Brady Breese Makes Pumpkin Bread

Categories: Pie Social

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Lauren Saria
Brady Breese makes pumpkin bread
Forks up, Phoenix! Chow Bella and Roosevelt Row present the third annual Pie Social Saturday, November 3rd, from 2 to 6 p.m. on Roosevelt Row in downtown Phoenix. We've got an all-star line up of bakers making pies for you to taste, and from now til Pie Social, we'll introduce them to you, one by one.

Today: Brady Breese of Urban Cookies Bakeshop

See also:
- Anatomy of a Chocolate Chip Cookie with Brady Breese of Urban Cookies
- Wait 'Til You See the Final Celebrity Baker Lineup for Pie Social 2012!

Drive by Urban Cookies today and you'll notice a few changes. Owners Brady and Shaun Breese say they're shaking things up, rolling with the long-lasting momentum they gained from winning Food Network's Cupcake Wars last August. The changes kicked in starting October 15th and there's still more to come. It's an exciting time for the couple, and their enthusiasm is quite infectious.

And while big changes may be on the way for the business side of things, inside their Central Phoenix home on a Thursday morning things feel pretty routine. We're greeted by Shaun; the couple's young son, Oliver; and the family dog. It's breakfast time and Oliver (you might know him as, "Ollie," as in Ollie Cakes) smiles shyly from the table when we walk in.

Waiting for Brady to meet us in the kitchen, we take in the family's charming and bright space. Yellow countertops and a chalkboard wall of Oliver's art that reads "family" -- clearly this place is all about the Breese family. The background noises from the breakfast table offer a perfect backdrop for a causal interview and baking session.

Lauren Saria
A wall of artwork in the Breese family home

Location Info

Urban Cookies and Bakeshop

4711 N. Seventh St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

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