Thursday, October 30, 2008

Neither Rain, Nor Sleet...

Well possibly sleet would deter us but we're like the Post Office at Cakes for Cause. We brought out our tent weights, our hot cocoa, and our good humor last week and it was great to see how many Farmer's Market addicts there really are in Frederick County (and beyond)! This week we'll have more hot cocoa, along with hot coffee but unless there is a huge outcry response via email, we probably won't do cider. Our cocoa is based on several old-fashioned recipes and it's creamy and chocolatey...perfect to partner with a scone or pain au chocolat as you wander the late fall market.

We'll be doing a tasting for a restaurant later this week so we may have some special items in limited quantities at the Saturday Market (on Baughman's Lane 10:00-1:00). We're also planning apple turnovers made with several varieties of local apples ...puff pastry and glazed with cider, they're a yummy addition to your Sunday breakfast or brunch. Cheddar biscuits return this week, along with vegan scones, a new crispy peppercorn cracker (we had it with cheddar over the weekend...yummy!), and a full complement of our breads and pastries.


We're unveiling our fall/winter t-shirt design this week. We have a couple of long-sleeved options for you to choose from-thermal, and men's and ladies sizes in a more traditional material. If you bring over your (now) vintage original shirt as proof of purchase, we'll knock $2 off the price for you as a thank you for buying multiples. Our tagline on the back of this shirt comes from a bartender in Brooklyn who heard about our project earlier in the year and calls us, "...a noble food project." Remember, we change our design every 100 shirts so once they're gone, you'll just have to wistfully view them on our website (

Also, we're planning an order for hoodies using the same design. We're going to pre-order/pre-pay for these so once we have at least 25 orders, we'll get them printed. Still trying to set up for online credit card purchases but we'll take checks or cash at this time.


We're gearing up and we'll have some special treats in the upcoming weeks. Look for a photo essay as the SugarCookie (they're a modern married couple with a combined name) family makes their way back to Frederick in time for our holiday cookie fundraiser. There's still time to order these and other special treats for the holidays. Ask us about special cakes, desserts, and savories to make your celebrations easier and special.

Cakes for Cause

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