Saturday, December 28, 2013

sugar cookie classes!

Have you ever wanted to create fancy sugar cookies?  You know, the ones that are outlined and frosted and sprinkled just so.  The ones that are almost too pretty to eat.  

We would love to invite you into our kitchen and show you some tricks of the trade.  For $25 we will provide all the supplies you need to decorate 6 cookies, plus our instruction, wit, charm and even a pep talk or two.  We will offer our very first class Wednesday, January 22nd for up to 10 people so reserve your spot now.  The class will be from 6:30-7:30pm and all ages and skill levels are welcome, including children with adult supervision.  Come spend an evening with us in the Old Market and take a box of your creations home with you to show off and enjoy!

Interested in booking a private event?  We would love to help any weekday, after kitchen hours.  Birthday party?  Bridal shower?  Office party?  Do something memorable and delicious for groups of 4-10 at a time.  Email with questions or to reserve a date.     

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Open Mic Night at Aromas Benson

The week before Christmas we partnered up with the 402 (again) to fire up an open mic night. It was a great success and we're excited to be doing it every Monday from 6pm-9pm. The event will always be free and open to all ages and talents 

As we're testing the waters these first few weeks, the set time limits might change, but come prepared with at least two songs or ten minutes of poetry/comedy/storytelling/etc. Sign up with the barista or host when you get here. We do recommend arriving a little before 6 to ensure your spot 

This is a great opportunity to see what it's like to perform on the 402 stage, hear yourself on one of the best sound systems in town, promote your own shows, or just shake out some nerves and express yourself. The possibilities for this event are endless and we look forward to making it great with your help. We know Omaha is full to the brim with talent and we want to see yours! We'll be here caffeinate you, give you a sugar high, a soothing tea, or a pep talk

!See you soon

Thursday, December 19, 2013

It's Beginning to Taste a lot Like Christmas...


'Tis the season to eat delicious things.
chocolate cupcake, peppermint ganache filling,
and marshmallow buttercream
Okay, so we strongly encourage that every month of the year, but we here at Bliss Bakery are definitely seasonal eaters.  For example, we love strawberries but really prefer to use them at their peak of freshness.  Strawberry meringue frosting and key lime cupcakes and rhubarb pie have had their season in 2013.
It was glorious, but it is over.

Turn, turn, turn.

We are now onto cozier things.  Cuddling up in a sweater and next to a fire kind of things.  Whimsical desserts the week leading up to Christmas sort of things.
Our winter cupcake line-up is as follows:
spiced cupcake and swiss frosting,
topped with an adorable cookie
and Hot Chocolate.

We'd love it if you'd stop by or place an order today!

pomegranate cupcake with
vanilla bean swiss frosting,
topped with pomegranate seeds
eggnog cupcake with our
signature "nutmegnog" buttercream

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Clever Class!

part of our Benson mural by barista and resident artists, Sharon Davis.

This Sunday, the 15th, we're hosting our first educational event at our Benson shop: A Clever Class! Contrary to the suggested title, this is NOT a class on how to be clever; that's proprietary information we only share with our baristas. It IS a class about making coffee. From 2pm-4pm, stop by the 402's Studio C (just south of our shop door on 60th Avenue) and get a lesson in deliciousness via the Clever brewer. Some of you may have already experienced the tasty coffee produced by this incredibly simple brew method, but if you're new to it feel free to come in for a sample. 

The "class" will be rolling through those two hours.  It will be free and attending it will give you the ability to purchase a Clever for $5 off. Paired with a beautiful tin of Kickapoo Coffee, it makes a great gift for the coffee lover in your life AND, after the class, you'll be able to teach them how to use it. Fancy. 

The Clever has gained popularity among specialty coffee baristas in the past few years due to its simplicity, accessibility, and consistently great cups of coffee. It's a hybrid immersion/pour-over method that is made from BPA free plastic and uses Melitta #4 filters, which you can buy basically anywhere. At the class you'll learn about manual brewing best practices like coffee to water ratio, water temperature, proper grinding, pouring, and measuring. You'll be making the best coffee of your life...did we mention it's free?

We're very much looking forward to expanding our coffee nerdery with you. Stay tuned for many more events including cuppings, other brew method tutorials, latte art throwdowns, etc... We hope these events will be useful, educational, and most of all fun. 

See you there!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Grand Opening.

This Saturday, December 7th, it is finally time to have a Grand Opening for our new Aromas in Benson.
This space is shared with the 402 Arts Collective, and we are ready to throw a party together and show off the new digs!    
We hope you can make it.  There will be activities throughout the day with The Foresters concert/album release that evening with just a $5 cover charge.  Any purchase you make Saturday will enter your name in a raffle for the following items:  
Clever brewer, 12 oz. Kickapoo coffee, 1 dozen Bliss Bakery cupcakes, Aromas Benson T-shirt, 402 Arts Collective T-shirt, or 1 month of music lessons! Register a valid email address and we will follow-up with the winners the next day.      

Christmas is coming early, my friends.

Here is the schedule of events:
Face Painting and Balloon Animals 8:00-3:00
Tours of the 402 and Q and A with various instructors 9:00-5:00

Performance by Omaha Street Beats 10:30-11:00
Ribbon Cutting with The Omaha Chamber of Commerce 11:00
Chemex samples 11:15-3:00

The Foresters 8:00
Photo Booth with Justin Fennert 8:00-10:00