And just like that, your holiday baking got even easier!
Save the date for an All-Star Bake Sale featuring 20 of Charlotte’s best bakers and sweetest pastry chefs. And, it all benefits the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina and NC Field Farmworker Emergency Fund. You might say that’s this bake sale’s icing on the cake.
Dec 22, 2018 “Lovin’ from the Oven” HOLIDAY EDITION Bake Sale
Be sure to #TellThemHeidiSentYou . This old school bake sale fun begins on Saturday December 22, from noon to 4 pm at Free Range Brewing located at 2320 N. Davidson Street in the heart of Charlotte’s NoDa neighborhood.
Plan to pick up cookies and baked goods for your holiday celebrating. Bring your family and friends and while you are there, sit and stay a while to enjoy a treat on the spot with one of Free Range’s farm-fresh brews or a cup of locally roasted Magnolia Coffee. All proceeds will benefit our neighbors to the east who are still facing months or years of recovery from last season’s devastating storms.
The Thanksgiving Holiday Bake Sale Raised $3684.00 for Hurricane Relief & Recovery
This hurricane relief bake sale project was the brainchild of Executive Pastry Chef Ashley Boyd and her team at 300 East on East Blvd. in Charlotte, NC. Here she is in the photo above ( on the right) with 300 East Pastry Sous Chef Laney Jahkel-Parrish, left . The two gathered area pastries chefs and bakers just before Thanksgiving for a similar sale in which they raised $3684 to give to hurricane victims. It only stands to reason that the group should continue the holiday bake sale theme with a pre-Christmas sale as well.
From the Sweeter Side of 300 East
The team at 300 East is really stepping up to the plate for this sale. They organized and orchestrated and have encouraging other pastry chefs in the mix to bake their best! Many members of the 300 East team are getting involved.
Here is a short list of what you will find at the bake sale from the kitchens of this iconic Charlotte restaurant.
From Ashley Boyd: Gluten-Free Chocolate Layer Cakes with Dark Ganache; and White Chocolate Peppermint Buttercream Cakes sold in 9” and 6” sizes; and by the slice. Holiday Morning Granola; and cookies by the dozen. Cookie choices include: Gluten-Free Cookies, Oatmeal Streusel Bars with Hibiscus-Apple Jam, Chocolate-Dipped Sorghum Molasses Cookies and Snickerdoodles.
From Laney Jahkel-Parrish: This cute Red Velvet Gingerbread House Cake – photo below. Mini Stout Ginger Loaves with Lemon-Ginger Icing; Savory Cocktail Snack Mix and Boozy Marshmallows. Brookies (Hot Chocolate Marshmallow and Chocolate Peppermint), and for your four legged friends “Pup-Cakes” & Dog biscuits
From Kristine Schmidt:More treats for our 4-legged friends and from Amelya Staiano: Individual Pannetone.
Santa Approved Cookies & Chocolate
Charlotte Pastry Chefs & Bakers sweeten the lot at bake sale tables with Cookies, chocolate & Macarons!
From Samantha Allen, Wentworth and Fenn. Sam’s Assorted Holiday Pastries include, Dark Chocolate & Mint Macarons, Snowman Macarons with Bourbon-Butter; and Soft Gingerbread Cookies with Dark Chocolate, Sea Salt & Spice, to name a few.
McKinzie Spence, pastry chef at Charlotte’s new La Belle Helene will bring traditional French Christmas goodies. On her table look for Madeleines, Spiced Sablé cookies, Cranberry pâte de fruit and Fours de Lin.
While Chef Jossie Lukacik, direct from the kitchens of her new Sweet Spot Studio, will be there with classic Decorated Sugar Cookies.
Chef Megan Lambert of Garnet Gals Jams and Jellies will also making spirits bright with her assortment of Holiday Cookies. Look for Megan’s Plum Cardamom Pinwheels, Vanilla Pear Almond Butter Blossoms, and Chocolate Strawberry Lavender Thumbprints.
Look for Merry and Bright, Ellen Duke & Kelly Patkus, Johnson & Wales University with their trays of Holiday Confections. Their sweets include an assortment of Chocolate Bark, Toffee and Chocolate-Covered Nuts.
Blair Potts is the chocolatier behind all the bars and truffles at Potts Chocolate. Potts will have perfect-for-stocking-stuffing chocolate bars at the bake sale. In the meantime, take a look at what he created for the season in collaboration with Muddy River Distillery!
Let them eat Holiday Bread & Cake & Sticky Buns.
Pastry Chef Molly Coen, new at The Fig Tree , will be at the table with her infamous Bourbon Pecan Sticky Buns!
While chef Matthew Martin, with Freshlist is making his Vegan Carrot Cakes. Matthew’s cakes will be sold in 8” rounds and by the slice.
T-Jay Jones, Pastry chef at Bonterra Dining and Wine Room in SouthEnd is making Cheesecakes, whole and by the slice.
Courtney Buckley of Your Mom’s Donuts will have boxes of assorted Donuts for sale – everything will be by the half-dozen! So, that’s one for you and five for Santa ( or maybe the other way around!) Read more about Your Mom’s Donuts here
Just when you didn’t know what to do for bread for your holiday table, enter: Glynnis Brown, Duke’s Bread who will be featuring Duke’s Dinner Rolls in a delicious trio of flavors!
Charlotte Baker, Sarah Gackstatter will have Coffee Cakes & Blueberry Almond Breakfast Rolls for Christmas Morning and for all of your breakfasts leading up to Christmas Eve.
And, Jennifer Cubillos Young, pastry chef and co-owner of Queen City Market will have her 8″ ginger/cardamom/pear cakes for you to take home and enjoy!
More sweet treats & baked goods to come…
And , that’s not all… also joining in the fun will be Pastry Chef Hannah Woociker, now at Barrister’s/The Esquire; Chef Julia Simon of Nourish Charlotte; Jamie Turner of Jamie’s Cakes and Soul Food Sessions; and Charlotte Baker, Aaron Tran.
Pastry Chef, Ann Marie Stefaney, NCRLA Pastry Chef of the Year 2017 will also be on hand. Ann Marie is now making things sweet at Rare Roots Hospitality, the group that is Dresslers, Dogwood Southern, The Porter’s House and Fin & Fino.
Tell Them Heidi Sent You and Help Support a Great Cause
Remember, this old school bake sale fun takes place Saturday December 22, from noon to 4 pm at Free Range Brewing located at 2320 N. Davidson Street in the heart of Charlotte’s NoDa neighborhood.
Plan to pick up cookies and baked goods for your holiday celebrations. While you are there, sit and stay a while to enjoy a treat on the spot with one of Free Range’s farm-fresh brews or a cup of locally roasted Magnolia Coffee.
All proceeds from this bake sale go to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina and NC FIELD Farmworker Emergency Fund. The funds will help to lend hope and happier holiday season to those still facing months or years of Hurricane recovery.