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Wild Maine Blueberry Jam Pork Tenderloin

December 2, 2019

Ready to have your socks knocked off? Try this Stonewall Kitchen Wild Maine Blueberry Jam and Port Tenderloin drizzle. As almost all of Stonewall Kitchen’s recipes go, this one requires minimal ingredients but delivers a full flavored meal — your guests will demand seconds!

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup Wild Maine Blueberry Jam
  • 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon tawny port
  • Pinch ground cinnamon
  • 2 pounds pork tenderloin (cut into medallions)
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil

Directions

  1. Add olive oil to a small saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add the minced garlic and sauté until tender, but not brown.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and heat. Stir until ingredients are combined and warm.
  4. Heat additional olive oil in a fry pan and sauté the pork or chicken until cooked through.
  5. Serve meat with sauce drizzled over each serving.

It’s Party Time!

Have you heard? The Cake Shop Bakery’s newly renovated event room is the perfect space for your next birthday celebration, wedding or baby shower, business meeting or book club. We provide everything you’ll need to pull off a successful, memorable event.

Book your child’s next birthday celebration at The Cake Shop Bakery. We offer an all inclusive birthday package complete with beverages, snacks, a Cake Shop birthday cake, goodie bags, cookies and cupcakes and all the sprinkles, toppings and buttercream icing needed to decorate.

We love hosting your children. We love to see their creativity and designs. We’ll provide a box for them to bring home treats to share… with YOU. And after the party, we’ll even clean up the mess! It doesn’t get much better than that. Cake, cookie, and cupcake decorating with all the fun and none of the mess.

One happy customer loved her Cake Shop Bakery birthday party so much, she’s had it here twice! Our calendar is already filling up for the new year. Contact our event coordinator for details and bookings.

Linda’s Monkey Pies

November 30, 2019

Growing up, the Cake Shop Bakery’s founder, head pastry chef and baker Linda Richards, could be found in the kitchen alongside her grandmother always baking. She bounced around listening and learning. She was drawn to baking, and soaked up any lesson, tip or recipe given.

Her grandmother would add a pinch of this and a smidge of that, and in no time she’d have a fresh batch of Monkey Pies whipped up and ready for consumption. To this day, the Cake Shop Bakery Monkey Pies are one of Linda’s all time favorite treats to bake… and eat!

Linda says, “If everyone had a Monkey Pie, there would be world peace.” And if you’ve ever tried one, you’d agree. Pop by the bakery, and try one of many famous, family recipes. But call ahead, as the Monkey Pies are the first to fly off the shelves!

Thanksgiving Glazed Sweet Potato Slices

November 22, 2019

Entertaining for the holidays? Make sure to visit the Cake Shop Bakery to stock up on breakfast scones, croissants and quiche AND the bakery store for new recipe ideas.

Our shelves are stocked with our favorite Stonewall Kitchen jams, sauces and marinades. Pairing Stonewall Kitchen products with your Thanksgiving recipes are a fun way to add a new twist to an old staple. Take potatoes for example. You’ve probably been making and bringing the same family potatoes to the feast for years. This year is your year to shine!

Before posting a very doable new twist on potatoes below, allow us to offer a word of advice. Remember your hostess. She’s worked hard for this day. Pair a cookbook, jam and one of our chopping boards together for a perfect hostess gift. She’s bound to let you give the toast, say the prayer or carve the turkey!

Ingredients

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 cup Stonewall Kitchen Roasted Garlic Onion Jam
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Steam or boil potato slices until almost tender, about 5 minutes. Drain well.
  2. Combine orange juice and Roasted Garlic Onion Jam in a large skillet and bring to a boil over medium–high heat. Add sweet potatoes and tarragon. Gently boil until the liquid is reduced and coats the potatoes.
  3. Season with salt and pepper. Serve at once or cover and refrigerate until needed, then gently reheat, adding additional orange juice or water if needed.

49 Scholarships Raised with Your Help

November 20, 2019

Riders from all over S. Georgia and Florida came together this past Nov 16, 2019 to RIDE through cold and some mud, had a great time and helped raise money to send children to the Florida Children’s Diabetes Camp.  Mark your 2020 Calendar — Nov. 14, 2020.   The Second Annual RHRFD will commence!  Have a look at photos from the event here.

We thank our local Florida and Georgia families and friends who have been impacted by Type 1 Diabetes and all those who joined efforts to launch the annual bike ride to raise awareness of this deadly disease, and to raise money to send kids with Type 1 Diabetes to Florida Children’s Diabetes Camp.

Type 1 Diabetes is an expensive disease. We are happy to help in providing camp scholarships for as many kids as we can with our involvement with Ride to Fight Diabetes.

During the 2019 summer, Florida Diabetes Camp served 1 camper from Alabama, 17 from Georgia, 31 from North Florida.  About 54% of campers receive full or partial scholarships. The camps do not receive support from JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) or ADA (American Diabetes Association). 

All money raised from this bike ride will support  campers from northern Florida, southern Georgia and Alabama; these camps are under the medical direction of doctors and nurses in North Florida. Activities offered through Florida Diabetes Camp include sports, swimming, arts and crafts, and diabetes education and a special camp for cycling.

Thank you for your help in raising awareness and supporting the fight.

Ride to Fight

November 15, 2019

The Cake Shop Bakery will be supporting the Red Hills Ride to Fight Diabetes Clay Ride tomorrow morning in Thomasville, GA. Come out to Hubs and Hops, show your support, grab a treat, cheer on the riders and say hi to Linda!

Registration and further details for the 25, 45 and 75 mile ride is still open at redhillsrides.org.

By registering for the ride, you will provide camp scholarships for kids up to age 17 where they will learn what it takes to manage diabetes, with the support of their peers. There is even a bike camp!

One hundred percent of the proceeds of this ride will go to support these scholarships. Local Florida and Georgia families and friends who have been impacted by Type 1 Diabetes thank YOU for your support. See you bright and early at the ride!

The Sweetest Van in Town

November 8, 2019

If you’ve never visited the Cake Shop Bakery Sweet Van, you’re missing out! A few years back, before the days of delivery services, we had the idea of bringing fresh baked goods TO YOU. So our very own engineer and bakery extraordinaire, Tim, designed a mobile bakery giving us the ability to do just that. We come to YOU.

Tim and the Sweet Van have a big presence in the food truck scene downtown, south and north of town as well at most arts and craft events around town. Tim packs the Sweet Van to the brim and heads out to a convenient location ready to deliver baked goods to our favorite customers.

If you have an event or would love the Sweet Van to visit your office, contact the bakery to get on our schedule. We would love to share goodies with you — make sure to check our events tab for upcoming Sweet Van dates and locations.

Now Shipping

November 4, 2019

The holiday season is in full swing, and so is our pack and ship department! It brings us great joy to know that your friends and family are the happy recipients of delicious Cake Shop Bakery treats.

We have customers that have set up a standing order to ensuring they get their cookie fix. We’ve had grandparents ship across the country to their favorite nephew. And we have customers that love to treat their clients with tins filled with cookies. It’s kind of like receiving flowers, except you get to devour the package!

No matter who you are and who you are shipping to, our shipping department is more than happy to accommodate your shipping needs. We have a variety of tin sizes and a list of goodies that can be shipped.

Call into the bakery for details on shipping our treats! We offer a range of shippable treats ranging from cookies and bars to cakes — all available for shipping across the states. Let us send a little slice of home to someone you know!

Fall is in the Air

November 1, 2019

What a wonderful start to Fall. We were honored to host our first Fall guest chef, the world renowned cook, author and television host, Nathalie Dupree. Not only were we happy to receive her into our bakery, but to our home as well. This experience is one we will never forget.

Nathalie has truly touched so many lives. She continues to be an inspiration to me and all those in contact with her. She has a life time of cooking experience and was readily willing to impart this knowledge to me, our class guests and the other bakers here at the Cake Shop.

One piece of instruction that keeps popping up in my mind is… to give yourself permission to try! Try out a new recipe. Try it out again. “Lock the kitchen door,” Nathalie suggested, “spend $10 on flour and cream and a pan and TRY out a recipe!”

Through practice and patience and experimenting with your oven and ingredients, you will finally arrive at that perfect recipe. Practice is key. We often give up when a recipe doesn’t turn out how we want. But like anything else in life — practice makes perfect. And through LOTS of practice and kindness to the chef (you), we too can become a kitchen wiz!

Thank you Nathalie Dupree — we look forward to your next visit!

Cooking with Nathalie Dupree

October 7, 2019

Great news! The October 29th Nathalie Dupree cooking and book signing event is such a hit, we’ve opened up another class! Join us for one of two cooking classes, lite bites and Nathalie’s newest cookbook — same day, now two times: 11am and 6pm. If you have already spoken to Linda, she has your invitation and you are on the list.

Interested in joining us for our first guest chef in the Fall line up? Call into the bakery for more information and to be added to the list.

A little background on Nathalie…

Dupree is the author of 14 cookbooks and the host of more than 300 national and international cooking shows. She has been chef in three restaurants, in Majorca, Spain; Georgia; and Virginia. She is a founder and two-time president of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, founder and co-president of both the Atlanta and Charleston, South Chapters of Les Dames d’Escoffier, founding chairman of the Charleston Food and Wine Festival, past president of the Atlanta Chapter of the International Woman’s Forum and is active in many other organizations. 

Nathalie’s latest cookbook as well as her other cookbooks are available in the bakery. Space for this event is limited, and tickets are going quickly. Be sure to secure your seat for this exciting cooking demonstration, lite dinner and book signing.

*Nathalie’s latest cookbook is included in ticket cost.

All Things Fall

October 6, 2019

It’s not 1000 degrees out! You know what that means… it’s time for all things Fall. Stop in to pick up several specialty seasonal treats we only bring out during the Fall. We have many apple and pumpkin goodies in the mix.

Not to mention our yummy Stonewall Kitchen Maple Pumpkin Butter. This butter makes that extra piece of toast totally worth it! With a sweet mix of maple and pumpkin, it’s great on its own or used as a recipe ingredient.

Add it to pumpkin soup to pump up the creaminess and add a kick of maple, or enjoy it spread on apple muffins or scones.

Try this mouth-watering recipe from Stonewall Kitchen and get your Fall started right:

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf good quality cinnamon raisin bread
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 jar Stonewall Kitchen Maple Pumpkin Butter
  • 3/4 cup half and half
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 2 Braeburn or Winesap apples, cored, peeled and diced
  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
  • Dash of salt
  • 3/4 cup pecans, toasted and chopped

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with parchment or foil.
  2. Lay bread slices on pan and toast for 10-15 minutes until lightly browned.
  3. Remove from oven and cut each slice into 6 pieces and reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees F.
  4. Butter a 9×13-inch pyrex pan and arrange bread pieces over bottom, slightly overlapping.
  5. To prepare apples, in a sauté pan melt 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter.
  6. Add apples, salt and cinnamon and sauté until soft and golden brown, about 10 minutes.
  7. Spread apples over the bread. Sprinkle with chopped, toasted pecans.
  8. To prepare the custard, in a non-reactive bowl whisk together eggs, egg yolks and Maple Pumpkin Butter.
  9. Add orange zest, heavy cream and half and half. Mix thoroughly.
  10. Pour custard over bread, nut and apple mixture. And allow to sit for 30 minutes.
  11. Place baking dish in a large roasting pan. Fill with enough water to come halfway up sides of baking dish.
  12. Bake in a 325 degree F oven for 35-45 minutes, checking for doneness after 35 minutes, by inserting knife in center. If the knife comes out clean, bread pudding is done.
  13. Serve warm with softened vanilla ice cream or softly whipped cream.

October is for Giving

October 3, 2019

Did you know… all week, every week, for twenty plus years, Linda and the Cake Shop Bakery has donated cupcakes and sweet treats to the families and patients of BOTH hospital oncology units?

This month especially, we are thinking PINK and thinking of so many whose family members, friends, colleagues and so on have been touched personally by cancer.

Make sure to keep your health top of mind as well as that of your loved ones. Donate to the causes, wear pink, educate yourself, and get the checkups.

We are so thankful for the doctors, nurses and staff and all those that aid in supporting the fight against cancer. If you are currently in one of the hospital oncology units, look for the Cake Shop Bakery treat cart — we hope to bring a little smile during trying times. Never give up hope!

Guest Chef Nathalie Dupree

October 1, 2019

Mark your calendar: October 29th… Nathalie Dupree is joining the Cake Shop Bakery as guest chef for our first Fall cooking event! We are beyond thrilled to host guest chef, author and cooking show host Nathalie Dupree. This is an evening you won’t want to miss.

Dupree is the author of 14 cookbooks and the host of more than 300 national and international cooking shows. She has been chef in three restaurants, in Majorca, Spain; Georgia; and Virginia. She is a founder and two-time president of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, founder and co-president of both the Atlanta and Charleston, South Chapters of Les Dames d’Escoffier, founding chairman of the Charleston Food and Wine Festival, past president of the Atlanta Chapter of the International Woman’s Forum and is active in many other organizations. 

Nathalie’s latest cookbook as well as her other cookbooks are available in the bakery. Space for this event is limited, and tickets are going quickly. Be sure to secure your seat for this exciting cooking demonstration, lite dinner and book signing.

*Nathalie’s latest cookbook is included in ticket cost. So… get your ticket! Get your cookbook signed! And get your reservation for a seat secured!

The Sweetest Bakery Award Goes To…

…We can hardly wait to find out!

Let us extend a HUGE thank you to all that are voting The Cake Shop Bakery as the Sweetest Bakery in America. We are so proud to serve you and are so thankful for your loyalty and support. Your votes mean everything.

Sharing in your birthdays, new baby reveals and celebrations, weddings, new jobs, and so many large and small life milestones, is such an honor. We want to keep our regular customers happy and those walking in the doors for the first time hooked on our welcoming service and delicious bakery treats.

Thank YOU for making us the Sweetest Bakery! Voting for the contest has closed. Check back October 18th when the vote tally will be released and a bakery will take the official title. With or without the title, we’ll stay sweet!

Oh, Baby! Let Us Host Your Baby Shower

September 8, 2019

Planning a baby shower? Let the Cake Shop Bakery “labor” over all the details! Our new event space is perfect for baby showers, parties, meetings, get togethers and special events.

Our all inclusive package for baby showers offers quiche, biscuits, monkey pies, seasonal fruit, a cake, cupcakes, lemonade, tea, favors, place settings, fresh cut flowers and more… we’ll even handle set up and clean up afterwards. You just sit back and enjoy the party while we check off the details.

Contact our event coordinator to set up your next shower.

It’s Party Time!

August 30, 2019

Our new event space is officially OPEN! Planning a birthday party? We’ve expanded the bakery and now offer all inclusive birthday packages complete with cake, beverages, snacks, cupcakes and cookies with buttercream icing and toppings for decorating AND a goodie bag for each guest. We set up, break down and clean up. Contact our event coordinator to book today.

“We’ve had TWO of our daughter’s birthdays at The Cake Shop Bakery! That’s how much we love it!”

We love hearing your positive, supportive feedback, and we are thrilled to have the new event space available to book your parties.

Meet Linda Richards: Tallahassee’s Cupcake Queen

February 2, 2011

Outlet: WCTV

Not everyone has the time to give back, but those who do deserve to be honored for their good deed.

That includes Linda Richards who’s generosity knows no bounds. And her cupcakes have put smiles on peoples faces for years.

Linda Richards knows her way around the kitchen. For the past 18 years, she’s been the owner of the Cake Shop in Tallahassee. A one stop shop for anyone with a sweet tooth.

“I’ve been baking all my life with my dad in the restaurant business. I grew up in it,” said Linda Richards, owner of the Cake Shop in Tallahassee.

Her cupcakes are heavenly, but so is her generosity. On any given day, Richards receives between 15-20 requests for free cupcakes.

“You can’t do everything, you want to do your part.”

And no one can ever say Linda Richards doesn’t give back. Just some of the beneficiaries of her baked goods are the Ronald McDonald House, American Cancer Society, Heart Association, and so many more.

Judy Meggs and Grace Lawhorn walk the lonely halls of the oncology unit at TMH. But they aren’t alone. Underneath the cloth are Linda’s goodies. Every Monday, for the past six years, the Cake Shop has donated sweets to cancer patients.

“Linda doesn’t get to see the joy that she brings, so that makes a very special person that’s able to donate and not be there to see the good deed she’s doing.”

For most of the patients the tea cart is the highlight of their day. A chance to break up the monotony of chemo and radiation, a chance to indulge in a little chocolate, sip a cup of coffee, and enjoy the good life, if only for a little while.

“It helps to give some dignity back to the patients up here going through so many things that rob you of your dignity,” said Grace Lawhorn who works on the tea cart at TMH.

Back at the Cake Shop, just a few miles from TMH, Linda works on her latest creation. Her cupcakes have helped support her family. They’ve also supported other families…families who have never met Linda Richards but will always remember how she made them feel.

“She’s a one in a million person. She really gives all.”