A Charitable Confection, charity bake sale for Project Orange Tree

Grandbaby Cakes Hosts Inaugural Charity Bake Sale "A Charitable Confection"


Doing good never tasted so good! Chicagoans with a penchant for gourmet sweets are invited to attend the first ever "A Charitable Confection" charity bake sale on Friday, April 25, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. to 10 p.m., at the Chicago Urban Arts Society, 2229 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL. Early Bird ticket sales for general admission/ VIP are on sale starting today at

This chic bake sale and cocktail party will be hosted by Jocelyn Delk Adams, author and creator of the popular dessert and baking blog "Grandbaby Cakes." Proceeds for “A Charitable Confection” will benefit Project Orange Tree, an awareness organization that focuses on eliminating the systemic causes of ongoing violence. "I'm beyond excited to raise funds for an organization completely run by teens through the Lupe Fiasco Foundation. They are making a difference and improving their community," says Adams.

Funds raised will go specifically towards Project Orange Tree's new program called "Project Oasis". Through this endeavor, Project Orange Tree will purchase land in Chicago’s urban areas to supply food desserts with community gardens and transform deserted lots into peaceful areas for surrounding youth.

A Charitable Confection gives both attendees and Chicago's top industry experts the opportunity to give back to inner city youth by participating in a deliciously entertaining evening. The event will be hosted by Michelle Relerford, NBC 5 Chicago News Reporter and Anchor.

Honorable co-chairs include: Johanna M. Cook, Cooking Personality, Momma Cuisine, host of “Great Everyday Meals”; D.C. Crenshaw, food and lifestyle personality; Gale Gand, Chicago-based pastry chef and cookbook author; Amy Hilliard, CEO of the Comfort Cake Company; Debi Lilly, founder and president of A Perfect Event; Glenn Murray, founder of 220 Communications; Ina Pickney, owner of Ina’s Restaurant; Michelle Relerford, NBC 5 Chicago News; Mindy Segal, owner of Mindy’s Hot Chocolate; and Josie Smith-Malave, Bravo’s Top Chef TV Show finalist. Sponsors include Nielsen-Massey Vanillas, More Cupcakes, M&M Special Events, Curl Kitchen, Ruth and Phil's Gourmet Ice Cream, Pillsbury, Dry Soda, and many more.

Early-bird special general admission donation and VIP tickets are available from February 25th - March 24th, G.A $15 /VIP $75. VIP tickets include a 1 hour private reception with National Culinary Celebrities and Chicago’s Industry Leaders featuring wine, hors -d’oeuvres and desserts. All guests will enjoy special raffles, prizes and silent auction. Tickets may be purchased at

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