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:

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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!

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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Happy New Year!

new yearWishing you a blessed winter holiday and a very Happy New Year!

Short Street Cakes will be closed through New Year’s Day!

We will re-open on Thursday, January 2nd on Winter Hours:

Tuesday through Saturday: 8am til 6pm

Sundays by Appointment Only

Blessings and love for a beautiful, joy-filled 2014!