Showcases local entrepreneurs at two locations in one weekend – We-Ha

A small business entrepreneur will compete in a “Cake Duel” at the Wadsworth Atheneum and a Popup at Nordstrom at Westfarms for the win!


Bria Day, founder of Disheveled Diva, a local cloud bakery in Hartford, was recently invited to participate in TWO events this weekend: a cake duel at the Wadsworth Atheneum for an event called “An Early Republic Cake-Off” AND hosting a “Pop-Up @Nordstrom” at the Nordstrom store in Westfarms on Saturday.

“A weekend with two big events is exciting for me! I’ve worked hard to share my love of creating and baking bespoke treats and I’m thrilled with the opportunities that come my way,” Day said.

A First Republic Cake

Towson University food and art historian Nancy Siegel will be at the Wadsworth Atheneum to lead a discussion exploring the relationship between food, drink and politics during the American Revolution. As part of the Wadsworths’ current exhibition, Hamilton: The Art of Remaking History, Bria will use these historic recipes that Nancy recreated and bake two cakes representative of our country’s earliest political parties. Guests will be able to taste cakes to declare the winner of the ultimate duel between Federalists and Republicans.

When/Where: Saturday, July 16, 2022, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford

How: Tickets are limited, registration required at $25; $10 members.

Nordstrom neighborhood supplier pop-up

Disheveled Diva will sell some of her signature items: tubs of signature buttercream, party parfaits and enjoy signature buttercream spread on handmade rainbow challah.

When/Where: Saturday, July 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Nordstrom in the Westfarms

Disheveled Diva’s deliciously imperfect creations bring smiles to faces, wows to eyes and bellies, and bring a little sweetness to the community. A portion of every sale is donated to non-profit organizations: bespoke treats with local impact. To learn more, visit Facebook and instagram.

Disheveled Diva Rainbow Challah. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

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