Crème de Bakery celebrates 1st year of tasty, healthy treats
Most bakeries are known for selling highly fattening pastries, cookies and other sweets.
Crème de Bakery in Murray is different.
Crème de Bakery is owned by China natives and Murray locals Jamie and Ken Ao. They opened their bakery last Jan. 1 and looked forward to celebrating their store's one-year anniversary.
"I'll make a big customer cake for the anniversary," said Jamie Ao.
Jamie Ao learned to bake in China, and enjoys baking pastries, rolls and cakes daily. She works 12-hour days, arriving at 7 a.m. to start baking from scratch.
Ao said what sets her bakery apart from others in the area, is her baked goods are made healthier, with less sugar and only egg whites. She received a letter from Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr., commending her tasty, low-fat treats.
Her baked goods are so healthy and light because they are traditional Cantonese pastries. Her cakes are made for many events including weddings, and feature fresh fruit and delicate frosting designs. She does some catering for big parties and gets a lot of her business from the new IHC hospital.
Will Johnson visited the bakery for the first time Dec. 30 and said his lunch was "pretty dang good; I enjoyed it." The bakery serves sandwiches, salads and soups for lunch, as well as various cakes and cookies for dessert.
Crème de Bakery is located at 5043 S. State St. in Murray. Their menu features "Everyday Fresh Buns" filled with pork, sausage, turkey and more; priced at $1.50 each.
Mousse cakes come in flavors including tiramisu, mango and green tea, and are sold whole or $3 per slice. For more information, call (801) 268-1680.
Ao said her bakery is "sometimes very busy, sometimes just OK," she hopes to see her business improve in 2009.
"I want to make more for my customers," she said.
Crème de Bakery is located at 5043 S. State St.