If you’re going to be in the neighbourhood today, please stop by our booth and say ‘hello’!
It was our soon-to-be-daughter-in-law’s birthday a couple of weeks ago and the Gr’baby (she’s 3) wanted to help Grandma decorate the cake.
They both had so much fun that we thought other little people might want to try decorating.
So next Sunday (Oct 27) from 11-2 we’re going to have a Halloween Decorating Party.
We’ll have a table set up with icing, sprinkles and candies and for $5 they’ll get to decorate 2 large cookies.
Costumes or not? Well, Sheana will be there to help, but kids and icing…could be messy.
We have no idea how many people might be interested in this so it would be very helpful if you pre-booked your spot.
David & Sheana
We were featured in this months newsletter put out by the White Rock BIA.
Two years ago the previous owner of Hillcrest Bakery decided it was time to retire and close the bakery doors forever.
David and Sheana knew that they couldn’t let this happen and that saving Hillcrest Bakery was the right thing to do for the community.
Hillcrest had previously always been a family owned and run bakery, so David and Sheana wanted to keep it that way.
In order to uphold the tradition and success of Hillcrest, sacrifices for the Moyer family had to be made,
“I gave up my career to work together with David at the bakery so we could keep it a family business…
a lot of people in White Rock are focused around family businesses,” mentioned Sheana.
By keeping Hillcrest a family business and continuing to use all the original recipes,
Hillcrest is able to maintain and build regular customers;
“It’s a lot of fun to be able to interact with our customers, we really like getting to know them.
It’s important to us that we connect with them and maintain our strong relationship with the community.”
Opening in 1972, due to the essential need for a bakery in White Rock, 41 years later,
Hillcrest Bakery still stands and operates as an integral part of the White Rock community.
David Moyer, now storeowner and manager, worked as a baker at Hillcrest for 23 years before purchasing the bakery two years ago with his wife, Sheana Moyer.
During his employment, David quickly developed an understanding of why the community has such an attachment to this business and what makes it such a special bakery.
Since opening, Hillcrest has always been owned and run by Europeans, attributing to the bakery’s use of high-quality ingredients and original homemade recipes.
Today David, Sheana and their talented staff bake decedent desserts according to the recipes that were originally used when the bakery first opened.
David mentioned, the key to maintaining the success of Hillcrest is to, “… use the original recipes.
It ensures that customers get exactly what they expect.
They can come here to find their favorite treats and can be taken back in time to a childhood memory…
we commonly have people coming in and saying ‘I remember getting those cookies with my Grandma when I was a kid,’
so by keeping those same recipes and high-quality, people keep coming back.”
Hillcrest is mostly a grab and go style bakery, yet tables line the indoor and outdoor perimeters of the shop for those who enjoy staying for a bite.
The bakery offers a large variety of desserts including: cake slices, custom cakes, wedding cakes, cookies, and pastries.
They also do party platters with fruits, veggies, meats and cheeses, takeout dinners once a month,
homemade pizza dough, specialty breads, gluten free options, and a wide variety of ready-to-eat deli items.
What distinguishes Hillcrest is that all bakery items are made from scratch.
“… there are very few scratch bakeries left in the lower mainland…we’re very proud to be one…
it’s why I’ve always been so proud to work here,” said David.
With the luxury of making everything from scratch, the bakery has the ability to take custom orders.
In most cases, “…we can make what the customer is looking for… we have done full quiches for people even though that’s not something we normally do.
We like to accommodate people in everyway we can and are open to a lot of things,” said Sheana.
Due to the bakery’s longevity and high-quality assurance, customers come from as far as Chilliwack and Abbotsford.
“We had a woman come from Delta just to get our black forest cake because it has real whipped cream and we make our own fruit filling.
She swears it’s the best black forest cake in the lower mainland,” David explained.
Distinguishing itself from other bakeries, Hillcrest offers many unique items including frozen pizza dough which is frozen in one pound packages.
They sell homemade real Italian marinara sauce as well, so all you have to do is add toppings and you’re done!
Many other items are offered at the bakery. Customers love the rainbow cake with vibrant colours that you can buy by the slice. They are always running out of
Copenhagen’s and vanilla slices and some days the homemade fresh soup doesn’t even make it past the noon hour.
Holy Doodle! How did it get to be October already?
The duvet is on the bed, the picnic tables and chairs are packed away, and the Pumpkin Pies are flying off the shelf. We bumped into a neighbour in the elevator last night and she wanted to know where we got our pumpkin pies from? She seemed genuinely surprised that we make them ourselves.
Another thing we make ourselves so you don’t have to is Individual Take-Out Turkey Dinners. These have become very popular and with good reason.
You get a generous serving of turkey, mashed potatoes, veggies, gravy, cranberry sauce, stuffing and a slice of pumpkin pie. ALL made in-house and all for just $12.95.
When we first started doing these we were really just thinking of seniors on their own who wanted a really good traditional dinner, but it seems like everyone wants that.
Last year many dinners were sent to the hospital and assisted-living homes. And quite a few people ordered multiple dinners. A great meal without all the work; what’s not to love?
This year’s Turkey Dinners will be available Friday & Saturday, October 11 & 12 only.
Please call the bakery @ 604-531-1750 or email us to Pre-Order yours today!
David & Sheana
White Rock is always the place to be, but especially this weekend!
I know it looks like not many of the festivities will be at our little mall (we were disappointed as well), but we’ll be there with our own chilli served in our sourdough bowls. As well as lots of grab-and-go treats for you and your kids and your pooch.
See you soon!
We are very pleased to announce that Amber P., Tessa L. & Heather T. are the winners of our Instant Karma Baskets.
A big ‘Thank You’ to Eileen & Debbie (our last customers on Saturday) for drawing the names. And Thank You as well to all who entered.
Now the fun really begins. All three winners have been contacted and they’ll be coming in soon to get their baskets filled. Once they’ve finished all their goodies and the basket is empty, they get to decide who the next deserving recipient is and that person will get their basket filled and on it goes. Sheana is going to do a flow-chart on a wall at the bakery so you’ll be able to watch as the baskets make their way through the community.
We’ll fill a maximum of 5 baskets a month so hopefully by this time next year 60 people will have enjoyed some Instant Karma!
David & Sheana
We made a few extra Blueberry Pies today.
Robyn is going to be making Blueberry Tarts
If you’re lucky there might be some Blueberry Mousse left….
aaaand for a special treat I made Blueberry Strudels.
And don’t forget to get your name in for our Instant Karma Baskets! The draw is tomorrow at 5 pm.
“Together we can change the world, one good deed at a time.”
Instant Karma Basket
Enter your name and email address on the entry form (only customers are eligible)
On Sept 14, 2013 Three (3) entry forms will be drawn
If your name is pulled we will contact you within 24 hours and your “Instant Karma” basket will be waiting for you to come in and fill it.
When you arrive you will get the opportunity to fill you basket with:
- 100g any deli meat
- 1 loaf regular bread
- 150g dip of your choice
- assortment of 1 dozen small cookies
- 1 loaf sweet bread or loaf
- 4 bakery items not to exceed $1.40 each
Once you have emptied your basket, pass it on to a friend or co-worker or stranger….
This person will then bring the empty basket into the bakery.
We will ask their name and email address.
Once they provide us with this information, we will be glad to refill the basket.
They will have the same choices as you did.
The basket is then passed on to another friend or co-worker or…
Hillcrest Bakery & Deli will be more than happy to fill a maximum of 5 baskets per month for the next twelve months.
Instant Karma is just around the corner…get yours today!
When was the last time you had a picnic?
Sheana & I managed to go for a walk along the beach this past week and noticed several groups of picnickers and decided that would be a great idea for this months take-out dinner.
So this Friday & Saturday (Aug 23 & 24) we’ll have Shake-n-Bake Chicken (we make our own coating), Potato Salad, Coleslaw & your choice of a Death-by-Chocolate or Death-by-Walnut.
All for just $10.95!
Pre-order yours today.
Speaking of picnics, I remember listening to this at my Grandmothers house on a 78 rpm.
I think it’s pretty amazing that we live in a place and time where Pride Week is more about celebrating the diversity of our community and less about protesting against intolerance & injustice.