Wednesday, April 28, 2010

What to make, what to make . . .

Okay, so it totally sucked that we had to call off the bake sale last Sunday (4/25), but it's all good. We'll be at the Piazza (Northern Liberties) Friday night vending at the PUFF Movie House. Now that we have that out of the way, the big thing is what to make. I know that I'm going to make cookies (chocolate chip, Drunken oatmeal raisin), cupcakes (red velvet, maybe Walking on Sunshine), and brownies, but I don't know what else. I was thinking about attempting chocolate mousse shot, but I don't know if I'll have the time. If not, better luck next time.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

This Month's Bake Sale Is Canceled

Saw that it is going to rain on Sunday, so, the bake sale is canceled. I am disappointed. I was working on some awesome stuff like red velvet cupcakes, lemon blueberry scones, and chocolate bacon truffles. While this news sucks big time, there is a silver lining: Sheila+Sharon's Cookies will be at the Philadelphia Underground Film Forum, aka PUFF, on Friday April 30th at the Piazza.

The bake sale will be rescheduled for a later date.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Location of the next Secret Bake Sale

The next Secret Bake Sale is taking place at . . .

Cornerstone Market and Produce
19 W. Girard Avenue: Fishtown

So, if you want some yummie goodies, come out starting at 11 am on Sunday April 25th

Friday, April 2, 2010

Lauren's Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies

Lauren of Gigglepotamus , was generous enough to share her gluten free peanut butter cookies recipe.

Peanut Butter Cookies

1 cup sugar
1 cup peanut butter
1 egg

Combine ingredients until smooth. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Roll into walnut-sized balls and place 2" apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten with tines of fork & bake in a 375° oven for 12-15 minutes, or until browned nicely.

You can visit Laurens blog and Etsy shop below.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Piranha Betty's 3/27/10

The first Secret Bake Sale is done. It's starting to become a distant memory, until next month that is. Had an awesome time with Lauren, Anna, and Sharon. The day started off a bit chilly and slow, but warmed up, and picked up, in the afternoon. Not as many people turned out as expected, but it was still a great time.

Lauren made two kinds of Focaccia, two flavors of truffles, gluten free peanut butter cookies, and some krispy rice bird nests.

Anna made Turtle cheesecakes (delish), brownies, and I forgot the third item (it looks like a cross between a cookie and a brownie). Will post the name when I remember.

Sharon and I made drunken oatmeal raisin cookies, chocolate chip cookies, and two kinds of truffles.

We started out inside of Piranha Betty's, but then moved everything outside when it became apparent that no one knew we were inside. Luckily by that time, it wasn't as cold. Got to see the many sights of Frankford Avenue, including an argument between a cab driver and his passenger. I think the passenger was his girlfriend, but who knows? All in all, it was fun.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Meet the Bakers

Here's a little bit about each vendor.

Lauren Meakim
I am the proud stay at home mama of three beautiful boys, Maxfield (5), Wyatt (2.5), and Jackson (8 weeks). My creative itch goes back to preschool, when my teacher supposedly recognized a budding talent by the fact that I drew fingers on my people's hands...

I graduated from the Tyler School of Art with a degree in Graphic Design/Illustration. While I have an extreme appreciation for that field, it quickly became apparent it was not for me. Something about all the endless hours on the computer.... hmmm... how ironic.

Anyway, when I was pregnant with Max, I was overcome by this sudden love of fabric (hormones?) and I just HAD to learn to sew. Having never touched a sewing machine in my life, I started with an intricate (for me) pinwheel baby quilt to give as a gift. Not the best choice for a first project, but what did I know? I'm sure I would laugh if I saw that quilt now... it didn't matter anyway, I was completely addicted. Five years later, my passion for fabric is still growing, and I just love what I do.

If you'd like to get to know me better, please check out my blog, which is updated several times a week:

Anna Holler is a Center City, Philadelphia artist and mum to two wee ones. She's newly discovered Handmade Philly and is excited to be a part of such a talented group of craftsters. Anna's crafting shifts with the season, as she's never been able to knit a sweater in August. Whether knitting, painting, gluing, crocheting, scrap booking, baking, concocting, mixing, melting or coloring, Anna is in a constant state of creation. Life without making stuff just isn't worth living. You can find her on Saturday at the Secret Bake Sale and online in her Etsy shop, Fibergut!

Sheila+Sharon's Cookies is a business that is being started by myself, Sheila, and my identical twin sister and best friend, Sharon. I am a graduate of the Art Institute of Philadelphia's Baking and Pastry Diploma Program (June 2005), and am ServSafe Certified. I am passionate about baking and passionate about turning out quality cookies.

We make simple, honest cookies that bring back memories of being a kid. We use the best, and freshest ingredients available, and strive to make products we can be proud of. Contact us at

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Secret Bake Sale will be here on Saturday, and I can't wait! Hopefully we'll get a decent turnout, but if not, it'll still be fun. This is the first post, and I've decided to keep it short and sweet (pun intended). Next post will be about the talented bakers.