Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Tender Loving Cake offers a doubly delicious deal to Arkansans

Posted By on Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 8:56 AM

IMG_1406.JPG
I realize that Halloween has not even hit us yet, but (and you’ll have to forgive me) I’m already thinking about the holidays. I am absolutely infatuated with November and December. The food, the spices, the smells, the family…OMG! The egg nog! I love it all. Pardon me if I’m rushing through the end of October, but I’m thinking ahead to the superhuman amounts of food I plan on devouring over the next few months and it’s nearly enough to bring a tear of joy to my eye.

In all seriousness, the holidays are a particularly wonderful time to reflect on how fortunate you and yours have been throughout this year. While most of us will be ruminating for weeks on how many side dishes we’ll need to serve alongside our 25 pound turkey, there are many people in less fortunate circumstances in our community who worry if they’ll be able to put food on their plate at all.

The Memphis-based company, Tender Loving Cake, is hoping to provide customers in the Little Rock area with an opportunity to enjoy something sweet for themselves as well as donate to those in need within the Little Rock community.

Operating primarily through their website tenderlovingcake.com, the small company sells two varieties of coffee cake: cinnamon pecan and sour cream blueberry. The customer is able to select and ship the coffee cakes to themselves or as gifts with a personal message included. Additionally, they operate under this premise: for every cake sold online, the bakery will donate a 35 oz pound cake to a food bank selected by the customer. When Tender Loving Cake launched last December they were only able to provide donations to the Mid South Food Bank of Memphis, but this year they have expanded to serve the Arkansas Food Bank, North Mississippi Food Network of Jackson, and the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. Buy one, give one…it’s like the TOMS shoes of cake.

I sampled the cinnamon-pecan coffee cake recently and I’m happy to report that these guys put out a respectable product. I was skeptical that a cake delivered in the mail would reach my home intact and fresh, but I was pleased with the results and my fears were banished as soon as I took my first bite. The cake was endowed with a crusting of cinnamon and sugar, undoubtedly blended with butter, creating a dark, crumbling crown over the surface of the cake. The cinnamon-sugar mixture was also found streaming through the inside of the dense and surprisingly moist butter cake.

If you are looking for a way to give a little something to those in need this season, Tender Loving Cake is a fantastic opportunity, and the fact that you simultaneously get a delicious cake out if this makes the deal even sweeter. Check them out at tenderlovingcake.com for details.

Tags: , , ,

Favorite

Speaking of...

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Daniel Walker

  • The Kraft Mac & Cheese Food Hack

    Recently, we held another food hack competition, taking another childhood classic, Kraft Mac & Cheese, and tried to turn it on its head, creating something entirely new and unique. Again, the results were pretty awesome. The rules were simple: Use a whole box of mac and cheese, both noodles and cheese powder, and turn it into any sinister monstrosity imaginable. We had a vote via the Eat Arkansas Facebook page to crown a winner. Here's what was submitted:
    • Jul 30, 2014
  • Food Feedback Friday: The "We need your vote!" edition

    Alrighty...you know the drill with Food Feedback. Tell us what you're eating this week and what you thought about it. I love to hear all the suggestions and I'm frequently looking back through your recommendations to determine my next meal. So share away! Happy weekend, y'all.
    • Jul 25, 2014
  • Looking in on the new Le Pops, now in the Heights

    Le Pops is a wonderful addition to the Heights neighborhood. Laurie Harrison is incredibly dedicated to her product, she still works here 7 days a week and is constantly experimenting in the kitchen to develop new flavors. Check them out the next time you need a cool down.
    • Jul 24, 2014
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • In defense of Planned Parenthood and abortion rights

    An op-ed in today's New York Time by Katha Pollitt says what I've been struggling to say about the reaction to the attack on women's reproductive rights launched by means of the undercover videos made by anti-abortion activists.
    • Aug 5, 2015
  • Maddie's Place makes a believer out of a skeptic

    After a long hiatus, I return to Maddie's Place in Riverdale and find the food is a lot tastier than I remembered.
    • Aug 19, 2015
  • The Lemon Cakery is pure bliss

    In the eternal and often epic battle between "cake" and "pie," I normally come down on the pie side of things. The Lemon Cakery puts that rule to the test—deliciously.
    • Oct 1, 2015

Most Shared

  • Department of Arkansas Heritage archeologist resigns

    Bob Scoggin, 50, the Department of Arkansas Heritage archeologist whose job it was to review the work of agencies, including DAH and the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department, for possible impacts on historic properties, resigned from the agency on Monday. Multiple sources say Scoggin, whom they describe as an "exemplary" employee who the week before had completed an archeological project on DAH property, was told he would be fired if he did not resign.
  • Labor department director inappropriately expensed out-of-state trips, audit finds

    Jones was "Minority Outreach Coordinator" for Hutchinson's 2014 gubernatorial campaign. The governor first named him as policy director before placing him over the labor department instead in Jan. 2015, soon after taking office.
  • Lawsuit filed against ADC officials, prison chaplain convicted of sexual assault at McPherson

    A former inmate who claims she was sexually assaulted over 70 times by former McPherson Womens' Unit chaplain Kenneth Dewitt has filed a federal lawsuit against Dewitt, several staff members at the prison, and officials with the Arkansas Department of Corrections, including former director Ray Hobbs.
  • Rapert compares Bill Clinton to Orval Faubus

    Sen. Jason Rapert (R-Conway)  was on "Capitol View" on KARK, Channel 4, this morning, and among other things that will likely inspire you to yell at your computer screen, he said he expects someone in the legislature to file a bill to do ... something about changing the name of the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport.

Visit Arkansas

Arkansas remembers Pearl Harbor

Arkansas remembers Pearl Harbor

Central Arkansas venues have a full week of commemorative events planned

Blogroll

 

© 2016 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation