March Madness!

Strawberry PieIt’s a new month, and approaching a new season, so we bid farewell to Red Velvet Cupcakes and Orange Cranberry Pie. Though they were both delicious and popular, they had to make room for our new delights: Strawberry Pie with Meyer lemon glaze and Lemon-Lavender Cupcakes! The new pie is filled with organic strawberries and Meyer lemon zest. After baking, the crust is drizzled with a Meyer lemon glaze. These delicate pastries aren’t too sweet, so don’t feel bad if you eat one for breakfast!

lavender lemonThe Lemon-Lavender Cupcake is filled with organic dried lavender and Meyer lemon zest. Each cake is topped with a light frosting flavored with Meyer lemon juice, zest, and lavender tea. They’re the perfect cake to welcome Spring! Imagine yourself in a blooming garden (perhaps Oakland’s Rose Garden), sipping Earl Grey tea and enjoying one of these tasty treats. Mmmmmm…Spring…

edibleeastbay3.9We have several Events coming up in March: next week we will be at the Bay Area Homemade Market at 1790 Shattuck Ave in Berkeley from 1pm til 5pm. Come by to stock up on yummy foods! Next Sunday, you can find us at the Women’s Cancer Resource Center in Oakland for Edible East Bay’s Edible Art Show. Sample food from local vendors and admire artwork from local artists! Then, on March 15th, we will return the Alameda Food Coma (hopefully with less rain) from 11am until 3pm at the College of Alameda. Come for food, art, music, and fun! Check out our events page (linked above) for more info.

 

 

 

New Month, New Items!

mini red velvetIt’s time for a new Cupcake Special! We introduced the Red Velvet Cupcake (mini version pictured above) this past Saturday at the Grease Diner Art Bodega Galleria for their 3-D blacklight art show. These tasty morsels will be back at the Grease Diner this Saturday, February 8th for a Valentine’s arts and crafts day of fun! Find us there with delicious treats from 12pm until 5pm.

greasedinervalentineAgain, you can find MRBC treats this Saturday in Oakland. In addition to the Red Velvet Cupcake, you can find Orange Cranberry Pop Pies and Hand Pies, Almond-Sesame Granola, Sunflower Seed Brittle, and our new chocolate treat! Come by to make Valentine’s Day crafts and eat some yummy treats while viewing local art.

cooling chocolatesWhat is our new chocolate treat, you ask? Why, it’s our Almond Butter Cups! These decadent cups are made with dark chocolate, raw almond butter, and sprinkled with salt. They come in packages of two, perfect to share or to eat alone in your closet so no one tries to steal them.

kumquat marmalade

Finally, it’s back: Spiced Kumquat Marmalade! Pick up a jar at the Grease Diner this Saturday, or order directly from us. This is a limited item, as the kumquat season is short and sweet. Use our order form, or come by our events.

 

 

 

Keep Calm and Bake On!

1st grade breadIt’s been quite a month for the Mollie Rose Baking Company! Above is a picture of two loaves of bread Ms. Mollie Rose made with a first grade class in Oakland in the middle of January. The students are learning about breads all over the world, and they’re learning all about the science of bread too! After the class kneaded the bread, Ms. Mollie Rose took it home, let it rise again, and baked it. Everyone in the class enjoyed eating the bread with some Red Pear and Lavender Jam. You may not know this, but Mollie teaches elementary school part-time in addition to owning and operating the Mollie Rose Baking Company. She has the opportunity to pursue both her passions! And just this week, Foie Gras and Funnel Cakes interviewed Mollie Rose about the bakery! Check out the interview here: Food Artisan Interviews: 10 Questions for Mollie Rose Dutton-Starbuck, Mollie Rose Baking Company

trioFor the New Year, MRBC has been selling healthier items such as granola and flavored almonds. Now you can order Savory Roasted Almonds, Cinnamon Glazed Almonds, and Almond-Sesame Granola: $4 for each 4oz bag, or $11 for three bags (mix and match). You can order them anytime, or find them at our events!

almond muffineWe’re always experimenting in our kitchen, and one recent invention has become a favorite breakfast item for us: Almond Paste Muffins. A traditional Dutch recipe with a vegan twist! The muffin dough is enhanced with organic applesauce and organic ground cinnamon, and homemade almond paste is sandwiched in the middle. These are amazing warm with some jam, or just as a snack with a little extra protein. You’ll be able to order these new muffins beginning in February.

image (1)Next Saturday night, you can find us at the Grease Diner Art Galleria Bodega from 7pm until 11pm! This will be the first time you can get the February Cupcake Special (I’ll just tell you it’s Red Velvet!) and we’ll have other treats for sale, too. Come out for fun, art, and food!

kumquatsLast but not least, I’ll leave you with this picture as a hint for the new marmalade that will be offered starting next month. Mmmmmmmm…

 

 

 

Happy New Year!

spicychocccIt’s 2014, and we have awesome new treats for you! Yesterday was the first time we offered our January Cupcake Special, the Spicy Chocolate Cupcake. The cake has a delicate crumb and is spiced with cinnamon and cayenne pepper. A generous dusting of powdered sugar, cocoa, and cinnamon makes this a tasty and fun dessert. Don’t worry though; no frosting means less fat and less sugar than those decadent delights with icing. Pick them up at events this month for $2.50, or place an order online for a half dozen ($15) or full dozen ($30) for delivery or pick up from our kitchen!

pop piesWe have also begun offering the Orange Cranberry Pop Pies. These are two-bite versions of our Seasonal Hand Pie (which are still available for orders and at events). Each pop pie is made with fresh cranberries, fresh squeezed orange juice and orange zest, and organic ingredients. These are perfect for parties, afternoon treats, and gifts! $1/pop at our events, or you can order them by fives for $4.50.

granolaYes, we have even more new treats! Now we’re offering Almond-Sesame Granola with raisins OR dried cranberries, your choice. Our granola is made with rolled oats, almonds, sesame seeds, organic raw agave nectar, sunflower oil, spices, and just a touch of salt. No wheat or cane sugar in this healthy treat! Perfect for breakfast with almond milk or coconut yogurt, or you can simply snack right out of the bag. $4 gets you 4oz of granola.

popupThe last, but certainly not least, new treat is our Savory Roasted Almonds. Raw almonds are roasted with sunflower oil and spiced with granulated garlic, cayenne pepper, and freshly ground black pepper. Almonds are a powerful superfood; they combat diabetes, lower LDL cholesterol, and contain lots of protein! Like our Cinnamon Glazed Almonds and Almond-Sesame Granola, this awesome snack is available for $4/4oz.

 

 

The Last Post for 2013!

orange cran mini muffinsAnother year is coming to an end, and we would like to thank everyone who has encouraged us and supported us in our first 9 months of operation! Thank you for your orders, attending our events, and most of all offering your best wishes. We are looking forward to expanding in the new year, and also offering new treats! With the end of the year, we must say “goodbye” to some of our tasty treats.

apple cupcakeOur Apple Cider Cupcake will be retiring at the end of the month. Sad, yes, but you still have until 12/28 (tomorrow) to order these treats for delivery on 12/31. Orders will be available for pick up between 9am and 1pm on 12/31, and we will be delivering orders between 2pm and 5pm on 12/31. Visit our Order Form.

rosemary marmaladeWe have also made our very last batch of Rosemary-Meyer Lemon Marmalade! Order now so you don’t miss out on this amazing preserve. We still have three 8oz jars and nine 4oz jars, $7.25 and $3.75 respectively.

peppermintPeppermint Bark will also be leaving the MRBC family. Our last batch has been made, and we have a limited number of 2oz bags left. Order soon so you may take your last bite of this festive treat!

ginger molassesLast, but certainly not least, we can introduce the gluten-free Ginger Molasses Cookie. Made with blackstrap molasses and crystallized ginger, these cookies pack a punch while also offering many nutrients in these winter months. Each cookie is $1.50 at our events, or you can order by the half-dozen for $8. These will be available now through February.

 

 

 

 

 

December and Winter Specials, Holiday Events

new tasteThis is gearing up to be a busy month for the Mollie Rose Baking Company! The first week of December brought a new cupcake special, a new seasonal hand pie, a new preserve, and two holiday events! On Thursday, December 5th, we were in Emeryville with the DISPLAY pop up market. There were craft vendors, a macaron vendor, and MRBC. We premiered our Apple Cider Cupcake and Orange Cranberry Hand Pie! We also had our Rosemary-Meyer Lemon Marmalade for sale with our Harvest Pear Jam, Molasses Beer Bread, Cinnamon Glazed Almonds, Peppermint Bark, and Pumpkin Seed Brittle. We had so much fun, we’re returning to DISPLAY for their Holiday Market on Thursday, December 19th! Check out our Events page for more information.

apple cider ccOur Apple Cider Cupcake is available at events and for orders throughout the month of December! Our spiced apple cake is baked til golden then topped with a cinnamon “buttercream.” Also available gluten-free for an extra charge. They’re a delightful treat to be enjoyed during this cold winter month along with hot cocoa, warm tea, and (of course) hot apple cider!

meyer lemonThe Rosemary-Meyer Lemon Marmalade has been a favorite at the three events we’ve offered it. Sliced Meyer lemons are soaked overnight with freh, organic rosemary. The lemons are then cooked with organic sugar and jarred with a sprig of rosemary in each jar. This marmalade makes the perfect gift for your marmalade-loving friends and family! Or you can keep it for yourself and enjoy it on crumpets and scones; we won’t judge.

displayThe Orange Cranberry Hand Pie is our Winter Seasonal Hand Pie! This tart/sweet pie is made with fresh, organic cranberries, freshly squeezed organic orange juice, and orange zest. The filling is baked in a tender pastry and the dough is topped with a sprinkling of organic sugar. These festive pies are available through February.

giftsAs the holidays rage on, some people start panicking when they suddenly realize they haven’t thought of a gift for their co-workers, teachers, grandmas, chiropractors, and other special people in their lives. We have the perfect soltion: MRBC treats! Our items are reasonably priced, delicious, and made with vegan and mostly organic ingredients! Order jars of Harvest Pear Jam, delicately spiced with cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Or some of our limited edition Rosemary-Meyer Lemon Marmalade. Peppermint Bark, Pumpkin Seed Brittle, and Cinnamon Glazed Almonds make perfect stocking stuffers. All our products are excellent additions to foodie gift baskets! You can order our wheat-free Currant Scones and a 4oz jar of marmalade to package with that perfect tea you found for your aunt, or you can order a loaf of Molasses Beer Bread and a 4oz jar of Harvest Pear Jam to go along with that artisan nut butter you know your significant other will just love. We deliver to Oakland, Emeryville, Berkeley, and Albany (other delivery options available; just ask!). You can also pick up your orders from our kitchen or at our events this month. Orders placed by December 20th will be delivered by Christmas Eve. We can even deliver on Christmas Eve day between 9am and 1pm, and you’ll be able to pick up orders on 12/24 from our kitchen between 2pm and 5pm. Just use our Order Form and we’ll e-mail you within 24 hours!

Happy Holidays!

November Ends, December Begins, and the Holidays REALLY Get Going

patchworkOn Sunday, we participated in Patchwork Show at Jack London Square. Thank you to everyone who came out! We had a blast selling our wares and checking out all the awesome vendors. There was so much to choose from: vintage clothing, records, bags, bath and beauty products, jewelry, and tons more! It was also the last chance for Pumpkin Marshmallow Cupcakes and Spiced Apple Hand Pies. They’re making way for a new cupcake and hand pie special in December.

peppermintbarkWe also launched a new treat: Peppermint Bark! Dark chocolate, candy canes, and puffed rice make this a fun and tasty treat for the holiday season. Think of it for gift baskets, stocking stuffing, or host(ess) gifts. Or just order some for  yourself. 😉

stoutWe’re also updating our Molasses Beer Bread! The bread will now be made with organic chocolate stout from Bison Brewery. It gives the bread a richer color and more complex flavor without over-powering your tastebuds.

Lastly, we have several events coming up in December! You’ll find us at DISPLAY-Emeryville’s December launch and holiday fair, December 5th and December 19th respectively. We’ll also be at New Taste Marketplace in San Francisco on Saturday, December 7th. And, the Sunday before Christmas (December 22nd), we’ll be at our  pop up location on E. 17th and 3rd Avenue in Oakland. So much to look forward to! Happy Holidays!

Pop Ups, Holidays, and Events!

almondsYesterday, we had a wonderful pop up near Lake Merritt in Oakland. Thank you to everyone who came out on that beautiful yet cold Sunday! If you didn’t make it, don’t worry; we have some awesome events coming up for you and your friends. 🙂

apple pieThis coming Sunday, November 24th, we will be at Patchwork Show’s FREE Oakland craft fest at Jack London Square! We’ll be upstairs next to Brown Dog Mustard. This will be your last chance to pick up Spiced Apple Hand Pies and Pumpkin Marshmallow Cupcakes! We’ll also have Cinnamon Glazed Almonds, Pumpkin Seed Brittle, Harvest Pear Jam, Sourdough Baguettes, Molasses Beer Bread, Olive Bread, and new treats: Rosemary-Meyer Lemon Marmalade and Peppermint Bark. Find out more about the event here: oakland events – patchwork show

marshmallow ccComing in December, we’ll have a new cupcake special, AND a new seasonal hand pie! There are also several awesome events in December where you’ll be able to find us and our delicious goods. Keep an eye out for more information! And stop by our table at the Patchwork Show. 😉

Craft Fest and New Monthly Cupcake Special!

pumpkin marshmallowLast weekend, the holiday season officially kicked off for the Mollie Rose Baking Company. The Bedford Gallery’s 6th Annual Craft Fest was wonderful! There were many amazing crafters and food artisans, and we sold out of nearly everything! We premiered the Pumpkin Marshmallow Cupcake (pictured above) at the craft fest. It’s a pumpkin cake frosted with cinnamon “buttercream” and topped with a marshmallow. All vegan, of course. Get ’em only through the end of November!

cooking candyCome by our pop up next Sunday in Oakland! We’ll be at E. 17th and 3rd Avenue from 11:30am til 2:30pm. You can pick up pie, cupcakes, candy, jam, and bread. We’ll also have a couple of other events this month. Stay tuned for times and locations.

CAM00144Also this month, you will be able to find our Pumpkin Seed Brittle in Little Shop Artisan Box‘s November Gourmet Foodie Box! It’s delivered right to your door!