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Help a Homeless Family Celebrate Christmas

While you are out holiday shopping, please consider buying for the Homeless Families we are sponsoring for Christmas. We still have a few items we need to get for 2 of the 5 families. Bring joy to yourself by bringing joy to others. You can buy online at Amazon and ship to the bakery (407 Concord Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138), buy locally and bring in, or donate here and specify in Note section which gift you’d like to buy. This is the list of what we still need:

Family 4: Carolina (Adult Female) (amazon wish list)(i added various choices)

  •  Gift card to Marshalls
  •  Silverware

Cristal (11 year old girl)

  • Gift card to clothing store
  • Pants size 11-12 girls
  • Shoes size 5 womens

 Jereiwi (4.5 year old girl)

  • Gift card to clothing store
  • Size t-4 girls
  • Shoe size 9 kids
  • Educational toys

Family 5: Charise (Adult Female) (amazon wish list w various choices)

  • Gift cards to Amazon
  • Gift card to Stop n shop
  • Sheets, comforter, pillowcases (2 twin sets)

Christopher (8 year old boy)

  • Gift card to Target
  • Gift card to the Children’s Place

Ava (4 year old girl)

  • Gift card to target
  • Gift card to the Children’s Place

We have a customer volunteer (Thank you Emily) who will help with wrapping and will deliver to the families on the 23rd or 24th, along with a box for each family from the bakery! Joy!

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Update: Holiday Gift Giving for 5 Single Mom Homeless families!

Here is an update on our campaign for Holiday Gift Giving for 5 Single-Mom Homeless families in a local shelter. Families 1, 2 and 3 are sponsored by customers!  Families 4 and 5 have had some items sponsored. Please consider sponsoring the other items for those families or giving gift cards for the others. Again, you can look at EACH FAMILIES Amazon Wish List for home items and a few toys to make it easy for you –but feel free to pick out any wish list item yourself. There are many requests for Gift Cards.  If you can’t make it into the bakery, you can donate HERE  to my charity and specify which child or gift the donation is for.

We could also use help wrapping presents and if you have an interest delivering all the goodies to the shelter. I plan to do this on Christmas Eve, but 23rd is fine too. That week is  a very busy time for us at the bakery, and i will be a tad tired when we close on the 24th. So if anyone would LOVE to deliver these gifts of LOVE, let me know! What a wonderful way to start your holiday celebrations! Included in the delivery will be a box of bakery treats for each family.

We are working with Cross Street Shelter (a single women family shelter) where a previous employee has volunteered at for the past 2 years. Trust me, JOY comes from giving generously to others in need!

Family 1: SPONSORED

LaToya (26 year old female): (amazon wish list) (i added various choices)

  1. Gift card to marshalls
  2. Gift card to target
  3. Cups, bowls, plates, silverware

Ke’Mani (5 year old male):

  1. Toys that help with learning, specifically the alphabet

Family 2: SPONSORED

Makeda (Adult Female) (amazon wish list w various choices)

  1. Gift card to Amazon
  2. Gift card to Marshalls
  3. Gift Card to Ulta
  4. Pots and Pans
  5. Bowls, Plates, Cups, Glasses

Ashlynn (2 year old girl)

  1. Leap frog tablet
  2. Toys (educational)
  3. Gift card to old navy
  4. Gift card to gap

Family 3: SPONSORED

Bergica (Adult Female) (amazon wish list with various choices)

  1. Gift card to amazon
  2. Gift card to marshalls
  3. Gift card to Stop n Shop
  4. Pots and pans
  5. Silverware
  6. sheets, comforter, pillowcases (1 twin set, 1 full set)

Angelica (14 year old girl)

  1. Tablet (amazon fire)
  2. Gift card to ulta
  3. Gift card to target
  4. Gift card to marshalls

Family 4:

Carolina (Adult Female) (amazon wish list)(i added various choices)

  1. Gift card to Amazon SPONSORED $50 Gift card
  2. Gift card to Marshalls
  3. Gift card to Stop n Shop
  4. Bowls, Plates, Cups, Glasses SPONSORED
  5. Silverware

Cristal (11 year old girl)

  1. Gift card to clothing store
  2. Pants size 11-12 girls
  3. Shoes size 5 womens
  4. Barbie dolls SPONSORED

Jereiwi (4.5 year old girl)

  1. Gift card to clothing store
  2. Size t-4 girls
  3. Shoe size 9 kids
  4. Educational toys
  5. Barbie dolls SPONSORED

Family 5:

Charise (Adult Female) (amazon wish list w various choices)

  1. Gift cards to Amazon
  2. Gift card to Stop n shop
  3. Sheets, comforter, pillowcases (2 twin sets, 1 full set)

Christopher (8 year old boy)

  1. Hot wheels race tracks
  2. Gift card to Target
  3. Gift card to the Children’s Place

Ava (4 year old girl)

  1. Barbie Doll SPONSORED
  2. Baby doll  SPONSORED
  3. Gift card to target
  4. Gift card to the Children’s Place

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Boston Cream Pie fun facts

First, a reminder that we are closed July 2-10th! Second, did you know that Boston Cream Pie is not a pie at all, but rather a cake? So we’ve made a smaller version in a cupcake size. Here is Mallory making them!

Mallory making Boston Cream pie

Vanilla cupcake is cored out and replaced with vanilla cream

Chocolate Italian buttercream is piped on top

Then drizzled with dark chocolate!

 

 

 

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Thanksgiving orders (Sorry this isn’t a recipe, putting it here so it doesn’t disappear!)

IMG_0750When I was a kid it seemed that holidays progressed in an orderly fashion — finish one holiday before advertising for the next. So I was planning to wait until after Halloween to post the Thanksgiving menu. But so many have asked, that i’m publishing now.

The store will be open before Thanksgiving. IMG_0745I’ll take pre-orders until Nov 18th. There will be extras of everything available Thanksgiving week on a first come, first serve basis–no reserving after the 18th.  There will be other items available that week, but this is the list of pre-order items. The store will be open Monday-Weds  Thanksgiving week (though normally closed Monday and Tues.) When ordering, please specify the day you wish to pick up.  (DF) = Dairy Free, Vegan = no dairy, no eggs.

Pies

  • Pumpkin
  • Chocolate Pecan (DF)
  • Mixed Berry with Crumb topping (DF)

Cakes:

  • French Apple
  • Pumpkin Bundt (DF)

Tea Breads:

  • Pumpkin (DF)
  • Cranberry pecan (DF)

Bread:

  • Challah rolls (DF)
  • Sourdough rolls (Vegan)

Orders should be sent to cupcakes@violettegf.com. Please include your phone number on your order and day you wish to pick up. 

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Recipes!

Coming Soon!

Given my own health issues (Celiac, Hashimoto’s, chronic SIBO, chronic Hypochlorhydria), I make everything from scratch, including soy-free margarine and DF/soy-free cheese, Df ice cream and so on. I will be sharing healthy, delicious recipes here on the Recipes! blog

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