Cupcakes With a Cause

13 Jul

For a recent Making a Difference story, I had the opportunity to go inside the new kitchen for All Things Sweet, a new bakery whose proceeds benefit the Orlando Union Rescue Mission.

It’s a new effort to create jobs for mission residents and generate funding to keep the mission running. There are 13 cupcake flavors available and the one I sampled,”Plain Jane”, was fantastic! Starting today, you can call in or place your order online. Right now, the cupcakes will be available for pick-up or delivery, but there are future plans to build a storefront or food truck for All Things Sweet.

The bakery is sponsored in part by First Baptist Church of Orlando and Overstreet Foundation. They purchased a commercial oven and refrigerator for the operation.  Chef Michael Anthony, a well-known baker in the area, is teaching culinary arts to mission residents so they can work in the bakery. He wants to expand the menu from 13 cupcake flavors to gourmet cookies and cakes eventually.

Have a “sweet” day, see you in the morning!

Bridgett

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