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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-

Barbara Swell’s 11th Annual Retro Pie Contest!

Barbara Swell is a gifted pie baker, an accomplished heirloom recipe book writer, and an all-around great lady.  Barbara hosts woodstove cooking classes in the historic log cabin on the land where she lives with her husband, Wayne, an old-time

On Community: Dorothy Day, ACRC, and Elementary School

When Duncan and I moved to Asheville from Georgia (by way of Boston) in 2001, we didn’t move here for the mountains, although they are lovely.  We didn’t move here for the food, and we didn’t move here for the

The Big Day

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

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

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)   

Cedar Grove Pig Pickin: Cake, Music, and Homemade Love.

This is Keri. Keri and I were freshman college roommates at the University of Georgia. 17 years later, we are still best friends, and our children are like cousins to each other. Last year, due to a long, complicated, and

An Invitation.

For the last few months, I’ve been really excited to be working with some folks in the community towards forming a food policy council for our city and county. This is the continuation of work that I’ve been doing in

The Big Crafty! this Sunday, July 10, Noon-6

We will be there, and we will have CUPCAKES. And… we’ll be sharing our booth with none other than Hannah Dansie of Sugar Two Shoes and Two of Hearts fame. There will be literally hundreds of awesome, handmade vendors, and

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