Tag: bakeries

Happy National Doughnut Day, Baltimore



Doughnuts have always been popular among those with a breakfast-y sweet tooth (and cops). But for some reason, those delectable dough rings have become increasingly trendy in recent years. And what better way to celebrate than sampling a few–on National Doughnut Day, no less?

Tea, anyone?


Stone Mill Bakery Tea Service

As children, the stories we read, and the movies we watch fill us with ideas of things that we will encounter in our adult lives. Cartoons lead us to believe that quicksand is a common obstacle one might come across in the day-to-day. Fairy-tales would have us believe that tempting and delicious treats are most often traps set by those wishing to do us harm. We grow up expecting to live lives full of anvils (who encounters anvils on a regular basis besides the town blacksmith), TNT, and all manner of potions. Potions to make us get bigger or smaller, or to make us sleepy or invincible.

Some of these things are simply not going to happen. Sorry. But one childhood dream that can be achieved is that of hosting (or attending) a perfectly proper tea party. And thanks to Stone Mill Bakery, you can host or attend said fantasy affair with minimal effort on your part—just like the storybooks would have you believe! Stone Mill Bakery, whose trademark goods include slow-fermented breads and homemade marshmallows, offers a catering service specifically for tea parties. And it’s not High Tea, they assure us. Stone Mill’s service is perfect for, as they put it,  “an unforgettably whimsical wedding shower for a beloved bride-to-be or a miniature but magical soiree with your girlfriends just because.”  Afternoon tea traditionally calls for prim and proper etiquette, scones, finger foods like mini sandwiches, and desserts. We’ll let you decide how proper you want the etiquette to be, and you can let Stone Mill do the rest.

Stone Mill Bakery is located at 10751 Falls Rd., Lutherville. You can find out more about their Tea Party service at www.stonemillbakery.com

Satisfying Baltimore’s Sweet Tooth: Flavor Cupcakery, Winner of “Cupcakes Wars”, Opens Shop on York Road


Baltimore must have a sweet tooth.

Three weeks ago, Flavor Cupcakery, the Bel Air-based winner of the reality show Cupcake Wars, opened a store in Cockeysville at 10253 York Road in the Scotts Corner Shopping Center.

Now Easton-based JoJo’s Cupcake & Cream is eyeing Baltimore for its next shop, Bmore Media reports, after it opens its Annapolis store next week on May 25.  Baltimore already has several cupcake bakeries including Charm City Cupcakes and Ooh So Sweet, but no matter.  The Flavor Cupcakery has had a steady stream of customers at its new Cockeysville location, the owner Shelly Stannard tells The Baltimore Sun.

(And don’t forget, Food & Wine’s “People’s Best New Pastry Chef” Chris Ford works at the Four Seasons, and his confections have also received notice for their delectable goodness.  He has even sponsored a local dessert contest.)

What do you say Baltimore?  Just what you need right before swimsuit season?

UPDATE:  We got word after we posted this story that yet another star pastry chef is coming to town.

The newest addition to Baltimore’s surge in sugar savants is award-winning pastry chef Mohan De Silva, who has joined the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront.  He will take charge of the dessert and pastry offerings at Grille 700, Kozmo’s Lounge and Rigano’s Bakery.