Dollar A Dish: Bakery Bliss

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As part of the fourth annual Dollar A Dish fundraiser forty-three San Diego restaurants, gourmet food trucks, caterers and farmers market vendors are joining together for the month of August to support the Food Bank’s Food 4 Kids Backpack Program.  The Food 4 Kids Backpack Program provides weekend backpacks filled with food to chronically hungry elementary school children who receive free school breakfasts and lunches during the week, but face hunger over the weekend when free school meals are unavailable. During the 2011-2012 school year, the program served children at 29 elementary schools throughout San Diego County. And this coming school year, the Food Bank will expand the program to 30 elementary schools.

Dollar A Dish 2012 promises to be the best year yet with many returning supporters as well as even more excellent new restaurant locations, including the addition of two top San Diego bakeries!

JennyWennyCakes, run by local talent Jenny Williams, features custom cakes, baked from scratch with the best ingredients, so that the cakes taste as good on the inside as they look on the outside. Not only does she create great custom cakes but you can order s ’mores, profiteroles, pavlovas, and the featured dish Hummingbird Cupcakes! Jennywennycakes will be donating $3 every time a customer orders a dozen Hummingbird Cupcakes or an 8″ cake. These cupcakes are a tasty combination of pineapple, banana, pecan, and coconut, so if you’ve got friends coming over for a BBQ or a luncheon to attend these would be the perfect dessert to bring along and you’d be helping feed San Diego children too!

Other delectable offerings can be found at Michele Coulon Dessertier they take pride in creating spectacular wedding cakes and desserts that are both appealing to the eye and tantalizing to the taste. Their desserts and savory offerings are made from the finest ingredients: fresh local organic produce, only real butter, and Belgian Chocolate. And, throughout the month of August they will be donating $1 every time they sell their most popular creation, the . This cake features hotmilk spongecake layered with fresh organic berries and a classic buttercream, frosted with Belgian white chocolate buttercream and shavings. We can’t wait to try it and hope that you do too!