Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Philippine Debut Party: October 24, 2015

Holidays are coming and we are just getting started on the end of year booking of catered events. We've hosted many weddings this year with a variety of styles and venue locations. This is our first Debut Party and we are so happy to be apart of this celebration and share it with you!

Venue: LOFT 84
Photographer: ARCEGA

Loft 84

Table Settings

 Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail Shooters

 Fresh Fruit Bruschetta

Monday, June 22, 2015


This bride and groom just tied the knot with the most astonishing themed wedding. I believe it’s true that their love truly is unbreakable. The details, the surprise reveals and the obvious love between them brought us so much joy and we were actually sad when it was over. Felisa & Greg were amazing, fun loving and just felt good to be around them. We love creating relationships like these with our Brides & Grooms. 
The wedding took place at La Canada Thursday Club which was the perfect venue if your looking for a Spanish theme with outside and inside area. The ceremony was heartfelt with their closest friends and family with tears and laughter which kept things stirring. The afternoon was filled with passed appetizers with an open drink stand with professional dressed servers and lots of laughs. An amazing Gluten Free and Vegetarian Buffet was a great way to serve all the guests with special diets and prepared by yours truly.

We also made the Wedding Cake and Cupcakes - all gluten free!

Check out what we served…

Passed Appetizers of Gluten Free Fresh Fruit Bruschetta & Organic Vegetable Shot Glasses with Homemade Ranch Dressing

Gluten Free and Vegetarian Buffet:

Domestic and European Cheese and Fruit Display with olives, artichokes, kosher pickles, grapes, fresh fruits, chocolates, dried fruits, nuts, crackers both kosher and gluten free

Blackberry Marinated beets layered with creamed goat cheese and garnished with fresh mint

Spring Salad with pine nuts, goat cheese, roasted bell peppers drizzled with balsamic and olive oil dressing

Sweet Potato and Tator Tot Bar with vegetarian beans, melting cheese, dips, pineapple, kosher marshmallows, sour cream, mustard and chipotle mayo

The evening was perfect from beginning to end. Again, we want to congratulate the happy couple on tying the knot! It was an absolute pleasure catering your beautiful wedding!

Saturday, May 23, 2015


“Hit me with your best shot” Jewish all the way.  Yum Yum. “Give me more please.” We are so happy to say it was a great day in May! Wedding guests kept coming back for seconds and it was our enjoyment to serve them some of this yummy vegan and vegetarian goodness!

We need to mention our Chef, Fenya Konovaloff has traveled the world to experience a large variety of cuisines not just for fun, but for you. We focus on what the world has and the pleasures others enjoy and bring to you international and creative dishes for your events. This is what makes Russian Doll Bakery and Catering so special. Everything is made from scratch and she know's how to whip up dishes from around the globe. She brings olive oil from a barrel in Greece and Spices from Paris you might get lucky and try some. 

We catered a Jewish Wedding Reception for Andrew and Aviva at Lakeside Room in Riverside with an unbelievable delicious vegan and vegetarian menu. 

Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms severed with delicious seasonal market vegetables and topped with melted parmesan cheese

Butternut Squash Ravioli with Sage SOY Cream Sauce

Rosemary Roasted Red Potatoes
Green Beans with Garlic sauteed in Vegan Butter
Multi Color pasta with artichokes, olives, sun dried tomatoes, purple onion and dressing
Spring Salad with pine nuts, goat cheese, roasted bell peppers and evoo

To make this more refreshing for the summer months we made Lemonade with fresh mint and sliced strawberries.

We also made the Wedding Cake! 

Everything was a hit! We set up the buffet next to the lake in Fairmount Park, located in Riverside was an awesome venue and green grass surroundings. There’s nothing more refreshing then outside air and the smell of good food.
We look forward to caterer your next Vegan or Vegetarian meal! Check out our menus here! Or just give us a call. 951-660-2893

Friday, May 15, 2015

DOWNTOWN RIVERSIDE WEDDING, Life Arts Center and Mission Inn Ceremony

Brace yourselves because this wedding, photographed by Sandra Harris Photography started at the Mission Inn Hotel in Riverside, will knock your socks off. The overall vibe reflected Mikki and Dan’s personality beautifully. Outgoing and fun! The little details with hints of black, white and purple complimented the Life Arts Center in Riverside and enhanced the fun feel of the venue. Despite the level of elegance, this amazing couple also kept the vibe very fun and down to earth with their first dance and speeches about Beer. Mikki and Dan are perfect for each other and we wish them a lifetime of happiness!

The Menu

Cocktail Hour
Fresh Fruit Bruschetta
Bacon wrapped Jalapeno’s Stuffed with Bacon
Cheddar Cheese with Red Grapes
Jack Cheese with Green Grapes

Classic Caesar Salad
Fresh Bread Rolls with Butter
Marinated Tri Tip Steaks
Chicken Roulade wrapped in Bacon
Glazed Carrots with Honey and Butter
Adult Macaroni and Cheese 

Thank you to all the Vendors who made this happen!

Catered: Russian Doll Bakery and Catering 
Wedding Reception Venue: Life Arts Center
Wedding Ceremony: Mission Inn
Photography: Sandra Harris

Saturday, April 25, 2015


Missing out on the heat of the summer we had a fabulous wedding at Hidden Oaks located in Ramona, California. The venue has scenic landscape perfect for Jon and Kelsy's wedding day. The couples were smiling all day and I'm sure the two cheeks hurt at the end of the day.

The guests gathered at the location for the ceremony as the catering service and vendors round up and await for the party to start. Sunny and the perfect breeze with the rustic style accents and delicious food and sweets makes this a dream come true wedding! 

The guest gather and sign best wishes and names to the hand made wedding board.

Large mason jars served fresh cucumber water and cranberry juice before the new wedding couple arrive.

The sweetest table set aside in the shade for the bride and groom surrounded oak tree's and greenery everywhere. 

 Russian Doll Bakery and Catering served it up with Chicken with a white wine mushroom sauce, organic carrots, green beans and roasted mashed potatoes.

Always room for dessert Russian Doll served up 746 dessert for this wedding. Who needs cake?

What a great day, thank you to Larisa Photography, Hidden Oaks and all the vendors who worked as a team to make this day wonderful for Jon and Kelsy. We wish them the best life has to offer and full of laughs and cuddling.

Friday, April 24, 2015


I have been receiving multiple questions about how I came up with the Russian Doll logo and name, so I thought it was time that I shared the story with everyone. 

I was born here in the States but both of my parents are native Russian. The design of the doll was created by myself but was brought to life for me by someone else. 

Essentially, I am the doll. The color of her hair and her eyes reflect mine. The design on her apron was inspired by a Christmas stocking that my Aunt gave me when I was a child. I love it and I keep it on display in my house all year round! 

I like bright colors, which I also like to display with my food Russian or American. The logo was cute and unique, so what better way to put my company on display?

If you are interested in a Russian Doll of your own check out The Russian Store for a Russian doll of your very own! Also don't forget to check out The Russian Doll Bakery and Catering site for all of your Catering needs!

Saturday, February 14, 2015


On Saturday,  February 14th, Cindy Fickle and Luis Cueva had their beautiful wedding reception at the Lakeside Room in Riverside. Over 100 guests were able to attend the reception! And what a amazing event it was, Russian Doll Bakery provided the wedding cake, cupcakes and a mouthwatering buffet with baked chicken made with chardonnay and butter sauce, red roasted potatoes, rice, caesar salad and a beverage bar full of raspberry ice teas. The intimate receptions were a successful and full of best of Riverside Catering service. We sure did enjoy catering this reception with the great food and cake!

We made sure everyone was full and happy on this day!

Cindy and Luis, and the rest of the guests were beaming the whole day! They were one of most fun events to cater.

Russian Doll Bakery and Catering would like to congratulate Cindy and Luis for allow us to be a part of this special day. We wish you a life full of more dreams to come true as husband and wife!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Naked Dark Chocolate Ganache Cake – made with Greek Yogurt

Get naked on Valentines Day with this dark hunk of love! This is one of my favorite cake recipes because its super chocolaty and very moist. It's perfect for birthday's or during the week. I've been holding onto it for many years, but this year I’m giving it away to my fans and followers to share the love!




2 eggs

12 ounce Greek plain or vanilla

1/2 cup vegetable oil

3 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup room temperature “strong” coffee (I use Instant Coffee)

1 cup dark unsweetened cocoa powder

2 cup flour

2 cup sugar

2 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

Dash of salt


Dark Chocolate Ganache

Fresh Strawberries


Salted Caramel


  1. In the bowl using an electric mixer with paddle attachment beat eggs on high then on low speed add  yogurt, oil, vanilla and coffee. 
  2. In another bowl sift your ingredients of cocoa powder, flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt and mix until combined. 
  3. Pour your dry ingredients into wet ingredients and mix with paddle for 1 minute. Stop and scrap the sides of the bowl and paddle for 1-2 minutes, over mixing is ok depending if you want a thick rich cake. If you want a light cake mix until combined.
  4. Pour into a greased pan either using parchment paper at the bottom of your pan or dust with flour. 
  5. Bake on 350 oven for 35-45 minutes depending on your oven.  

      If you have any questions about this recipe or instruction, please send a comment. In my other post, recipes are hard to follow and especially baking, but I find this to be easy to make and so delicious!