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:


“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


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!!!



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!




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!


Country Coconut ~ $28

Caramel ~ $30

Old Fashioned Chocolate ~ $30

Hummingbird ~ $30


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.




News, News and More News!

Yes, I took the Thanksgiving menu down. Yes, I will be replacing it with the December menu shortly. And, YES! We are finally opening a mini-Sugar inside of Pomegranate Books (http://www.pombooks.net/)!  We have been talking about it for years, literally and we both finally had a minute to sit down and sort it out!

Thursday, November 21, Celia Rivenbark will be doing a book launch for her newest brainchild “Rude B@#$%#s Make Me Tired” (my kids read this blog, hence the adaptation…) at Pomegranate Books and should you want to obtain a SIGNED copy and hobnob with the brilliant author herself, and check out Pomegranate’s gorgeous holiday offerings and get free Sugar sweets and see the mini Sugar Island then you should go!

We will be delivering baked goods, custom granola and our coffees to Pomegranate and you may also place orders to be picked up at Pomegranate Books. Pomegranate Books currently has a selection of coffees and teas to enjoy in house, which we will be expanding even further come January.  There will also be a special offer on Small Business Saturday that we will be letting everybody know about quite soon!

There is another market downtown this Saturday should you need some lovely flowers, fantastic pickles, mind blowing goat cheese, wine and a few baked goods to get you thru until THE BIG DAY OF EATING!  http://www.wilmingtondowntown.com/farmers-market

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It is REALLY December…that’s nuts!

random...2012 017imagesblogimagesCAQFYT7HimagesCAOREDJCimagesCAGSQCVZIMG_2328Shawn bday 018IMG_2342imagesCADV2G0TDEC specials 001imagesCATFSYS5imagesCACGT553Gluten Free Goat Cheese Almond Tarts and Gluten Free Apple Nut Tartsapple butterWe all know I LOVE glitter. And baking. And family. So CLEARLY I am straight outta control in December! The shop had been poofed with snow and slathered in glitter as ’tis befitting December! I have a wonderful selection of vintage ornaments, pickles from Angela (http://angelasppf.com/), beautiful goat’s milk soaps in snowflake and gingerbread man shaped from Green Family Farm (http://greenfamilyfarms.webs.com/), Apple Pie and Winterberry Jam from Mrs. Ruth’s (http://www.mrsruthjams.com/mrsruthjams/Welcome.html) and our sauces from Rum Island right here in Atkinson, NC!  Not to mention our exclusive Jingle Bell coffee that will only be available the last 2 weeks in December!

Not that I am a big quoter of quotes, but for the first time in 14 years, I am going to be OFF on Christmas Eve!!!!! I am so excited! So, as usual, please order ahead for any or your personal items, teacher gifts, corporate gifts,etc…last day for pickup will be Sunday, 12/23. 

The last week of December I will do a recap of the year blog. I have some great gossip, some high humor and a tear jerker! If you have any favorite anecdotes or photos from this year-send them in so I can have them ready to incorporate at the end of the month!  Merry Merry Christmas-see you soon!

—December Dessert Decisions—

Cherry Pie $16.00

Apple Pie $16.00

Pecan Pie $17.00

Pumpkin Pie $14.00

Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie $18.00

Kahlua Cake $28.00

Really Rum Cake $28.00

Cranberry Orange Pound Cake $6.00

Gingerbread $6.00

Gingerbread Man/Woman $4.00 each

Classic Cherry Cheesecake $28.50

Candy Cane Cheesecake $27.00

Caramel Apple Cheesecake $27.00

Peppermint Bark Brownies $2.00 each

Cookies Trays $8/$16/$24

Pumpkin Maple Toffee Cake $30.00

Lemon Coconut Cake $30.00

Triple Chocolate Cake $33.00

Carrot Cake $33.00

12 Layer Chocolate Cake $45.00

8 Layer Caramel Cake $35.00












Apple Pie $14.00

Pecan Pie $16.00

Pumpkin Pie $13.00

Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie $18.00

Kahlua Cake $20.00

Really Rum Cake $20.00

Cranberry Orange Pound Cake $5.00

Gingerbread $5.00

Gingerbread Man/Woman $4.00 each

Classic Cherry Cheesecake $24.00

Turtle Cheesecake $27.00

Caramel Apple Cheesecake $25.00

Peppermint Bark Brownies $2.00 each

Cookies Trays $8/$16/$24

Pumpkin Maple Toffee Cake $26.00

Lemon Coconut Cake $26.00

Triple Chocolate Cake $28.00

Carrot Cake $27.00

12 Layer Chocolate Cake $33.00

8 Layer Caramel Cake $30.00

And that my friends, is our Christmas menu! Thank you for a wonderful Thanksgiving! It was outta control and we LOVED it!  We also got voted best place for a Thanksgiving pie (http://www.wwaytv3.com/2011/11/18/and-the-winner-best-place-to-buy-thanksgiving-pie)! Thanks ya’ll.  We will also be featured in Our State magazine (www.ourstate.com) in February-super cool! We are happy to announce we are teaming up with Cartmen (www.cartmen.org) this year so you can deliver so Holiday Cheer anywhere in town!  Just call, email or FaceBook your order and we will send it on its merry way!  Truly, though, start ordering now, as some super-eager holiday elves have already started ordering!  We haven’t forgotten about the dogs, cats or reindeer this year and have festively wrapped treats available for them all!  New to our store this year is a friend of Dana’s-Ms. Dottie! Her art is sold in major art museum gift shops and other such classy establishments-check it out- Dottie Netherton is an artist who has worked in the
time-honored tradition of paper cutting known as
scherenschnitte (pronounced shair-en-shnit-teh) for the last two dozen years. With cuticle scissors she has crafted hundreds of delicate paper confections to adorn this tree. Rows of colorful paper mittens hang side by side with cutouts of dogs, flowers, and stars. Self-taught in the art of scissoring, Netherton was born and raised
Pennsylvania Dutch Country where the centuries-old craft of scissoring is common. Although she began by following patterns, she quickly began cutting her own original compositions such as an elaborate Noah’s Ark and her cutting tour de force, The Twelve Days of Christmas. AND we are the ONLY shop in Wilmington who carries her gorgeous cards!

Wanna give an eco-friendly-uber-chic-ultra-affordable gift? Check out our Kango Gift! (http://www.kangogift.com/sugaronfrontst). A great teacher gift or a pick-me-up!  Need a gift for someone to enjoy apres-holiday? Go for a Sugar on Front St. gift certificate! Available in any denomination and in an envelope or in a vintage cup and saucer-cello wrapped and beribboned!  Can’t wait to see you all! I LOVE DECEMBER!!!!