Delicious Bakery: The name says it allPublished 8:57am Tuesday, July 10, 2012
By MOLLIE BROWN / Business Columnistlands
If you’re looking for a great place for lunch or to buy pastries, you’ll know you found the right place when you walk through the door of Delicious Bakery.
The name truly says it all.
Delicious Bakery owners Fabian Pardo, his wife, Mariela, and her sisters, Araceli and Anna Ramirez, opened for business in May 2010.
Fabian and Mariela met working together at a local bakery.
“I worked at Ralph and Kacoo’s making pastries,” Fabian said. “Then 12 years at a bakery in Pelham where I was head baker. Sometimes I use recipe books, but after you’ve cooked awhile you just know how to make something good.”
Fabian began baking Mexican bread in Hidalgo, Mexico. His sister-in-law, Anna, has been decorating cakes for many years.
“I thank God for blessing me to make people happy with the cakes I decorate,” she said.
You don’t have to buy a pastry to determine if you like it. Samples are given to customers the moment they walk in. Mouthwatering treats include cheesecakes, roulage, cakes, cupcakes and petit fours. Cakes are sold whole, quartered or by the slice.
Lunch offerings are salads, soups and scrumptious deli sandwiches served with chips. The bakery is well known for its homemade chicken salad.
Wanda Peyton has been a customer since the bakery opened.
“I enjoy referring all my friends to this lovely bakery,” she said. “I brought my son, a chef at Guy Savoy at Caesar’s Palace, here and he was impressed.”
The bakery makes fruit and vegetable trays, meat trays, cheese balls and other delicacies for small events. Fabian plans to move to a larger location near Pelham to offer bread and more luxury pastries.
Fabian’s 17 year-old son, Juan, is helping out this summer. “I want to learn how to bake so I can help run our family business,” he said.
No food is wasted. Fabian gives away what won’t keep.
“Some people don’t have enough to eat, so I go to that person’s house and give them food and I give some to churches,” he said.
The bakery, located in the Snow Down Plaza in Saginaw, is open Monday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Call 685-1526 for take-out and catering.
Mollie Brown is a business columnist for the Shelby County Reporter. She can be reached at email@example.com.