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Check out Grandbaby Cakes at The Taste of Chicago on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 5:30 pm in the Kitchen with Mariano’s Tent!  I will be sharing some fun recipes!

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GrandBaby Cakes sweetly presented  A Charitable Confection on Friday, April 25, 2015.  It was the most trend-forward food event in Chicago, with over 500 of Chicago’s finest in attendance to support fundraising for Project Orange Tree.

Photo by Katie Basil.  Left to Right Soo Eng, Jocelyn Delk Adams, Gale Gand, Ina Pinkney, Mindy Segal and Johanna "Momma Cuisine" Cook

Photo by Katie Basil. Left to Right Soo Eng, Jocelyn Delk Adams, Gale Gand, Ina Pinkney, Mindy Segal and Johanna “Momma Cuisine” Cook

A Charitable Confection’s invited guests will included local celebrities, socialites, and media along with Chicago’s top culinary talents, dessert enthusiasts, foodies, and most popular bloggers.

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Photo by Katie Basil

Doing good never tasted so good! Enjoying not only live entertainment, hor d’oeuvres and fine liquor, but the event featured the best desserts from Chicago’s top bakeries and industry experts. Attendees helped to support the newest mission by the committed teens of Project Orange Tree: Project Oasis.

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Photo by Katie Basil. Members of Project Orange Tree with Jocelyn Delk Adams of Grandbaby Cakes

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.

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Photo by Katie Basil

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.

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Photo by Katie Basil. Event guru Debi Lilly.

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 for next year’s event and over 30,000 followers, please contact Belle Nartey of Support Your Cause Consulting at 312-725-3534 or Jocelyn Delk Adams of Grandbaby Cakes at info@jdelkadams.com.

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Photo by Katie Basil. Jocelyn Delk Adams and Michelle Relerford of NBC 5.

Follow and promote this event with any of the these hashtags: #ACharitableConfection #GrandBabyCakes #FoodiesUnite and #SupportProjectOrangeTree. We look forward to celebrating life and all things delicious with you as we fundraise for Chicago’s future.

Watch below as the founder of our award-winning Grandbaby Cakes dessert blog, Jocelyn Delk Adams, shares our event and a delicious recipe as part of a Good Day Chicago feature on Chicago’s Fox news:

 

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.
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.
Michelle Relerford, Honorary Co-chair, A Charitable Confection, Grandbaby Cakes, Jocelyn Delk Adams, Chicago, Charity Fundraiser, Spring 2014,Project Orange Tree, Lupe Fiasco Foundation Michelle Relerford – NBC 5 Chicago News Reporter and Anchor and host of A Charitable Confection.
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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