Shoptalk: End-of-Summer Edition

Shoptalk HeaderGreetings from The Cake Shop, where we’ve been busy BAKING memories … with camp, birthday parties, showers, field trips, and more! Plus, our bakery cases are full of new products. Read on …

August 2014 Cake Shop 101 Flyer If you’re looking for a fun last-hurrah-of-summer activity for your children, we still have a couple spaces left in THIS WEEK’S workshops. Tuesday’s class is designed for 4th-7th graders, while Wednesday’s workshop is perfect for all the rising kindergartners-3rd graders. Give us a call ASAP – 386-2253 (CAKE) – to reserve a spot, as space is limited!

Then, once the big kids go back to school, we look forward to seeing all of the preschoolers in The Cooking Corner! Preschool Storytime and Crafts is back – August 27th at 12:30 for “Just Because Day!”  It’s an hour of stories, hand-on activities, and sweet treats … just because!

Storytime August 27th-page-0When you stop by the shop, take a moment to browse our selection! This summer, we unveiled four new cupcakes: Strawberry White-Chocolate –  Neapolitan – Funfetti – Blueberry Cheesecake

four newWe’re also very excited about our August Cupcake-of-the-Month: BANANA BUDDING. Of course, it’s tasty … but it was chosen from a design suggestion at a recent field trip. We receive fun ideas from kids at special events, through our Girl Scout workshops, and from bakery tour visitors. This cupcake idea came from Nathan, who visited with Boys Town North Florida. Congrats to him … as he’ll soon be sharing a complimentary box of Banana Pudding cupcakes with his buddies! Stay tuned because we’ll be unveiling an in-store coloring contest very soon.

Banana Pudding Nathan-page-0We love hosting birthday parties at The Cake Shop! Check out some photos from a recent celebration, where the creativity was flowing! Also in birthday party news: all you parents will be interested to know that we now offer a “Frozen” party theme! This is mostly due to the MANY requests we receive for Frozen parties. But it’s also a great mantra for families who choose The Cake Shop for their celebration. Why not “LET IT GO!” and leave the party planning to us!? 

Frozen CollageRemember, we rent our special events room out for all kinds of special occasions! Perhaps you’re planning a meeting, a shower, ladies’ game night, or a family reunion? We just revamped our bridal and baby shower offerings. Let us take the stress of shower hosting, or help you dream up a celebration to remember!

DSC_1382Next up in the Cooking Corner for adults is a fabulous culinary class – September 4th – with Brian Knepper, Executive Chef at The Governor’s Club. We are thrilled that Brian has agreed to serve as a guest chef in our Cake Shop Cooking Corner … especially because proceeds from this class will benefit Children’s Home Society. Registration details can be found on our event calendar!

Chef BrianWe’ll close this month’s Shoptalk with some fun event photos, as well as a delicious recipe from our Owner and Head Chef Linda Richards – Chroque Monsieur – a specialty grilled cheese that got rave reviews from The Cake Shop team! The photos below are from our summer of kitchen fun, including: our first-ever week of summer camp at The Cake Shop, and special visits with FSUS Camp, Girl Scout troops, and the KUMC Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) group. Thank you to everyone who frequents The Cake Shop. We enjoy being part of your special celebrations!

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DSC_1301What do YOU throw together when you have just a few ingredients in the refrigerator? We loved challenging our campers to come up with a masterpiece … when given tape, clothespins, pipe cleaners, etc. Now, will they exercise that same creativity in the kitchen!?

DSC_1182The Cake Shop made an appearance on the “Cupcake Wars” day!

DSC_0931Remember the closing circle Girl Scouts? Watching this group sure was a TREAT!

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