Young Architects Forum + Dozen

Team Name: The Dirty Dozen
Cake Name: Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood
Cake Flavor(s): Rosemary bourbon cake with a honey butter cream


There are so many amazing buildings, structures, and iconic entities that our great city has, so why not do them all?! I’m ambitious, our team is ambitious, and we’re ready to recreate “Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood”! We plan on implementing some of Pittsburgh’s buildings, as well as row houses, possibly THE FOUNTAIN, the incline, and more. But more than that, we want to also highlight the land of make believe, to reach out to the child in all of us, to reconnect with our past, to remind you of a simpler time when the trolley escape through the tunnel and ends up into the magical land of make believe!


About AIA Pittsburgh’s Young Architects Forum (YAF)

YAF seeks to support and encourage young professionals in the field of architecture to obtain their license, become more involved with career development opportunities, and engage allied professionals through collaboration. We continuously seek out new and fresh ideas and the energy and resources to implement them, and have fun doing it. More information can be found at http://aiapgh.org/aia-community/yaf/

About Dozen Bake Shop

Started in 2006, Dozen Bakeshop transformed from a little cupcake shop to a full-service bakery and cafe with 2 locations: Lower Lawrenceville near the Strip, and Oakland near Carnegie Museum of Art. Our small team of talented bakers and pastry chefs work around the clock making from-scratch desserts in small batches for the people in our neighborhoods and beyond. We use local suppliers as much as possible and try to engage in environmentally friendly practices.

Dozen Bake Shop has been recognized as Pittsburgh’s best bakery for the city’s best desserts in Pittsburgh City Paper, Pittsburgh Magazine, and others, with national recognition in Forbes, MSN.com and more. We specialize in vegan treats and sugar-free desserts upon request. We also cater, create wedding cakes and cupcake tiers and offer our dessert food truck for any event big or small. More information can be found at http://dozenbakeshop.com/about/