Pumpecapple Piecake Craze

We’ve been baking the giant Pumpecapple Piecake for many years, but recently the 24-pound, 11-inch tall confection has been making national news. No doubt, if you like Three Brothers Bakery on Facebook you have seen some of the wonderful coverage the piecake has received, but here are some of the highlights from the past month!

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ABC 13

This little story is what sparked much of the coverage this month. The wonderful Patricia Lopez chatted with Bobby about how the Pumpecapple is made. We start with our apple pie baked into a spice cake, our award-winning pecan pie baked in a chocolate cake and a pumpkin pie baked in another spice cake, then layer and cover in icing, caramel and nuts. Watch the full video here: ABC13.

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Saturday Night Live

The folks at Saturday Night Live sure have a way of making us laugh and we were so excited to see our Pumpecapple Piecake on the show! The Weekend Update crew poked fun at the piecake calling it a “diet cake.” With 2,000 calories a slice, we can tell you, that diet won’t work!

 

CNN Headline News

The Pumpecapple Piecake then went on to be featured on Headline News Express. The lovely Lynn Berry had a slice and could not believe how delicious the monstrous creation was. Watch the entire video here: HLN.

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Good Morning America

This one is the biggie. We had our giant Pumpecapple Piecake featured on Good Morning America! Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, Lara Spencer and Amy Robach all got to try our delicious confection and they loved it.

 

Thank you so much to everyone who ordered a Pumpecapple Piecake for the Thanksgiving holiday. If you didn’t get a chance to place your order, you can still get one for the December holidays! We promise your family and friends will love it.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Staff Picks

Our three locations are full of delicious treats, savory breads and award-winning pies, but you’ll also find some of the sweetest employees in Houston at Three Brothers Bakery! We love sharing memories and treats with our customers, families and friends and our crew makes it possible, from our cake decorators to our front of house staff. We asked a few members of the Three Brothers Bakery family what their favorite treats are and here are their answers!

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Heather, who creates many of our amazing custom cakes, like this one she entered in the “That Takes the Cake” competition in Austin, said her favorite thing at the Bakery is our White Chocolate Macadamia cookie. But she also says you can’t go wrong with any of the cookies we bake up on a daily basis!

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Amanda, who has worked at our S. Braeswood location for a little more than a year, said her absolute favorite treat would have to be the Caramel Macchiato cupcake. We don’t always have them in stock, but when we do, Amanda thinks nothing is better. If they aren’t in store, you should try one of our other delicious cupcakes, like this mocha cupcake.

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Finally, Jason, who has been a part of our Three Brothers Bakery family for four years now, said he couldn’t choose just one. His favorites are the Pumpkin pie and the Three Brothers Bakery staple you know and love, gingerbread men.

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What is your favorite Three Brothers Bakery goodie? Tell us on Facebook or Twitter!

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A Little Slice of Home

While most of us are celebrating with friends and family this Thanksgiving, there are many more that are going without a holiday meal. This holiday season, we have decided to do our part in making Thanksgiving a little sweeter. We are partnering with one of our favorite organization, Star of Hope Mission throughout the month of November to bring a little slice of home to those in need.

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This month, when you buy a Three Brothers Bakery pie, we will donate a slice to the Star of Hope Thanksgiving dinner. The slices will be go to the Thanksgiving dinner Star of Hope, which provides about 350 people with a warm holiday meal. Not only do you get a delicious pie, but you will be helping someone else get one too!

Whether your favorite pie is Cherry, Chocolate Fudge Pecan, Apple or our Award-Winning Pecan, when you buy a pie you will be sending a slice of comfort to someone in need.

3BB_413What is your favorite Three Brothers Bakery pie? What are you thankful for this holiday season? Tell us on Facebook!

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How-To: Spider Cake

Halloween doesn’t have to be all about candy! To host a really great Halloween party, we suggest a something sweet but more substantial than just candy corn! Three Brothers Bakery has cakes, cupcakes, cookies and even gingerbread houses to make your party spook-tacular!

Here is a sweet little how-to video for decorating your own Spider Halloween cake!

 

What does your family do for Halloween? Share with us on Facebook!

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Halloween Gingerbread Mansions

Gingerbread houses are not just for the Holidays anymore! Make your Halloween party a hit with one of our custom Gingerbread Mansions!

Order your Three Brothers Bakery gingerbread mansion now!

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It’s time for a Bake Sale!

Every year, in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Three Brothers Bakery donates a portion of the proceeds of the sales of its pink ribbon themed treats to Susan G. Komen® Houston supporting screening, research and treatment. This year is no different!  We will be donating proceeds from our pink ribbon gingerbread cookies, pink gingerbread men with pink ribbon sprinkles, pink themed petit fours and cupcakes, and a four-inch white ribbon cake with pink scrollwork, pink filling and topped with a pink ribbon.

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This year, Three Brothers Bakery is also having a Shred for Komen event with our sweet friends at Texas Security Shredding. The event will be on October 25 at the Braeswood location in order to encourage fundraising efforts for Komen Houston. Texas Security Shredding will be on-site at the bakery to shred up to 10 boxes of sensitive documents, in exchange for a suggested donation of $5-$10 per box, all benefitting Susan G. Komen Houston.

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For more information on why breast cancer awareness is so important to us here at Three Brothers Bakery, check out these blog posts about Janice’s cancer treatment and diagnosis, what donations to Komen Houston do in the local community and more. We hope you all will join us this October and shop our pink goodies!

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Time for a Celebration!

Recently, Three Brothers Bakery had the pleasure of providing some goodies for a very special Bat Mitzvah because one of the Bat Mitzvah was Aunt Estelle’s granddaughter, Jamie. She had it with her best friend Emma.  Well, I have to brag on how well the two girls did learning the prayers and giving their speeches, but I also have to brag on Emma’s mother’s planning of the luncheon.  She did deli style, but she brought the deli to the Temple.  We did all the breads and baked desserts, Chef Smirnov did the catering and ran “the deli” and Mark Katz photography gave us these wonderful photos to share with you.

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Can’t make it home for the High Holidays?

The High Holidays are right around the corner and we know many of you will be celebrating with your families and enjoying delicious raisin challah and traditional apples and honey.  Rosh Hashanah is a very exciting time for us at Three Brothers Bakery, as we have so many fond memories.

For instance, Janice’s mother used to have an open house for 150 people and that would happen after having had dinner for 25 and lunch for about 30 people.  Oy, it was work, but the family pulled together and made it happen.

The holiday for Janice was so important that no matter where she lived and no matter what was going on with her life or work, she made it back to San Antonio for Rosh Hashana.  She never missed one.  These are some of her fondest memories.

But we know not everyone can make it home for the High Holidays.  Many college kids who go to school away from home can’t make it back. So, we thought, why not send a little bit of the holidays, and the sweet memories that accompany them, to them?

This year, show school spirit on Facebook for your chance to win a holiday care package from Three Brothers Bakery! Parents tell us where your child attends college in the comments section of this Facebook post, or students, tell us where you’re going to school and why you should be our “taste of home away from home” winner. One lucky commenter will win a High Holiday care package from your favorite hometown bakery, Three Brothers Bakery!

We would love to hear about your favorite Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur memories.  Share them with us on Facebook and tell us your kids’ college or the college you’re currently attending to enter our contest!

L’shana tova!

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She said yes at Three Brothers Bakery!

At Three Brothers Bakery we see newly engaged couples all the time at our three locations and truly enjoy helping them choose their perfect wedding cake. Well, about a week ago, a future groom asked us to help him with this most special moment, which took place at our Washington Avenue bakery. It was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience for most of us never actually witness a wedding proposal.

The lovely couple shared their experience at Three Brothers Bakery on Yelp and in our memory book, so we will let them tell their story!

From Yelp:

I actually proposed to my girlfriend (now fiancée) at this location!

I had a custom cake made, and Jasmine was very pleasant to work with in getting that done.  We ran through some ideas, and went back and forth for a little bit.  She listened to what I wanted, and provided helpful suggestions.  The total cost of the cake was a little more than what I had planned on it being, but not outrageously expensive.

Everyone from the owner, to the bakery staff, to the PR people were awesome throughout the entire process.  My friend and I came here a couple days before our proposal to scope out the place and fill in the staff about our plan.  They were extremely receptive and nice!  The Washington bakery is also very aesthetically pleasing.  It’s large, clean, and is nicely decorated (I especially like the giant gingerbread man).  It seems like a good place to grab some coffee and get some work done, as I saw a few people doing that.

On the big day, my friend and I arrived there a few minutes early and were warmly greeted by the entire staff.  They put the cake out on display in hopes that my fiancee would see it.  When she arrived, I went into hiding.  The staff gave her a small tour of the bakery and then finally led her to the engagement cake.  I came out, got down on one knee and well…she’s now my fiancée.

From our Memory Book at the Washington Avenue location:

“Thank you so much for letting Jen and I have this special moment in your bakery. Everyone was so nice and accommodating, and I could not have asked for more. The cake and proposal were exactly as I imagined it would be. We will remember this day forever, and we are happy we could share it with Three Brothers Bakery!”

Have you ever witnessed a proposal?  If you have a special moment you would like to share with us, tell us on Facebook!

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Making Sweet Memories

We say it all the time, but just we love being a part of your special days and hearing your Three Brothers Bakery memories. We really are memory makers who happen to be bakers. Fortunately, so many of you have been willing to share your memories with us. Here are a few would like to share with you…

From our Facebook page:

Josephine Firat- This little guy said our Washington Avenue bakery is his favorite “cake store.” Now does it get much sweeter than that? He says, “Green Dinosaur please mommy!”

David Ruiz- Congratulations to Rick Jaramillo celebrating 20 years with our friends at Bank of America. Hope he shares the delicious cake from Three Brothers Bakery.

We had the opportunity to be featured in one of Bank of America’s commercials! It was about Gender Reveal cakes. Watch it here.

From our Washington Avenue memory book:

“I just moved to Houston and was desperately missing my neighborhood coffee shop from Dallas. Growing so tired of the awful Starbucks coffee, my boyfriend brought me here. Thank goodness! I think I’ve found my new ‘latte home.’ Keep up the good work!”

Share you memories and photos with us on Facebook and The Knot!

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