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Mulberry School - Gingerbread Decorating Event

Posted Dec 18, 2015

15531 Union Ave
in Los Gatos' Downing Center
“next to Mooyah”

877.228.2165
http://shulysbakery.com
sales@shulysbakery.com


Gingerbread Decorating Event
Sat December 19th, 2pm-4pm

Come to Shuly's Bakery this Saturday for a gingerbread decorating event. We'll have Gingerbread cookies to decorate and take home and, hot chocolate to enjoy!

20% of your sale goes to Mulberry School

Cost is $5/person – includes hot chocolate and gingerbread cookie plus icing to decorate. Please email us if you would
like to reserve more than 6 cookies to decorate.

Shuly's Bakery is 100% nut free and also has gluten free and vegan options.

Louis Van Meter - Home School Club Gingerbread Decorating Event

Posted Dec 18, 2015


https://www.facebook.com/Shulys-Bakery-122435214779894/?fref=nf

15531 Union Ave
in Los Gatos' Downing Center
“next to Mooyah”

877.228.2165
http://shulysbakery.com
sales@shulysbakery.com

Gingerbread Decorating Event
Sat, December 19th 2pm-4pm

Come to Shuly's Bakery this Saturday for a gingerbread decorating event. We'll have Gingerbread cookies to decorate and take home and hot chocolate to enjoy!

20% of your sale goes to LVM Home and School Club

Cost is $5/person – includes hot chocolate and gingerbread cookie plus icing to decorate. Please email us if you would
like to reserve more than 6 cookies to decorate.

Shuly's Bakery is 100% nut free and also has gluten free and vegan options.

Our Story

Posted Jul 15, 2010

I have three daughters with life threatening food allergies. My oldest is allergic to sesame, peanuts, and tree nuts, my second is allergic to peanuts and tree nuts, and my third is allergic to dairy and eggs. Since my oldest was diagnosed, I have been making nut free cakes. I have never been able to order their birthday cakes from a bakery.

When my oldest, Ella, was 16 months old I gave her a tiny taste of hummus. She was sitting in her high chair, luckily she didn't really like the taste so she spit most of it out. She began rubbing her eyes, tiny little white bumps started to appear around her mouth. She asked for her pacifier, I reached for it on the table and when I looked back at her, one of her eyes were swollen shut. I became very alarmed and took her out of her high chair to examine her further, her lips were swelling and she suddenly seemed very sleepy. I had no idea this was the start of an anaphylactic reaction. Even as a former First grade teacher with peanut allergic kids in my class, I had never witnessed anything like this. This was our first experience with food allergies. The blood tests revealed that Ella was severely allergic to sesame, peanuts, and tree nuts, and thus my journey in to the allergy world began. When my second, Sarah, was born we were hopeful that she may not follow in her sisters footsteps, but sure enough she too was diagnosed with peanut and tree nut allergies at 15 months. My youngest, Kate was born two years after Sarah, and although she does not have nut allergies, she is instead allergic to eggs, and dairy.

As I mentioned earlier, I am a first grade teacher by profession and not a baker, baking has always been a hobby for me. I grew up with m mom baking every kind of baked good imaginable from scratch. I always enjoyed baking with her. She had taught me so much over the years, never really using a recipe or measuring her ingredients, yet her creations were always fantastic, true epicurean confections. I like to think that maybe she passed on some of her natural talents to me. So when my my daughter was diagnosed with her allergies I came to find out that I would no longer be able to purchase baked goods from any bakery, as they all use nuts or sesame seeds in their facility and the risk of cross contamination was too great. Of course this realization came after a few close calls when bakeries thought their products were free of her allergens. So I mastered baking without the contamination of nuts, no great feat. I loved baking anyway. I researched all of my ingredients thoroughly before using them. The bread baking was a little more challenging, getting the crusts and textures just right took some practice but I had mastered that too. You see sesame seeds have a tendency to 'jump” into beads they don't belong in, again we found this out the hard way, so I had to learn how to make my own bread. After a lot of research and practice, I decided to take some professional baking and cake decorating classes to expand my knowledge.