Frosted to let them eat wedding cake


If a walk down the aisle is in your future, you may want to march over to cupcake shop Frosted for an open house this weekend.

The downtown Walla Walla business will host a three-hour event Sunday that will include cake tastings. Those in the market for custom cakes -- from Valentines treats to wedding cakes -- will get a chance to see what operators Kim and Chelsea Wheeler can whip up.

Wedding planner Carrie Brennan of Touchet-based Without a Hitch {Weddings + Events} will be there, as will Amber Clark of UP Balloon Boutique with creative balloon bouquets on display.

Discounts for custom cake orders will be available for those who attend the event, 2-5 p.m. at 7 S. First Ave. Tasty treats and hot cocoa will be served.


A number of businesses have pitched in with silent auction items for the Eastern Washington Autism Spectrum Disorder Association's fundraiser this weekend.

Wine tasting, food, live music and a selection of items for bidding will be part of the festivities Saturday in the Baggage Claim Room at Jacobi's.

The event is a fundraiser for a new six-week summer program in the works for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Three days a week throughout the course of the program, organizers will work with participants to help teach social behavior and skills, healthy exercise and eating habits, social communication, language development and community access through a number of activities. The days will include story time, swimming, bowling, a trip to the Children's Museum and lessons on using public transportation, among other things.

Proceeds from Saturday's event, sponsored by Community Bank and Hard Rock Machine Works, will help pay for the program. Tickets to the wine tasting and silent auction are $25 and available at Jacobi's, 416 N. Second Ave., as well as the tasting rooms of the participating wineries: Lowden Hills, Otis Kenyon and Ash Hollow. They're also available at Tickets will be available for purchase at the door, but organizers ask that those planning to attend call ahead and reserve them so that they can get a head count for appetizers, which will be prepared by Jacobi's.

The event runs 5-7:30 p.m. During the first hour entertainment will be provided by a string trio from Whitman College. Local musician Rick Phillips will perform during the second hour.

As for the silent auction, here are just a few of the items up for bid: A Mariners/lodging package with four box seats for a baseball game in Seattle and a jacuzzi suite at the Silver Cloud Hotel and $50 gift certificate for Jimmy's on First restaurant; a Power House Theatre package with four tickets to see The Four Tenors, a bottle of DaMa wine and a gift certificate for dinner; a Wines of the World package; a handcrafted beaded necklace; two tickets for the Cole Porter Tribute from the Walla Walla Symphony and much more.

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Strictly Business is a local business column. Vicki Hillhouse can be reached at or 526-8321.


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