Saturday, March 2, 2013
Crickle’s & Co. supports local sustainability and local sweet-toothery
The mother-daughter enterprise is a true family affair.
DENTON Brunch never tasted so sweet as it does at Crickle's & Company Bakery, which feeds guests an array of baked goods and breakfast items in a quaint atmosphere.
Starting the company in 2008, Donna Bernard and her daughter Christal Bernard specialized in baked goods and well-loved breakfast tacos, as they worked out of the New York Sub Hub in Corinth.
Loved for their cupcakes, cakes, and other specialty goods, the Bernards were affiliated with many local businesses that they catered their sweets to, functioning out of NYSH, as they promoted their business by word of mouth.
In 2011, NYSH was sold and they had to relocate, leaving the founders with a decision to move or start up their very own bakery.
“Christal’s best friend’s sister called her “Crickle” growing up so we decided to call it Crickle,” Donna Bernard said. “And I’m the company. It’s really a family affair.”
With the new location, the Bernards were able to bring out all the family recipes, broadening their menu. Serving up their famous breakfast tacos, the vegan-friendly staple has black bean, baby spinach, avocado, and caramelized onion.
Their various croissants and breakfast sandwiches cater to meat-lovers as well, such as the New Yorker with fluffy scrambled eggs, pork sausage, cherry wood bacon, ham, and cheddar cheese.
For the early riser with a sweet tooth, C&C’s cinnamon roll or orange coconut muffin will surely satisfy. The cinnamon rolls are made every morning as the frosting is still setting into the warm dough with raisins and cinnamon. The muffin is garnished with a mini umbrella to top off the tropical feel while enjoying crispy toasted coconut and mango chunks.
The food plays a big role in keeping the guests coming back for more, but for Denton locals and regulars Deborah James and Tom Zimmer, the service is just as sweet.
“I came here for my birthday and they put a candle in my muffin for me,” Zimmer said. “It’s the little things that they do.”
Another member of the family, Chad Bernard, invests in the company by promoting and helping out with business affairs.
“We want it to be comfortable and offer a decent price, while encouraging local sustainability,” Chad Bernard said. “If you like sweets, then we cater to you.”
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