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Dec 7, 2010 08:08 PM

Holiday Bakery Specials - Calgary

I love when bakeries have special offerings just for the holidays! Bliss & Co has special "Holiday Spice" and "Merry Mocha" cupcake flavors, cookie assortments & holiday cakes (Sacher Torte, Black Forest Cake, Red Velvet or Merry Mocha). Some things require 48 hours notice & they are taking orders until December 17th. More info on their website -

Aviv at Sidewalk Citizen Bakery has some Christmas Specials too (this is from memory as the email with info is not on this computer so forgive me if I get it wrong). He has Christmas Stollen available for delivery downton on Dec 22, 23 and pickup 24th. He will also have scones (3 types savory & 3 types sweet) and a Christmas sourdough for delivery at that time as well. His website is but it does not have this info up to date yet. You can drop him a line & get him to send you his latest bread email.

I am not affiliated with either place but I have been buying from Aviv & Sylvia/Justina for a while now & I love supporting local businesses with such friendly owners (oh and great food too!)

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    1. re: cellophane_star

      They are soooooo yummy. I have my email with me now so here's some more info:

      Stollen - It is a festive, decadent, slice of pastry poetry and a true holiday indulgence. Each loaf has: Marzipan, creme patissiere, organic dried cherries, organic golden raisins, organic cranberries, home-made orange candied peel, spiced rum and cinnamon.
      The cost is $18.

      Scones - Sweet Scones:Cranberry, dark chocolate, orange blossom and anise/ Apple, marzipan and dried cherries/ Eggnog cardamom and golden raisins

      Savory Scones:Sheep Feta, roasted butternut squash and pumpkin seed/ Valbella turkey, old cheddar and rosemary/ Bacon, cheddar and nutmeg

      $18 per half dozen.

      1. re: Merry113

        I need to eat that Stollen now. Marzipan, candied orange peel, and dried cherries? Thanks for contributing to my increased sugar intake this season, Merry.

        1. re: aktivistin

          You are very welcome! I figured if I was going to be sugar logged so should everyone else. :)

          Just for the record I ordered the stollen, a dozen scones & a loaf of bread from Aviv & (so far) a kilogram box of assorted Christmas cookies from Bliss.

      2. re: cellophane_star

        Article, including info on Aviv and his awesome scones. I'm always dissapointed when I catch up with him he's sold out of the good ones. I might try my hand..if I dare!

        1. re: TSAW

          Great article! Thanks so much for posting the link. I met Aviv at the Hillhurst farmer's market & he is such a great guy!

      3. Rise Bakery (two locations downtown) has Vanilla Shortbread (about $1 per cookie) and Stollen ($11 per loaf) for the holidays. Judging from the quality of their other baked goods, I imagine these will be delicious!

        Rise Bakery & Café
        250 6 Ave SW #181, Calgary, AB T2P 3H7, CA

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        1. re: aktivistin

          The vanilla shortbread sounds yummy.

        2. I've joined Sidewalk Citizen Bakery's e-mail list. You are a wicked, wicked woman and totally responsible for my blood sugar spikes.

          1. I went to Wildz Grainz today in Inglewood and noticed they had a special Christmas log dessert. Looked pretty good but I was focused on getting my croissant fix.