Beer and Dessert Pairings: Hot Trends For 2018

Posted on March 19, 2018 by Andrea Ballus | 0 Comments

The craft beer movement is strong in the Bay Area (and everywhere else), so we’d be seriously remiss if we skipped out on pondering over the best beer and dessert pairings. Most people don’t usually consider pairing a bitter IPA or a refreshing blonde ale with something sweet, and that’s a real shame because much like wine, good beer has its own flavor profile that launches it to the next level when it’s paired with the right food. 

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Cocktail & Dessert Pairings: The Latest Trends For 2018

Posted on March 19, 2018 by Andrea Ballus | 0 Comments

Just about everyone’s heard of dessert pairings with wine or beer, but there’s one more unexplored frontier in the world of booze and sweets: cocktails. This is a big challenge considering that cocktails are usually made more for sipping on their own or enjoying with a meal than an after-dinner dessert. However, it’s a challenge we’re totally up for.

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Wine & Dessert Pairings: The Latest Trends For 2018

Posted on March 19, 2018 by Andrea Ballus | 0 Comments

We’re no strangers to combining dessert and booze. Our test kitchen is a smorgasbord of experimentation, touching on everything from blueberries and tequila to chocolate and stout to sugar and champagne. That’s why we thought it’d be great to start a Bar Series and talk about how to pair desserts with great drinks.

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We're Back!

Posted on October 23, 2017 by Andrea Ballus | 0 Comments

Sift Family.
Over the past two weeks we have seen the most devastating fires hit the North Bay, but we’ve also seen our incredible community come together. 
While much of our team spent the past week in evacuation zones, I’m excited to share everyone is safe and all Sifters’ homes were spared. 
Unfortunately, our central bakery in Santa Rosa faced some real challenges, forcing most of our locations to remain closed. But thanks to our incredible team, we are coming back online. 
We remain steadfastly committed to delighting our guests, to the ingredients and flavors that give our treats their magic, and to the skills and talent of our team. Thanks to this amazing team, starting today, all locations will be open! 
We are excited to see you, to hear your stories, and join in celebrating this amazing community. 
While we won’t be opening with our full menu, the entire Sift family is determined to come back stronger than ever. We’ve been exploring exciting new recipes and flavors, new treats and experiences. 
And we CAN NOT WAIT to show you what we’ve been working on! 
Thank you to our first responders. Thank you to our guests and neighbors, and thank you to our team. We are beyond grateful for the support and love, and excited for the epic road ahead. 
Andrea and the Sift Family
Ps. Let’s be real, we’ve all earned a treat. 

You're amazing because she's amazing!

Posted on May 08, 2017 by Jordan Keith | 0 Comments

Show her how grateful you are, for all she does

Order by 5/10 for 5/12 delivery.

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New New Available NOW!

Posted on April 27, 2017 by Jordan Keith | 0 Comments

With the seasons changing & the weather finally starting to brighten up we wanted to share our NEW & exciting things we've added to our site!

Introducing our new line of Combo Gift Boxes

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& how could we forget MOM.

You're amazing because she's amazing.

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Order online for in-store pick up & overnight nationwide shipping!


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Oh Happy Day! Valentine's Ideas Part 2

Posted on February 03, 2017 by Jordan Keith | 0 Comments

See... We told you we were obsessed with Oh Happy Day! ;)
We saw this post and couldn't wait to share with you!
-Cupid's Heart Balloon Sticks-
Materials: 6″ heart balloons, 12″ balloons sticks, Colored cardstock, Gold straws, Gold spray paint, Scissors, Glue gun, Ruler, Pencil, Paint Pen (optional)

Step 1: Print out the template onto colored cardstock and cut out the hearts and arrows.
Step 2: With a ruler, measure the straw every 3″ inches then cut. You will need 2 3″ pieces per balloon.
Step 3: Blow up the heart balloon.
Step 4: Using the hot glue, attach a straw to each side of the balloon.
Step 5: Glue the heart to the top straw.
Step 6: Make two cuts to the second straw (no more than half an inch) and insert the ends of the arrow into them.
Step 7: Spray paint the balloons sticks gold.
Step 8: Attach your finished balloon to the balloon stick.
Step 9: Use paint pen if you choose to write a message on face of balloon.

See the full how-to here!

-Peony Favors-

Whether you need Wedding Favors, Birthday Party Favors, or you just want to make the cutest things ever... here is the how-to for these fab favors!

Materials: Crepe paper, scissors, floral wire, pink cube boxes, x-acto knife, wire cutters

Step 1: Take a fold of crepe paper or tissue paper and cut off a 4″ section.
Step 2: Take the fold and cut along one side about 3/4 of the way through making thin strips of fringe.
Step 3: Cut long sections of wire about 10″ long and short sections of wire 3″ long. If you are making a lot of flowers then cut all the wire at one time for the process to go a lot faster.
Step 4: Fold the long piece of wire in half. Begin wrapping the petals around the center and pinching it tight around the base. When finished, tie a small piece of wire around the fringe to hold it in place.
Step 5: For the petals, take the fold of crepe paper and cut off a 4 inch section.
Step 6: Take that section and cut it in half the same direction as the grain. (Crepe paper has a grain and this will matter later on.)
Step 7: Cut out a petal shape so that the grain of the crepe paper goes from the top to the bottom. It should look like there are lines running from the top of the petal to the base. To save time, you can cut the petals all at one time by putting them in stacks.
Step 8: Take the petals and with both thumbs stretch the crepe paper so it makes a nice curved petal. This is where it will matter what grain the paper is going in so that it stretches right. Again, t go quicker you can even do this to a small stack of petals at the same time.
Step 9: Taking the center of the flower begin placing the petals around and then pinching it and holding it at the base. When you are happy with the fullness of the petals take a small piece of wire and tightly wrap it and twist it to secure it in place. When you are done you should have a nice simple flower.
Step 10: Trim the wire base.
Step 11: Cut out a few leaves using the same process as Step 7-8.
Step 12: Attach them to the base of the flower with wire and wrap tightly to secure in place.
Step 13: Use an x-acto knife to cut an “x” into the top of your box.
Step 14: Slip the flower through the hole and secure with tape on the other side. Voila! Fin.

See the full post here.


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