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We are having a Cookie Exchange!

Cookie Exchange Event2Ah the great cookie exchange. Each year, whether it is a church event, a family get together or a work party… they have them en masse’ and we the gluten free people, usually get left out.

This is not to be at Mixin’ It Up Gluten Free Bakery! We have been whipping up all sorts of cookies, treats, and goodies that you and your family and friends!  That leaves you with the ability to get your creative juices going to decorate a dozen sugar cookies to your delight! We have frostings, sprinkles, candies and decorations for your cookies!

The best part…we clean up the mess!!!! We have snacks, hot cocoa and festive music! Sound like fun?? Call us at 320-259-7105 and we will sign you up for 10:30am class!!! Fun for you, and the kids, or some girlfriends. The class is $30 per person!

 

 

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All you need is love…and pie!!

With October behind us we’ve got pie on our mind. Stop in or call us at (320) 259-7105 to pre-order your Thanksgiving pie today. With a variety of delectable flavors, you can’t go wrong!

If you aren’t able to make it in due to location (although they do say distance makes the heart grow fonder), that’s not a problem! You can pick your pies up on the day of our Elk River and Maple Grove delivery locations.

Pie breakdown:

Pie orders must be placed by November 23rd and picked up on or prior to November 27th.

$19.99 Caramel Apple, Classic Apple, Blueberry, Pumpkin, Cherry

$24.99 Lemon Meringue, French Silk

$29.99 Pecan

$39.99 Keto Pumpkin

As always, all pies are gluten free and celiac safe!

Delivery location details:

For the Elk River delivery we will be in the Home Depot parking lot at 9 am.

For the Maple Grove delivery we will be in the Pier 1 parking lot at 10 am.

You can find a link to our delivery menu here.

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Maple Grove & Elk River Delivery!

we deliverEach year we get more customers, requesting more and more yummy goodies! We are always so honored to each of you who decide to make Mixin’ It Up your hometown bakery, whether you are right next door, or you meet us at one of our Delivery Locations (and we love all of you who drop by other stores are products are in to keep supporting local throughout so many communities!)

We are heading the Elk River and Maple Grove on Nov 23rd with Pies, Buns, Rolls, Desserts! We know if you are like us, and are busy and dont always have time to call when we are open, this delivery we are trying something a little new, so that means be patient with us as there may be a few kinks to work out but we will get it done!

Now you can go to our “Shop” and order all of your items for delivery HOWEVER in the comments box make sure you write that we are delivering to you and at which location!

Next type in FREETOME in the discount tab and this will automatically remove shipping charges of $10.

We are working to make this easier, and more efficient for you, our customers! Make sure you order BY NOV 19TH to get it delivered!!!

As always you can call 320-259-7105 and place your order by phone, and after all you get to talk to me, so that makes a phone call worth it 🙂 but we wanted to give our customers a few more options

 

Make sure you remember:

Elk River we are at the Home Depot parking lot at 9am in a white truck

Maple Grove we are at the Pier 1 parking lot at 10am in a white truck.

Make sure you remember to meet us as we drop off quickly and move to the next location!

Looking forward to making this happen once again!

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First Time Frosters!!!

kids frosting1Do you have a young one who is interested in learning to frost? Well, now is the time to let them explore the fun side of frosting a cookie, and cupcake. They get to explore the world of frosting, piping tips and even learning a few of the professional techniques cake decorators use to make their cupcakes beautiful! Mostly, we are just here to have fun, laugh, and enjoy a fun hour of frosting with your little ones!  Each child takes home a cookie and cupcake to enjoy!

Classes held at Mixin It up Gluten Free Bakery 106 2nd Ave N Sauk Rapids

This class is for ages 5-9

Class Date: September 28th 9-10am

Class Price: $15.00

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Bring on the cake…wedding fun

Weddings, oh the joyous and wondrous celebrations they are! The blending of 2 families together, the joining of 2 lives together, and the exciting beginnings, oh, and let us not forget…that cake!

I love me some good weddings! I still get all sentimental everytime I look at my own wedding dress hanging in my closet, and yes that was 15 years ago and it is still there. I even tried it on a while back and danced around in it with my children. It was silly, but it was so much fun! There is so much joy, and hope in the adventure of life, and celebrating with family, friends and food really could not be a better way to make the start of a life perfect.

As a bakery owner, we have had the blessed opportunity to be a part of many weddings, showers, and parties. As many of you know, we love all the festivities that go along with it.

Some of the most cherished times, for me, is when I am asked to do a wedding or shower of a friend or family member. That way I also get the added fun of seeing and hearing all the oohs and ahhhs over how yummy gluten free can be! I love that by the way!

jessi wedding For me, this summer and upcoming fall, I have had the privilege of being a part of my nieces upcoming wedding. From cupcakes to cakes, Mixin’ It Up will have had the opportunity to cater them all! It has been such a joy to bring our love of all things gluten free to family members far and wide. I inserted a photo of the cupcake tower we made the lovely bride, for one of her showers, and what a fun and yummy day it was!

So if you have upcoming wedding plans, and are wondering where to go to get a wedding cake, or cupcakes, we are the place! We love to be a part of your celebrations and help to make your memories even more sweet!

Call us at 320 259 7105 and lets make your wedding beautiful.

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Its back to school, are we ready?!

Its that time of year again! The one where all of us parents take a large, collective sigh, the first few days of the school year, where I want to cling to the lazy days of summer, and I am yet not fully ready to embrace the hectic school year schedule and all that comes with it.  But… I am kind of ready for the steadiness that comes with having a set schedule…

One of the challenges that many of us face during the school year is school lunches. While many schools in our communities do lunches well, those who face severe allergies, and intolerances there is constantly that extra added stress of not knowing how to protect our kids from the onslaught of things they may or may not be exposed too.

I have 3 kids, in 2 different schools, with different set of food challenges we face on a daily basis. Whether it is gluten free, dairy free, nut free, or a mixture of any number of other food sensitivities we face, it is always stressful not being there (yes I can be at times a bit of a helicopter mom, but I digress) and making sure they are getting what is best for them.

That struggle is real, for many of us moms, it is frightening!

With Pinterest, Google, and Blogs a plenty, there is no shortage of ideas on how to tackle these things, and often in our world, to be honest, simple is just…simple. And as a working mom, I need simple. So we do a lot (dont judge) of lunch meat or sunbutter and jelly sandwhichs. They are a simple items in the rush and chaos of a school morning that the kids can help make and they enjoy being a part of their lunch! 

One way we have made it easier, and as many of you know, is one of my favorites, are our dollar buns, small enough to eat in one sitting for a little one, easy to slice, and oh so yummy! So, as I like to say, moms and dads let Mixin’ It  Up make your life easier, and pre order or shop online and get shipped right to your door, these amazing buns! Buy a couple and throw them in the freezer, and you have yourself a much easier and less stressful lunch time already built in! 

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Mini Donut Day

Hip Hip Hooray!!!! Its mini donut day! August 10th from 10-12p.m.

Okay, we know, we had one of those already in July…but it was AWESOME!!! So we felt we needed to do one more before that dreaded back to school time was upon us!

Mark your calendars, gas up the car, and make sure you have this one planned out. We know some of you were out of town last time, but 150 of you managed to get here, and this time we want to make it even better!!!

Who says gluten free isnt awesome…we would have to disagree *while handing you an amazing hot mini donut to prove our point!!!

Always eat fresh.

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Summertime ~ Takin It Easy

Don’t you just love summer. The sun on your face, the smiles and squeals of your children running through the sprinkler, or jumping into that swimming pool. What about the grill outs, camp outs, and long summer nights by the campfire… ahhhh.

One of my favorite memories growing up as a child was going to the beach. Oh the days of laying in the sun, back then of course with no sunscreen in sight!, and cooling off by jumping in that refreshing water. Oh yes, and the treats! Those I loved too.

We would pack a cooler filled with sandwiches, snacks and all sorts of yummies and just sit back and enjoy the lazy days of summer. Ahh, I can feel the waves even now.

Sometimes for those of us who are gluten free, or have other food allergies, a day out, whether it is at the beach, at the ballfield, or on a weekend camping trip turns into endless hours of prepping, planning and oftentimes frustration. You are not alone my fellow food sensitive people!!! I am right there with you!!

We can not control the world around us, and we can not control others peoples understanding of our sensitivities, so pack we must! For all occasions, for all celebrations, and for the safety of our loved ones!

Before you start gearing up for that next round of camping, ballfields, and family reunions, make your life easier and give us a call. From breakfast through dinner we are here to help!

Wake up to cinnamon and caramel rolls, or coffee cake muffins. We have dollar buns, hot dog & hamburger buns, and fresh loaves of the softest bread around. What about pizza over the campfire, and mix that with our garlic bread and cupcake special and you have yourself a gluten free meal for $20.00. And do not forget grab and go cakes, cupcakes and cookies!! All here for you to enjoy! Don’t worry, if you cant stop in, we also ship!!

We want to help share in the journey, and this is our way to help make some of that a little easier! So give us a call, and we can help to make packing up those coolers a whole lot more enjoyable!

 

 

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Celebrating a Month of Celiac

celiacawarenessmonthWhen one thinks of an autoimmune disease, they dont usually align that word with celebration.  Typically, I agree, however there are times when perhaps celebrating is not only appropriate but frankly needed in the face of life’s journey and challenges.

May is Celiac awareness month, and for this one month, the light of Celiac and autoimmune disease in general signs just a little brighter and it gives a platform to use to educate people on the challenges, symptoms, struggles and triumphs of Celiac disease (yes there are some joys, like not feeling sick all the time once you know what you are eating is hurting you).

More people are getting diagnosed with Celiac, and as we all know, many Americans live with undiagnosed Celiac disease and suffer without knowing or understanding what this disease is doing to their bodies.

When we started the gluten free journey in our own world, in our family, few people had really heard of Celiac, and even worse, most people thought that Gluten Free was some sort of fad and buzz word. While it has taken some time and A LOT of education, more and more people are understanding what the disease IS and what it is not.

It is not made up, it is not something that can be “taken lightly” and it is not something that you can “have just a little of” (no you can not have just a little gluten in something you will get sick!)

As the month of May comes to a close, and the battle for many lives on day after day, we wanted to take a moment and remind you of a few things.  The most important is that you do not battle alone. Across the state there are more and more Celiac safe facilities that are working to make sure your food is safe.  There are communities of people who are battling the same things day in and out as you are, and there is continuously more awareness around what Celiac and other autoimmune disease are and do our bodies.

Most importantly: there are people who care, really care, just come in to the bakery and you will find people always on staff more than willing to share a smile and a listening ear (sometimes some advice).

We must keep fighting the battle of awareness for our kids, grandkids, family members and ourselves.

Finally, there are many things to be grateful for, because in the moment Celiac disease is frustrating, but it doesn’t have to be the definition of our life… (it is not the explanation point, only a comma in life’s storybook we are living) we still and always get to chose the kind of person we are, the kind of life we life and the gratitude in our hearts, and the joy, kindness, and compassion we get to share from our life experiences on to others.

Battle on Celiac Disease warriors, Mixin’ It Up Gluten Free Bakery, and others like us are here not only as a place to provide you with safe and healthy (and tasty!) food but to link arms with you and remind you, you never have to battle alone. There is support, and there is hope…Always!