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Food to Feed the Soul

We made special things this week, anticipating tomorrow–food to feed the soul and  nourished a sense of happier days. Peach pie and cherry cobbler. Or a delicious (if i say so myself) french macaroon filled with ice cream (Christinas, or DF.) I ate a DF one today, and for awhile felt happy.  So come on down for a cup of  tea and a snack, or we can throw a pizza into the oven for you. Fortify yourself for Sat, which is really the big day that matters. 💕

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Christmas Menu, 2016!

Wow, i can’t believe Christmas is upon us so quickly. Next week we will have the same assortment of Christmas Cookies and bars, and in addition, the following items for pre-order:

  • Chocolate Pecan Pie (#1 favorite at Thanksgiving) $25 (filing is DF)
  • Bouche Noel $50
  • Meyer Lemon Tartlets with sugared cranberries $7
  • Cranberry-Meyer Lemon Buckle (cross between upside down cake and cobbler)$18/$28 (DF)
  • Mixed berry Pie $25 (filing is vegan)
  • Chocolate or Vanilla Coconut Divinity Cake $36-60
  • Flourless Chocolate Cake (DF) $18/$28
  • Family Size Chicken & Veg or Veg Pot pies $25/$30
  • Challah twists or rolls (DF) $10/$3
  • Sourdough baguette (vegan) $6.50

Please order by Monday, December 19th! Thank you! In store or at cupcakes@violettegf.com

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Christmas Menu, 2016!

Wow, i can’t believe Christmas is upon us so quickly. Next week we will have the same assortment of Christmas Cookies and bars, and in addition, the following items for pre-order:

  • Chocolate Pecan Pie (#1 favorite at Thanksgiving) $25 (filing is DF)
  • Bouche Noel  $50
  • Meyer Lemon Tartlets with sugared cranberries $7
  • Cranberry-Meyer Lemon Buckle (cross between upside down cake and cobbler)$18/$28 (DF)
  • Chocolate or Vanilla Coconut Divinity Cake  $36-60
  • Flourless Chocolate Cake (DF) $18/$28
  • Family Size Chicken & Veg or Veg Pot pies $25/$30

Please order by Sat, December 17th! Thank you!

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Please email Thanksgiving Orders by Weds, 11/16

Here is our Thanksgiving menu.

Please PREORDER by Weds, 11/16. Email orders to cupcakes@violettegf.com. If we don’t respond to your email, it means we did NOT get it. Thank you!  Thanksgiving hours are 12-5 Monday and Tues and 11-6 on Weds. 

Pies & Cobblers:

  • Pumpkin $25
  • Chocolate Kalhua Pecan $25
  • Apple Crumb $25
  • Cranberry-Apple Cobbler (Vegan) $25

Cakes:

  • French Apple Cake ($18/$28)
  • Pumpkin Bundt $24 (DF)

Cookies:

  • Zimsterns $2.25 (DF)
  • regular assortment $2.25 (DF)

Tea Breads:

  • Pumpkin spice $11 (DF)
  • Cranberry nut $11 (DF)

Misc:

  • Cranberry-Poached Pears in Coffee relish $10 (vegan)
  • Brie Cheese, caramelized apples and calvados cranberries Crostata $12

Bread:

  • Challah rolls $3 (DF)
  • Sourdough loaf or baguette $10/$6.50 (Vegan)

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Thanksgiving Menu. Preorder by Nov 16th!

We will have limited supplies of these items available Thanksgiving week so please pre-order! Our hours Thanksgiving week are : Monday and tuesday 12-5, Weds 11-6, Closed Thurs & Friday, Open Sat normal hours (9-5).

Pies & Cobblers:

  • Pumpkin $25
  • Chocolate Kalhua Pecan $25
  • Apple Crumb $25
  • Cranberry-Apple Cobbler (Vegan) $25

Cakes:

  • French Apple Cake ($18/$28)
  • Pumpkin Bundt $24 (DF)

Cookies:

  • Zimsterns $2.25 (DF)
  • regular assortment $2.25 (DF)

Tea Breads:

  • Pumpkin spice $11 (DF)
  • Cranberry nut $11 (DF)

Misc:

  • Cranberry-Poached Pears in Coffee relish $10 (vegan)
  • Brie Cheese, caramelized apples and calvados cranberries Crostata $12

Bread:

  • Challah rolls $3 (DF)
  • Sourdough loaf or baguette $10/$6.50 (Vegan)

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What’s Baking, Week of Oct 24th

Cookies: $2.25

  • Chocolate Chip cookies with walnuts (DF)
  • Triple Chocolate Brownie cookies (Vegan)
  • Oatmeal with cranberries, cherries and chocolate chips (DF)
  • Peanut butter (plain and with chocolate) (DF)
  • Lemon Almond Olive Oil cookies (DF)
  • Pistachio cranberry Biscotti (DF)
  • French Macarons $2.50 each

Cakes/cupcakes:

  • Chocolate with fresh Orange OR Salted Caramel Italian $3.75
  • Vanilla with Triple Ginger or Banana French buttercream $3.75
  • Frosted cakes of the same (other flavors available for frosting) (ex small (2 layer), sm, med, or lg) $25/$36/$48/$60
  • Vegan chocolate cupcakes (vegan) $3.75
  • Flourless Chocolate cupcakes (DF) $5
  • Cakersons (DF) $4.25
  • Pumpkin bundtlettes and Bundt cake $24/$5
  • Orange Almond Cake (with or without chocolate) $16-$28 (DF)

Pie/Bars/Sweet Breads:

  • Mixed Berry pie (with crumb or with lid) $25 (DF)
  • Raspberry-mango cobbler (vegan) $5
  • Lemon squares $4.25
  • Millionaire Bars $4.25
  • Pumpkin Tea bread (DF) $10
  • Sweet and Savory Brioche (sat only) $4.25

Savories:

  • Quiche (seasonal vegtables) $25
  • Brie cheese Crostata w caramelized apple, sage and Calvados soaked cranberries $12
  • Calzones (veggie) VEGAN $12
  • Pizza (various flavors and vegan options) $18
  • Empanadas : Spinach and Cheese, or Black Bean (DF) $7

Buyers Club Bread: (Available, Thurs or Friday after 4:00 or Sat after noon)

  • Challah loaves or rolls (DF) $10/$3
  • Bagels (Vegan) $3.75/$30 doz (Friday and Sat ONLY)
  • Special orders by EMAIL ONLY, please. cupcakes@violettegf.com

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What’s Baking, Week of Aug 23rd

All things lemon! Lemon curd and blueberry tarts! Lemon bars! Lemony raspberry-blueberry bread.   And Orange-Almond cake with blackberries. Oh my!

Cookies: $2.25

  • Chocolate Chip cookies with walnuts (DF)
  • Triple Chocolate Brownie cookies (Vegan)
  • Oatmeal with cranberries (DF)
  • Peanut butter (plain and with chocolate) (DF)
  • Lemon Almond Olive Oil cookies (DF)
  • Hazelnut Biscotti (DF)
  • French Macarons $2.50 each

Cakes/cupcakes:

  • Chocolate with Peanut Butter or Fresh Orange Italian buttercream $3.75
  • Vanilla with fresh Kiwi or Rapberry buttercream $3.75
  • Frosted cakes of the same (other flavors available for frosting) (ex small (2 layer), sm, med, or lg) $25/$36/$48/$60
  • Vegan chocolate cupcakes with cookie dough filling (vegan) $3.75
    Cakerons (DF) $4.25
  • Orange Almond Cake with Blackberries! (with or without chocolate) $16-$28

Pie/Bars/Sweet Breads:

  • Black-Blueberry OR Mixed Berry Pie$25
  • Violette lemon curd blueberry tart! $7
  • Mixed berry cobbler (vegan) $5
  • Brownies with walnuts and chocolate chips $4.25 (DF)
  • Lemon squares $4.25
  • Millionaire Bars $4.25
  • Blueberry-raspberry lemon tea bread (DF) $10
  • Sweet and Savory Brioche $4.25  Sat only

Savories:

  • Cauliflower and caramelized onion tart (with 3 cheeses! quiche size) $25(While they last!)
  • Quiche (seasonal vegtables) $25
  • Vegetable Crostata $12
  • Calzones (veggie) VEGAN $12
  • Pizza (various flavors and vegan options) $18
  • Empanadas : Spinach and Cheese, or Curried Vegetable (DF) $7

Buyers Club Bread: (Available Thurs, Friday after 3 or Sat after noon)

  • Sourdough Loaves or baguette $10/$6.50 (Vegan)
    Challah Loaves or rolls $10/$3 (DF)

    Special orders by EMAIL ONLY, please. cupcakes@violettegf.com. Thank you!

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Can you help? We are collecting clothing for 1800 refugees

Me at camp. Child on bike is blind.

Me at camp. Child on bike is blind.

As some of you know, I have been actively involved in the Syrian refugee crisis for the past year. We are sending a SHIPPING CONTAINER of clothing items to the Softex Camp, a camp in Thessaloniki, Greece, were most of my projects are being implemented. My team will meet container and distribute.  We are collecting clothing on a FAMILY BY FAMILY basis. When you “adopt” a tent, you are saying you will provide clothing (gently used or new) for each family member living in that tent. Tent sizes range from 1-9 people.  See flyer here:

Additionally, if you can’t Adopt-A-Tent, I am in need of gently used or new items for Tents I’m providing clothing to. I have size info for all children listed. The children tend to be small and thin so on small size of age group.  If gently used, washed and non-soiled only please. This includes the following:

  • New born clothes. Mom is 8+ months pregnant and has nothing for baby.
  • Nursing bras. Sports bras with removable pads are easiest bc of flexibility of size
  • Clothing for Boys (sneakers, socks, pants, long sleeve t, sweater, jacket):  1) three 4 year boys, 2) One 6 yr boy, 3) One 7 year old boy, 4) One 9 yr boy
  • Clothing for Girls (sneakers, socks, pants, long sleeve t, sweater, jacket): 1) two 10 yr old girls, 2) One 8 yr, 3) One 7 yr, 4) One 4 yr, 5) Two 1 yr old girl babies.

Anyone who Adopts-A-Tent AND mails package to container in Detroit, will get $10 off next purchase at Violette. I am thankful for your help. If need be, i will pack and mail everything myself. We have 1800 people (350 families) to cloth before cold weather sets in. Thank you for helping.

If you are interested in Adopting-A-Tent, please email me at cupcakes@violettegf.com and i will assign you a family. Otherwise, other items listed here can be brought to bakery. If you can help me sort, pack and mail, please let me know. It takes a village, and i certainly need a village to pull this off! Thank you!

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Change of menu and cherry pie

Cherry chocolate chip tea bread!

Cherry chocolate chip tea bread!

 

 

Cherry Pie!

Cherry Pie!

We decided to make Cherry-Chocolate tea bread this week. Come and get it.

The Cherry pie you can get fresh baked, or fresh made and frozen to bake at home. Yes, hot, home-made cherry pie!

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We will be closed, and July 4 specialty cake

We will be closed Sat, July 2- Tues, July 12, reopening Weds, July 13. Stock up on your favorite things before then!

USA_cakeWe are offering a July 4th Celebration cake. Please preorder by Friday, June 24th for pickup July 1st. Vanilla cake with berries between lawyers and on top. Made with organic fruit.  sm, med, large.

 

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