This Sunday, October 6th, City Reliquary will be hosting its 4th Annual Sugar Sweets Festival. The City Reliquary is a not-for-profit community museum and civic organization located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Through permanent display of New York City artifacts, rotating exhibits of community collections and annual cultural events, the City Reliquary connects visitors to both the past and present of New York. The Sugar Sweets Festival is a family-friendly celebration of New York’s bakers and sweet-makers. The festival will feature a bake sale– which supports the museum and civic organization– as well as a blue ribbon baking competition, demonstrations and entertainment.
I will be participating at this event as a judge (!) and will be providing a few dozen candy Buckeyes. I’ve also been asked to sit a spell at the Ask the Baker table, where I will be answering (or at least attempting to answer) baking-related questions.
This year’s event will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free and baked goods will range in price from $1 to $4 apiece. Goodies will be provided by A Cake Bakes in Brooklyn, Betty Bakery, The Blue Stove, Momofuku Milk Bar, Peter Pan Donuts, Salties, Steve’s Key Lime Pies, Treats Truck and other home bakers and sweetmakers. Coffee will be provided by Olso Coffee.
There will also be music, apron decorating, raffles and more entertainment!
Blue ribbons will be awarded to non-professional bakers in the following categories: Best Vegan/Gluten-Free; Best Fall-Flavored; Most Creative Cupcake; Chocolatastic (this is the one I’ll be judging!); and Best in Brooklyn.
The City Reliquary is located at 370 Metropolitan Avenue at Havemeyer, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. For those taking advantage of public transportation, take the L train to Lorimer St. or the G train to Metropolitan Ave.