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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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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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Cake Decorating!! What a fun way to spend a day!

cake class graphicDo you know we do this? Several times a year, we roll up our sleeves, get a little messy and have a great time teaching you how to frost beautiful cakes!!

Have some friends, a daughter, or what about some family members you want to spend a little extra time with creating some memories? This is a great way to make that happen!

From the first stages of learning how to master a piping bag, to the final stages of a completely and beautifully frosted cake that is uniquely yours, this is a way to make that bucket list dream come true!

Call and sign up today, you will be so glad you did! 320-259-7105

Classes are located in a Celiac Safe facility at Mixin’ It Up Bakery

Class days and times are:

August 24th 9-10:30

October 26th 9-10:30am

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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!

 

 

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Blessing others with FREE PIES!

Every year Mixin’ It Up chooses several different families in Minnesota, that you our customers nominate, and blesses them with holiday pies. Image result for pie giveaway

We all know someone who has fallen on hard times. Maybe you know someone who just got diagnosed with Celiac disease, and are struggling to figure out the holiday season. What about a mom who is single and trying to make ends meet. Perhaps a family member who is dealing with an illness that makes the holidays harder to do get through all the baking.

We are asking you, our customers and friends, to nominate families who could use an extra step of cheer in their holiday this year. We would love to partner with you to make this happen for some of our local families.

We are asking from you, please email us their name (and we would also love to hear if there is a story you would like to share as to why they are being nominated). You can go on Facebook to tag people, send us a private message or even give us a call. Our hearts desire is to bless those in need and to partner with you in doing it! What a great feeling for this, the most magical time of the year!

Lets make someones season better, and a lot tastier! We will chose winners on Tues Nov 20th, so now is the time to get nominating!!

 

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National Bakery Day Sept 14th

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Rice Craft Fair, what a wonderful weekend

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What a wonderful weekend! The sun was shining, the birds were singing (well it might have been me singing while enjoying the sunshine, but we will go with birds, they sound better!) and we had a fabulous time getting to know and talk to so many of you.

We had about 1,000 people or so come and stop by our booth at the fair. Sold a lot of food, and had a great many laughs with our customers. It was so fun to meet so many of you who said “well I have heard of your store but hadnt had a chance to get in there yet!” And serve you probably some of your first, and tastiest, gluten free goodies.

Our hearts are continually grateful to you for all the support you give us, as a small business, who hand makes ALL of our products, you show us such gratitude for our hard work which just makes us work even harder to bring you the best tasting Gluten Free food you can find in Minnesota (and across the nation now that we ship).

Now, we will kick up our feet, sit and sip some coffee and dream of wonderful and tasty foods to make for you THIS WEEKEND, FOR NATIONAL BAKERY DAY!!!

Love to you all, and gratitude in my heart ~Jessi Brinkman (owner and goofy facebook live girl!)

 

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Gearing up for Rice Craft Fair this weekend!

Mixin' It Up At Rice Craft Fair

We are kneading up some Cinnamon Raisin and Pizza Pull Apart Breads!! If we could only bottle the smell that is happening in this kitchen right now! YUMMM. Seriously the smells, the tastes and the flavor are just bursting around here!!

We are so excited to be making an appearance at the Rice Craft Fair this year, and showcasing some of our new bread! We have Caramel Apple, Spiced Pumpkin, Gingerbread with Cream Cheese, and Apple Cinnamon in mini loaves!!! Bursting with flavor, these breads will make you glad you are gluten free!!!

Stop by and see us this weekend at the Rice Craft Fair!

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Rice Craft Fair, we will see you there!

Old Creamery Arts & Crafts Fair ~ A town tradition that is going on its 22nd year. Seriously, that is awesome!  We are gonna be there and we are going to have donuts (of course!!!) CARAMEL APPLES, Cinnamon Rolls, Caramel Rolls, Energy Balls, Cookie Mixes, Give A-ways and well, just fun stuff for you!

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