In the middle of a cold Pittsburgh winter, a Farm to Table Local Food Tasting might seem like an unfeasible event to pull off.
Even though local produce is hard to find now in this region, Erin Hart, director of health-benefit services for American HealthCare Group, the sponsor of Farm to Table, says it’s a great time of year “to slow down and savor the winter offerings of local farms and food producers.”
Those offerings include greens, squash, potatoes, apples, onions and garlic; shelf staples such as canned goods, honey and maple syrup; and all kinds of meats, eggs and cheeses.
The first “For the Love of Pittsburgh” Farm to Table Local Food Tasting will take place Feb. 8 at Pittsburgh Public Market in the Strip District.
Sample sensational cupcakes prepared by the region’s finest bakeries!
Local bakeries and caterers will serve up scrumptious homemade cupcakes in an effort to win the title of Best Cupcake!
Attendees will sample all the delicious confections and then cast their vote to determine the People’s Choice winner, while a panel of judges will determine the winners for Best Frosting, Best Cake, Best Decoration and Best Overall Taste.
All proceeds from the event support ArtsQuest’s Arts Education Programming Fund which provides quality arts and educational programs and experiences for students from throughout the Lehigh Valley.
- Iron Lakes Country Club
- Lehigh Catering
- Trixie’s Treats
- Kyms Creations Bakery
- Amy’s Sweets and Treats
- The Pirate Cupcake Truck
- Delightful Designs, LLC
- Erika’s Delicious Sweets
- The Bakery Nook
If your restaurant/catering business is interested in participating in the event contact Samantha Kulp at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-332-1365.
Saturday, December 27, 2014 @ 12:30 PM
Musikfest Café presented by Yuengling
101 Founders Way
Bethlehem, PA 18015
map & directions
ArtsQuest’s Cupcake Bowl is the definition of a “sweet Saturday.”
The annual fundraising event brings together bakeries from around the area for a day of sampling.
The 2014 event will be held 12:30-2:30 p.m. Dec. 27 at ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way in Bethlehem.
According to a news release, ticket sales have opened. Buy a ticket at artsquest.org or call 610-332-3378. Tickets cost $30, $25 for ArtsQuest members. Proceeds from the event will go to ArtsQuest’s Arts Education Programming Fund.
Fall is here, and that means its time to begin thinking about the season’s fruits, vegetables and decorations.
Fresh-picked apples are available from mid-August through mid-November. And while pears and watermelons should be around through the first part of October, you probably won’t find corn, beans and tomatoes after the middle of September.
Pumpkins and gourds are now out in full force, along with other fall decorations including Indian corn, hay bales, corn stalks and mums.
York County has a wealth of locally owned markets and stands where you can find fall fruits, vegetables and family activities.
NORRISTOWN, PA — Local churches are the barometers of economic disparity in the West End. The once affluent community, with its stately homes lining Haws Avenue, has become a different sort of place. On streets lined with houses whose kitchens once knew bounty are the hungry citizens of contemporary Norristown.
The Rev. Sandra Etemad, rector of All Saints’ Episcopal Church, described area residents as “a lot of really hard working people that don’t have enough money.”
There are a number of food ministries in Norristown that work to alleviate hungry neighborhoods, from All Saints’ twice monthly Saturday dinners to Haws Avenue Methodist’s Sunday lunch.
The purpose of these meals is twofold. They serve those searching for sustenance and act as meeting places, where parishioners and other community members can gather for company. There are those who attend the meals for just a few minutes of conversation.
Chef Susan Notter, program director of pastry arts at The Pennsylvania School of Culinary Arts and owner of Susan Notter Pastries, will appear on “Cupcake Wars” at 8 p.m. Sunday as a competitor in a special edition episode, “Cake Wars,” which will unite cake makers, sweet specialists and special effect artists.
Here’s a little information about Ady Cakes from their website:
“We are a locally owned Custom Cake & Cupcake Shop situated in the heart of West Reading in business since 2007. We offer many elegant designs from which to choose, and we also specialize in working with you to create a completely new design with your own personality, ideas and flair.
We will guide you in selecting a cake that suits your personal style and budget and above all, we promise to deliver a fresh, delicious, cake that tastes as good as it looks.
Our business is fully licensed by the State of Pennsylvania and a proud member of the International Cakes Exploration Societe (ICES). ”
Ady Cakes, LLC is located at 631 Penn Avenue, West Reading, PA. You can contact them the following ways:
Voice: (610) 898-4064
There are many pictures on the website and Facebook for your enjoyment! The bakery hours and other information about ordering and payment are found on their website for your convenience!
Here is an article from today’s Reading Eagle:
Ady Abreu was hard at work in her West Reading bakery Monday morning, just hours after celebrating her “Cupcake Wars” victory at a party held in her honor at Viva Bistro & Tapas Lounge in Wyomissing.
Normally closed on Mondays, Ady’s Cakes opened during the afternoon with a special offering – a four-pack containing one cupcake of each flavor that she created for “Cupcake Wars,” a Food Network baking-competition show.
In the video, Rebecca Zukowski of Blondies admitted to being “tacky, flashy and loud.”
Zukowski will compete against three other bakers in a new episode of the Food Network series at 8 p.m. Sunday.
The bakers face three elimination challenges until only one remains. The winner gets $10,000 and a chance to showcase cupcakes at a party for the Los Angeles Derby Dolls, a roller derby team.
Editor’s note: This is an awesome concept!
While running her stand at Central Market recently, Donna Lott dashed into YorKitchen to decorate a cheesecake.
Lott, who owns Hattie’s Gourmet Cheesecakes, outlined the half-chocolate, half-vanilla cake with white frosting. Earlier, she had adorned it with a yellow bunny with a pink belly.
Last year, Lott was an accountant. Now, she owns a baking business. She does all of her baking at YorKitchen, a business incubator run by NutriCore Northeast Inc., an initiative of the York County Economic Alliance.
Lott stores her ingredients and cakes on a shelf, and in a refrigerator and freezer that she rents at the licensed commercial kitchen – 1,200 square feet of stainless-steel ovens, tables, grills, fryers and utensils.
Oh no! Will Tastykakes become a recession casualty! Philadelphia’s Tasty Baking Company is having serious financial difficulty, even after moving to the Navy Yard and into a state of the art, energy-saving new facility.
Read a humorous Daily News editorial on how to save Tasty Baking Company:
Tastykake has opened a new state of the art bakery in the Philadelphia Naval Business Center. If you love Tastykakes, watch this interesting 3 minute video about their new facility and future plans! Very interesting!