New Markets Added

May 7th, 2011

Check the Markets section of this site to view an updated list of the locations you can find Windy City Baking Co. throughout the summer months.

Now Trading at the Causeway Speciality Market

April 6th, 2011

Windy City Baking Co. is pleased to join one of the most loved and highly attended monthly farmers markets on the North Coast. This weekend, Saturday the 9th of April, the Causeway Speciality Market of Coleraine celebrates it 5 year anniversary.  This will be Windy City’s second appearance at this market.

Last month the weather was poor, and many of you stayed indoors.  Now that the forecast for the weekend is looking bright, don’t miss out on some of the most incredible cupcakes around. We’ll also be selling pocket apple pies, cinnamon rolls, apple danish, and of course our wildly popular Gourmet Cookie Dough. We’ll be trading from 9am-2:30pm.  Supplies are limited, so make sure to show up early and buy plenty! Can’t wait to see you there!

View the article from the Ballymoney Times where Windy City has been featured in promotion of the 5th Anniversary Market.

Smells Are Free

November 19th, 2010

Here’s an old Jewish folktale about baking that I really enjoyed.

Long ago, the Jews of Marrakesh enjoyed the protection of the Moroccan King. They lived in a walled-off part of the city called the Mellah. During the day, they could come and go as they pleased, conducting their business and enjoying their lives. At night, the large gates surrounding their Mellah were locked, so as to shield them from harm.

There lived in the Mellah a young lad named Aaron. Like most Jews in Marrakesh, Aaron was poor. But what he lacked in money, he certainly made up for in imagination and ingenuity.

Aaron was possessed of a well-honed sense of smell. Whenever he would venture out into the city of Marrakesh, he would seek out the most pleasant aromas. He especially liked to stand near to the bakery. Of course Aaron had no money with which to purchase anything at the bakery. But the wafting smell of freshly baked breads and pastries was enough to transport him to a blissful place inside his mind.

One day Aaron was standing outside the bakery. He was really enjoying the wonderful smells. Suddenly his daydreams were shattered by an angry voice. It was the baker. “Every day you stand outside my bakery, inhaling the wonderful smells I produce. Yet you never buy anything from me. It is as if you are stealing from me.”

Aaron was panicked. He didn’t think he had been doing anything wrong. But the baker was certainly angry with him. Aaron replied, “Sir, I would love to buy some of your baked goods. But I am too poor. I didn’t think that simply smelling the great aromas you produce was stealing.”

The baker was unconvinced. He demanded justice. He brought the lad before a local magistrate, a man quite renown for his fairness and wisdom.

The baker presented his complaint. The judge turned to Aaron and asked, “How do you reply to the baker’s claim?”

Aaron did not know what to say. He thought that he had always acted honestly. He was terribly unnerved by the whole circumstance. He prayed that he might be able to find the right words to help himself.

“What the baker says is true. I really enjoy the delicious fragrance of his breads and cookies. I wish I could buy some of them. But I don’t have enough money. So, I must satisfy myself with just smelling them.”

The judge asked the lad, “Do you have any money at all?”

“Well, I do have a few dirham in my pocket. But certainly not enough to buy anything that this fine baker sells.”

The magistrate laughed loudly, which was most uncharacteristic for a person of his stature. Then he spoke, “Give me your coins.”

Aaron did as he was told. The magistrate took the boy’s change and put it in a velvet bag. He gave the bag to Aaron.

“Aaron, now I want you to shake the bag. Shake it hard.”

The boy complied. The coins jingled.

The judge then turned to the baker. “I rule that the jingling sound of these coins is fair payment for the fine fragrance of your baked goods. One sense exchanged for another makes great sense.”

And with that, the case was justly settled.

As always, the smells are free at Windy City Baking Co.! Please stop by one of our markets and enjoy our fresh-baked aromas!

The story was found here.

Another Day at The Walls

September 4th, 2010

Saturday, 10am until 4pm at Derry Walled City Market.

Cupcake Flavours include:

  • Oreo Cookies & Cream
  • Raspberry & Coconut
  • Fresh Berry & Vanilla
  • Irish Cream & Chocolate
  • Double Chocolate
  • Spanish Lemon
  • Caramel Macchiato
  • Malted Milk Ball

Massive Belgian White Chocolate Krispy Squares as well. Come early. Avoid Disappointment.

Great Day at The Walls!

August 22nd, 2010

Thanks to all of you who came out to the Walled City Market today. The good people of Derry (and greater Northern Ireland) were out in full force and were a huge support to all of the stallholders.

Here at Windy City Baking Co., we sold out of all of our cookies and cupcakes. So next time, you come earlier, and we’ll make more!

Make sure to attend the next Walled City Market in Londonderry on the 4th of September from 10am-4pm, at the Guildhall Square.

The Walled City Market Returns to The Guildhall Square

August 19th, 2010

Sunday 22nd of August, The Walled City Market will return to the Guildhall Square from 1PM-5PM. Windy City Baking Co. will be selling fresh baked cookies and hand-crafted cupcakes. Stop by, say hello, and take home some of the American-made goodness.

Site Updates: Take a look around!

August 15th, 2010

The website has suffered a bit of neglect lately due to all of the innovative product development going down at Windy City HQ.  We’ll be doing a better job of keeping things current, in the future.  In the meantime, have a look around and say hello. Write us a message at the Contact form to the right—>

Contact Us….

August 10th, 2010

Email to place an order or to inquire.

This Saturday… Limavady Council Carpark

July 27th, 2010

Stop by from 10am-3pm this Saturday 31st July. Cupcake flavours will be: Spanish Lemon, Double Chocolate, Caramel Machiatto, Fresh Berry and Vanilla, After Mint-Night, and Oreo Cookies & Cream. Big American gourmet cookies served up as well. Come early and get ’em before they’re gone!

Limavady Farmers Market

May 26th, 2010

Come by our table at the Limavady Farmers Market on Saturday 29th May,10am-3pm. Cookies and cupcakes galore, and we’ll be sporting some great new flavours. Like us on facebook for a sneak peak at flavours.