Without the promise of sweets, mouths would never have the patience to stay open during dentist's appointments or closed during beekeeping demonstrations. Keep mouths copacetic with today’s Groupon: for $14, you get a 9-inch cheesecake at Bowman Bakery, Inc., in Hagerstown (a $29.95 value).
The artisanal bakers and pastry chefs at Bowman Bakery, Inc., draw from a palette of all-natural ingredients to handcraft decadent cheesecakes in more than 65 seasonal flavors and styles. Slices of rocky road cheesecake pave over palates with marbled chocolate, peanuts, marshmallows, and chocolate sauce, and taste buds savor every slow second that the caramel- and pecan-laced turtle cheesecake takes as it inches toward bellies. The seductive simplicity of the new york cheesecake makes up for its occasional diatribe against cabbies, and the locally plucked fruitlets that adorn the strawberry cheesecake add tartness to the velvety cream-cheese concoction.
Bowman Bakery, Inc.
The ovens at Bowman Bakery, Inc., work almost as hard as the skilled bakers and pastry chef who churn out a full spread of from-scratch sweets. Their headlining dessert, the cheesecake, comes in close to 65 varieties, such as pumpkin pecan crunch, cherry jubilee, chocolate chip cookie dough, and marshmallow. The menu also includes fudge-filled cupcakes, cookies, turnovers, muffins, and 85 different donut flavors, which rotate regularly. Even the bread at Bowman—banana nut, blueberry, apple streusel—comes in sweet flavors.