The end of 2019 is fast approaching.  As we prepare for the New Year, we also pause aand reflect over the joys, challenges aand blessings of 2019.  We give thanks for reaching our 20th year of serving as Jacksonville’s premiere bakery.  Thank you to each of you for allowing us to make your life events aand big moments delicious!  Without you, we couldn’t make a difference in our community.

In 20 years of operating as a military spouse aand veteran-owned family bakery, we’re grateful for one of the busiest wedding seasons ever!  Thank you.

In February 2019, we made our first appearance at the Carolina Chocolate Festival aand had a blast.  We can’t wait for the festival next year on Feb. 1-2, 2020.

In the spring, military orders aand illness brought us to a tough season of staff changes aand physical recovery.  Through this season, God provided for us aand we are happily back to a full staff aand the bakery is humming as we create new masterpieces every day.

In the summer, we were honored to create another Icing Smiles custom celebration cake for a family impacted by the critical illness of a child.  Those smiles are priceless, aand we’re so blessed to help create them.  We also hosted a culinary intern during the summer months from Pennsylvania.  Currently, we have a Dixon High School senior taking culinary classes at our bakery.

Thanks to your support, we’ve also been blessed to support local causes like project graduation, the JHS musical, cake walks, DSS Foster Care, USO, Onslow Women’s Center, Soup Kitchen aand Homeless Shelter, Rotary, Polio Plus aand more.

In September, we attended the International Baking Industry Expo in Las Vegas, where we learned new techniques aand bought new bakery “toys” to keep making life delicious one bite at a time!

As we’re now in the Holiday season, we’re excited to see our Sara’s Pepparkakor division growing. This year we’ll set up at 7 different Christmas markets around NC from Wilmington to Raleigh, aand all the way out to Beaufort!

We’ll be busy making holiday pies, Christmas treats aand more as we give thanks for our blessings at the end of 2019.  We’re looking forward to a new website reveal the New Year (thanks, 17blue!).  And we’ll be counting the blessings of a new season as we ring in 2020 with our friends aand family in Jacksonville aand Onslow County.

Merry Christmas aand Happy New Year from
Gunilla & Raandy Kroshus
aand the ADC Bakery Team