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Cakes for a Cause @ La Monarca Bakery April 22nd – 28th

Cakes4ACause2With this year’s reported catastrophic collapse of Monarch Butterfly populations in Mexico – down to their lowest level since 1976 – La Monarca Bakery is expanding its Cakes for a Cause campaign to all its locations beginning on April 22nd (Earth Day), benefiting their official partner, the ECOLIFE Foundation, and its programs in Michoacán, Mexico. ECOLIFE’s Monarch Conservation projects include protection of existing forests by constructing fuel-efficient stoves to reduce the cutting of wood for fuel, and restoration of forests through the collaborative planting of thousands of trees in Mexico. Upon returning from his recent trip to the Monarch Sanctuary, ECOLIFE’s Executive Director, Bill Toone, noted “I am just back from a tragic trip to Mexico. Tragic because Monarch butterflies are at an all time low – 2% of the historic one billion of about 25 years ago.  Never have there been so few butterflies in Mexico.” In support of their efforts, La Monarca Bakery will donate 10% of the proceeds from all cake sales at their stores to ECOLIFE from April 22 (Earth Day) through April 28.

LaMonarcawindowpaneHowever, this year’s Cakes for a Cause is more than just a campaign for funds, but also a campaign to raise awareness for this now endangered migratory phenomenon. For this, La Monarca Bakery will also be distributing a coloring page to all kids and families visiting their stores featuring Monarch butterflies in their natural habitat.

Mr. Pasadena says: ” This is just another reason to enjoy this fabulous bakery. Support your sweet tooth and support a great cause. #winwin! ” 

For more information on La Monarca Bakery, visit www.lamonarcabakery.com, or follow them: @LaMonarcaBakery, FB/LaMonarcaBakery, Instagram/LaMonarcaBakery.

La Monarca Bakery

1001 Mission Street

South Pasadena, CA91030

626.403.6860

 For more information on ECOLIFE, please visit:www.ecolifefoundation.org

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La Monarca South Pasadena Grand Opening

“The story of La Monarca Bakery is one of joy for life and of overcoming the odds, propelled by the indomitable search for a dream, fueled by the strength of love and family. It is embodied by the brave and resilient spirit of the beautiful Monarch Butterfly.” LaMonarcastreet2

La Monarca opens its doors adjacent South Pasadena’s Metro Gold Line stop where there skilled team of bakers creates a variety of Mexican cakes, pastries and breads from scratch, using traditional proprietary recipes perfected over the last 50 years. Some of La Monarca’s traditional offerings include Quiche Ranchero, Traditional Cazuelas, Tres Leches Cake, Caramel Flan, Agave Nectar Cookies and Hojarasca. At the new South Pasadena location, guests can enjoy location-specific specialities, including Ham and Cheese Cazuelas and Cold Brewed Coffees.

La Monarca Bakery’s founders, Ricardo Cervantes and Alfredo Livas, grew up in Monterrey, Mexico’s third largest city. Since they were kids, the two friends enjoyed the rich variety of breads and pastries (pan dulce), which are household staples in Mexico. While studying in the U.S., Ricardo and Alfredo missed the delicious pastries from back home. After moving to Los Angeles they continued searching for authentic, high-quality pastries from their homeland but the offerings they found were very disappointing. Thus, they decided to create La Monarca Bakery to bring cakes and pastries with the authentic flavors of Mexico to the U.S.LaMonarcabread2

Mr. Pasadena says “ No matter if you live in Pasadena or South Pasadena you are thankful to have this amazing baker near you. So it is with open arms and a happy tummy that I welcome La Monarca to the neighborhood.”

La Monarca Bakery

1001 Mission Street

South Pasadena, CA91030

626.403.6860

Hours: 6:00am – 8:00pm. For additional information, visit www.lamonarcabakery.com or follow: @LaMonarcaBakery, FB/LaMonarcaBakery, Instagram/LaMonarcaBakery.