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 donated to the raffle, Carrie-Welles Craven, and of course, Duncan, Jasper, Lucy, Hannah, Alexandra, Joel, Douggles, Dan, and Jess!  We raised over $900 for the garden program at Hall Fletcher Elementary.  Happy Mardi Gras, 2013 y’all!

2013 flyer


(very special thanks to the inimitable Peter Parpan for designing this awesome flyer)

We at Short Street Cakes are incredibly grateful to be able to make beautiful cakes for our community’s celebrations.  And now, it’s our turn to celebrate: Mardi Gras, February 12th, 2013 marks four years since we opened our doors at 225 Haywood Road! Naturally, we are having a party, and, naturally, you are invited.  Here are some details (and check out the Mountain Xpress article about our party!):



When: Tuesday, February 12, Mardi Gras from 5-8pm

Where: Short Street Cakes, 225 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806


Miss Glo will be mixing up a Cake Shop signature cocktail with Troy and Sons Moonshine!  Very special thanks to Troy and Sons for sponsoring this event.

troy and sons
We’ll have beer and wine, juice for the kids, Mardi Gras beads and throws, birthday cake for everyone!  We’ll have live music, and we will be launching our brand new 2013 menu (with more than 10 new flavors!)






(click here to see pictures from last year’s celebration!)

But the highlight of the evening, truly, will be the Raffle.  Prepare to be amazed at all the awesome stuff that has been donated so far, and they keep coming.  Raffle Tickets are $5, and are available at Short Street Cakes, Harvest Records, and Hall Fletcher Elementary, and you don’t have to be present to win.  All Raffle Proceeds will benefit the school garden at Hall Fletcher Elementary School.  Hall Fletcher Elementary is East-West Asheville’s neighborhood public elementary school, and it’s garden engages students in hands-on learning about math, science, nutrition, and life skills.



(kids harvesting veggies at Hall Fletcher’s School Garden) Here’s more from Rachel Lubitz, HFE’s garden coordinator:

The Hall Fletcher Elementary School Garden is a space where students thrive and grow. Through scientific, mathematic and language art experiential education, our garden fosters a passion for local food, fosters excitement towards preserving the natural beauty of the Southern Appalachian area, and encourages a healthy and vibrant community. The funds you provide through the Short Street Cakes Annual Fundraiser will support our newly themed garden beds, such as Native American Crops, Plants Native to Western North Carolina, Plant a Row for the Hungry, and the Featured International Crop. Your generosity will allow our students the opportunity to better connect the both their curriculum and their community, so please, come out and support Hall Fletcher and Short Street Cakes on February 12!



So about this raffle.  The following is only a partial list of all the amazing and generous gifts from the East-West Asheville neighborhood:

$125 gift certificate to Asheville Bookworks!
$55 haircut from Bari Salon
$25 gift certificate to the Admiral
$25 gift certificate to the West Asheville Lounge and Kitchen
$20 gift certificate to Harvest Records
TWO $25 gift certificates and two pint glasses from Second Gear
a gift certificate to Hot Stuff Tattoo
A T-Shirt from the Gas Up
a Gift from B&B Pharmacy
a gift from Point Health Collective
$20 gift certificate and travel mug to Battlecat Coffee
A little sumthn special from the Double Crown
A beautiful floral arrangement from Flora
A copy of Cake Ladies by Jodi Rhoden
A fresh-baked giant King Cake from Short Street Cakes
A Tarot Reading gift certificate from Asheville’s Villlage Witch, Byron Ballard
…and more!

These are some amazing prizes, and we are so grateful to the East-West Asheville neighborhood for showing up big and strong for the kids at Hall Fletcher!

We can’t wait to celebrate with you, and begin our FIFTH year in East West Asheville with tremendous love and gratitude for our community.


See you there!

Oh, and PS: it’s two days before Valentine’s!  We’ll make sure to have plenty of last-minute Valentine’s Day Cakes on hand…

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we thank you and we love you.


Short Street Cakes