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Fall-ing In Love With Our New Fall Menu

With every season comes change, including the Mozart’s Menu! Of course, we will always have our staples items: cakes, cookies, cupcakes, breakfast pastries, and more. But this Fall, we are bringing something new to our bake case. It may not feel like Fall outside just yet here in Austin, TX, but with UT starting back, football season kicking off, Fall is definitely in the air, and we are excited to introduce the new menu to you.

Eclairs may be the biggest change entering the menu this season! This is something new for us all. From your traditional fall pumpkin flavor to a sultry sweet raspberry, these eclairs are sure to catch your eye (and capture your taste buds!). They are a little larger than average and have a sweet, crunchy crust baked into the top. Did someone say delicious?!

Moving on, we’ve added a new cupcake to the line up: Hummingbird Cake! There are many theories as to why it’s called the name that it is, but the most common is that it has origins in Jamaica. These cupcakes have bananas and pineapple which are sweet and attract hummingbirds! Also, fun fact, hummingbirds are known as the bird of paradise in Jamaica. This cupcake is topped with maple cream cheese frosting.

We also have an apple gingerbread bundt cake and ginger molasses cookies to tie in Fall flavors that match super well with all of the tasty coffee and teas that are popular during this season. The chocolate hazelnut dome also ties in to the Fall flavors with the toasty hazelnut taste.

For the vegan/gluten-free folks, we’ve added new peanut butter chocolate bars that have so much flavor you’ll keep coming back for more.

Our bakery team has worked extremely hard to implement Fall flavors into delicious treats for you to enjoy, and boy did they succeed! Not only are the flavors spot on, but they interesting and whimsical decorations on desserts really encompass all that Fall will bring. We surely are Fall-ing in love with this new menu!

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Meet McKenna: Musician, Rower, and Iced Green Tea Lover

McKenna Michels has quite the story. You can find her playing music almost every weekend at Mozart’s, but her journey to get there was more a leap of faith. Here is what McKenna has to say about facing her fears and doing something she has never done before.

“I have two special experiences at Mozart’s. The first is when I met Stacey (one of the owners of Mozart’s Coffee Roasters). I am a musician and had never performed. I had about 3 songs written and wanted to start doing something with them. I had seen music at Mozart’s before and knew it was similar to my sound. So the Saturday before Mother’s Day 2019 I went in and asked how I could play, which was a major leap of faith for me. Stacey listened to my nervous pitch and took the chance to listen to my music. She responded “how about tomorrow?”. For me, this moment was special because it was a major milestone for me to gain the confidence to perform. Mozart’s took a chance on me from day one and gave me the chance to start following my dreams.

There’s more to McKenna than her musical talent. We asked her for some fun facts about herself and she said, “I’m a rower on the University of Texas’s Women’s Rowing team. I’m also majoring in Business Technology, which no one ever expects because I’m a singer! Another thing no one expects, I was classically trained in Opera when I was in high school. I even performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC my senior year.” So many talents!

McKenna’s go to order at Mozart’s is definitely an Iced Green Tea. Sometimes she will throw in an Iced Coffee, though. Her go to dessert is hands down the Gluten-Free Cheesecake. She said the White Chocolate on top is “just too good!”.

Another special thing that keeps her coming back to Mozart’s time and time again is the crowd. “Whether I’m performing, studying, enjoying nature, or talking with friends, it’s always an amazing environment. People are incredibly friendly and open to talking to you and truly appreciate the special environment of Mozart’s” says McKenna.

Her biggest supporters? The kids at Mozart’s! “They are always so excited and I sometimes invite them up to the front to sing Disney songs with me. This happened in July, but these girls were my first real fans. They wanted pictures with me, of me, and to play along and sing. It touches my heart every time because I used to be the exact same way, it brings back incredible memories.”

As mentioned above, you can find McKenna playing at Mozart’s almost every weekend. Be sure to follow her on Instagram @mckennamichelsmusic! And guess what… she’s releasing an album later this month so be sure to follow along so you can continue to support her!

McKenna — thank you for being an inspiration to us all. You will always have a family cheering you on here at Mozart’s.

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Let’s Talk About Cupcakes…

In the late nineteenth century, cupcakes received their name because their ingredients were measured by the cup full! They were originally baked in teacups — hence the name Cup Cakes. Of course, this was before the multi-cup pan was invented.

Cupcakes are one of the many things that our bakers love baking at Mozart’s. There’s so many different flavors and additions! Right now they are whipping up vanilla, lavender, oreo, and raspberry — but the fun doesn’t stop there. There’s new for every season!

Sarah, one of our wonderful bakers, says our original white cake recipe involves cooking some of the ingredients on the stove along with two mixers. “It’s much more involved than other cake recipes but so worth it. It’s the best white cake recipe I’ve seen!” – Sarah Hamilton

Check out these beauties below! Blended, mixed, baked, and topped beautifully to perfection.

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