Sunday, April 14, 2013
Bredenbeck's is offering free cake slices and 1983 prices to celebrate its 30th anniversary.
Bredenbeck's Bakery and Ice Cream Parlor is celebrating its 30th year in Chestnut Hill, and to honor that milestone it will offer free "birthday cake" slices to customers on Monday, April 15. The Bakery will also offer discount prices on selected items to reflect what the items would have cost when the place opened in 1983. The discounted items are: Danish for .85 (today's price $1.65) Famous Rum Ring for $8.95 (today's price $12.95) Butter Cookies $7.95/lb (today's price $13.50/lb) So if you've got a hankering for free cake, discounted sweets and a need to say thanks to a 30-year mainstay, feel free to stop by on Monday.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The Philadelphia Mural Arts project on the southern wall of Bredenbeck's Bakery is looking closer and closer to finished.
The mural being painted on the wall of Bredenbeck's Bakery is edging towards the finish line, with nearly no white space left on the bakery wall. Tell us what you think of the nearly-finished product.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Photos from the mural as it gets painted on Germantown Avenue.
The Bredenbeck's mural is getting more and more complete every day. So as the project continues, Patch snapped a few pictures of the work in progress. For more on the Bredenbeck's mural project:
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
An event encourages community participation in the mural artwork.
A walk up Germantown Avenue shows the progress being made on the Bredenbeck’s mural. For the past few weeks passersby can see the outline and some color coming into place on the artwork that part of the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program. Now, on Saturday, June 30, neighbors can take a part in the mural work. Bredenbeck’s has announced a community mural work day from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. During the event, community members can meet the mural artist, Ann Northrup, help sketch the mural design and take a break to decorate some Bredenbeck’s cookies. The event is open to all ages, according to Bredenbeck’s announcement, and supplies and instructions will be provided onsite.
Monday, June 18, 2012
Some outlining of the artwork is visible.
The Philadelphia Mural Arts project that will cover Bredenbeck's side wall with a nature scene from the Wissahickon is underway. On Sunday, scaffolding was up and some of the outlining was visible for what will soon be a mural. To see what the planned mural will look like, visit Chestnut Hill Patch's previous coverage on the project: Tell us in comments what you think of the design, how long you think the mural will take to complete and/or ideas for other murals in Chestnut Hill.
Friday, April 6, 2012
Jane Golden spoke to the Chestnut Hill Community Association's Land Use Planning and Zoning Committee Thursday.
While the Land Use, Planning and Zoning Committee of the Chestnut Hill Community Association decided to keep its collective opinions away from the artistic side of a mural, the committee did have questions Thursday night about the technical aspects. Jane Golden, executive director of the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, spoke to the materials, planning and maintanence of the mural proposed for Bredenbeck's Bakery's wall. "These murals usually last about 25 years, an possibly much longer," said Caroline King, who accompanied Golden to the meeting. The design, which was chosen with input from Bredenbeck's owner Karen Rohde, shows a scene from Wissahickon Park. The painting also incorporated architectural aspects onto the white, stucco wall. …
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
The bakery was honored for being a family-owned business.
Bredenbeck’s Bakery excitedly announced on Facebook Wednesday that they had received an award from the United States Small Business Administration. “We're the proud recipients of the U.S. Small Business Administration's 2012 Jeffrey Butland Family-Owned Business of the Year Award!” the post said. The award was given to Karen H. Boyde Rohde, the owner of Bredenbeck’s. In a press release that announced the awards, the SBA described the Chestnut Hill bakery as “a Bakery and Ice Cream Parlor operating since 1889. Family proprietorship began in 1954 with the current owner’s grandfather and father.” The awards will be distributed at a luncheon and ceremony June 7, as part of the “SBA Day at the Ballpark.” Members and award recipients will take …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The artist could go to work soon on a mural.
Artist Ann Northrup is planning on filling the side of Bredenbeck's Bakery with a mural. This spring, Northrup hopes to begin painting. Philadelphia Mural Arts gives the details on the plan: About the Design Northrup's intention for the mural is to create a landscape evoking the confluence of Cresheim Creek and the Wissahickon on a brilliant fall day, and frame it with painted architectural details that will unite with the actual architecture to create a trompe l'oeil effect. About Ann Northrup Northrup holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting from Boston University and has exhibited widely across the United States. She has taught drawing and design at Philadelphia University for many years, directing the Foundation's Program for a …
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
The bakery will go up against 20 other cake competitors.
"The Night Circus" is the theme of the ambitious cake Bredenbeck's designer Diana Anello will unveil Feb. 10 for a competition in Princeton the next day. Based on the cover of the novel of the same name, the cake will be shaped like a circus tent, "with various performers and elaborate details," said Bredenbeck's spokeswoman Lindsay Ehlers Cox. The cake will be going up against more than 20 bakeries throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey to attempt to take the title of "Most Loved Cake" at a Feb. 11 fundraiser in Princeton. The event will benefit Ryan's Quest, a non-profit organization that raises funds for Duchenne muscular dystrophy research. Competition judges will include Food Network’s Iron Chef Judge Donatella Arpaia and The Cake …