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featured flavors: walk in the woods & here comes trouble!

walk in the woods pie

Fall is in the air ... kind of ... sort of ... but you'll be willing to give the weather the benefit of the doubt once you get the Walk in the Woods Pie in your belly this week! Warmly spiced apple filling -- made with our signature gnomie brand of tender lovin' care from hand-sliced fresh apples -- is topped with a thick layer of toasty dried cranberry-laced crumble that tastes of Grandma's kitchen and heaven and all the wonders of autumn. Treat yo'self to a slice in the shop any day this week, or order a full pie HERE.

here comes trouble cupcakes

Now here's some trouble you'll never mind having. I know I certainly never do! Our Here Comes Trouble Cupcakes are back after a bit of a vacation and more than happy to be a part of your life again. Our tender melt-in-your-mouth vanilla cake is topped with creamy scratch-made caramel icing you simply have to taste to believe. You'd be hard-pressed to find a tradition more southern than caramel cake and even more hard-pressed to find a better one than Here Come Trouble! They cupcakes in our case this week Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday, or you can order them by the dozen HERE. And if you need a whole caramel cake, you can order it HERE.

Posted by Janine Smith at Wednesday, October 19, 2016 | 0 comments

double, double, no toil or no trouble at all: muddy's has halloween covered.

No Halloween party is complete without something sweet, and this year you can offer a whole spread -- or just bring some fun, festive cookies for the office to enjoy -- with no toil or trouble at all! Just call your preferred Muddy's pick up location (901.683.8844 for East Memphis and 901.443.4144 for Midtown) or click on the links below to place your order.

Check out all of this year's Halloween party must-haves below!

Kadie's Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies ... I don't know about you, but pumpkin carving never fails to bring out the pumpkin craving for me. Muddy's soft and buttery pumpkin oatmeal cookies are topped with a dreamy brown butter glaze. Order by the dozen HERE.

Gingerbread Mummy Cookies ... We'll take any excuse to break out Muddy's Gingerbread Men a little early! Spicy, molassesy gingerbread men are all decked out in tasty (and adorbs) royal icing costumes. Order yours by clicking HERE.

Pumpkin D'light Cupcakes ... No fall festivity is complete without the cult classic! Our moist and richly spiced pumpkin cake is topped with fluffy cream cheese icing and a dusting of cinnamon and sugar. Order HERE.

Punkin' Pie ... Experience the essential pie that inspired the whole seasonal latte craze. Creamy, warmly spiced pumpkin chess filling is baked up in our signature buttery, flaky pie crust. Yum! Order yours HERE.

Matcha Matcha Cupcakes ... Start a new Halloween tradition this year with our ghoulishly green Matcha Matcha Cupcakes! Rich, earthy matcha green tea cake is topped with matcha buttercream and white chocolate icing. Order them by the dozen HERE.

Trick 'r Treat Bars ... We start with a base of Jan's Famous Toffee Bars: crunchy, buttery cookie bars topped with a generous layer of milk chocolate. Instead of a garnish of pecans, however, you get the perfect salty-n-sweet combination of pretzels and M&M's. Order them HERE.

Ghost Butter Cookies ... Boo! Our famous cutout butter cookies are decorated with white royal icing and the cutest little spooky face you've ever put into your mouth. Order HERE.

Candy Corn Cupcakes ... You're in costume, so shouldn't your cupcakes be too? Our classic combination of tender vanilla cake and creamy vanilla buttercream -- more commonly known as the Plain Jane -- is all dressed up like a candy corn to help you celebrate in the yummiest and most stylish way possible. Order yours HERE.

From the Custom Studio: Spooky Crispy Rice Treat Lollipops ... The lovely gnomies of the Muddy's Custom Studio bring you the most scrumptiously spooky things on sticks you'll see this season! Our Brown Butter Crispy Rice Treats that you already know and love, with their extra butteriness and bit of sea salt, are cut into three fun Halloween shapes: pumpkins, ghosts, and scaredy cats. They're decorated with white and dark chocolate and sprankles, of course! Learn more about the Custom Studio HERE, or place your order by emailing studio(at)

Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go and make sure my costume's belt can be loosened a notch or two because I have a feeling I'm going to need it this Halloween!

Posted by Janine Smith at Monday, October 17, 2016 | 1 comments

mark your calendar for muddy's events in october!

You know, gnomies aren't so different from you: we like to get together and talk about good books, we have pumpkins to decorate, and we just LOVE to show off our kitchens! We've got loads going on this month at Muddy's Bake Shop, and you--yep, you, my friend--are invited to every single event. We hope you can make it!

muddy's book club: the october edition

Muddy's East Memphis... 5101 Sanderlin, Ste 114... Wednesday, October 12, 6pm

October's book is Let the Great World Spin, a New York Times bestselling work of fiction by Colum McCann. 

In the dawning light of a late-summer morning, the people of lower Manhattan stand hushed, staring up in disbelief at the Twin Towers. It is August 1974, and a mysterious tightrope walker is running, dancing, leaping between the towers, suspended a quarter mile above the ground. In the streets below, a slew of ordinary lives become extraordinary in bestselling novelist Colum McCann’s stunningly intricate portrait of a city and its people.

Book club is open to EVERYONE! Read, discuss, get to know someone new. Also, did you know that Booksellers of Laurelwood has a book club discount? Let them know you're buying your copy for our book club, and save some money!

Click HERE to hook up with us on Facebook!

muddy's bootiful pumpkin decorating party

Muddy's Midtown... 585 S Cooper... Saturday, October 15, 10am

Grab your family and/or a friend and pump up your holiday cheer at Muddy’s BOOtiful Pumpkin Decorating Party! This event is FREE! All you need to do is BYOP (Bring Your Own Pumpkin). All you need to do is RSVP and BYOP (Bring Your Own Pumpkin). Muddy’s will provide all the supplies you need to spruce up that pumpkin. No pumpkins will be harmed in the making of these decorations (it’s a carve-free event).

RSVP on our Eventbrite page HERE (and don't delay -- space is limited)!

change for the first time, again book release party

Muddy's Midtown... 585 S Cooper... Saturday, October 22, 7pm-9pm

Come celebrate the release of native Memphian Scott Lenke's book Change for the First Time, Again at Muddy's Midtown, the author's coffeehouse-of-choice for writing AND partying! Enjoy a latte and a cookie or two while you meet the author and listen to readings from the book as well as stories of change. Musical guests include Andrew Elder, Charles Stout, Aaron Stanley, and Rich Riegel.

Learn more about the book HERE.

muddy's kitchen tour

Muddy's Kitchen... 2497 Broad Ave... Thursday, October 27, 8:30 am

Yes, you read that right: Muddy's now offers tours of our Underground Kitchen! Meet our bakers and learn a few secrets of their trade. You'll even get to try your hand at few of the more fun tasks (don't worry, we won't make you wash dishes) and learn our techniques for tasting for quality. YUM. Learn more HERE and order your tickets HERE!

Posted by Janine Smith at Tuesday, October 11, 2016 | 0 comments

featured flavor: matcha matcha cupcakes (aka your new addiction) are back...

YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY! Matcha Matcha Cupcakes are back, and all of Memphis rejoices!

Even this cute little plastic guys can't keep their paws/hooves off of them, and can you blame them?

A lot of you have been asking for Matcha Matcha Cupcakes throughout their recent vacation, I know all I really have to say to you is: they're back in the case and you can order them by the dozen HERE! To the rest of you, I say: TRY IT!!! It's hard to describe if you've never tasted matcha before. Imagine a lusciously rich green tea free from any bitterness but delightfully earthy and grassy. Baked into a soft, buttery cake and topped with buttery matcha buttercream and white chocolate icing, you're quite likely to agree with me that matcha could--or at least should--be the next chocolate!

And if it's not your thing, don't worry. We've got eleven more flavors in the case this week, and at least one has got your name on it! Check out today's full case selection HERE.  

Posted by Janine Smith at Tuesday, October 11, 2016 | 0 comments