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Tag: Corina Bakery

July
14th

Big on banana: Pudding made right at Corina, Lizzie Lou’s Too and Southern Exposure

Banana pudding makes me happy. This version comes from Tacoma's Corina Bakery.
Banana pudding makes me happy. This version comes from Tacoma’s Corina Bakery.

Baked into bread might be ideal for winter, but come summer, I want my bananas in a pudding, preferably layered with fresh-sliced bananas and Nilla Wafers (whole or crushed, I’m not picky). I’ve found three different puddings worth exploring around the South Sound. Take a look: Read more »

Dec.
20th

Sweet finds: Cookies from 7 South Sound bakeries

Corina Bakery: Gingerbread men, gluten-free cookies and seasonal cookie bars are available in the bakery case at Tacoma's Corina Bakery.
Corina Bakery: Gingerbread men, gluten-free cookies and seasonal cookie bars are available in the bakery case at Tacoma’s Corina Bakery.

You know you hate baking when you resort to trickery to pass store-bought cookies off as your own.

I read a post on a food blog that suggested skillet cooking grocery store cookies to make them appear more “buttery.” It also suggested applying canned frosting asymmetrically to give the illusion of a real home-baked cookie.

Wouldn’t it be easier just to bake the cookies?

Well, for some bake-o-phobes, I guess that answer would be a big, fat no.

To those people, this article is for you.

Skip the skillets and icing tricks, and buy your cookies from a local baker. Read more »

Aug.
22nd

Desserts that have gone bananas on South Sound menus


I love a banana split made with housemade ice cream. This one comes from Boathouse 19 in Tacoma.

Baked into a bread, sliced for a sundae or turned into a pudding – I’ve noticed so many more banana desserts on menus this summer. Some are so good, they may bump Corina Bakery’s banana pudding – which I’ve nicknamed “banana crack” – off the top of my dessert list. Read on. Read more »

March
9th

Corina Bakery settles into a new Tacoma location


Corina Bakery in Tacoma has moved down the hill to a new location next to The Grand Cinema. The new location is a larger space with better light. Photo by Peter Haley/Staff photographer

When Molly Ott bought Corina Bakery in 2008, she didn’t think all that much about the stairs that separated the bakery from the storefront – until she had to maneuver 80-pound wedding cakes and 50-pound bags of flour up and down those stairs.

She also didn’t anticipate she would grow the bakery so successfully that she would outgrow the small footprint in less than four years.

Two weeks ago, she packed up the bakery near the corner of South Sixth Avenue and Tacoma Avenue South and moved down below – mere steps away – to a larger space next door to The Grand Cinema. Read more »

May
12th

Sweets on Sixth: Burning Cupcakes opens on Sixth Avenue, Buck Naked Donuts is on its way and Corina Bakery continues to produce stellar sweet treats


The peanut butter cupcake at Burning Cupcakes in Tacoma.

When Taressa Neal was selling candles for a living, she baked cupcakes for clients as gifts. She called them “burning” cupcakes.

The cupcakes lasted, the candles didn’t. The name stuck.

Last Saturday, Neal opened Burning Cupcakes in a small, low-slung building near Sixth Avenue and Stevens in the space that formerly housed Kitchen2Kitchen, a meals ready/catering outfit. Neal opened Burning Cupcakes with business partner JoAnn McCullon, who handles the operation side of the business while Neal is chief baker.

Burning Cupcakes aims to be a full-service dessert bakery with Read more »

Feb.
26th

Soup for you! Infinite Soups turns three

Happy anniversary to Infinite Soups. Tomorrow, Feb. 27, marks the third anniversary for the take-out soup kitchens that niche specialize in soup and nothing else. Like last year, they’ll celebrate with cupcakes from Corina Bakery. They invite all to stop by and get one. To mark their second anniversary, they’ll also launch new hours for their second location, which now will be open on Saturdays. Click more for details on Infinite Soups plans to expand to a third location, and to see new soups on the menu. Read more »