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Our Latest Event Rhode Island Bakes for Breast Cancer!

It has always been our hope to expand and to go into new markets with our Bakes for Breast Cancer events!  We are happy to announce the First Annual Rhode Island Bakes for Breast Cancer May 11-17!
After doing Boston Bakes for 15 years we are more than ready for the next step- doing an event outside of Massachusetts and we decided that doing a Bakes for Breast Cancer in the state of Rhode Island the beautiful Ocean State is where we want to go!
The wonderful people of Rhode Island are foodies and desserties at heart. They have a love for …

 

Oh My What a Week it Was!

Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer 2013 is now history!  The work has been done, the desserts have been enjoyed! Soon we will be letting you know about Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer 2014!
Let’s savor the results and efforts of Boston Bakes 2013 for a little while longer!
What a week it was!  Boston Bakes 2013 was dedicated to a very special and kind woman who lost her battle to breast cancer, Anna Guarino at the age of 60.  She gave so much to her family and community and is missed by all who knew her.  She lives in the heart of …

 

Treating Herself To Happiness: An Interview with Adie Sprague of Treat Cupcake Bar

Upon entering Treat Cupcake Bar, the tantalizing aroma of fresh from the oven cupcakes wraps you in warmth and nostalgia, immediately transporting you back to the comfort of your childhood kitchen. The vibrant colors, fun fonts, eye-catching display case, and full view of the open workspace alive with activity and bustling bakers all contribute to the visually enticing environment and cheerful ambience. Featuring classic flavors and delightful decorations evocative of birthday parties gone by, the menu selections showcased would tempt the taste buds of the most discerning sweet tooth and enthuse any kid or kid-at-heart. You can’t help but be …

 

Boston Bakes is more important than ever in 2013!

The participants have signed up! The desserts are getting ready to be made! Soon we will be waiting for you to visit one of our over 300 participants or for you to shop on line and help us raise money for breast cancer one sweet at a time!  The day we are waiting for you to help us is around the corner!  The time for you to help is sooner than later!  In fact Boston Bakes will start May 3 at specific Stop and Shop locations and all other locations May 6!
The money you help us raise will benefit breast …

 

335 in 113 in 2013!

Boston is in the process of healing. It will take time.  Strong and united Boston stands.  Listening to Stephen Colbert talk about Boston and who we are, humorous but true! Hearing the national anthem being sung at the Bruin game last night shows our unity and spirit.  
The victims and their families are always in our thoughts.  It is still unimaginable but the strength of the community will unite everyone.  We will be dealing with this for a long time to come.  Next year, the Boston Marathon will be bigger and better than ever. 
Fundraisers have begun to help and of …

 

Opening Day!

I feel like the Red Sox at the start of a new season. The Red Sox’s are off to a good start and soon so will Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer.  Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer is coming up quickly May 6-12!
So much work has been done in the off season! New volunteers and interns, veteran volunteers and interns, new participants, veteran participants and the list can go on!  We are nothing without our team, the team that gets the event together, the team of participants that truly believe in our cause and is getting ready to bake a dessert …

 

A Piece of Cake

I’ve been celebrating a lot of family birthdays lately – five, to be precise – and we’re only three months into 2013! With every celebration, we always have a sweet ending: cake from a local bakery or homemade desserts. Here are the different kinds of cake that I’ve been enjoying.
 

We celebrated my grandma’s birthday in early January, and her favorite cake comes from Eldo Cake House in Boston’s Chinatown. Eldo’s signature cake is a yellow sponge cake that is spread with sweet whipped cream and filled with assorted fruits (strawberries, mangoes, peaches, and kiwis). They also sell small individual servings …

 

Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer 2013 Update!

We have been busy working hard on Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer 2013! The dates are set! May 6-12th! The restaurants, bakeries, supermarkets, online bakeries, ice cream and chocolate shops are signing up!
So far we have 156 participants signed up and others we are waiting to register! We are working hard to get more participants than we did last year! Hopefully we will beat what we did last year!
So far we have 14 participating in our 50% Club. These establishments will be offering every dessert on their dessert menu and donating 50% of the sales for the week of Boston …

 

Asia Food Tour: Part 3

 
 
In this last part of my Asia food tour blog series (see also Part 1: Mainland China – Beijing & Guangzhou and Part 2: Hong Kong & Macau), I’ll share with you some of my food experiences in Taipei, which is the capital of Taiwan, a large island/state located east of China. Taiwan is home to delicious food, hot springs, and Taipei 101 (2nd tallest building in the world).
 
 
 
 
 

Did you know that bubble tea was invented in Taiwan? Bubble tea is a popular iced tea drink often fused with milk, and mixed with tapioca “pearls” or “bubbles.” There are many flavors to choose …

 

Asia Food Tour: Part 2

It’s been two weeks since I returned to the states from my Asia trip and I already miss the good eats there. I’ve already covered Beijing and Guangzhou in Part 1. For today’s blog post, I’ll give you a virtual food tour of Hong Kong and Macau. Formerly a British colony, Hong Kong is now a special administrative region of China, and its fast-paced culture and city life makes it parallel to New York City. Macau, a former Portuguese colony, is the other special administrative region of China, known as the “Las Vegas of Asia.” Both very different areas, but overflowing …