Yuletide Specials from Short Street Cakes!

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We hope your holiday season is off to a great start! We are so happy to offer you this expanded holiday menu for all of your warm, festive celebrations of the Christmas season.

  • Buche de Noel: Chocolate Yule log with whipped cream, chocolate icing, and fresh holly garnish: Super-festive! Medium $24/Large $45
  • Cranberry Orange White Cake: White cake with cranberry filling and orange creamcicle icing. s-$28/m-$38/l-$58
  • Rum Pecan Pound Cake: Crunchy pecan praline over soft, rum soaked pound cake- Loaf: $18 Bundt: $45
  • Peppermint Candy Cane Cake: Chocolate mint layer cake with peppermint buttercream icing and crushed candy cane garnish; s-$26/m-$36/l-$54
  • Eggnog Cake Deluxe: Yellow cake with eggnog bourbon soak and nutmeg whipped cream or buttercream icing s-$28/m-$38/l-$58
  • Holiday Cookies: Chocolate Chip Cookies,  Lavender Tea Cakes, and Gingerbread Cookies: $6 per dozen; $3 per dozen minis (Decorated Gingerbread People are $1 each)
  • Holiday Pies: We offer a full line of all-butter crust pies for your holiday table. 9″ pies are $24, Gluten-free pies are $26. Choose from:

For a real crowd pleaser, we also offer Piecake- a Pie baked inside a cake!

Choose from:

 Call 828.505.4822 to order. Please allow 48 hours’ notice for all orders (3 days’ notice for Piecake).
We will be open through Christmas Eve, including Monday, December 21st, from 8am to 6pm. We will be closed for the twelve days of Christmas: December 25th to January 5th, re-opening on January 6th, (Twelfth Night) just in time for the first King Cakes of the Mardi Gras season! We thank you and we love you!

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Happy Cakesgiving from Short Street Cakes!

photo-46-300x300From Friday, November 20 through Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, November 25th, Short Street Cakes will host our 7th annual Cakesgiving Cake Sale! Cakesgiving features five of our best-loved cake flavors at a reduced price and available for pick up without an advance order. Dozens of Medium-Sized (2-layer 8″) Italian Cream Cake, Strawberry Short Street, Fresh Apple Caramel Cakes, Sweet Potato Spice Cakes, and Gluten Free Vegan Triple Chocolate Ganache Cakes will be on hand every day during Thanksgiving Week, on sale at $31 apiece. The Cake Shop’s regular menu will also be available, at regular prices, with the regular minimum two days’ notice.FullSizeRender

We will also be offering house-made, all-butter-crust handmade pies in regular and gluten-free for Thanksgiving by advance order only! Orders can be placed by phone or in person at the Cake Shop, with two days’ advance notice. Flavors include: Blueberry Poppy Seed, Cherry Orange, Cranberry Orange, Caramel Apple, Ginger Pear, Bourbon Peach, Strawberry Rhubarb, Blackberry Cardamom, Sweet Potato Spice, Pumpkin Custard, Classic Pecan, Lemon Meringue, French Chocolate Silk, Key Lime, Banana Cream, and Coconut Cream. All 9” pies are $24, and Gluten-free crust can be substituted upon request for an additional $2. Handpies are also available with a minimum order of 4 per flavor.

And don’t forget about the beloved Piecake– a pie baked inside a cake! Please see our menu for more information.

We will be open regular hours on Thanksgiving Eve, and closed on Thanksgiving Day and Friday, November 27th. We thank you and we love you! Happy Cakesgiving!vintage-happy-thanksgiving-postcard

Happy Halloween!

Hello Friends! Today is the last day to place a custom order our all-natural, hand-crafted Halloween-themed cupcakes for Saturday pickup! Call 828.505.4822 by 6pm today to reserve yours, or just stop by and see what we have on hand. We’ve got dozens of designs, and, of course, Sugar Skulls for Dia de los Muertos are here for the decorating through Sunday evening. Much love and happy Halloweek!IMG_9316

Sugar Skulls at Short Street Cakes! Calaveras de Azucar en Short Street Cakes!

Please join Short Street Cakes and COLA as we Co-Host the 7th Annual Day of the Dead Fundraiser for Immigrant Rights!


Beginning with an opening reception on Thursday, October 22nd and continuing until the closing ceremony on Sunday November 1st, Short Street Cakes, together with COLA- Coalición de Organizaciones Latino-Americanas (soon to be CIMA- Compañeros Inmigrantes de las Montañas en Acción) celebrates the Mexican holiday of El Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) by offering authentic Mexican Sugar Skulls for the November 1st holiday, as well as a community altar for families and individuals to make ofrendas to loved ones who have passed.

On Thursday, October 22nd, from 6-9 pm, an opening reception will be held at 227 Haywood Road. We will offer wine, snacks, and welcome the community to bring items to contribute to building the altar.

Short Street Cakes will make and sell blank and decorated sugar skulls for sale every day between October 22nd and November 1st, and will provide a decoration station stocked with icings, sequins, foil, and glitter for individuals and families to decorate skulls as gifts to their friends and families or in remembrance of their loved ones.

On Saturday, October 24th, Sunday October 25th, Saturday October 31st and Sunday, November 1st, Short Street Cakes will host open altar hours all day and into the evening. Sugar skulls will be priced at $5, with half of the proceeds going to benefit COLA- an organization advocating for immigrant’s rights in Western North Carolina (for more information go towww.colawnc.org).

Short Street Cakes will also offer a discount to school groups who visit the Cake Shop to learn about the cultural tradition of honoring loved ones and ancestors through the ancient art of altar decoration and decorating skulls.

We are open Tuesday through Saturday, 8am to 6pm, Sundays 10am-6pm, and are closed on Mondays.

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.

Short Street Cakes y CIMA Co-anfritionan la septima recaudacion de fondos en El Dia de Los Muertos para los Derechos de l@s Inmigrantes!

Empezando con una recepción el jueves, 22 de octubre y continuando hasta la ceremonia de cierre el Domingo noviembre 1ro, Short Street Cakes, junto con COLA-Coalicion de Organizaciones Latino-Americanas, (pronto para ser CIMA- Compañeros Inmigrantes de las Montañas en Accion) celebran el Día de Los Muertos al ofrecer auténticas calaveritas de azúcar para la celebración del 1ro de noviembre, también un altar comunitario para las familias e individuos para que pueden hacer ofrendas a sus seres queridos que hayan fallecido.

El jueves, 22 de octubre, de 6 a 9 pm, una recepción inagural se tomara acabo en el local 227 Haywood Road. Tendremos vino, botanas (refrigerios), y damos la bienvenida a la comunidad para traer artículos para contribuir a construir el altar. Short Street Cakes hará y venderá caraveritas en blanco y decoradas cada día entre octubre 22 y noviembre 1ro, y proveerá una estación para decorarlas llenas de glaseado, lentejuela, papel de aluminio y brillantina para individuos y familias decoren sus calaveritas como regalos para sus amigos y familias o en rememoración de sus seres queridos.

El domingo, 1ro de noviembre, Short Street Cakes tendrá las puertas abiertas todo el dia para el altar.Las calaveritas se venderán a $5, con la mitad de las ganancias se irán a beneficio de COLA, una organización que hace abogacía por los derechos de los inmigrantes en el Oeste de Carolina del Norte (para más información vayan a www.colawnc.org ).

Short Street Cakes ofrecerá un descuento a grupos de escuelas quienes visiten la tienda para aprender más sobre las tradiciones culturales para honrar a sus seres queridos y ancestros con la arte ancestral de los altares y decorando las calaveras.Short Stree Cakes, localizado en 225 Haywood Road en Este-Oeste de Asheville, está abierto de martes a sábado, 8am a 6pm, domingos de 10am a 6pm, y cerrado los lunes.

La misión de Short Street Cakes es de agregarle sentido a las celebraciones de la vida al proveer hermosos, deliciosos, todos naturales, pasteles hechos desde cero, y al hacerlo, genera una manera sostenible para nuestro empleados, educando a la comunidad sobre tradicionales de la comida y las maneras que la gente come y practicas culinarias, y apoyando comidas locales y economía agricultura.

The Great Short Street Cakes Back-to-School Cupcake Race!


It’s back-to-school week in Asheville, and Short Street Cakes wants to celebrate by giving away one year of free birthday cupcakes to the staff and teachers of one lucky school!

Each time you purchase a cupcake, the school of your choice gets a point. Whichever school has the most points by the evening of Sunday, August 23rd wins the prize: a years’ worth of birthday cupcakes for staff and teachers!

(all K-12 schools- public, private and charter- are eligible to win. Short Street Cakes will deliver a cupcake to each staff member on their birthdays for a year!)


Mother’s Day Cake Specials and Kids’ Poetry Contest at Short Street Cakes!


Roses are red,

Violets are blue,

Our love for you, Mom,

Will always be true!


From Wednesday, April 29th through Friday, May 8, Short Street Cakes will host their first annual Mother’s Day Poem Contest! Open to all kids 18 and under in Asheville, the Mother’s Day Poetry contest will offer a free cupcake to every child who submits an original Mothers Day poem in person between now and Mother’s Day, at the Cake Shop at 225 Haywood Road in West Asheville. Three winners will be chosen from the contestants to win a free 9” Mothers Day Special Cake with their poem inscribed on top! 

Mothers Day Special Cakes are heart-shaped and available in the following flavors: Salted Caramel, Strawberry Short Street, Triple Chocolate Ganache, Lavender White, or GF and Vegan Carrot Spice. Mothers Day Special Cakes are available in the following sizes: $13 for a Sweetheart (4” cake), $15 for a 7”, and $24 for a 9”. The Cake Shop’s regular menu will also be available, at regular prices, with the regular minimum two days’ notice. Customers may also add a handmade paper flower to their order for $3.

Short Street Cakes will also be offering house-made, handmade 9” pies for Mothers Day (also by advance order). Orders can be placed by phone or in person at the Cake Shop, with two days’ advance notice. Pie Flavors include: Blueberry Poppy Seed, Cherry Orange, Cranberry Orange, Caramel Apple, Ginger Pear, Bourbon Peach, Strawberry Rhubarb, Blackberry Cardamom, Sweet Potato Spice, Pumpkin Custard, Classic Pecan, Lemon Meringue, French Chocolate Silk, Key Lime, Banana Cream, and Coconut Cream. All 9” pies are $24. Gluten-free crust can be substituted upon request for an additional $2.

As always, everything made at Short Street Cakes is 100% all-natural, from-scratch, and represents the very best in the classic tradition of Southern desserts.  Cake Shop Hours: Monday-Saturday 8am to 6pm, Sunday 10am to 6pm. Call us at 828.505.4822 to order, or go to www.shortstreetcakes.com for more information. 


Come Celebrate Spring with Us!


Thank you to the amazing Beth Schaible of 7TonCo for the flyer design! Please join us to celebrate the amazing past 6 years we have shared together, and toast the future at Short Street Cakes’ 6th Anniversary Carnival Circus Spring Equinox Party and Benefit Raffle! The Raffle will feature amazing items from the Asheville community and all proceeds will go to Chess and Garden-related enrichment programs at East-West Asheville’s community elementary school: Hall Fletcher Elementary. Friday, March 20th from 5pm until… at 225 and 227 Haywood Road.

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The Cake Shop is for Sale! And We’re Throwing a Party!


Dearest Loved Ones,

It is with great excitement for the future- and with deep gratitude for the past- that I would like to share some really big news with you: I have decided to sell Short Street Cakes! I have long considered this move, and I know now that it is time. Each of you, my friends and family, employees, partners, colleagues, and customers, have stood by me and helped to make Short Street Cakes what it is today, and for that, I will always be grateful. Now I am asking for your help and support in finding the leader or leaders who will take the Cake Shop into its next phase of growth! 

It has been almost nine years since that first summer on Short Street- when I began baking wedding cakes out of my home kitchen with baby Jasper underfoot. Those years will remain some of the sweetest (and also most challenging) of my life. It has been six years since I moved the business into the shop on Haywood Road, and embarked on the journey of owning a brick-and-mortar bakery, with all of the tears and joy that go along with working hard alongside some of the finest people humanity has ever wrought. It has been three years since Cake Ladies was published, and two years since I began teaching classes in entrepreneurship at Mountain Bizworks.

It is now time for Short Street Cakes to expand. We are absolutely bursting at the seams in our current space. We have never been stronger financially, our product consistency and quality has never been higher, and our systems are tried, true, and fully functional. We have a dedicated staff of nine highly-trained, competent and effective managers and bakers. We have secured the lease on the beautiful storefront space next to the shop, and the Cake Shop is perfectly poised to use the additional space to create a beautiful community café, as well as host events, classes, and have extra storage, office, and customer seating space.

It was in planning for this expansion that I came to realize: I am not the one who is meant to take Short Street Cakes into its next phase. I know that the Cake Shop needs and deserves a leader that will be singularly focused on the success of this expansion. I know that I love the Cake Shop, and I also know that my heart and my work is leading me in a different direction. Professionally I am being called to write, to travel, and to teach. My work teaching and coaching entrepreneurs at Mountain Bizworks and Birds Eye has been compelling, and exciting, and I want to be available for more of it. Spiritually I am being called to do more direct social justice work. Personally I feel the call to grow more food at home, to spend more time walking out-of-doors and traveling with my family. And I have come to realize that in order to commit myself fully to this path of professional, personal, and creative growth I must lovingly let go of the Cake Shop.

I believe that there is someone, somewhere, with the dream, the resources, and the capacity to take Short Street Cakes, make it theirs, and grow it to it’s fullest potential. I ask for the support of the community and the guidance of Spirit in finding this person or family, and for a smooth transition that will lead to the highest and best outcome for both parties, as well as the benefit of the staff of the Cake Shop and the community at large. 

So, dear friends, please consider this a call for offers. I will be selling the business by owner, at least to start, in hopes of reaching those in our community who may be interested first. I hope to have a transition plan in place by the summer, though I’m in no hurry and happy to wait as long as it takes to find the best fit (I know that it is against conventional wisdom for a business to inform its customers and employees of a change like this, but to me, I wouldn’t feel right making this kind of change without the full participation of the community that has made Short Street Cakes what it is).

 CUSTOMERS PLEASE NOTE: there will be absolutely no break in continuity in regards to orders, wedding cakes, or ongoing contracts. We ask for your continued support as customers as well. As a testament to their integrity, all of Short Street Cakes’ staff members have committed to staying on through this transition. To honor their commitment and ensure the best outcome for them, I intend to participate in a thorough, thoughtful, and deliberate process of transition, supporting the new owners every step of the way. Interested parties can contact me for confidentiality agreement and an overview at jodi@shortstreetcakes.com

To each of you, my family, my community, I extend my deepest, most sincere, most humble gratitude. Again, I say: there would be no Short Street Cakes without you. What a wonderful dream it is!

With love, appreciation, and hope and excitement for the future,

Jodi Rhoden

PS: Please join us to celebrate the amazing past 6 years we have shared together, and toast the future at Short Street Cakes’ 6th Anniversary Carnival Circus Mardi Gras Party and Benefit Raffle! The Raffle will feature amazing items from the Asheville community and all proceeds will go to Chess and Garden-related enrichment programs at East-West Asheville’s community elementary school: Hall Fletcher Elementary. Tuesday, February 17th from 5pm until… at 225 and 227 Haywood Road.


The Feast of Love… Valentine’s Day Specials at Short Street Cakes


The season of love is upon us! Here are our Valentine’s specials for 2015:

Sweetheart Cake Delivery Special:

February 10-14: One 4″ Sweetheart Cake, a handmade “Wish House” by Asheville Artist Hannah Dansie, and a personalized notecard, with free delivery within 28801 or 28806 included! (delivery outside 28801 and 28806 will be charged $1.50 per mile round trip) Choose from Strawberry, Mexican Chocolate, Sweet Potato Spice, Salted Caramel or Triple Chocolate Ganache in regular or GF for $29!

Sweethearts and Broken Hearts: little heart-shaped chocolate cakes, intact or broken in two… to help you express, in cake, just exactly how you feel about valentine’s day! GF or Vegan available $4 each


We are also offering single-layer, Heart-Shaped Chocolate Cakes with ganache topping! With Icing Roses and a message of your choice- (can be made vegan and GF) $28 And, of course, we will offer Conversation Cupcakes in the case everyday during Valentine’s week!

call 828.505.4822 to order! (Please allow 48 hours notice) or stop by and see what we have on hand!

We thank you and we love you!



King Cake Season at Short Street Cakes!


We’re so happy to be back after our 12 day Christmas Holiday! It was wonderful and restful and now we’re so ready for 2015 and all the magic that will unfold for all of us (and all of you) in the coming months. We’re open today with our first batch of Mardi Gras King Cake Cupcakes! We’ll be offering King Cake Cupcakes every day between now and Mardi Gras, February 17th (which is also the Cake Shop’s 6th Anniversary Party)!

We’re also offering our traditional, scratch-made King Cakes for the duration of the Carnival season. Choose from:

  • Cinnamon Cream Cheese Filling
  • Strawberry Cream Cheese Filling
  • Pecan Praline Filling

Medium Serves 15 for $25

Large Serves 30 for $48

Cupcakes: $3 each; minimum one dozen per flavor per order. A baby is hidden in one cupcake per dozen.

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!

 #autumnlove #weddingcake! #wncweddings #avlweddings #shortstreetcakes #allnatural #icingleaves #olgakillinit #sarahraykillinit  Detail of today's #filagree #unicornweddingcake! Thank you to @fruitcakesarah and @bananaschiller for coming in on a holiday to make the magic! #unicornlove #shortstreetcakes #luckandove
 Just had a slice of this #chocolateapple #piecake and now (in the immortal words of @lydiasee) I'm #jealousofmyself #shortstreetcakes  Hello dears! We hope your Thanksgiving was full of love, warmth, happiness and good cheer! We're opening the Cake Shop today for an impromptu Leftovers-giving sale- all cupcakes, cakes and slices half-off, Noon til 5pm. We thank you and we love you!
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