Thursday, August 27, 2009

Cakes for Cause: Coming Soon…Moxie Bakery & Cafe

Do us a favor and walk up North Market Street to the fountain at 7th Street…they’re installing awnings today on what we hope is your new favorite uptown gathering spot. Moxie is the social enterprise operated by Cakes for Cause and it’s the classroom space where we will provide six months of paid employment and experience in the restaurant industry to youth in our program. We’re so excited! Thanks to the many of you who responded to our email last week with offers to help…we’ll keep you posted on when we’re going to need work crews.

Calling All Pastry Lovers!
The response to our products at the Shab Row market has been fabulous…thanks to all who come out to that market on Thursdays to support us. And to those of you who make it to both our farmers’ markets (because you just can’t resist we suppose!), we’ll have some unique treats this week. Have you ever had a madeleine? It’s a little butter cake, shaped like a shell and dusted with powdered sugar and it’s absolutely delicious with your morning coffee or afternoon tea. We’ll also be experimenting with a gluten free product this week…try and see if you can guess which one it is. We hope to see you there!

Downtown Frederick (Shab Row)
Thursdays 3-6 on East Street at Church Street

West Frederick
Saturdays 10-1 on Baughman’s Lane behind the Quality Inn on Route 40 in Frederick

Our Volunteers Are the Bestest!
We hope that we appreciate you all throughout the year but we do try to make sure to do a public shout out regularly to our volunteers. Cakes for Cause would not be the organization that it is without our loyal group of volunteers. Some of you help us out at the farmers’ markets, some of you help us with one-time projects, others serve on the board of directors for up to two years, and all your time and efforts are appreciated. We do need to give a special shout out to our good friend Yeon. For those of you who visit us at the market, you know that our Saturday booth always has fresh flowers and some of you have even tried to buy them from us. One of our volunteers has committed for the past two years to provide those every week from her garden and they’re just beautiful. So to Yeon and to all of our volunteers, we honor your efforts this week and every week at Cakes for Cause.

Cookie Tourist Deadline is this Sunday…
If you have pictures you took of your cookie tourist on vacation, we’ll give you until August 31st to get them to us to be judged by an impartial panel and chosen as our winner (fabulous prizes people!). You can email your photos (no bribes please) to, and you may enter more than one photograph from your cookie’s travels.

Cakes for Cause

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