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.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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. 😉

October Madness!

pumpkin cupcakesAs promised, above is a photo of our October Cupcake Special: Pumpkin Spice Mini Cupcakes! Made with fresh roasted pumpkin and rolled in cinnamon and sugar, these vegan delights can be made gluten-free! $15/dozen ($18/dozen gluten-free) and only available until October 31st (Halloween!). We premiered them at our pop up this past Sunday, and you’ll be able to find them on October 20th at E. 17th and 3rd, and then again (for the final October pop up) at Lakeshore and Wayne on October 26th. Check out our events page for more info!

We will also begin selling our Pumpkin Seed Brittle this month, and we will continue to sell it through December. We have several recipes in the experimental phase, including an exciting gluten-free bread recipe! We’ll keep you posted. 😉

 

Changes for Autumn: New Products, New Events!

hand piesSeptember brings the Fall, and with that new fruits and flavors! We are pleased to announce our newest additions to the menu: Spiced Apple Hand Pies, Hazelnut-Fig Cupcakes, Figgy Thyme Jam, and Harvest Pear Jam. Each new item is made with seasonal fruit. Our hand pies are sweetened only with maple syrup and maple sugar, and the filling is delicately spiced with a 3-spice blend. Our September Cupcake Special, the Hazelnut-Fig, is a hazelnut cake base with half a black mission fig baked in. The cakes are topped with a dusting of powdered sugar. The Figgy Thyme jam is made with fresh, organic black mission figs, organic sugar, fresh lemon juice, and fresh organic thyme. It’s perfect for jam and peanut butter sandwiches, on top of ginger pancakes, spread between biscuit layers, and on crackers as a snack. Our Harvest Pear Jam is made with ripe pears and spiced with the flavors of the season. Enjoy this jam on pumpkin waffles, on top of vanilla ice cream or yogurt, or with your morning toast. These are limited items, so order them while you can!

fig cakeOur new seasonal treats can be found at our events throughout September, and most of them will be available through the end of November. This Sunday, we will have a pop up at Lake Merritt between Wayne and Brooklyn in Oakland, CA. This will be our first event selling these new items. The event will last from 11am until 2pm, so come by and grab a tasty treat to take home (or eat right there). We will also be at an event co-hosted by the Bay Area Homemade Market, Kitchener Oakland, and Creative Growth Arts Center. Come by and pick up goods from BAHM vendors as well as Kitchener chefs. We’ll have a great assortment of goodies to choose from. Check out our events page for more info!

fig jamRemember, you can always order from us by sending an e-mail (msmollierose@gmail.com), or by placing an order at Mollie Rose Baking Co. Enjoy!

 

One-Stop Shop, Pop Ups

cupcaketree

Today, we had our last event where we offered the Peach-Apricot mini pie and the Almond-Blackberry cupcake. Now, if you want either of those items, you will have to place your order within the next three days for pick up/delivery by August 31st. But fear not! A new seasonal pie and cupcake special will be available as of September 1st! We still have our delicious Molasses Beer Bread (pictured below), sunflower seed brittle, and chocolate almond bark.

molasses beerIf you’re looking for the Mollie Rose Baking Company on the web, you can find all of our links and information at http://cottagefoods.org/cfo/mollie-rose-baking-company/. This is a great site which can connect you to all sorts of cottage food operations. Of course, why would you need to go anywhere else but MRBC? 🙂 AND Ms. Mollie Rose was interviewed in an article by the East Bay Express about starting a homemade food business (MRBC itself). Check it out here: So You Want to Start a Food Business

candyComing soon, we will have our Figgy Thyme and Harvest Pear jams! These are wonderful seasonal jams to spread on toast, scones, muffins, or eat straight from the jar. Our bread baker will also start offering his country sourdough loaf (pictured below). Delicious, chewy bread you can really sink your teeth into! We’ll let you know when you can begin ordering loaves.

country loaf

Stay tuned for more deliciousness!

Out With the Old, In With the New

almond-blackberry cupcakeAnother month is ending, taking with it the Dark and Stormy Cupcake. But August is just around the corner, and that means the cupcake special is…Almond-Blackberry! These cupcakes are made with an almond cake and topped with a delightful blackberry “buttercream.” Fresh blackberry preserves are whipped right in to the frosting, and the cake is topped with a ripe blackberry! These cupcakes will be featured at all our events in August, and you can order them via e-mail (msmollierose@gmail.com) and soon through cottagemeal.com/mollierosesbakingco. Get ’em while you can!

This past Sunday, we had a pop up near Lake Merritt, and it was a great success! We sold out of many items (more jam is on the way), and our Dark and Stormy cupcakes were bid a fond farewell. Coming up in August, we will be at two events at the Firehouse Arts Hangar in Berkeley. Check out our events page to learn more.

Tonight we’ll leave you with this thought to ponder: Ben the bread maker is developing an herb focaccia for the bakery. The test batch was SUPERB. Keep an eye out for it in the near future!

 

MRBC News

Mexican hot chocolate

This weekend, we took a break from pop ups and markets to relax a little before this coming week. However, we did make the above Mexican Hot Chocolate 2-layer cake for a special birthday order! We can do custom order cakes, just e-mail us at msmollierose@gmail.com to discuss what you’d like. We also donated some cupcakes to the East Bay Vegan Bake Sale today, which benefited Bad Rap and Girl Army! They raised a total of $1,110 this afternoon for these wonderful organizations.

This coming week, our very own Ms. Mollie will be competing in the Rock Paper Scissors Collective’s annual Vegan Cupcake Bake-off! $5 gets you a raffle ticket and a sample of each competing cupcake. Check out the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/423551107741637/ Try some awesome vegan cupcakes, and vote for Mollie!

Also this weekend is the monthly Bay Area Homemade Market in Berkeley! MRBC will be there with breads, jams, chocolates, candies, cupcakes, and maybe a few mini pies. Come by 3192 Adeline between 5p and 9p to get your delicious homemade goods.

And finally, we are are excited to announce that we have a new webstand! Find us at http://www.cottagemeal.com/mollierosesbakingco, where you can order our breads, jams, candies, chocolates, and specials for delivery/pick up. The whole site is for Cottage Food Operations only, so you’ll be supporting super local, small businesses. Sweet!