Wednesday, September 24, 2008
welcome to autumn! we have been celebrating the change in seasons with lots and lots of celebration!!! thanks to all who have helped us pull off some major feats in baking history!!! we did much super fun and exciting baking for the st. johns coffee roasting company's stand at the portland pirate festival. all those puffy sleeves and velvety vests can only make for a great time!!! i saw the tall ships in the river but never managed to get much closer than that because as soon as we had finished baking for 10,000 hungry scalliwags we began preparing for a secret cafe brunch benefit with christy from lilytoad! the benefit was for birth attendants who provide doula services to women in prison. it was so awesome to be able to help out such an amazing project. thank you to everyone who helped us pull it off!!! EXTRA SPECIAL THANK YOU TO: christy from lilytoad, lauren (my number one life saver) from anouk bakery, joel from courier coffee (always delicious!!!), hen house on sauvie island for the ridiculously beautiful dahlias, naomi from red star kombucha, and of course jesse, mckay, joyce, donnie, katherine, tom, eleanor and everyone who attended!! it was such a success that there just might be more of these events to look forward to in the future... anyhoo say farewell to your portland summer tan and get ready for some corn maze and yam time... and a few new bakery items making appearances around town. who wouldn't love to spend a fall afternoon with a slice of wheat-free pumpkin ginger loaf cake (ALBERTA ST. CO-OP), or a wheat-free banana chocolate marble loaf cake (NEW SEASONS: ARBOR LODGE), or maybe you prefer an earl grey tea cupcake with chocolate ganache (ALBERTA ST. CO-OP), or a sweet and spicy chocolate chile mango cupcake (what??? so good!!!) (RED & BLACK CAFE) and if you're feeling like a homebody 'cause it's fall try some BAKE-AT-HOME STICKY BUNS from CENA in st. johns! i love autumn!!!!!