Have your cake and eat it at The Pantry Market’s one-year birthday edition #keyesartmile

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On 30 March, The Pantry Market at Keyes will raise a glass to its one-year birthday. To honour the milestone, the market has launched a campaign that not only celebrates top artisans in the food industry but also gives back to the community.


The Pantry Market has approached six local confectioners, bakers and chocolatiers to each contributes one of their signature creations to our Birthday Cake Auction.

In the lead-up to the market, these cakes will be auctioned off via our social media channels and all of the proceeds will be donated to the Vuleka Primary School in Rosebank.

The six participating cake-makers are:

Honeybee Baker | Floral Enchantment Cake
Pretoria-based cakemaker, Melissa du Plessis, has donated her latest design, the exquisite Floral Enchantment Cake. It is a veritable work of art, embellished as it is with fine botanicals and luxury floral lollies.

The Food Goddess | Marvellous Meringue Cake
Lara Meter of The Food Goddess will create a decadent meringue pavlova cake for 20 people, laden with cream and seasonal fruit.

Afrikoa Cafe | High Tea
Keyes Art Mile’s newest tenant, the sophisticated chocolate, coffee and bubbly bar, Afrikoa Cafe, will be donating an elegant high tea for 15 people. Think tarts, pastries, chocolates and more.

Oregano Patisserie | 2-Tier Bronzed Naked cake with macarons, foliage & flowers
Linden’s much-loved patisserie, Oregano, who are also vendors at The Pantry Market, are donating their signature bronzed naked cake. The gorgeous creation, which is laden with macarons, foliage and flowers, serves 25 guests.

Paul’s Homemade Ice Cream| Ice-Cream Cake
The ever-innovative Paul Ballen has designed a decadent Trio Log Cake for the lucky bidder. Serving 20 people, this is a combination of layers of Salted Caramel Ice Cream, Milk Chocolate Ice Cream and Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream with a Brownie core and Salted Caramel Sauce.

Tart Patisserie | Biscuit Stacked Cake
Baker extraordinaire, Scharlene Gower, of the Tart Patisserie, will create a custom biscuit-stacked cake for 15 people, which will be adorned with seasonal fruit, flowers and macarons, in a colour scheme and numbers or letters of your choice.

Visitors to the market will also be able to enjoy the celebrations with a glass of bubbly paired with delicious cake.

Over the past year, The Pantry Market has not only become a destination to fill your pantry with quality, wholesome goods, but also a meeting point for conscious consumers wanting to change the way we see and buy food.

Every month at 10.30am in the Mesh Club Cinema, we host a free Pantry Talk, where we invite an expert to chat to us about ethical eating and other issues around sustainability.

This month, in honour of World Water Day, which falls on 22 March, we are excited to present the talk Water for the Future – what can we do? Meagan Donnelly, Coordinator and Researcher for Waterwise, will address the current water situation, its impact on us and what we can do to make a difference.

The Pantry Market at Keyes is, where possible, a plastic-free zone, and visitors can bring their own baskets to fill with everything and anything needed for a wholesome, healthy home pantry. Think fresh farm eggs, delicious cheeses, artisanal breads, olive oil-soaked artichokes and olives, Italian-style charcuterie, fresh organic produce, whole grains, decadent pastries and more. Whether you’re looking for a long, lazy harvest table lunch, a wholesome midweek bowl or a decadent treat, the Pantry Market at Keyes has you covered.

As always, there will be live music and kids activities. Chocolate, coffee and champagne will be served at AFRIKOA Café, and breakfast and lunch will be available from the several Keyes Art Mile restaurants, including Momo Kuro, BGR, MIX at MESH Club and Marble.

True Design (Kartell, Moroso and Cassina), Okapi and Anatomy will be open for shopping as well as the four resident art galleries – SMAC, TMRW, Everard Read and CIRCA.

Visit www.keyesartmile.co.za

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