Friday, April 24, 2009

Sooner Than You Think...

Yes, it's just two short weeks until the West Frederick Farmer's Market opens in all its glory (Saturdays starting May 2nd, 10:00-1:00 on Baughman's Lane). This year we're going to start something special. Each month we will choose a local non-profit and donate 5% of our total farmer's market sales to them on the first Saturday of every month. It's been a hard year so far for small agencies like ours, and Cakes for Cause would like to help support the groups who support the most vulnerable people in our community.

On May 2nd, 5% of our total sales from the farmer's market will be donated to Heartly House. Heartly House serves Frederick County residents who have been impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse. They have operated in Frederick County for more than 27 years. Their services include: a 24-hour hotline, emergency shelter, individual and group counseling, victim advocate services and legal representation, medical advocacy services for victims of sexual assault, abuser intervention groups, transitional housing, and community outreach and professional education. An anonymous donor has stepped up and agreed to match the amount that we contribute. So come out and enjoy a (hopefully) beautiful day at the Cakes for Cause booth. Fill up on scones, croissants, artisanal breads and make a difference for Heartly House (

Just as a little preview, we're testing soft pretzels this week...yummy! And, we'll have our new baseball t-shirts the first week of the farmer's market...get them while they're hot!

Calling America's Next Top Pastry Chef...the youngest generation
Heineman Myers Art Gallery in Bethesda ( is hosting a "Cake Off" on Sunday May 3rd. They've gotten Warren Brown of CakeLove ( as one of the pastry chef judges and it's a great opportunity for your little culinarian to strut their stuff. Here's a link to the entry application. Original recipes or their own creative adaptation of recipes are appropriate and cakes will be judged on taste and appearance. Feel free to email us with any questions...we're planning to be there for a fun afternoon of frosting!

Do you remember Cake Walks?
Well, even if you don't we do and we're hosting ours on the first Saturday Mayfest Celebration. Right after the farmer's market, we'll be downtown on the Carroll Creek Promenade with our cupcakes, our picnic table, and our old-timey music. For just 50 cents (tell us what other carnie game you can play for 50 cents...we dare you!), you can do the cake walk and if you're sitting down when the music stops, you get the cupcake! How delish is that? Hope to see you there.

Cakes for Cause

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