Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Cakes for Cause weekly email

Welcome to August!

Cakes for Cause has lots of news this week. We're going to be adding the Middletown Farmer's Market to our repertoire on Thursday afternoons. This Market operates from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Route 17 (just off Alt Route 40) in downtown Middletown. We'll have slightly different products (same high quality) on Thursdays so if you find yourself in Middletown, stop by and see us. This week in Frederick (Saturdays 10:00-1:00, on Baughman's Lane behind the Holiday Inn), we'll have our newly popular crumb yums and cinnamon sure to let us know if you need them in quantity...lemon ginger and cheddar chive scones, butter croissants, pain au chocolate, and assorted artisanal breads and crackers. If there's something that you'd like to purchase from us that we don't regularly carry, please ask us and we can probably arrange a special order for you. We also do celebration cakes, special events, box lunches, and breakfast baskets so if your workplace has a meeting or you have an event, we can help.

Cakes for Cause still needs volunteers through the remainder of the Market season and beyond. Volunteers help us staff our booth at both markets, they help us with baking and preparation, and they help us with putting together a strong and viable non-profit organization. If you have a skill you'd like to share or if you'd like to learn a new skill, please contact us about volunteer opportunities with Cakes for Cause. Fill out our information form and receive more information.

Don't forget the Cakes for Cause cupcake art contest. We're looking for a new postcard for our marketing materials and you could design it! The deadline is Friday August 22nd by mail or email and we'll announce the winner by September 10th. The winning artist will have their name printed on the back of our limited edition run of 500 postcards and will receive 25 postcards for their own distribution. Once our retail space opens in the spring, the winning postcard will become part of an art installation in our café. This contest is appropriate for all ages. Click here for a registration form.

Finally, we hope you enjoy the Cakes for Cause products at the market(s) and at our events in the community and we appreciate your repeat business every week but it's also important for us to remember why we started this venture in the first place. Children in our community age out of foster care every year with limited family support and limited options. Cakes for Cause is a program that is designed to teach these youth job skills, life skills, and how to internalize change so they have a future...whether it's in culinary arts or in another field.

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