Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Why Does Best Regards Bakery Stand Out From Other Bakeries In Kansas City?

Goodies From Best Regards Bakery
According to co-owner Robert Duensing, a healthier approach to baking, making everything from scratch and using only the finest ingredients is what makes Best Regards Bakery one of the tastiest stops in Kansas City.

Located in Overland Park, KS, they must be doing something right because both their menu and their customer base continue to expand.

The operation was started 19 years ago by Robert's wife, Cherrie, as a corporate gift basket business, but in 2002, the bakery portion of the business was born when they started making their own chocolate chip cookies to include in their baskets.

Today, their delicious offerings include several varieties of big soft cookies, cupcakes, brownies, gourmet sweet breads, cakes, cinnamon rolls, artisan breads (on Fri. and Sat.), and more at their retail location.

Inside Best Regards Bakery
They have developed and use all of their own recipes and have created their own blend of chocolate.   And because of his unique and flavorful approach to baking, Robert has become known as "The Cookie Guy," a nickname given to him by radio personality Toby Tobin, who happens to be one of Robert's biggest fans.

For a small fee, Best Regards Bakery now even offers classes to the public which include "Healthy Baking With Premium Ingredients," "Artisan Bread and Wine Pairings,"  and "Dessert and Wine Pairings."

I recently attended the Healthy Baking class which focuses on the importance of quality ingredients  (ones that have not been processed and don't include tons of preservatives and additives) and how choosing the best ingredients make all the difference in flavor and texture.

Owners Robert and Cherrie Duensing
During the class, we sampled chocolate cake made with lesser quality ingredients.  Then we tasted the Best Regards chocolate cake, made with premium ingredients.  The difference was unbelievable, and needless to say, the Best Regards chocolate cake was one of the most delicious I have ever eaten - especially the frosting.

At the end of the class, each attendee also left with their own chocolate cake (not just a piece of cake) and the recipe so we could make it at home.

While I was there, I also sampled the French country bread, brownies, and key lime pie.  They were all excellent - bursting with flavor and melting in my mouth.

As far as price, Best Regards is not cheap.  But according to Robert, "People will not pay for mediocrity.  They will pay for quality."

The bakery is also set to begin serving sandwiches soon and possibly other new items in the future.

So, if you're looking for something a little different in a bakery and want to treat yourself, give Best Regards Bakery a try.  Your sweet tooth will thank you for it.

Best Regards Bakery is located at 6759 W. 119 St (just west of the Cheesecake Factory) and their phone number is (913) 782-1505.  Their hours are:

Best Regards Bakery

Monday 7:00 am to 5 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am to 5 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am to 5 pm
Thursday 7:00 am to 5 pm
Friday 7:00 am to 5 pm
Saturday 8:00 am to 2 pm
Sunday          closed

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  1. Love this bakery. It is the best vanilla cupcake I have ever had!

    1. I haven't tried the vanilla cupcake, but I will now!

  2. You made me feel hungry for a sweet treat (maybe chocolate cake or cinnamon roll) with coffee. I want to try this new place. This is a very well-written article. I enjoyed reading your blog.

    1. Thanks for your kind words about my blog. If you do try out Best Regards Bakery, let me know what you think and what your experience there was like.