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Cupcake Bowl Saturday, December 27 At SteelStacks

Cupcake Bowl

Saturday, December 27 · view days & times
Venue: ArtsQuest Center
Price: AQ Members $25 / Public $30 on sale · buy tickets

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.

Participating Bakeries

  • 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 skulp@artsquest.org or 610-332-1365.

SCHEDULE

Saturday, December 27, 2014 @ 12:30 PM

VENUE INFORMATION

ArtsQuest Center
Musikfest Café presented by Yuengling
101 Founders Way
Bethlehem, PA 18015
610-297-7100
map & directions

ArtsQuest Looking For Bakeries For 2014 Cupcake Bowl

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English: A cupcake (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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.

Read more: http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/food/index.ssf/2014/11/artsquest_looking_for_more_ven.html

Godiva Chocolatier, Ady Cakes Team Up In Mother’s Day Creation

Picture 466Giving Mama some sugar this Mother’s Day?

In the literal sense, that could mean a dozen of West Reading baker Ady Abreu’s newest creations, a collaboration with Godiva Chocolatier.

During May, Ady Cakes is selling a dozen cupcakes inspired by and including Godiva truffles.

Abreu said she was excited to team up with a global company that has a strong local presence to create a new product.

She was able to tour the global chocolatier’s facility in Exeter Township, checking out the kitchen and speaking with Global Executive Chef Chocolatier Thierry Muret.

Read more:  http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=476335

West Reading Baker Wins TV Food Network’s Cupcake Wars

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Logo for Food Network (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Last night, Ady Cakes, LLC of West Reading won the TV Food Network‘s Cupcake Wars!  Congratulations!

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

Internet: Info@adycakes.com or Cakeorder@adycakes.com

Website: http://www.adycakes.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AdyCakesLLC

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.

Read more: http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=384705

A Review Of The Milkman Lunch Co. & Cake Shoppe, Pottstown

Two friends and I paid a visit to the Milkman Lunch Co. & Cake Shoppe this afternoon.  I am instructed to tell you they are my very attractive friends, but I digress 🙂  Not long after the door closed I forgot I was in Pottstown.  The smell of cake and icing immediately filled our nostrils and we were transported to another place.

The decor and overall ambience immediately makes one feel at home.  My one friend said it makes her feel like she is in her grandmother’s kitchen.  The Milkman is a great place to linger over a leisurely lunch and some good conversation, which is exactly what we did.  I think we spent two hours there.

On a cold blustery day it was the perfect spot for lunch.  It was nice and warm inside and a great respite from the winter weather.  The owner Chris Longeway and Pastry Chef Sam Rhame were very welcoming and friendly.  The intimacy of the space makes you feel like you are visiting a friend’s home.

Today’s special was a Winter Bird Panini for $6.50.  The perfectly grilled sandwich included turkey breast, caramelized onion, tomato and other delicious ingredients.  We all had the special which came with the choice of a side.  Two of us had the pasta salad and one of us had pickles.   The pasta salad was a nice twist with a creamy dressing instead of the usual Italian and included asparagus, white beans, black olives and red bell pepper.  Delicious!

There is always room for dessert!  My companions each had a grilled muffin and I had the Mocha Spice cupcake.  Needless to say, this was a “makes you wanna slap your mama” good lunch!  Not a crumb was left!

I give two Roy’s Rants thumbs up to this little culinary treasure in the heart of Pottstown.

The Milkman is located at 451 North Charlotte Street.  They are right across Oak street from the North End Florist. 

Here is a write up from my friend Sue Repko of Positively Pottstown’s blog for some more information: http://positivelyptown.com/2011/06/06/the-milkman-serves-up-light-lunches-and-pretty-cakes/

You can also check out their Facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Milkman-Lunch-Co-Cake-Shoppe/247142981979590

2010 Harrisburg Cupcake Cup

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Like cupcakes?  Are you socially conscious?  Would you like to attend a cupcake bake-off that benefits the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank?  If so, you are in luck!   

This Sunday, October 3rd, the second annual Harrisburg Cupcake Cup bake-off will be held at Midtown Scholar Bookstore, 1302 N. Third St., Harrisburg, PA 17102  www.midtownscholar.com   

Admission is 2 non-perishable food items or $2.00, which gets you a coupon for 1 free cupcake from the sampling table (while supplies last).   

Doors open at 2 pm and the judging starts at 3 pm.   

For all the details click on this link www.midtownscholar.com   

UPDATE: 

Here is the 411 on yesterday’s competition complete with pictures.  The event was a huge success by all accounts!  http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2010/10/good_things_come_in_small_pack.html