In 2006, Georgia native Jodi Rhoden began baking cakes for friends from her home in Asheville, North Carolina using traditional Southern cake recipes and local ingredients, and Short Street Cakes was born. Three years later, her business grew to occupy the sweet little Cake Shop at 225 Haywood Road. Jodi has since become the author of the award-winning blog, My Life in Cake, and the book, Cake Ladies: Celebrating a Southern Tradition, a collection of life stories and recipes from Southern cake ladies. Jodi’s bustling local business has earned the reputation of being the best bakery in the region to procure fresh, natural wedding cakes, cupcakes, and birthday cakes, made from scratch and with love. The Cake Shop serves many flavors of cupcakes and cakes by the slice every day, is located at 225 Haywood Road in West Asheville, and is open from 8am to 6pm Monday through Saturday, and from 10am-2pm on Sundays. We hope to see you soon!
Our 5th Anniversary Mardi Gras Block Party was a wild success, thanks to our donors, sponsors, customers, friends, and supporters! It was the loveliest evening, full of bright and shining souls and smiling faces- and we raised $1,179 for Pawnstorm- Hall Fletcher Elementary‘s Chess Team! Special thanks to our co-host and neighbor Urban Orchard Cider Bar!
I’m so thankful to everyone who made this magical day possible! Special thanks go out to Jessica Rosenkoetter, our GM, who put in countless hours and limitless creativity to make the party so special. Thank you to our production manager, Duggels, for tirelessly making King Cake after King Cake to keep up with our Mardi Gras demand, and then managing to show up in a smart Mad Hatter costume and party in his usual elegance and grace. Thank you to Lucy, Kaylee, Chloe, Alexandra, and Olga for making the Cake Shop a place of magic and beauty. Thank you to my husband, Duncan Macfarlane, for your steadfast love and support, and to my son, Jasper, for being my inspiration and motivation in all my endeavors.
Thank you to our sponsors and supporters:
Howlin’ Moon Moonshine for donating Moonshine for the Cocktail and Glo Babcock for creating and pouring it, Highland Brewing for the keg, Peter Parpan for designing the flyer, and our beloved neighbors Wood and Spoon for feeding the masses! Thank you to DJ Abu Dissaray (aka Boomboxes Etc) for providing the sounds, and to our neighbors the Jarmillo Family for playing music across the street!
Thank you to these amazing individuals and businesses for donating items for the stellar raffle fundraiser (we raised over $1000!):
Lady Luck Flower Farm, Flora, Whist, Studio A, James Yaun, The Button Florist, Odyssey Ceramic Studio, Gili Air Imports, 7 Ton Letterpress Collective, Sarah Danforth, The Gas-Up, Forever Tattoo, All Souls Pizza, Asheville Glass Center, Harvest Records, Grass to Greens, Buck Naked Natural Products, Potters Holly de Saillan, Lori Theriault, and Melissa Weiss, the Dry Goods Shop, 1000faces Coffee, The Circle, V I L L A G E R S, True Blue Art Supply, The Hop Ice Cream Cafe, the Asheville Flyer for Kids, Miriam from Bari Salon, Peggy Parpan, The Grey Eagle, Christopher Mello, Image 420 Screenprinting, Clyde’s Heating and Cooling, and the Hands of Sean Perry! My apologies if I forgot someone; please let me know so I can properly thank you!
Once again I am in awe and amazement at our joyful, resilient, strong community. Thank you for five wonderful years of Short Street Cakes! We look forward to many more!
Luck and Love,
Jodi, Duncan, Jasper and the Crew at Short Street Cakes