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Oteri’s Italian Bakery Holiday Hours for Thanksgiving

Posted in: Holidays
Oteri’s Italian Bakery Holiday Hours for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is fun, but if you’re feeling overwhelmed, relax!  It’s about family first and food second.  Also, we’re here to help.  All our stores are open regular hours today.  We have cakes and pies on a first come basis while they last in case you haven’t ordered in advance.

On Thanksgiving Day our 5th Street store is open from 8am to 4pm.  Yeah, we get it.  Sometimes the time just gets away from you.  Also, it’s happened to me that an hour before someone asks if they can bring another 3 or 4 more people to share our table.  Has that ever happened to you?


So for whatever reason, in case you have to rush out tomorrow to pick up some things – we’re here.  We will have cakes and pies, including best sellers like our pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin pie and apple pie.  No guarantees though.  If you didn’t order in advance it’s first come first serve, and while they last.  That’s only fair, right?

From the Oteri family to your family, have a very happy Thanksgiving.  When we look around the family table we remember how very much we have.  And how much we have to be grateful for.Oteris_0792TM

Give us a little sugar by following us on twitter.  We’ll give you some sugar back (literally) when you show us on your phone that you follow us get a free cookie! Our Twitter handle is @Oteris_Bakery

Oteri’s Italian Bakery will be featured on TLC’s The Bakery Boss on Monday December 16, 2013 at 9:00PM. Watch for the announcement here, on Twitter and Facebook.

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Oteri’s Italian Bakery Opens New Store in Roxborough!

Posted in: Oteri's Italian Bakery News
Oteri’s Italian Bakery Opens New Store in Roxborough!

We are thrilled to announce the opening of our fourth store!  Oteri’s Italian Bakery opens in Roxborough today!

Oteri's Italian Bakery - Roxborough, PA

Oteri’s Italian Bakery – Roxborough, PA

Roxborough is one of our favorite neighborhoods – family-oriented, just like us.  Tree-lined streets, good place to raise kids, and altogether a sweet place to live.  Did someone just say sweet?  Well, Roxborough just got sweeter.  Oteri’s Italian Bakery is open 365 days a year so we’ll always be there for you.  Even when you need something at the very last minute!  The Oteri’s have been baking in Philadelphia since 1904 and we’ve got the great classic cake and pastry recipes to prove it.  We also make some amazing custom cakes – you dream it, we can bake it!  We want to be one of your favorite places, too!

Stop in today at 499 Domino Lane (just off Ridge Avenue).  Our Grand Opening starts at 7am and we will be givingOteris_0078TM out a free cookie to each new friend!  We’re baking lots of delicious ones but may run out – so come in early to pick up your morning coffee and a treat.  Or stop in with the kids after school or on your way home from work.

Just so our three other stores don’t feel left out, tomorrow, November 21st we will be giving out a free cookie to everyone who comes in with their phone and shows that they’re following us on twitter.  Our handle is @Oteris_Bakery

Believe me, you want to follow us because going forward we’re going to have some fun twitter-only specials that you’ll want to know about!

Oteri’s Italian Bakery will be featured on TLC’s The Bakery Boss  on Monday December 16, 2013 at 9:00pm.Baker BossTLC

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Thanksgiving is Coming, What’s for Dessert?

Posted in: Holiday Cakes
Thanksgiving is Coming, What’s for Dessert?
3D Turkey Cake - Live

3D Turkey Cake – Live

With Thanksgiving only two weeks away the anticipation begins. Ever since I was a kid, Thanksgiving has been my favorite holiday. I love sharing the traditional meal with my family and friends. The only difference is that now it’s at my house and I do most of the cooking – and I love it!  Even though busy is the new normal; it’s wonderful to have this special day just for family and friends to share food, fun and tradition.  My table is set; the delicious smells fill the air, my excitement mounts and then the doorbell rings – here come my guests! This is a happy time.

Italian Rum Cake

Italian Rum Cake

I am blessed and grateful to welcome 30-40 people into my home. The hustle and bustle and the sounds of the kids; especially when I hear the oooh’s and ahhh’s as they see our table.  The centerpiece is our adorable and festive 3-D Turkey cake.  The kids love it – and it will feed 10-12 people.  Before we sit down to eat the kids Instagram or tweet pictures of it to their friends.  As you can imagine, we go all out in the dessert department, after all, we are the Oteri’s of Oteri’s Italian Bakery. So our dessert table is crowded with an abundance of traditional cakes, pies, pastries – Italian Rum Cake, Italian Ricotta Pie, Pumpkin Pie and of course our cannoli!  As much as we love the traditional turkey, stuffing and cranberries…bring on the desserts!

3D Turkey Cake - Cooked

3D Turkey Cake – Cooked

What’s your family’s dessert tradition?  Is Oteri’s Italian Bakery part of it?  If we aren’t already, we provide such a wide variety of yummy and celebratory desserts to suit every Thanksgiving dinner. So loosen your belt, will it be the pumpkin pie or the cannoli … if you try a little of each, who can blame you?

Now for some football and a nap, but first… one more cup of coffee with a piece of that yummy 3-D Turkey cake! You have choices under our buttercream icing – our famous old-fashioned butter or chocolate pound cake recipes?  From our house to yours the Oteri family wishes you a happy, healthy and dessert-filled Thanksgiving holiday – with love!

Oteri’s Italian Bakery will be featured on TLC’s The Bakery Boss with Buddy Valastro very soon! Watch for the announcement here, on Twitter and Facebook.

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