We opened our Appleton store in 2006 after visiting Steve’s parents in Madison. Our daughter came home from shopping with her Grandma and told us about the great store they had visited. She talked about all the frozen ready-to-bake goodies at the store and how “cool” the store was. Then we tasted the cookies and pastries she baked with her Grandma, and we were hooked.
We went back to the store with my daughter so we could see for ourselves. It was just before Christmas, and while at the store, customers were streaming in with enthusiastic compliments, commenting on how wonderful the holiday cut-outs tasted, claiming that the gingerbread was the best they ever tasted or repeating how much their dinner guests loved the bread and rolls. We were amazed by the huge selection of products that we never knew were available to the general public. We were intrigued by not just how good everything looked but also by the convenience and time savings offered by the products. We couldn’t wait to get home that weekend and sample all the treats. As a very busy family, with two school-age kids, two jobs and hectic sports, dance and school activity schedules, we loved the convenience offered by U-Bake. I kept remembering all the times one of our kids would come home from school and inform me they needed two dozen cookies for a student counsel bake sale or class party the next day. We loved having warm, buttery dinner rolls and bread with dinner and missed the aroma of fresh baking wafting through the house. Following that fateful weekend, we were so impressed by how easy to bake and how delicious everything tasted, I wanted to bring U-Bake home to my friends in the Fox Valley, and the rest is history.
At U-Bake, we strive to provide the highest quality products available. All of our frozen products are meant to be prepared and sold in a bakery or restaurant. We buy in bulk from the same places as your favorite restaurants and bakeries and repackage into family friendly quantities. In these tough economic times, when most of us are trimming our budgets by eating out less, U-Bake makes it possible for you and your family to have economical fresh, hot, delicious comfort food at home with the convenience of ready-made. U-Bake allows you to have a restaurant-quality experience at home, while helping you prepare a better quality meal and maintaining family food traditions. The fact that everything is individually frozen, means you choose the amount you want to bake. For instance, a single person or couple is able to bake what they need and not have to buy eight pre-cooked hamburger buns that end up going to waste, or just bake a couple cookies instead of having two dozen sitting on the counter tempting you all week. U-Bake also offers all kinds of baking and cooking ingredients for those of you that like to cook from scratch, including spices, flours, grains, fruit fillings and much, much more. We carry professional soup bases and gravy mixes, a whole line of Amish made products, home made Jams and jellies, a huge selection of unique candy and snacks and so much more.
As a small, family owned business, we truly understand how small businesses shape a community and the lives of the people that live there. We are proud to support our community and be part of its growth. Most of our products are locally sourced, thus furthering our community support and growth. Every day we are reminded by our customers’ comments, stories and smiles, that we are raising the standard of living in the Valley one stomach at a time.