Have an Egg-cellent Easter with Jarosch
Your dessert table will spring to life with these colorful and delicious Easter treats! Remember to order freshly baked breads and rolls to accompany your celebratory feast, such as Rainbow and Blessing Breads.
Easter Order Deadline
Last Day to Place ALL BAKERY Orders: Wednesday, April 12th – This deadline includes all products except Large Bunny Cakes, Large Egg Cakes, Easter Centerpiece Cakes, and custom decorated cakes. We highly recommend you PLACE YOUR ORDERS EARLY.
In addition, certain products– such as rye & cinnamon breads, eclairs & bismarks, miniature pastries, and more– will be available for pick up later in the morning rather than right when we open. Our friendly and helpful staff will answer all your questions to ensure the best possible experience at Jarosch Bakery!
*Due to the high volume of Easter orders to be packed on Saturday, April 15th, we CANNOT ANSWER THE PHONES until that afternoon so please order ahead. If you want to shop, there will be plenty of products for purchase in store.
Vintage Easter: Lamb Cakes
No dessert clearly defines Midwestern holiday food traditions like the Easter Lamb Cake. While the origins of these kitschy cake creations remain a mystery, herds most notably began forming around the 1950's and soon these little lambs became an Easter tradition in many midwestern German and Polish households.
Jarosch Bakery has offered Easter Lamb Cakes since opening our doors in 1959 and we've proudly shared our family's culinary custom with families around Chicagoland for the last 50 years. Whether you're new to the Easter Lamb phenomenon or have enjoyed them for decades, one thing is certain: Easter Lamb Cakes are as flavorful as they are fun!
Each lamb is comprised of our scratch-made yellow pound cake-- a dense yet tender dough with a slight hint of lemon to create a brightness that breaks through the richness and sweetness from all the butter and sugar. Choose from a variety of "furs:" Buttercream, Chocolate Buttercream, Colored Buttercream (pink, blue, yellow, or lavender), Chocolate Fondant, or the traditional White Coconut. The heads of the lambs are dipped in melted fondant for a clean, defined finish and tend to be the part fought over the most by the kids!
Hot Cross Buns
We'll be baking fresh Hot Cross Buns every day from now until Saturday, April 15th. These Lenten specialties have raisins and cinnamon in the dough and come in four flavors: Raspberry, Custard, Pineapple, and Apricot.
Add modern touch to your Easter feast with the colorful and sleek Easter Centerpiece Cake. Underneath the beautiful buttercream swirl of spring colors lies soft white vanilla cake layers with pink and purple buttercream filling for an added surprise when cutting the cake. Pixie Dust creates sparkle and a festive Easter sign finishes the overall holiday look.
Bring home a Large Bunny Cake to keep your Lamb Cake company! Choose from either buttery Yellow or tender Devil's Food Cake and an array of pastel buttercream "furs:" Blue, Yellow, Pink Lavender, Chocolate, or White. Serves 8-10
Make this Easter egg-stra special with a Large Egg Cake! These egg-straordinary egg-shaped cakes are made with two layers of tender yellow pound cake, buttercream filling, and iced with melted fondant in either Pink, Yellow, or Chocolate. Each egg is decorated with buttercream flowers and an Easter sign.
Give your Easter brunch a whimsical touch with our Easter Bunny Coffeecake! We shape our traditional, buttery Danish coffee cake dough into an Easter Bunny - complete with ears and a bow tie - and top it with crumbly streusel and a drizzle of classic icing. For a finishing touch, we draw on a face, ears, and the purple bow tie to create a fun character you and the kids will love to eat Easter morning!
Our team is lending the Easter Bunny a helping paw with these pre-wrapped cute and colorful pastry packages perfect for Easter baskets everywhere! The Egg & Chick Cookie Package has one adorably decorated iced chick cookie and a sprinkle egg cookie while the lovely Holiday Cookie Bag contains six sugar and sprinkle egg shaped cookies in six spring colors. Your little bunnies will love the Carrot Cookie Package with its three sugar cookie carrots.
For the chocolate lover, try a Brownie Egg on a Stick: it has our same chewy, chocolatey brownie shaped like an egg, and covered in a decorated chocolate ganache shell. The best part? It's NUT FREE!
Bite-Sized Cakes and Cookies
Put a spring in someone's step with a bright and fun Jarosch Bakery Easter treat! Our Large Iced Rabbit Cookies are available pink or chocolate fondant iced while the Large Iced Easter Egg Cookies come in five spring color themes and make a fun decoration to put at each place setting.
For a fun individual bite of buttery cake, try our Baby Bunnies and Small Egg Cakes! Both are made with buttery yellow cake and filled with creamy buttercream. The Small Egg Cakes are iced in bright Pink, Yellow, or Chocolate melted fondant with a chocolate fondant drizzle. With six buttercream "fur" pastel colors to choose from, the Baby Bunnies are a heavenly buttercream dessert available in Pink, Yellow, White, Blue, Lavender, and Chocolate. Take your passion for Peeps to the next level and try the Peeps Cupcake Package. Each pack contains three yellow and three devil's food cupcakes with buttercream icing colored to match the Peep on top. Bright, fun, and delicious!
Available April 3rd thru April 29th, these six festive Cake Shot flavors will add an eggs-traspecial touch to your dessert table (or make the perfect sweet snack to sneak before the big meal)!
Breads for Easter
While planning epic Easter baskets for your little bunnies, don't forget about the dinner table bread baskets! Our soft and buttery Dinner Rolls pair wonderfully with a roast and our freshly baked Rye Bread is perfect for making sandwiches with sliced ham. As a special seasonal treat we're also offering Easter Bread-- a buttery and soft, slightly sweet dough with golden raisins baked throughout the loaf-- and loaves of Blessing Bread each with a cross on top will also be available for your family to bring to church Easter morning. Delight the kids with a colorful swirl of Rainbow Bread, our white sandwich bread swirled with pink, yellow, and green! Be sure to get a couple extra loaves for freezing!