Thursday, September 18, 2008

Coffee buzz anyone?

Ok, so last week wasn't the best coffee weather but it's coming! Cakes for Cause has started carrying hot and cold coffee provided by Café Nola. This is a dark and rich roast that's perfect as you walk around to the vendors at the Farmer's Market. Come to think of it, it's perfect with one of our fresh, traditional croissants or pain au chocolate too! For the afternoon part of the market, when it gets warmer, we also have our hand-shaken lemonade. Our lemonade-istas are standing by!

Cakes for Cause has a couple of events coming up that you may want to be aware of. We'll be attending the Middletown Heritage Festival on September 27th with yummy cookies and lemonade. We'll also have a booth at In the Street in Frederick on October 4th. We won't have food there (have you seen how many people show up for that?!) but we will have special drawings, information about our program, and pre-order sheets for our holiday cookies. And, don't forget, we're available to help with the holiday baking. Whether it's an elegant cake for your dinner party, spiced nuts for your holiday soiree, or a breakfast basket filled with scones and croissants for your office meeting, Cakes for Cause can help you craft something that is special and different. Give us a call or shoot us an email.

Speaking of holiday cookies, if you're of the cookie-decorating bent, we can help with that too. Our holiday fundraiser is sales of pre-rolled and cut gingerbread and sugar cookie boys and girls. All you have to do is slide them in the oven and bake them off...decorating is up to you. These are mouthwatering gingerbread and sugar cookies, created in small batches, just like all our pastries. Take some of the pressure off this holiday season and let us help you! Pre-Order forms are available at both markets and you can email us if you can't make the market.

This week at the Frederick Market (Saturdays on Baughman's Lane 10:00-1:00), we'll have several scones for any taste category: Lemon Ginger butter scones, Whole-Wheat Wild Blueberry butter scones, Vegan Sour Cherry scones, and Cheddar Chive cream scones. We missed croissants and pain au chocolate last week but we'll have them again this week. Our soda bread sells out quickly so if you really want a loaf, contact us in advance and we'll put one aside for you. Also, to the gentleman with the more than 10-year old memory of a Swedish Rye with orange peel, I'm going to try to get to it this week but no promises. Those of you who picked up freshly milled whole wheat flour, we owe you a recipe and they will be available at the market this week. We sell whole-wheat pastry flour (perfect for cookies and quick breads) that is milled in small batches and then sifted to remove the bran. If you're short on ideas, we'll give you a recipe as well, to get you started.

There's lots of ways you can support Cakes for Cause. We are always looking for volunteers and we have several opportunities available. Click here if you're interested in volunteering. You may also make a tax-deductible contribution to our organization. Your support helps us to provide paid employment, supplies, and equipment to the youth in our program. If you'd like to make a donation, click here. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

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