Our Christmas Gift to You!!

Dear faithful blog reader and website followers-our Christmas gift to you!  Thursday or Friday, please mention your subscription to the blog, website, Facebook or Twitter and take 50 percent off ONE of our beloved and coveted books, thcotchkes or food stuffs.  This does not extend to baked goods but DOES include all other items on the floor (yes, EVEN the items in the glass case!)  (One sale per household.)

We will also have a lovely selection of teacher gifts ready to go tomorrow morning that you may phone in to have delivered to North Topsail Elementary tomorrow afternoon or Friday a.m. or simply to pick up on your way! 910.254.1110

Whoop up on Wednesday for a Marvelous Monday!

CYBER SALE!!!! For all your food-centric relatives or hard to buy for friends we are having a SUPER SALE!! You MUST ORDER BEFORE 8 P.M. WEDNESDAY EVENING!  These orders are to be shipped out on Monday or picked up in-store, on Monday. You may order via FB, email or the shop phone. Contact information below!  The following shipping specials and in store specials are being run:

SHIPPING SPECIALS

“My family is NUTS” box $25.00- One bag each of our signature Sugared Pecans and BBQ Pecans and 2 Gingerbead Men with your customized enclosure card. This price covers shipping via UPS anywhere in the continental USA. Ships out Monday.

“Christmas A-plenty” box-$75.00-all three types of our Pecans, Cheddar Pigs, Jam Bars, Christmas Coffee, Gingerbread Men, Fruitcake, Biscotti, Apple Cider Granola, Reindeer Food, Sugarplum Pound cake and a handfelted-locally made Santa Claus make this an amazing box of gracious goodness for a favorite friend, relative or office. This price covers shipping via UPS anywhere in the continental USA. Ships out Monday

MONDAY IN-STORE PICKUP

Christmas Carol Cupcakes-an excellent office or teacher gift-show up with a box of a dozen of our assorted cupcakes all festively decorated and in a be-ribboned box $17.00 (ordinarily $24.00!!)

Cheddar Pig Parade-for the pig-lover in your family-our best selling cracker-2 dozen for $14.00 (normally $16.00) CHEDDAR PIGS ARE NEVER ON SALE-ASK ANYBODY!!!

These items MUST BE PRE-ORDERED FOR PICKUP!

 

Below please find our contact information and the current December menu. We will be open from Thursday, December 11 every day through Christmas Eve when we will close at 4. We will reopen the Saturday after Christmas and have a New Year’s Eve menu to join you in ringing in the New Year!

EMAIL-SUGARISLANDNC@GMAIL.COM

PHONE-910.254.1110

http://sugarislandnc.com/christmas-menu/

p.s. if anybody asks I want a reindeer for christmas. thanks.

Pass the Stuffing and Sequins!

Dear Surf City,

We are thrilled to be celebrating Thanksgiving #2 with Topsail Island! To show our Thankfulness, we will be doing $1 coffee on Mondays! Thank you for another wonderful year and a rip-roaring fall so far!

All shipping orders must be in by the order deadline. Orders must be shipped the Monday of Thanksgiving week and will go 2nd Day air for anything outside of NC.

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Below is our Thanksgiving menu. You know the drill, PLEASE. ORDER. AHEAD. I beg you!! We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and Friday the 28th but we will be participating in two holiday markets on the Island this year. Details below! We will be open Saturday for Small Business Saturday and back to our normal hours Sunday and Monday.

This year, look for our Turkey table in the shop! It will have some of the baking supplies to help you with your own special meals, great recipes for sides, fruitcakes, Holiday nuts and our own stuffing blend and holiday jams!

Cakes

Country Coconut ~ $28

Caramel ~ $30

Old Fashioned Chocolate ~ $30

Hummingbird ~ $30

Pies

Pumpkin ~ $14

Classic Apple ~ $18

Sour Cherry ~ $18

NC Pecan ~ $17

Key Lime ~ $14

Small Things

Cranberry Jam Bars ~ $2 ea/ $11 per 1/2 dozen

Ginger Chews ~ $1.65 ea/ $8 per 1/2 dozen

Gingerbread ~ $6

Cranberry Orange Pound Cake ~ $6

Pumpkin Whoopies-$3.00

Cornbread ~ $6

Challah Bread ~ Braid – $5.50 or Loaf – $4.50

Need to Know Info

The cut off date for Thanksgiving orders is Sunday (Nov. 16).

EVERYTHING is made fresh that Wednesday.  Orders will NOT be ready before the given pick-up time.  Please do not call to check on your order the day of.

http://topsailholiday.weebly.com/

https://www.facebook.com/events/557985360969833/

Spooooooky Island Treats and Many Gracious Thank Yous!

It’s time to talk about this.  As you all know, we did not manage to snag the coveted “people’s choice” award in the Martha Stewart competition. It was some stiff competition and slim, slim odds but you guys fought so hard it was incredible!! Do you realize that we managed to sneak in the top 3 in NC? We also far outstripped many people in much, much bigger cities! That was all due to YOU!! The every day voters, the ferocious social media warriors tweeting and retweeting and Facebooking relentlessly!!  It was absolutely inspiring and heartwarming! It is amazing to know how committed our bakery family is to what we do for a living. So, thank you!!! We were so honored to get as far as we did and proud of the showing we all made!!!  In a side note, the ever fabulous Beth Rowland-one of our dear friends-captured one of the coveted ‘frequent voter baskets!” Congratulations Beth!!!!

In the meantime, nothing has slowed down! I was honored to be asked to do a bee-tasting contest in Onslow County last week. There were over 20 honey represented and we had to perform multiple tastings. It is absolutely fascinating the difference between all the different honey.  https://www.facebook.com/onslowcountybeekeepers

Sunday the 26th, we will be closing early (2 p.m.) because it is Logan and Tanis’s family birthday party (make sure to tell Mom “Happy Birthday!” when you are in the shop!) and prior to that we will be at Pomegranate Books feeding Bob Garner! There is a link to the time and place for Bob’s event.  https://www.facebook.com/events/572044786233612/

Other things that are perking along…James Beard chef recommendations

jamesbeard.starchefs.com/awards/vote/index_2.php

Guy Fieri and Diner’s? What say Surf City-shall we bring him down? www.dinersdriveinsanddives.net/contact-us.html

Saturday the 25th there will be a SUPERFUNPARTY at QuarterMoon Books!!! Pet costume party and Human Costume Party-we can’t wait!

And if you are wanting to order special spoooky treats for Halloween, we have the following items available:

Single Layer Cookie cake with spiderweb and spider $12.00

Pumpkin Pie $14.00

Pumpkin Whoopies $3.00

Caramel Apple Cake $28.00

Haunted Forest Cake-chocolate cake lavender buttercream-piped with bats and a sparkly chocolate forest $30.00

Owl Cupcakes (available in pumpkin, vanilla or chocolate) $2.00 each

Spiderweb Macaroons $1.65

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Last Ditch Fast Pitch

Last Ditch Fast Pitch vote call for Martha Stewart!!! The competition wraps up on October 13 and if you haven’t voted PLEASE VOTE! I was hesitant in the beginning to hassle all ya’ll for votes but then I felt guilty not giving it my all since our dear customers were voting as hard as they could!! Below is the link to vote! We appreciate you guys getting us this far!!

http://www.marthastewart.com/americanmade/nominee/88540/food/sugar-island-bakery-and-supplies

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30 Days of Joy Hath September!

I have figured out the whole beach-instafriendship equation! It’s like summer camp for grown ups!! We are the counselors and each week we have new campers that we are instantly enamored with and form friendships with, so that we are excited to see them the next year! Some campers this year were returning campers, others were new and some came to camp for several weeks! Parting isn’t quite so hard though-because we ship so nobody has to go without!

(And no, there is NO reason to compare the classic Parent Trap with that mess Disney tried to recreate years later. Blech.)

Of course it is time to change the hours and update the menu to reflect what’s coming into season down here!  Due to threats and cajoling by the locals, we will be sticking to a 5 day schedule AND opening earlier.

New from Nye’s this month-Blackberry Cobbler and Latte! The Latte ice cream sandwich is pure genius.

Speaking of lattes…Shawn, Logan and Tanis will be attending latte school this month so soon they will be slinging chai, espresso and dairy in specific 27 second intervals. We are going to be using all organic coffees from our beloved Java Estate and making our own hot chocolate blend that will make you grin!

Again, the Muscadine Festival is coming up and we will be in attendance (http://www.muscadineharvestfestival.com/).

That Sunday, the 28th, we will be having another Logan Smith Art Show! It’s been three years so Mr. Smith has had time to build up a fair collection of intriguing pieces. This show will be combined with cider, punch, wine and samples of our holiday fare! We look forward to seeing you. An email and mailer will go out with the specific times on that day.

This month we will also be taking our annual apple trek and taking orders once again. The list will be at the bakery of what apples are available and when you will be able to expect them.

It really was a spastic and fantastic summer and we thank you all for indulging your sweet tooth, embracing you inner bread loving self and coming to interact with the ever-amazing talents of the Tanis-Shawn counter show. NEVER A DULL MOMENT.

September Hours (NOTE-We will be closed from Sunday, September 7-Wednesday the 10.)

Thur-Fri 9-4

Saturday 10-4

Sun 10-4

Mon-9-3

Blog Droughts-they happen. So, it’s almost Labor Day…

I expect and deserve a full ration of flak for not blogging since Father’s Day. We shall chalk it up to sheer tomfoolery and nonsense.  To make up for it I have lots of pictures, news, sales AND a Labor Day specials menu!!

Labor Day Hours-Wed-Sat we will be open 10-7 as usual. Sunday will be 10-5 and Monday 10-5. YES WE WILL BE OPEN LABOR DAY MONDAY! And yes, there will be pie by the slice… The Labor Day menu is posted below!

The Town of Surf City will be putting on our Fireworks display August 29th since we got robbed of the 4th fireworks by our Tropical Storm! It should make for a more zany-than-usual weekend!

Things in the works right now-Espresso rub for grilling, roasting and baking, our very own BBQ sauce and our very first cookbook! Hopefully all will be out on the shelves by Thanksgiving!

All Sugar mugs are back in stock and ready to be shipped!

We are in the final days of social media voting for the Martha Stewart contest. Please share on Twitter, Instagram or FB carefully following their instructions in order to make it count!

http://www.marthastewart.com/americanmade/nominee/88540/food/sugar-island-bakery-and-supplies

Muscadine Festival is coming up and we will be in attendance once again with Cheddar Pig, Muscadine sourdough, jam bars, BBQ pecans and loads of rich, chocolatey brownies!

We are pleased to announce a new account in Wilmington for all our Wilmy-world friends! Stay tuned for the address and location. This one’s a doozy!

Our goat’s milk products are hard to keep in stock! We have 3 different farms that supply us with soaps and lotions and they are working hard to keep up! If you haven’t gotten to try these soaps or lotions yet you should! So eco-friendly and they truly do amazing things for your skin.

This week thru Labor Day weekend we are having a sale on our vintage Swarovski jewelry, t-shirts, tea towels and baby bags!

Donut Muffins are back!! I finally caved after being harrased mercilessly! For those of you new to the donut muffin, it’s basically a cake donut hole that is baked instead of fried-so same taste without the guilt!

Labor Day Weekend Menu:

Key Lime Pies $14, Cherry Pies $18, Peach Cream Cheese Streusel $18, Coconut Lemon Cake $28, Salted Caramel Cupcakes $18.50 a dozen, Labor Day Party Box-6 Choc Chip, 6 Oat Raisin, 6 Brownies, 6 Jam Bars $35.00, Frosted Buttermilk Pound Cake $6.00

Thanks for everything you guys! It’s been an exciting summer and we have so many exciting new opportunities coming up I can hardly stand it! Your loyalty, support and friendship keeps us moving in the right direction!

 

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Logan Smith-artist.

Logan Smith-artist.

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