Take the Cake Bake Off is Saturday in San Bernardino

The whole family can satisfy their sweet tooth at Saturday’s Take the Cake Bake Off Saturday (March 15) at San Manuel Stadium, 280 S. E St., in San Bernardino.

Sixty bakers are expected to bake cupcakes, cookies and cake pops for the event, which is being produced by Redlands’ Cakewalk Cake & Candy Supplies.

It will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Celebrate Barbie’s birthday with Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour on Sunday

2014BarbieGuess who’s turning 55…Barbie!

Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour restaurants are celebrating the iconic doll’s birthday with a daylong celebration on Sunday (March 9).

Guests are invited to join Barbie and Ken from 10 to 11 a.m. at Farrell’s (except Santa Clarita, sorry) for a Barbie-inspired Zoo sundae, filled with 30 scoops of ice cream.

After singing a special birthday song to the guest of honor, the Zoo will be shared with the young guests (12 years old and younger) in attendance.

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Second Inland Empire Cupcake Fair is May 4

Inland Empire Cupcake FairThe big question is: Will there be any Star Wars-themed cupcakes?

That’s because, Sunday, May 4, is the date for the second annual Inland Empire Cupcake Fair, at which yours truly will again be a judge.

The event will take place from noon to 4 p.m. (with V.I.P. admission at 11 a.m.) at the newly-revamped Riverside Convention Center, 3637 Fifth St.

The organizers, I.E. Shine On, note that they have learned much from last year’s event and things should run a lot more smoothly this year.

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Sun setting on Sugarbird Desserts

If you have had the chance to sample any of Sugarbird Desserts’ delicious baked goods, you know what a loss this is: Owner Heather Paul is shutting down the bakery.

She’s doing so to spend more time with her family.

While we will miss Sugarbird’s delicious treats, we applaud her choice.

“Amazing baker” is a great title to have. “Amazing mom” is an even better one.

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Parliament Chocolate to celebrate grand opening this weekend

Parliament Chocolate, the latest from the mastermind behind à la minute, will celebrate its grand opening this weekend (December 14 and 15).

Just as with à la minute, the focus is on simple quality. Parliament raises the bar by using only two ingredients in its chocolate: High quality cacao and organic cane sugar.

The shop opened December 1 and has been open Saturdays and Sundays since then.

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