The Blue Frog Bakery will be celebrating its 15th anniversary with a party this Saturday, and will be offering special pastries and desserts, chocolates, coffee, and cocktails.
Owner Brad Brown will kick off the party at 9 am with a special cake-cutting ceremony, and the party will ensue until 1 pm at Blue Frog Bakery (3 Green St.).
"Our baking methods have not changed in the last 15 years. Croissants are cut and rolled by hand almost every day," said Brown. "When I started, we weren't making our own bread, but I've learned that it's better when we make everything in house from scratch including fillings and doughs. Plus we added pizza. Over the years, we've become a destination for specialty items at certain times of year, such as King cake at Mardi Gras, Yule logs at Christmas, and pies during the holidays."
The bakery opened on March 19, 2004, with Mayor Tom Menino cutting the ribbon and through the years the chocolate almond croissant bread pudding, almond frangipane cakes, eclairs, egg custard tarts became the most popular items bringing people back again and again. And Mayor Marty Walsh is scheduled to cut the cake on Saturday.
Brown has also ingratiated himself to the community, serving as president of the JP Business and Professional Association from 2013 to 2014, and continues on their Board of Directors, and was on the board of JP Centre/South Main Streets, and served as president from 2014 to 2017.
"[The 15th anniversary celebration is] a testament to the strength of the Jamaica Plain neighborhood and the people who live in it, that a small independent bakery could flourish for 15 years. I am very proud and honored to be a part of the neighborhood," said Brown.