The final touches are being put on the arrival of Pattee Cakes!
The new Gourmet Cupcake Bakery that is opening at the Hotel Pattee on April 1st. No, this is not an April Fool's Joke!!! We are very serious about this new addtion to our hotel. Many of our customers keep asking me "Who is making these cupcakes for you?" or "where are you bringing these cupcakes in from?" Well, the answer is: We are making these Cupcakes in house, 100% from scratch with very, very high quality ingredients. The best ingredients we can buy as a matter of fact! Chef Chris Caes and his team have been working for weeks developing these recipes, thanks in part to the help of Helen Friedrichsen who is from Perry. Helen has worked with her Mother at "Cake Me I'm Yours" here in Perry, IA for over 8 years. She is a wonderfully talented young woman who we've hired under a temporary contract to help us fine tune our Gourmet Cupcake Products. We have really enjoyed having her with us these last several weeks!
So, many guests are also asking me about the flavors we will be serving. Well, we are focusing our efforts on 11 varieties of Cupcakes. We will be unveiling Pictures and Descrptions of these gorgeous edibles on our Facebook page by Sunday night March 30th. At that time, we will run a 24 hour contest for our Facebook Friends to help us Name these Cupcakes. Keep an eye out for that posting and help us give a name to each of these Cakes!
Finally, many have wondered why we have entered into this Cupcake Arena. My answer is two fold. Firstly, I've always dreamed of owning my own bakery. I simply love sweets and think this would be a fun business to be in! So far, I've not been dissappointed. The taste testing has already exceeded my expectations. Secondly, Perry and the region doesn't have anything that comes close or will come close to this variety and quality of Cupcakes! Not to mention that we are also going to be serving homemade Muffins and Scones!
The location of Pattee Cakes is located right inside the main entrance of The Hotel Pattee. Take a quick left through the Train Door, and you will also find quick grab and go beverages, sandwiches, salads and of course the CUPCAKES!!! We will be accepting orders for larger quantities too for parties or special occasions. Yesterday, I had our first order for 2 dozen Cupcakes for this Sunday. I was so excited and you could probably hear me scream with joy all of the way to Des Moines! Hope to see you all soon!
Jay Hartz, owner.