In hope for a sweet year for Rosh Hashanah, one Montclair girl is making and selling honey cakes from her family’s heirloom recipe. She’s donating all the money to Toni’s Kitchen. Want to support her cause? Today is the last day she can take orders for pick up this Thursday. Read what Hope Slon, 12, a seventh grader at Renaissance Middle School, wrote to us about her Food of Hope project.
“This will be the beginning of my bat mitzvah project. I thought if I did my project locally, I could help people who need it. Since the project will be year-round, I knew my project should be one I’d enjoy and be good at. Baking seemed like my ideal choice. So people can order my cakes and the proceeds all go to Toni’s Kitchen here in Montclair. The honey is raw and local, and the eggs are from local, pastured hens. On top of that, the honey cakes are diary- and nut-free.
This has been the best project ever for me. Orders have started pouring in, so I have to make 150 cakes in three days. But thanks to my dad and mom, we’re making good progress. I couldn’t have done it without them!”
Want one? There’s still time till 4 p.m. today. Or just get on Hope’s list for her next batch of goodies this fall near the holidays–her mom Melina is helping her organize the orders. Email Hope & Melina.