This Saturday, February 11, 2012 from 12 noon to 4 p.m., the Danbury Museum & Historical Society will be hosting a ‘Valentine’s Day Cake Creation Celebration‘. With over 15 bakers entered to showcase their talents, we’re welcoming the general public to serve as the judges. There will be a $200 prize awarded to each of the winners in two categories: Taste & Decoration.
Attendees will also have a chance to take home their favorite creation. Entrants are providing a mini-version of their cake, one that feeds 4 to 6 people, for a special cake auction to benefit the museum.
General admission is $10 per person to sample the cakes, sip champagne, sparkling water or a nice cold glass of milk! Children under 10 are FREE.
Stroll through our historic buildings, all filled with the sweet smell of cakes and cast your vote.
Materials in our archives indicate that Danbury citizens have always held in high esteem those who could satisfy their sweet tooth.
Take this man for instance.
Eugene Wessells, Baker and Manufacturer of Confectionery and Ice Cream, 266 Main Street.
In a city that aspires to anything in the way of metropolitan style, the dainties and luxuries of modern social life are invariably in order, and those engaged in the manufacture of these articles are appreciated to the extent of the merit of their products. A representative house in this line was established in Danbury, April 1887, by Mr. Eugene Wessells under the most favorable auspices. The subject of this sketch was apprenticed to this important industry under the tutorship of his father who ran the business successfully for upwards of twenty years at Peekskill, New York, when the business under the firm name of P. Wessells & Sons acquired an enviable reputation With this undeniable advantage Mr. Eugene Wessells entered upon his present enterprise in this city, and since the inception of his business a deservedly great success has rewarded his well-directed efforts to dispense the very best the market affords to the citizens of Danbury. He manufactures a superior quality of family bread, deliciously flavored cakes and pastry. In confections, home-made and absolutely pure, his product cannot be excelled in this or any other State in the Union. His ice cream is the most rechereche in the city and it may be said that all the elite of Danbury frequent his ice cream parlors for the purpose of feasting on such dainties as Mr. Wessells’s establishment only can provide for cultured tastes.
This model report is eligibly located in Main Street, No. 266, upon one of the city’s most fashionable thoroughfares, its appointments being both ample and elegant. Mr. Wessells’s phenomenal success since the inception of his enterprise is the result of consummate skill and conscientious care in the manufacture of his various products, coupled with personal qualities that constitute the perfect gentleman and honorable merchant. A visit to this place will convince the most fastidious of the truth of these averments.
Share with us a memory about your favorite Danbury bakery! We hope to see you on Saturday!