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Handy & Hot is a new small-batch, mail order bake shop from my very own ovens here in Kinston, NC. There has been talk of a brick and mortar shop but for now we are launching online, pop-up style, around special occasions and holidays. Follow us on social media and sign up for our email list to be the first to know about upcoming limited release items.

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Our first batch, a limited release of Coconut Lime Cornmeal Pound Cake, pays homage to moms everywhere — especially mine.

Scarlett taught me that a little something sweet at the end of a meal is a good thing. She also taught me that too much of a good thing isn’t always good, so we’re only baking 500 cakes this time around.

I know Scarlett would tell you not to wait till the last minute (May 7 at 5pm) to order your mom a gift that feels special and tastes homemade, so I’ll step in and say it for her. The early bird gets the worm... or the pound cake.

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If my mom made dessert, it was simple. The sweet I think about most wasn't really dessert at all. It was Mom's cornbread, sliced, reheated and topped with crushed berries and cool whip.

This Coconut Lime Cornmeal Pound Cake is made in that spirit. It’s a tweaked version of my twins’ first birthday cake, the one that appeared on the strawberry episode of “A Chef’s Life” and has been featured on the dessert menu at Chef and the Farmer.

Order your mom, or yourself, or your latest crush a pound cake. The box is cute. There are stickers. And the cake is not too sweet... perhaps like me.

Pure Joy = $30 + shipping

Last day to order is Tuesday, May 7th at 5PM.



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I have an allergy, where can I find the ingredients?
Butter, Eggs, Sugar, Cake Flour, Corn Meal, Baking Powder, Coco Lopez, Coconut Flakes, Coconut Extract, Sour Cream, Lime Juice, Lime Zest, Powdered Sugar.

Is the cake kosher, vegan or gluten-free?
No, no & no

Can the cake be frozen?
Yes, but why would you do that?

Does it require refrigeration?
No, in fact it’s not recommended. The cake is best enjoyed warm or at room temperature with a dollop of whipped cream and crushed strawberries.

How long will the cake last?
The cake will stay fresh for several days after delivery if kept wrapped tightly and stored at room temperature. We recommend enjoying within a week of arrival.

How many people does it serve?
Each cake serves 6 to 8 people and is approximately 8.5" x 4.25" x 2.5"

Can I include a gift message?
Absolutely. During checkout you’ll have the option to include a short message.

When does it ship?
All cakes will ship between May 7 and 9th.

Can I change the ship date?
That’s something we are working on for the future, but for this shipment all cakes will be mailed between May 7th and 9th.

Can order be shipped to P.O. Boxes?
Yes, all of our orders are shipped through USPS.

Where do you ship?
Currently we are shipping to the contiguous United States.



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