Baltimore’s most famous cake shop announced plans today to open a second Baltimore location in the luxurious Harbor East neighborhood.
Charm City Cakes, made famous by its founder and Food Network star Duff Goldman, will open a new storefront on S. President Street between Hawaiian fusion spot Roy’s Baltimore and James Joyce Irish Pub. The shop will be small at only 200 square feet, offering snack-sized desserts like cake jars, cupcakes, and macarons, according to a release. All desserts sold there will be baked daily at the original Charm City Cakes location at 2936 Remington Avenue.
The new store will also sell Charm City Cakes-branded merchandise and offer customers information about baking classes and custom cake orders from the business’ Remington headquarters.
Goldman and Charm City Cakes rose to fame on the Food Network’s hit show “Ace of Cakes,” which ran for ten seasons from 2006 to 2011. More recently, he’s appeared on the cable channel’s “Worst Bakers in America” and as a judge on “Holiday Baking Championship” and “Spring Baking Championship” and a co-host and judge on “Kids Baking Championship.”
“Opening another location in our hometown of Baltimore is incredibly rewarding, and we hope an entirely new downtown audience will get to experience a piece of Charm City Cakes,” Goldman said in a statement. “Harbor East is already home to some of the city’s best culinary destinations, so we are really pleased to be amongst such great company and to set up shop!”
This will be Charm City Cakes’ third outpost. Goldman opened Charm City Cakes in Baltimore in 2002 and expanded to Los Angeles in 2011.
Goldman made national headlines recently after Donald Trump’s inauguration planning team asked a D.C. bakery to rip off his cake design from President Obama’s second inauguration in 2013. Goldman pointed out the plagiarism on Twitter, but took it in stride and later complimented D.C.-based Buttercream Bake Shop on its work after he learned Trump’s team instructed the bakers to replicate his original cake and wouldn’t budge for other ideas.
Joanna McAvoy, operations manager at the Remington location, said in an interview that she expects the new store will cater well to tourists and those who work close to the harbor. “I think that we are hoping that a Harbor East location is a little bit more accessible to both our fans that might be in town visiting Baltimore and lots of Baltimore businesspeople that might be down there in search of a treat,” she said.
It will also cater well to foot traffic and have longer hours than the Remington shop, McAvoy said.
The new Charm City Cakes location will open in Harbor East this spring; store hours will be 12-7 p.m. from Tuesday through Saturday and 12-5 p.m. on Sundays.