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Pastries, cakes and pies, oh my!

Cover Story

November 17, 2019

Story By: Kyle Galdeira | Photos by: ANTHONY CONSILLIO

(Clockwise from bottom left) Strawberry Gelatin Cream Pie ($10.95), Chantilly Cake ($21), Apple Pie ($11.50), Peach Bavarian ($12.25), Dobash Cake ($15.25) and Haupia Cake ($12.25)

Pumpkin is utilized to perfection throughout Napoleon’s Bakery lineup of featured items, which are sure to create a buzz around any autumnal celebration’s table and are available throughout November as local families and friends gather to celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday, Nov. 28.

Napoleon’s Bakery is poised to provide delicious pies and an array of appropriately themed desserts that are sure to impress and satisfy many a craving at holiday get-togethers.

In addition to the traditional local favorite Pumpkin Pie ($11.35, available daily throughout the year), guests may indulge in “Flavors of the Month” including Pumpkin Chiffon Pie ($11.60), which offers a tasty twist on the traditional pumpkin pie by featuring a light and creamy texture. Customers may also make it “Pumpkin Time” in November with the new Pumpkin Napple ($3.25).

Pumpkin Coffee Cake Square ($2.25 each), Pumpkin Spice Cake Donut ($2.40 each), Pumpkin Napples ($3.25 each), Pumpkin Cheesecake ($19.95), Pumpkin Pie ($11.35) and Pumpkin Chiffon Pie ($11.60)

Napoleon’s Bakery also serves up the popular Pumpkin Bread Pudding ($2.10 per piece, $30.75 for a pan). As Napoleon’s Bakery general manager Jan Tsukazaki explains, “Stop by and pick up a piece or two before preparing your holiday meal as this special bread pudding is available through the end of the year.”

Napoleon’s Bakery is also rolling out its tantalizing Pumpkin Cheesecake ($19.95, available Nov. 16-30, while supplies last), Pumpkin Spice Cake Donut ($2.40 apiece) and Pumpkin Coffee Cake Square ($2.25 each), which offers diners the great taste of moist pumpkin cake that is accented with cream cheese filling. These seasonal flavors are available through Nov. 30, and as a reminder, prices may vary by location.

Mochizadas ($1.95 each, $22.25 a dozen)

“We have a solid following from our loyal customers who want a delicious pie that tastes like it’s homemade, and in time for the Thanksgiving/fall season, everything revolves around pumpkin,” says Tsukazaki. “We offer that consistent, fresh-baked, homemade flavor and have the advantage of so many locations so one doesn’t need to drive far to get their favorite items.”

Be sure to try the new Mochizada ($1.95 each), a Napoleon’s Bakery creation introduced earlier this year. The sweet treat is part malasada and part mochi to create bite after bite of yummy goodness. Mochizadas are available with sugar or glazed, and are baked fresh in store. For large orders call ahead to the nearest location.

Those who prefer cakes over pies (or alongside them!) are in luck as Napoleon’s Bakery also offers a wide range of options including Chantilly Cake ($21 for 8-inch cake, $14.30 for 6-inch cake) and Dobash Cake ($15.25 for 8-inch cake, $10.35 for 6-inch cake). Haupia Cake ($12.25 for a 6-inch cake) is a popular choice, as are Peach Bavarian Cake ($12.25 for a 6-inch cake) and Rainbow Cake ($21.15 for an 8-inch cake).

There’s always time for pie

Napoleon’s Bakery continues to serve up classic pie selections available throughout the year including Custard Pie ($11.15), Apple Pie ($11.50) and Strawberry Gelatin Cream Pie ($10.95). These pie-licious choices also serve as ideal options for supplementing one’s Thanksgiving dessert lineup, as well as making for superb sweet options throughout the year.

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