered “snow” are added for decoration.
Storing the Yule Log
We recommend storing your yule log in a refrigerator until you’re ready to serve. You can leave it in the box you bring it home in or if you have another storage container, that can work as well. When choosing the best time to pull out your cake for your party, keep the weather in mind. Weather plays a big role in many baked goods and since we do live in Florida, humidity often creates issues for chocolate desserts. The yule logs can sit out on a table in an air-conditioned room for a bit, but we leave that to your discretion.
Serving your Yule Log
These logs are just like most jelly-roll esq desserts. You can slice them as thin or as thick as you desire. While the flowers are made of gum paste, they are not edible. Everything else on the log can be enjoyed.
Any leftovers you may have can be stored in an airtight container for up to five days.
We wish you the happiest of holiday seasons and hope to continue to serve you and your family for years to come.
Merry Christmas from Cinottis!
Gingerbread for Christmas
Gingerbread houses are a staple in many family Christmas traditions. That’s why you see gingerbread house kits in just about every store during the holiday season. Some stores even put them out as early as October.
If you’re looking for a way to make great family memories and have a sweet treat in the mix, our gingerbread house kits are the way to go.
Gingerbread House Kits
Our gingerbread house kits come complete with the pre-assembled freshly baked house, candy, and freshly made, royal icing. You can get up to six different candy selections, an icing bag for piping decorations, and festive rings for added scenery.
We begin baking our made-from-scratch gingerbread houses in late November when, theoretically, the humidity in Florida is lower. Our gingerbread house dough formula is one we’ve used for more than fifty years. Making our gingerbread is a huge event which includes using almost every member of our baking staff to complete. Each batch is carefully weighed, rolled, cut, and baked before cooling and setting up.
Our gingerbread house process is a four-day event.
After a day of making and baking, our bakers allow the house to set up overnight.
Day 2: Our decorators set up the base and walls using made-from-scratch royal icing
Day 3: Our decorators carefully assemble the roof and use royal icing to secure it to the base and walls.
On day 4, the house is ready to be decorated.
Ordering your Gingerbread House
We strive to keep our quality high, which is why in recent years, we have decided to keep our gingerbread house orders to a minimum. We don’t start taking orders until November 1.
You can order an entire gingerbread house kit which includes the house, candy, and icing. Or, you can opt to have the house by itself. Or, if you have your own candy, you can order the house and icing separately.
Our small house is great for individuals or a smaller household.
Our large house is perfect as a centerpiece. If you have children who like to compete, our large house gives plenty of roof space for each to showcase their creativity.
Order your house!
If you are looking for a quality gingerbread house kit this holiday season, give us a call. We are more than happy to help you make the best of your Christmastime.
4th of JULY!
We LOVE our great country and look forward to Independence Day every year! It falls on a Tuesday this year which means we will NOT be open. But don’t fear, you can still have our wonderful patriotic treats. We will have our store stocked with RED, WHITE, and BLUE cookies, cakes, and cupcakes all this week. Looking for more savory items? We will also stock our hamburger buns, hot dog buns, AND you can order any of our homemade salads to serve at your 4th of July party!
Our amazing chef, John, is ready to whip up delicious salads and sandwiches for you. Salad options include homemade potato, macaroni, as well as pasta salads that are sure to please any American. We also offer sandwich trays that include a combination of ham & cheese, turkey & cheese, roast beef & cheese, and chicken salad. A sub tray includes an abundance of our mini house sub, which is made of salami, ham, Provolone cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, and bell pepper. Be sure to order Creamy Italian dressing on the side.
4th of July cookies are some of our favorite items to make! Some shapes we will be making includes stars, American flags, fireworks, and more! If you like our bachelor buttons, be sure to order some in patriotic colors before coming in as we may be sold out. Our America Cupcake has been a hit since we created it a few years ago. It is a regular sized cupcake that is made with RED, WHITE, and BLUE cake. We top it with our vanilla buttercream icing and then generously sprinkle each one with patriotic stars. It is both a tasty and decorative addition to your table. Our in-store selections may vary by day but we strive to have as many freshly made cookies, cakes, and cupcakes available at all times.
Happy 4th of JULY
Our closing on Tuesday, JULY 4 may be an inconvenience to some. We sincerely hope everyone is able to get out, enjoy the day and celebrate America as the greatest country in the world. We hope to see you Wednesday, July 5th to hear all about your celebrations while we serve you the best sandwiches and cookies!