Easter Specials from Short Street Cakes!

photo (30)Easter is fast approaching, and we want to share with you our specials for the season!

We’re making Lamb Cakes (pictured above) for $48, with a smaller version available for $28. Coconut or Vanilla.

Of course, the classic Bunny Cake:

45592_584917768186032_179901955_nWhich is available in Small ($30) Medium ($40) or Large ($60) in any flavor!

We can also make sweet little Easter Designs on cupcakes:

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Marshmallow Chicks!


(our all-natural, hand-made marshmallow chicks!) Call for pricing.

And finally, we are offering Hot Cross Buns at $1.25 each or $15 for a baker’s dozen. (see below)

We thank you and we love you!


Hot Cross Buns for Easter!

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We made our first batch of Hot Cross Buns today! $1.25 each, or $15 for a baker’s dozen!

There’s much great lore around this ancient tradition, but my favorite is this one from Wikipedia: “Sharing a hot cross bun with another is supposed to ensure friendship throughout the coming year, particularly if ‘Half for you and half for me, Between us two shall goodwill be’ is said at the same time.”

Ours features fresh yeasted sweet dough with cinnamon, cardamom, clove and nutmeg, your choice of cranberry, currant, raisin, or plain, and a piped buttercream cross. Fresh everyday now through Easter Eve, Saturday April 19th! (we’ll be closed Easter Sunday) Call to reserve or stop by and see what we have on hand!

Look out for many more Eastertide, Passover and Spring-y treats to come this season from Short Street Cakes. We thank you and we love you!

Thank You for Celebrating With Us!

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!


Check out these pictures on Ashvegas, and these from our own photo booth:

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



Short Street Cakes’ 5th Anniversary Mardi Gras Block Party!

BLOCK PARTYThank you to Peter Parpan for designing our kickass flyer! Here’s more info on the big day:

Short Street Cakes Celebrates Five Years with Mardi Gras Party and Benefit Raffle!


On Mardi Gras day, Tuesday, March 4th, 2014, from 5pm to 8pm, Short Street Cakes, Asheville’s source for all-natural, scratch-made, southern-style birthday cakes, wedding cakes, and cupcakes, will celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Cake Shop with a block party and raffle to benefit Pawnstorm, Hall Fletcher Elementary’s innovative Chess Team.


Co-hosted by Urban Orchard Cider Bar, the Mardi Gras Block Party is an opportunity for Short Street Cakes to thank the community for their support with free Birthday Cake, Cocktails, and Mardi Gras Beads. Short Street Cakes will be launching their newly expanded 2014 cake and pie menu, and Urban Orchard will be serving up a special Mardi Gras Cider brew across the street, with all proceeds going to Pawnstorm!


Abu Disarray will DJ at the Cake Shop and there will be live music and food trucks at the Cider Bar. Miss Glo will craft a signature cocktail. The raffle commences at 7pm at the Cake Shop- participants don’t have to be present to win. Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5 and are for sale at the Cake Shop all month, or at the door.


Raffle Prizes include:

King Cake from Short Street Cakes, Copies of Cake Ladies by Jodi Rhoden, a massage session from Sarah Danforth, T-shirts from The Gas Up, A $25 gift certificate to Harvest Records, and items from 1000faces coffee, Bari Salon, Villagers, Wood and Spoon, 7 Ton Letterpress, Image 420, Gas Up, and many more to come!


Hall Fletcher Elementary, located at 60 Ridgelawn Road in East-West Asheville, in addition to being Asheville’s smallest public elementary school and a magnet school for science, math, and technology, serves the highest proportion of minority, low-income, and special-needs students of any school in the city. As such, the benefits that chess brings to children’s self-esteem, intellectual development, and life skills could not be more critical.


Pawnstorm, Hall Fletcher’s Chess Team, was founded and is coached by third grade teacher Brian Randall. Enthusiasm for chess has swept the school, with many of the third, fourth and fifth graders becoming experts in the game, while kids as young as kindergarten are honing their expertise. The Mardi Gras fundraiser will support after-school chess coaching, travel to tournaments, and purchasing team shirts.


Handmade, all-natural, traditional Southern King Cakes, complete with a baby trinket hidden inside, are also available at the Cake Shop through Mardi Gras, March 4th.  The cost is $25 for a Medium sized cake (serves 15) and $48 for a large (serves 30).


Short Street Cakes is located at 225 Haywood Road in East-West Asheville.  The mission of Short Street Cakes is to add meaning to life’s celebrations by providing beautiful, delicious, all-natural, scratch-made cakes, and in so doing, generate a sustainable livelihood for our employees, educate the community about traditional foodways, and support the local food and agriculture economy.



Mardi Gras King Cakes from Short Street Cakes!


(king cake cupcakes by Short Street Cakes)

Mardi Gras season is upon us!  We’re offering King Cakes in two sizes and three flavors, as well as Mardi Gras Cupcakes.

King Cakes:

Choose between Cinnamon Cream Cheese Filling, Strawberry Cream Cheese Filling, and Pecan Praline Filling

Medium Serves 15 for $25

Large Serves 30 for $48

Cupcakes: Minimum one dozen per flavor per order.  A baby is hidden in one cupcake per dozen.  We also have these on hand in the shop every day until Mardi Gras, March 4th.  (Also the Cake Shop’s 5 year anniversary party!)

Please place orders at least 48 hours in advance of your pick-up time.

Call 828.505.4822 to order!

All of our King Cakes and King Cake Cupcakes are made 100% fresh, and from-scratch every day.  All ingredients (including the sprinkles!) are 100% all-natural.  We use real butter, organic flour, and local farm eggs, too.

Thank you and laissez le bon temps rouler!



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