TAKING STOCK, TO PUT OUR BEST FOOT FORWARD IN 2013
Cakes for Cause and our social enterprise, Moxie Bakery & Café will be temporarily closed until further notice. We are undergoing reorganization and look forward to serving our customers again.
We have to thank you, our customers for your continued support for our food mission and our social vision for the North End community.
All outstanding commitments to our stakeholders will be honored. Our vision has been and continues to be to provide meaningful services to vulnerable populations. You, as our customers and supporters have been a critical part of that with each cup of coffee you purchase and every scone you enjoy. Our social enterprise has strived to change the relationship between the community and its most vulnerable citizens by providing employment in a real world environment and you have watched the young people we employ develop skills and move forward with their lives as adults.
While Cakes for Cause and Moxie Bakery & Café hasn’t been and will never be the full solution for transitioning youth in our community, we are proud of the work that we have done over the last 5 years helping these young people who are most at risk.
We will be celebrating a graduation ceremony for our most recent apprentice on January 16th at 2:30 and would like to invite you to be our guest at that event. We are extremely proud of her success, her hard work, and her determination.
Moxie Bakery & Café looks forward to seeing you soon. Thank you for your continued support.
MOXIE BAKERY & CAFÉ IS COOKING UP SWEET HOLIDAY PLANS!
FREDERICK, MD; OCTOBER 18, 2012— A menu of holiday treats and events is planned by Moxie Bakery & Café, the social enterprise operated by the nonprofit Cakes for Cause in downtown Frederick.
You can take one thing off your crowded to-do list. Moxie has a vast array of mouth watering cookie boxes ready for gift giving, and Moxie’s trays of pastries, cookies, pies, cakes and gingerbread creations will add a special touch to holiday parties. Custom made gift baskets are the perfect hostess gift or just the right thing to send to your clients. Our quality cookies and pies also make for the perfect dessert for your holiday dinners.
Not only are we offering delicious treats but make sure join us on Dec. 13th at 7:00 pm for our “50 Shades of Gingerbread” girl’s night! Bring your best girlfriends to decorate gingerbread in a naughty and fun way! For $25, your ticket includes one glass of wine or beer, and six “adult” gingerbread cookies to decorate and take home with you. Space is limited so sign up now.
If you are looking for a more traditional gingerbread experience, come enjoy two memorable and entertaining evenings when Chef Marc Ramsdell comes to Moxie to demonstrate the art of gingerbread on November 16 and 23. Chef Marc has been the creator of renowned gingerbread replicas of Mount Vernon for the last 10 years, and is ready to share his craft, tricks of the trade, and some very special anecdotes as he creates a gingerbread replica of a Frederick landmark right before your eyes. Chef Marc formerly was the Director and Head Instructor for L’Academie de Cuisine’s Professional Pastry Arts Program. Previously, he studied under Roland Mesnier, Executive Pastry Chef at the White House and then worked with him at the 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Ramsdell has been listed by Washington Magazine as one of Washington DC’s top ten pastry shops for 15 years and established DC’s first gourmet meal delivery service, Dining In. What better way is there to learn how to make a gingerbread house this holiday than from one of the most prestigious chefs today? Did we mention that it’s just in time to prepare you for the Scents and Sweets Holiday Competition? Each individual class is $25 or attend both for $45. Reserve by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
OPEN HOUSE ON NORTH MARKET STREET
The Housing Authority of the City of Frederick will host an open house at the Bernard W. Brown Community Center on Thursday, October 18 from 1-4pm.
Along with numerous other organizations, within the last several years HACF has taken great strides to revitalize the north end of Market Street structurally. But, they realize that buildings alone can only accomplish so much. Therefore, HACF is looking into new avenues to partner with other community organizations and community members in order to truly revitalize the “North of Fourth”. This Open House is a step toward that goal.
Organizations working in the Bernard W. Brown Community Center include Head Start, the Frederick Community Mediation and Conflict Resolution Center, the UNESCO Center for Peace, Cakes for Cause, Moxie Bakery & Cafe, among others.
The Open House will be open to all Frederick residents to receive information about each participating organization and their purpose.
CREATIVE ‘PARKLETS” BRINGS COLOR TO NORTH MARKET STREET
FREDERICK, MARYLAND; August 15, 2012–Downtown Frederick will see an added touch of whimsy next week when Cakes for Cause and Moxie Bakery & Cafe build a temporary “parklet” curbside in front of their North Market Street location. Colorfully painted Adirondack chairs will give passers-by an inviting space to relax and enjoy the ambience of the neighborhood.
The Downtown Frederick Partnership proposed the idea of increasing outdoor seating and green space after learning of a similar project in San Francisco. The parklet at Moxie is one of two planned for this pilot project; the other will be at Brewer’s Alley at 124 North Market Street. The parklets will remain in place until September 7, when it will be dismantled prior to In the Streets.
“There were few restrictions other than size and sight line concerns, so we were free to design something that expresses the spirit of Moxie,” said Elin Ross, executive director of the bakery/cafe. “We used lots of color and humor to welcome people to the North Market Street community, just as we do in our cafe. We offer the parklet as yet another welcoming element for visitors to North Market Street.” Moxie Bakery & Café is the social enterprise operated by Cakes for Cause to provide work skills training to young adults.
A number of Moxie’s community partners assisted with the project, including the City of Frederick Housing Authority, Habitat for Humanity, Fredericktowne Rotary, and Home Depot. Moxie is located in the Bernard W. Brown Community Center at 629 North Market Street.