It’s my favorite time of the year….The Holidays. I love spending time with my family and holidays always brings the relatives you haven’t seen in a while around! Nothing speaks Thanksgivings like a homemade sweet potato pie! Wouldn’t you like to provide your family and friends with “a little piece of heaven?”
We are gearing up for our Holiday Bake Sale. Allow us to be a part of your Holiday get together at home, with family and friends or at your work place. We offer more than just cupcakes, we also offer pound cakes in an assortment of flavors, specialty cakes: german chocolate, red velvet, carrot, and coconut-pineapple sour cream cakes, sweet potato pies, pecan cream cheese pies, and biscuits!
If something is not listed, just ask! Leave the baking up to us!
Pre-order by Friday, Oct 11 to receive $5 off of all orders of $30 or more. Orders must be placed and paid for by Friday, Oct 18 to receive discounts. We will be accepting Thanksgiving orders until November 22.
Orders will be available for pick up Wednesday, November 27 5-8:30pm from 1616 Camden Road (Food Truck Friday/Sizzlin Saturday lot) .
We are gearing up for our Holiday Bake Sale. Allow us to be a part of your Holiday get together at home, with family and friends or at your work place. We offer more than cupcakes, we also offer pound cakes in an assortment of flavors, specialty cakes: german chocolate, red velvet, carrot, and coconut-pineapple sour cream cakes, sweet potato and pecan cream cheese pies, and biscuits! If something is not listed, just ask! Leave the baking up to us!
We are excited to have the Democratic National Convention in town this week!
We will be out all this week in our mobile cupcakery serving our delicious cupcakes. We will have a few of our most popular flavors along with our blue velvet and DNC themed cupcakes.
Monday- Wednesday 12-6pm 1616 Camden Road in South End across from Phat Burritos (near Price’s Chicken Coop)
Thursday – 11am-2pm Ballantyne Corp Park
3-7pm 1616 Camden Road in South End across from Phat Burritos (near Price’s Chicken Coop)
Friday – Food Truck Friday in South End – 1616 Camden Road across from Phat Burritos (near Price’s Chicken Coop)
Saturday – TBD
Be sure to follow us on twitter @southerncake
Join our fan page on Facebook: southerncakequeen
Charlotte’s First Mobile Cupcake Truck (cupcakery) is owned and operated by ‘Emma L. Merisier, who’s gift for baking has earned her the nickname SouthernCakeQueen (SCQ). We also offer custom cakes and other delicious treats. SCQ is originally from Mount Pleasant, SC where she learned to bake many of her home made goods from scratch! Often times baking was done with no written directions or measurements, so she quickly had to learn the difference between a “pinch of this” and a “tad of that” while taking baking instructions.
SCQ graduated from Francis Marion University and moved to Charlotte, NC in the hopes of working in Corporate America, but her love for the kitchen often times kept her busy on weekends baking and cooking to cater small events for family and friends. When the demand for her baked goodies became so high she decided to see if she could turn this love into a profit, thus came SouthernCakeQueen.
Every Saturday you can find the SCQ Mobile Cupcakery in Historic South End at 1616 Camden Rd (across from Phat Burrito, near Price’s Chicken Coop). THE PINK CUPCAKE TRUCK is usually filled with gourmet cupcakes, red velvet cheesecake brownies, charleston chewies, and an assortment of drinks.
You can keep up with SCQ Mobile Cupcakery and the SouthernCakeQueen by following us on Twitter: @southerncake, joining the fan page on Facebook: southerncakequeen, or visiting our website at www.southerncakequeen.com.
We know how much you love us, now your furry friends can too. July 12 we will introduce our doggie treats in the shape of a cupcake or crown both made with carob chips. Make plans to visit us at the Chow Down Uptown to pick up some treats for furry friends. They are doggie-licious!
I recently had the opportunity to interview Sunny Anderson from Food Network here in Charlotte. She was in town for a pre-screening of the documentary “Hunger Hits Home” which will air this Saturday, April 14 at 8pm on Food Network. It is a documentary about childhood hunger here in the United States. One in every four children faces childhood hunger. Food Network has partnered with Share Our Strength to bring attention to this situation. Share Our Strength is one of the nation’s leading not-for-profit organizations, mobilizing individuals and industries to fight hunger.
Sunny Anderson decided to join the fight after watching clips from the documentary. She then requested to see the full documentary which features three families and their struggles with providing food and having access to fresh produce for their families. After watching the full documentary she told Food Network, “Whatever I can do, I am there.”
Sunny attended the free lunch breakfast at her school growing up so is well aware of some of the services provided to fight childhood hunger. She thought it was a treat but didn’t realize it was actually helping her family out. “We really need to take care of these children because we are trying to get them to go to school and learn and grow them into adults to compete with other nations and if they can’t get through school without thinking about eating they are unable to excel.” “I am one voice and one way to get the word out.” Her focus is to provide affordable simple recipes, real food for real people. “Gone are the days of eat your food because they are hungry kids in Africa, there are hungry kids right here.”
I also had the pleasure to interview Josh Wachs the Chief Strategy Officer of Share Our Strength. Wachs is responsible for developing and implementing the long-term strategy for Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® Campaign, the organization’s national effort to end childhood hunger in America by 2015. He doesn’t believe childhood hunger exist because we lack food, we are a country of abundance. His focus is on educating parents where to find the resources and encourage them to participate.
North Carolina is a state with childhood hunger is prevalent. North Carolina Governor Perdue has joined in the No Child hunger campaign which was launched last September. “No kid hunger recipe which consist of access + education + awareness = No Kid Hungry.” The campaign not only wants to be sure the children are fed but they learn empowering skills about how to cook and shop for nutritious meals on a limited budget. We must create awareness.
Share Our Strength is the official non-profit Charity of the Food Network Their support is going to help create awareness by showing the documentary and has raised hundreds of dollars. After watching the documentary, you can get in touch with your local representatives. Let them know it is something you care about and see how you can help locally. Donate and volunteer at your local soup kitchens. “It’s not just about serving turkey and ham for Thanksgiving and Christmas, it’s a year round thing” – Sunny Anderson.