Houston’s El Bolillo Bakery has plenty of sweet offerings for its customers. On Thursday, September 27, the bakery shared some of them for free.
As part of a Share Day celebration, El Bolillo Bakery had a special offer for customers. For every five of its most famous bites (including bolillo, concha, and marranitos) purchased, the bakery gave customers five more to share with friends, family, and companions.
The Share Day celebration was not the only time El Bolillo Bakery has made headlines this year. In May, the bakery created a 22,000-pound strawberry shortcake for an annual strawberry festival in Pasadena, Texas. Working with the culinary team from the Pasadena Career & Technical High School, it put together the massive dessert using over 5,000 pounds of fresh strawberries, 5,600 pounds of glaze, and 4,000 pounds of whipped topping donated by Flavor Right.
“I stepped in this year with some amazing help from some people like Flavor Right for the whipped topping, Tom Lange for strawberries, and Quality Bakery Products for the glaze. It was a huge success for us and the scholarship recipients here in Pasadena,” says Kirk Michaelis, owner of El Bolillo Bakery, based in Houston.
The annual Pasadena Strawberry Festival raises money for the Pasadena school district, local students, and education scholarships. It also helps raise money for 14 other non-profits in the area. They typically raise up to $60,000 for college scholarships.