Now everyone knows that you need to have refreshments at a party, and our Homes with Woofs event on June 12 is going to be just that. A big shout-out to ThimbleCakes bakery. ThimbleCakes has offered to donate 15 dozen cupcakes — that’s 180 cupcakes — decorated in a paw print design, or maybe with little doggy ears! (Their tagline, by the way, is “cupcakes for everyone!”)
What I love about this Ottawa bakery is that it offers gluten-free, nut-free, egg/dairy-free and sugar-free products as well as delectable traditional cakes and cupcakes. They can even do corn free, rice free, soy free and vegan. Phew!
And every month, they host a charity day where all the proceeds go to a local animal rescue shelter. So it’s a generous (and delicious) offer that fits well with their charitable bent.
Here’s a link to ThimbleCakes website. Their retail outlet is located at 369 Bank, near Gilmour. There’s a bakery coming soon to my neck of the woods — 350 Richmond Road in Westboro — I can’t wait! They also have a café at 4100 Strandherd Road in Barrhaven which specializes in tasty food for those with allergies or food preferences and where they serve not only sweets but also soups, salads and sandwiches!
Thanks again, ThimbleCakes — we can’t wait to see (and taste) your gorgeous creations! ThimbleCakes, by the way, will have a table at our Homes with Woofs event with a staff person able to answer your allergy questions.
In other food news, if we can find a few Ottawa restaurants willing to donate appetizers, the wonderful Dave Smith of Nate’s Deli (now on Merivale, just north of Emerald Plaza) has kindly offered organize the food and man the food station for us as well as donate some himself. He’s so great! (Now that’s a man who knows who to throw a charity event. Did you know he has raised over $ 150 million dollars for charity? Amazing!!!)
Realtor Steve Benson of Royal LePage Team Realty has a background in the hospitality business and is scouting for us, but if you can lend us a hand, let us know! (Remember, the Ottawa Humane Society will issue tax receipts to all our donors.) Thanks!