Category : Holidays

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Crazy About Pumpkin

We can’t wait for fall and all the pumpkin treats that come with it! They might be the universal sign of the season. Thankfully, pumpkins are quite healthy for us! They contain potassium and Vitamin A, and are quite delicious when used to make yummy treats. Did you know that the largest...

Just Because Day

Just Because Day

By now you may have realized there’s pretty much a national day for (fill in the blank) almost every day of the week. You’ve probably heard of “National Ice Cream Day” or “National Wear Flip-Flops Day,” but what about National “Just Because Day”? We hadn’t heard of it either, but...

Summer Birthdays

Summer Birthdays

Celebrate in the Sun Summer can be a busy season with vacations, holidays, baseball games and just a lot of fun, in general. Add in a summer birthday and there’s even more on the to-do list. While it may be hard to find a free day to celebrate, summer is a great time for a birthday. With a...

Star-Spangled Celebration

Star-Spangled Celebration

Time to break out the red, white and blue! Summer is in full swing, and this week we celebrate the 4th of July. Can you believe it’s here already? Seems like we were just talking about the never-ending winter. If you’re like us, you’ll be spending this week relaxing and enjoying some time...

Celebrate Mom

Celebrate Mom

Celebrate Mom It’s hard to imagine a world without moms. From the moment we’re born, moms play a significant role in our lives, making sure we’re fed, clothed, cared for and loved. As we grow, moms go from attending to our every physical need to helping us navigate emotional...

Eggscellent Easter

Eggscellent Easter

It may not look like it outside, but Spring has officially sprung and we are just days away from Easter. If you need a pick-me-up on these dreary days, stop by our shop. Our cases are full of happy, tasty treats: bunnies, chicks and ducks. If you’re worried about what to serve for the...

Love is in the Air

Love is in the Air

                Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and there is no denying love is in the air. It doesn’t matter if you’re married or single, young or old, involved in a romantic relationship or not. Valentine’s Day is a day...

Warm Up with a Hot Chocolate Bar

Brrr! There’s no doubt we are in the middle of a frigid month. We’ve had snow and ice and cold, cold days, which makes it a perfect time to warm with up a cup of hot chocolate. This warm, tasty drink is perfect to enjoy after any amount of time spent outdoors. It’s a great way to warm up...

Let the Holiday Season Continue

Santa may have come and gone, but that certainly doesn’t mean the holiday season is over. Yes, all of the Christmas items have been demoted to the clearance aisles at the store, and a lot of the pretty decor is coming down, but we believe the holiday season extends beyond Christmas day and...

Making it Merry

There’s something so magical about the Christmas season, but there’s also something quite stressful about this most wonderful time of the year, right? With all of the decorating, shopping, wrapping, events -- it’s easy to lose track of time and sometimes, unfortunately, the reason behind...

Get Your Gingerbread Here

One week until Christmas - wow! Does anyone else find this month has flown by? It usually goes fast, but for some reason, this year it seems like it was just the first and now here it is December 17. And if you’re anything like me, you’re making your list, checking it twice and realizing...

Thanksgiving Day Treats

If your house is like mine, there’s a bowl full of Halloween candy sitting on your counter. While it’s dwindling, it’ll most likely still be around in two weeks…which is Thanksgiving! Crazy, right, that turkey day is right around the corner? Now is the time to start planning your...

30 Days of Thankful

Today we flipped the calendar to November. It doesn’t seem possible to be this far along into the year, but here we are. November. Sometimes it seems that Thanksgiving is a forgotten holiday, lost in the shuffle between Halloween and the mad dash before Christmas. This November, we want to be...

Forget the Tricks, We’re all about the Treats

There’s a chill in the air, the leaves are crunching under your feet and there’s a pumpkin on almost every stoop. Halloween is right around the corner, and we couldn’t be more excited about this fun holiday. Although we may not be into the tricks this time of year, we’ve certainly got you...

We Love Pumpkin

Can it really be fall without pumpkins? They might be the universal sign of the season. For us here at Ashley’s Pastries, and for a lot of you, we can’t wait for fall and all the pumpkin treats that come with it. Thankfully, pumpkins are quite healthy for us - they contain potassium and...

Happy, Happy Birthday!

Let Ashley’s Pastry Shop help with your birthday. Whether you’re turning 1 or 16 or 60, we believe birthdays are meant to be celebrated. And here at Ashley’s Pastries, we want to help make your day special. Whether you’re planning a party for a loved one or treating yourself on your day,...

Let’s Celebrate Labor Day!

Let's celebrate For many of us the Labor Day weekend is a chance to bid farewell to summer, to celebrate the season with family and friends at picnics and barbecues. While it may be hard to say goodbye to the relaxed vibe of the summer season, Labor Day usually signals the start of fall - crisp,...

Share a Chocolate Chip Cookie, Share a Smile

Celebrate National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day at Ashley's!  I have fond memories of a child baking chocolate chip cookies with my mom in the kitchen. We’d mix butter, sugar, a little vanilla  and an egg, then add in flour, baking soda and a tiny bit of salt  in the large glass mixing bowl....

Happy Cousins Day!

Celebrate your cousins on Monday, July 24.  For those of us lucky enough to have cousins, we know these special people often become our first childhood friends. We celebrate birthdays and holidays and weddings and other special occasions with them. Cousins are often our first teachers, too,...

Happy Anniversary: Baking Memories for 35 Years

Happy Anniversary: Baking Memories for 35 Years

We have a big milestone to celebrate and we want you to join us. After all, you’re an important part of this because we couldn’t have done it without you. We wouldn’t be here without you and your loyalty and support. This June (the 15th, to be exact), Ashley’s Pastries celebrates our...

Graduation Party Planning Tips

Graduation Party Planning Tips

The calendar has flipped to May (can you believe it?!), which means flowers are blooming, the days are getting longer and warmer, and summer is just around the corner. And if you have a student, it could mean that graduation is coming up...and coming up fast! Let us help! This is a big day...

Earth Day 2017: Dig In!

Earth Day 2017: Dig In!

You may know that Saturday, April 22, is Earth Day. You may know that it’s a day to help celebrate the Earth’s environment and raise awareness about pollution. But do you know when the first Earth Day was? Why the day was created? We thought we’d share a few fun facts with you about this...

Easy Halloween Treats Kids Can Make

Easy Halloween Treats Kids Can Make

These festive Halloween treats will get your whole family in the holiday spirit! Whether you're throwing the perfect party or looking for fun treats your little goblins will love assembling - and eating – these spooky Halloween sweets. The Friendly Frankensteins, Spider Bites and Halloween Candy...

Celebrate Fourth of July with a bang!

Celebrate Fourth of July with a bang!

The founding fathers may not have celebrated Independence Day with BBQ and sugar cookies, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t enjoy a fantastic feast with your family! Red, white and blue screams our country’s independence. Star spangled cookies, red velvet cupcakes, and chocolate pretzels...

Cupid Shops at Ashley’s

Cupid Shops at Ashley’s

Cupid Shops at Ashley’s! Love is in the air! With Valentine’s Day just around the corner we’re filling our shop with festive cookies, cakes, cupcakes and pops. With an extra dose of love…the most important ingredient of course…in all of our Valentine’s treats, you can’t go wrong!...

Our Top 5 Holiday Favorites

Our Top 5 Holiday Favorites

Our Top 5 Favorite Holiday Desserts The holidays are a time filled with family, friends, and of course, food. For most of us, this is one of our most favorite times of year to indulge our sweet tooth. We don’t know about you, but we look forward to the holiday season all year long. There’s...

10 Tips for Stress-Free Holiday Baking

10 Tips for Stress-Free Holiday Baking

10 Tips for Stress-Free Holiday Baking We’ve all been there with powdered sugar up to our eyeballs, oven timers going off, sprinkles spilling on the floor and the company knocking at the door. You started out with the best intentions to bless your family and friends with all their favorite...

7 Tips for the Perfect Pumpkin Pie

7 Tips for the Perfect Pumpkin Pie

7 Tips for the Perfect Pumpkin Pie Fall is one of our favorite times of year. With the colorful leaves, the crisp refreshing air, and the sights and sounds of the holidays popping up, there’s a lot to love. If you are anything like us, as soon as we turn the calendar over to November 1, we...

Connect with a Veteran

Connect with a Veteran

Connect with a Veteran With Veterans Day just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about how you can honor a veteran in your life. It’s the service of veterans throughout our history that has ensured the freedoms we enjoy today. Veteran’s Day is a great opportunity to slow down...