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.
5 must-have’s for the Big Cats big game!
The Big Cats have a big game this weekend-are you prepared? After cleaning the house and shopping for the newest attire, who has time or energy, to prepare food for everyone? Have no fear. We’ve created a list of our football favorites that let you spend more time watching the game and less time in the kitchen.
Made with Cinotti’s made-from-scratch dinner rolls, this tray boasts four different meats to please any guest. Ham, turkey, roast beef, and chicken salad sandwiches are artfully arranged so everyone has access to what they want. We offer these in three sizes to fit your household or party needs.
Staying in the game is easier when healthy snacks are added to the table. With our fruit or veggie (not shown) tray featuring only the finest in-season picks by your side, you can cheer our team long after the game’s over. We offer both our fruit and vegetable tray in three sizes to fit any of your party needs.
Snack from morning til night with a cheese nibbler tray. With at least three different cheeses on this tray, you and your guest won’t even have to get up off the couch to snack while the game is on. Just pass the platter and dig in. We can substitute crackers for summer sausage for a meatier presentation. Our cheese nibbler is also available in three sizes to fit your couch party’s needs.
Our cookies are always a hit at any event. Our Jaguar football cookie selection is no different. We offer jerseys, helmets, and footballs in our fondant icing. We also have paw prints and puffy flowers (a customer favorite) with our buttercream icing. Display these on your table or spread them throughout your decor.
Not just a breakfast item, these little guys are a great addition to the table. Available in a jersey, football, and fearsome player. We won’t claim all the glory, but, since we’ve put these babies in the store, our Jags have not lost a single game… just sayin…
Let us take it from here.
You can rest easy knowing your party is in good hands with Cinotti’s Bakery. Call us today to place your Game Day orders and beat the rush! Remember: these products are only available to order and our ALL IN staff is ready to take your call. Call 9042461728.
Thank you, and Go Jaguars!
We’re All In with Jacksonville Jaguar Donuts:
Our hometown team has done it again! After an incredible 45-42 victory in Pittsburgh, our city is on fire! Fans everywhere are coming out to cheer for our beloved team. We’re ALL IN as we celebrate the Jaguars advancement to the AFC Championship. We’ve created three unique Jaguar Donuts to keep the party going all week. So, you can party at home or at work with a couple Jaguar Donuts!
Made Fresh Daily:
Because of their popularity, we offer them in three shapes to keep the party going: Football, Jersey, and Players. In addition to their delicious taste, our Jaguar Donuts are made from scratch in our bakery every morning. And, because we are ALL IN, we’ll be making these one of a kind hometown delights every day this week. Our team of bakers and decorators are ready to create these donuts just for you! So why wait? Call today to order yours.
While we work hard to make our Jaguar Donuts for you, supplies are limited. We highly recommend ordering ahead of time to insure you do get what you want. But, if you like to live on the wild side and want to take a chance, swing by the bakery and check out the selection. However, just like #27, these donuts are hot and moving forward right toward the door.
Don’t take a chance on not having some of these donuts for your party. Give us a call today to place your order. Call 9042461728 and one of our ALL IN staff will gladly help you.
We can’t thank our town enough for the continued support of our family bakery. We promise to keep providing you with the highest quality products at the best prices possible. If you have any questions regarding our product ingredients, store policies, or general questions, please do not hesitate to call.
All Things Pumpkin!
“HOT PUMPKIN DONUTS!”
Yes, that’s the sound you’ll hear often this time of year as we crank out these little pieces of heaven fresh daily. In our All Things Pumpkin Collection, our signature spice flavor can be tasted in every bite. And while our signature flavor has been a closely guarded secret for years and it doesn’t stop with just Pumpkin Donuts.
Our Pumpkin Donuts started as a humble flavor back in 1996. Today, people line up around the bakery to get them, making these donuts our top selling product! For that, we thank you all.
Just as their name implies, Pumpkin Muffins breakfast treats are just what you need to get you outta bed on cool Fall mornings. Serve them warm out of your oven with a dab of cinnamon butter and let the aroma fill your home.
If you think our Banana Nut Bread is good, just wait ’til you try a slice of our Pumpkin Loaf bread. Pumpkin and spice with a dash of cinnamon on the top. Serve it for Breakfast, then nibble on it for Lunch… then have a bit more for Dinner. There may be a little left for Dessert….
Our Harvest Ring is a bunt style cake combining pumpkin and spice. After baking to a golden brown, we add a thin layer of glaze, encasing the rich fall flavors inside the cake. Serve it hot or cool, it’s still “FALL’S Most PERFECT Dessert!”
Of course, no Holiday season would be complete without a PUMPKIN Pie from CINOTTI’S. We’ve been making Pumpkin pies to sell in our bakery since 1955. The pie you get from us today is crafted from the same machines and with the same, HAND-MADE skills as we did back then.
Get ’em while they last:
While we offer a wide selection of products to serve you and your family throughout the year, our All things Pumpkin selections are only here for a limited time.
Our skilled bakers take pride in their ‘old fashioned’ style in crafted beautiful works of art from flour and sugar. However, our pumpkin donuts, harvest rings, pumpkin loaves, and pumpkin pies will not be available after December 23.
If you’ve never had a PUMPKIN DONUT, or anything PUMPKIN, we invite you to come in. Once you’ve tried one of these little bites crammed with flavor, you’ll be falling in for more.
See you soon,
The Cinotti Family
National Donut Day is JUNE 2nd!
Each year, more and more days are added to our calendars in celebration of an obscure color or underrated food and we celebrate them all in joy. JUNE 2nd 2017, however, is one of our favorites here in the bakery! It’s National Donut Day! Finally, an entire day devoted to donuts! It’s about time these sweet babies start getting the respect they deserve!
What is this, National Donut Day?
During WWI, women referred to as “Doughnut Girls” served on the front lines providing our men with coffee and donuts. Thus, the Salvation Army Doughnut Lassie was born.
In 1917 over 250 volunteers headed to France to serve our country. In addition to providing hot coffee and baked goods, these women provided clothes, supplies, and moral support. There are several stories on the two women who adapted to the conditions in wartime yet overcame to give our men the best they could.
In 1938, in honor of those who served in both WWI and WWII, the Salvation Army created National Donut Day.
And, now that they are, we’re celebrating in a BIG way.
What are we doing for National Donut Day?
Friday, June 2nd is NATIONAL DONUT DAY and we are all hard at work prepping to make it the most special day yet.
We will be offering a wide array of fresh made donuts in a variety of flavors and toppings including our SPRING signature donut flavor of STRAWBERRY and, for this one day only, we will roll out our Cinotti’s original, PUMPKIN donuts.
**Due to the overwhelming demand of PUMPKIN donuts, we have a two (2) dozen maximum on Pumpkin donuts only. We STRONGLY suggest pre-ordering these donuts to insure we have them for you.**
As always, we thank our men and women of the armed forces who serve.
Your sacrifice and service to our country can never be repaid. From the bottom of our hearts…. THANK YOU!