Food Profiling: Three Hearts Bake Shop

Categories: Food Profiling
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Albert Evangelista
Mel shares her wares

When former On the Line subject Kevin Nagano of Sage Cafe sings the praises of another cuisiner, there's a great deal of respect. He started carrying the soft-baked confections of Three Hearts Bake Shop, a Huntington Beach-based labor of love for sassy Mel Myers. After tasting his custom variation of lemon poppy seed cookies sandwiched around green tea filling, we were sold.

The concept began a year ago, when Myers was laid off from a 9-to-5 interior design group specializing in libraries (think of her next time you're browsing the East Anaheim branch or Fontana multicultural center). Mel always loved baking oatmeal peanut butter cokies, a hybrid between those oatmeal pie sugar bombs found at Target and the Girl Scout variety.
Modeled after her great-grandmother's recipe, she utilizes the kitchen of Deli-licious, a local sandwich shop, after hours.

Most of her fillings have a butter base, and a shelf-life of five to seven days when refrigerated; even longer when frozen. Her personal favorite is a chocolate chip variety with chocolate ganache filling. However, the best-seller is an oatmeal peanut butter one with a whipped peanut butter center.

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Albert Evangelista

With a little help from her friends, Mel manages to expand her services to include dessert catering for weddings. Wendy, her mom, is a huge supporter, digging deep to help her daughter with orders until as late (early?) as 4 a.m. A partner-in-life, Eric handles the sales side. Her 3-year-old daughter explains the operation best: "My mom makes money cookies. We can't eat the money cookies unless we have money."

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Albert Evangelista
Three Hearts doesn't have a store front. Instead, they are available online, via Etsy, and (for those wanting to try before they buy) at various local eateries in Orange County, including Sandwich World, East Borough and Deli-licious.


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7 comments
Bakery shop
Bakery shop

In a bakery business each and every bakery has taken a part in giving the best and best services and they are giving competition to each and other business.

chorizo mcguinness
chorizo mcguinness

for those who haven't tried it yet, do yourselves a favor and try deli-licious. Food Frenzy had a good reivew on them a while back that drew me in there and have been hooked ever since. The 3 Hearts cookies are ridiculously good

Ronna Tipton Bennett
Ronna Tipton Bennett

Wonderful tasty treats! I ordered some of Three Hearts Bakery Valentine cookies and had them shipped to me in Michigan. Some of the most beautiful, tasty cookies and everyone one of them made it in one piece and in a timely manner! I will definitely order again from them!

Bice710
Bice710

The oatmeal peanut butter ones are my faves....

Jennifer Grier
Jennifer Grier

Congrats Melissa, This is amazing.I had no idea until I recently saw your Mom's posts. I look forward to trying your baked goods.

Eric
Eric

fantastic! Mel is also a social media marketing expert - she really knows how to reach out and make people smile!

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