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Come Celebrate Mardi Gras 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 Mardi

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

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-

Short Street Cake’s 4th Birthday Mardi Gras Party and Benefit Raffle!

Update!  Our 4th Birthday party was a smashing success!  Many, many thanks to everyone that made it possible: Troy and Sons, French Broad Food Coop, Heinzelmaanchen Brewery, Peter Parpan, DJ’s Champale and Abu Dissarray, Glo Babcock, the neighborhood businesses who

Holiday Menu 2012!

Hello Friends!  I’m happy to announce our Holiday Cake Specials: Buche de noel: Chocolate Yule log with whipped cream, chocolate icing, and fresh holly garnish: Super-festive! Medium: $25/Large $48 Rum Pecan Pound Cake: Like Grandma used to make! Loaf: $18

Halloween Cake Designs!

This year, we’re having lots of fun playing with our all-natural colors for Halloween cakes and cupcakes.  We can render ghosts, vampire bites, spiderwebs, frankensteins, mummies, spiders, black cats, jack-o-lanterns on any of your cakes or cupcakes, and there are

Play Every Day.

Last week, my friends Peter Parpan and Hannah Dansie decided to collaborate on a mural project on an abandoned storefront two doors down from the Cake Shop.  The inspiration for the design was an educational poster printed in the 1970’s,

Full Circles and New Beginnings: Happy New Year!

We make out of the quarrel with others, rhetoric, but of the quarrel with ourselves, poetry. -William Butler Yeats, “Anima Hominis,” Essays (1924)   

Happy Cakesgiving! Thanksgiving Cake, Pie, and Cheesecake Specials at Short Street Cakes!

The Cake: From Sunday, November 20 through Thanksgiving Day, Short Street Cakes will be offering four of our best-loved flavors of cake at a reduced price and available for pick up without an advance order! Dozens of Medium-Sized (2-layer 8″)

Today, In Cake.

First, let me say, Happy Birthday to Jasper! I am so incredibly lucky to be the mom of such a thoughtful, loving, curious, and fun creature as my son Jasper. We had a great birthday party yesterday with friends and

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