4/25 Cocktails & Confections- a Charitable Dessert & Bake Sale Party! $20

TICKETS: 

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-charitable-confection-tickets-10528724699?aff=GlennMurray 

GrandBaby Cakes sweetly presentsA Charitable Confection!

Set to become the most trend-forward food event in Chicago, approximately 500 of Chicago’s finest – most of them females, all of them amazing – will join Grandbaby Cakes in this fundraising extravaganza on Friday, April 25, 2014.

This goes way beyond your normal charity bake sale. Open to the public and especially of interest to the conscious community, A Charitable Confection’s invited guests will include local celebrities, socialites, and media along with Chicago’s top culinary talents, dessert enthusiasts, foodies, and most popular bloggers.

Doing good never tasted so good! Enjoying not only live entertainment, hors d’oeuvres and fine liquor, but also the best desserts from Chicago’s top bakeries and industry experts. Attendees will also help support the newest mission by the committed teens of Project Orange Tree: Project Oasis. Ticket donation $20  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-charitable-confection-tickets-10528724699?aff=GlennMurray Also $20 at the door(if available)

We will meet & greet at 7p at the check in area. Robin T will have a Meetup sign & nametag [masked]-7555. There will be black beads with meetup tags to distinguish us from the crowd and help us find each other during the evening. Wear yours if you have them from a previous event(be eco friendly- reuse & recycle!). 

GrandBaby Cakes, Delicious Dessert Spread, A Charitable Confection, Chicago Charities, Project Orange Tree, Youth Movement, Stop the Violence

Championed by the nonprofit Lupe Fiasco Foundation, Project Orange Tree is an active Chicago-based youth movement to stop the violence by both educating teens about its systemic causes and empowering youth to change the cycle.

Project Oasis allows for the purchase land in Chicago’s most urban areas to transform them into much needed community gardens in food deserts and safe, peaceful areas for the surrounding youth.

America’s youth are worth fighting for so Grandbaby Cakes gladly supports Project Orange Tree with its inaugural event. If your company would like more information on how to partner with GrandBaby Cakes and our 8000+ dedicated followers, please contact Belle Nartey of Support Your Cause Consulting at[masked] or Jocelyn Delk Adams of Grandbaby Cakes at[masked]-0243.

Project Orange Tree, Chicago, Stop the Violence, Nonprofit, Youth Movement, A Charitable Confection

Jocelyn Delk Adams, a full time events and media producer, professional baking chef and creator of Grandbaby Cakes, (inspired by her grandmother), to display classic desserts and modern pastry & sweet trends www.grandbaby-cakes.com

Honorary Co-Chairs: 

In its inaugural year, the proceeds from A Charitable Confection will be donated to Project Orange Tree’s Project Oasis. A Charitable Confection already has the support of several honorary co-chairs and industry heavyweights:

Johanna M. Cook, Honorary Co-chair, A Charitable Confection, Grandbaby Cakes, Jocelyn Delk Adams, Chicago, Charity Fundraiser, Spring 2014,Project Orange Tree, Lupe Fiasco Foundation

Johanna M. Cook – Cooking Personality, Momma Cuisine, host of “Great Everyday Meals”.

DC Crewshaw, Honorary Co-chair, A Charitable Confection, Grandbaby Cakes, Jocelyn Delk Adams, Chicago, Charity Fundraiser, Spring 2014,Project Orange Tree, Lupe Fiasco Foundation

D.C. Crenshaw – food and lifestyle personality and a two-time Emmy nominated TV host and Executive Producer.

Gale Gand, Honorary Co-chair, A Charitable Confection, Grandbaby Cakes, Jocelyn Delk Adams, Chicago, Charity Fundraiser, Spring 2014,Project Orange Tree, Lupe Fiasco Foundation

Gale Gand – Chicago-based pastry chef, cookbook author, former Food Network television personality, and winner of the 2001 James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Pastry Chef.

Amy Hillard, Honorary Co-chair, A Charitable Confection, Grandbaby Cakes, Jocelyn Delk Adams, Chicago, Charity Fundraiser, Spring 2014,Project Orange Tree, Lupe Fiasco Foundation

Amy Hilliard – CEO of Comfort Cake Company, which has served Chicago Public Schools, United Airlines, Jewel Osco and Nordstrom’s and has been featured by The Home Shopping Network and CNN, as well as in magazines including Essence, Fortune and Black Enterprise.

Debi Lilly, Honorary Co-chair, A Charitable Confection, Grandbaby Cakes, Jocelyn Delk Adams, Chicago, Charity Fundraiser, Spring 2014,Project Orange Tree, Lupe Fiasco Foundation

Debi Lilly – renowned event and designer expert and the founder and president of A Perfect Event – Chicago’s most successful special event company with a faithful (and famous) following, including Oprah Winfrey.

Glenn Murray, Honorary Co-chair, A Charitable Confection, Grandbaby Cakes, Jocelyn Delk Adams, Chicago, Charity Fundraiser, Spring 2014,Project Orange Tree, Lupe Fiasco Foundation

Glenn Murray – founder of Chicago based media company 220 Communications(and Enjoy Life Chicago! meetup member).

Ina Pickney, Honorary Co-chair, A Charitable Confection, Grandbaby Cakes, Jocelyn Delk Adams, Chicago, Charity Fundraiser, Spring 2014,Project Orange Tree, Lupe Fiasco Foundation

Ina Pickney – owner of Chicago’s beloved Ina’s Restaurant, a Chicago staple for 33 years, recent cookbook author, and recent finalist host for Check Please.

Mindy Segal, Honorary Co-chair, A Charitable Confection, Grandbaby Cakes, Jocelyn Delk Adams, Chicago, Charity Fundraiser, Spring 2014,Project Orange Tree, Lupe Fiasco Foundation

Mindy Segal – owner of Mindy’s Hot Chocolate and winner of numerous awards, including being the 2012 James Beard Award Winner for Outstanding Pastry Chef in the country.

Josie Smith Malave, Honorary Co-chair, A Charitable Confection, Grandbaby Cakes, Jocelyn Delk Adams, Chicago, Charity Fundraiser, Spring 2014,Project Orange Tree, Lupe Fiasco Foundation

Josie Smith-Malave – Bravo’s Top Chef TV Show finalist, popular bohemian New York chef and founder of Global Soul Project, which helps under-served neighborhoods by providing healthy food options.

Can you imagine the lasting impact of connecting with the city’s most active bloggers, industry decision-makers and activists at an event as important to the core of the Chicago as this one?

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  • Robin T

    A really nice event! Tasty treats to try, and great networking too. Met alot of cool people, and new Meetup friends. Thanks to all who came out to support a worthy cause.

    April 27

    • Robin T

      Sadly Leonore Draper, 32, who helped organize the Charitable Confections event which benefited the Lupe Fiasco Foundation- a youth based group aimed at preventing violence in Chicago. She was college roommate and good friend of Jocelyn Delk Adams(pictured in the yellow dress) from Grandbaby Cakes. She was shot and killed in her car on returning home after the event, around 10:30p in the Pullman neighborhood. So terrible, to have such a tragedy after a really nice event. http://abclocal.go.co...­

      April 27

  • Henri B.

    The actual address is 600 W Cermak.

    April 25

  • Robin T

    We will meet & greet at 7p at the check in area. I will be wearing a dark blue floral print dress and have a Meetup sign & nametag [masked]-7555. There will be black beads with meetup tags to distinguish us from the crowd and help us find each other during the evening. Wear yours if you have them from a previous event(be eco friendly- reuse & recycle!).

    April 25

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