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.

 

 

 

Sunday Pop-Up

brittleTomorrow, we’re having our second pop-up bakery at 1218 E. 21st Street in Oakland from 11am until 2pm. There will be no bread loaves, unfortunately, because our bread maker is ill, but there will be tasty sunflower seed brittle made with organic Earth Balance margarine, organic roasted sunflower seeds, organic sugar, and organic raw agave nectar! We’re bringing this candy back after a few weeks of no brittle. It’s caramelly sweet, crunchy, and spiced with cinnamon and cardamom!

dark chocolateWe’ll also have a trio of cupcakes! These dark chocolate cupcakes with fudgy frosting will be one of the cupcakes offered tomorrow. Not too sweet, with tons of chocolatey goodness. These are a chocolate lover’s dream.

599020_503345183035995_482600430_nAs part of our trio, we will have these beautiful, elegant cupcakes: Earl Grey with lavender! Delicately scented cake dusted with powdered sugar. These sold out fast at the Bay Area Homemade Market!

gf carrot cakeWe’ll have our June Cupcake Special: Carrot Cake with “cream cheese” frosting! Once again, we’ll have the gluten-free version tomorrow. Freshly grated carrot and yummy ginger, topped with chopped pecans!

peachapricotIt’s almost summer! Celebrate with Peach-Apricot mini pies! These are slightly sweet with a whole lot of stone fruit flavor. Mini pies can feed two, or one if you don’t want to share.

lavender shortbreadA pop-up favorite, these Lavender Shortbread cookies are buttery, crispy, and just a bit floral. The lavender is brightened with lemon zest, and the cookies are not too sweet. Take some home to eat with tea or ice cream!

sconesThese currant scones are gluten-free and free from soy products! They are the perfect breakfast treat to have topped with marmalade or jam. Enjoy with a cup of coffee or tea.

peach lavenderFinally, there will be Peach Lavender Jam! A new batch made fresh last week will be for sale tomorrow. It’s like summer in a jar! Dried lavender buds, sweet peaches, and lemon zest make this jam perfect on scones, pancakes, or muffins. Get your jar before peaches go out of season!

Pop-Ups Galore! And New Webstand!

photo (1)It’s been quite a week! On Sunday, we had our first pop-up at 1218 E. 21st Street in Oakland. It was a beautiful day with beautiful people, and we sold out of everything except two of our Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting (gluten-free version)! We received great feedback, and now we know that our bread loaves are in demand, as is our pie. Don’t worry; there will be more! And, if you need some Mollie Rose baked goods in between pop-ups, you can always shoot us an e-mail at msmollierose@gmail.com.

sarahMore news! As of yesterday, you can start ordering our goods online through Good Eggs. Find us at Mollie Rose Baking Company on Good Eggs. We schedule pick ups on Fridays and Sundays. Check out the site and order some deliciousness!

gf carrot cake  peach lavender jam

The June Cupcake Special is…Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting! Vegan (of course), and we can make it gluten-free for those who are sensitive or allergic to gluten (or if you’re looking to get a little more protein in your diet). We also have organic Peach Lavender Jam for sale! Celebrate summer with a jar of this bright, new jam. $6.50 gets one an 8oz jar, $3.25 gets you a 40z jar.

This Sunday, June 9th, we’ll be at our Lake Merritt pop-up stand on E. 17th and 3rd Avenue from 11am-2pm. It’s also Love Our Lake Day! Take a stroll or ride your bike around the lake, then come on by and grab a gluten-free currant scone, peach-apricot mini pie, loaf of molasses beer bread or olive rosemary bread, a cupcake, or a jar of jam at our pop-up.

mini pies

Speaking of pie, our Summer Seasonal Pie Special is Peach-Apricot! These mini pies are perfect to share, but don’t be afraid to have one all to yourself. $5.50 gets you one mini pie with a flaky crust and slightly sweet, somewhat tart filling. Available now through the end of August!

lavender shortbreadLast weekend, these were a huge hit. Our Lavender Shortbread Cookies are available year-round, but they go so well with the summer! Slightly floral lavender flavor, brightened with Meyer lemon zest, these “buttery” and crisp cookies make everyone happy! Just like everything else we sell, these shortbread are vegan all the way. We use organic Earth Balance instead of butter, but we bet your friends will never know! order yours today.