Some things, such as cakes and dentist hands, are better small. Eat the superior version of a cake with today’s Groupon at Bakers Park in Catonsville. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get $30 worth of cakes and desserts.
- For $55, you get a 75-minute cupcake-decorating party for 10 (a $129.50) value.<p>
Bakers Park prepares fresh baked confections while training future pastry chefs with classes frosted in fun. Cupcake-decorating parties cater to adults or kiddies aged 5–16 with 75 minutes of cake-topping tutelage. Instructors serve up undressed cupcakes and a palette of edible adornments such as colored icing, multi-shaped sprinkles, and digestible lace doilies. While waiting to devour their custom creations, students sip juice and munch on snack cookies and jelly beans. Birthday guests of honor receive a balloon and crown documenting their achievement in aging, garnering 10% off a birthday-cake purchase.
Seek an instantaneous sugar fix from a menu that features 6- and 10-inch cakes, built to specification from a choice of icing and filling. Signature specialties help indecisive sweet teeth reach consensus with options such as dulce de leche swimming in caramel sauce ($29.95 for a 10”) or the cookies and cream, comprised of oreo-coated layers blanketed in whipped cream ($29.95 for a 10”). Lemon cake blends citric tangs with whip cream ($15.95 for a 6”) and 12-inch chocolate-chip cookies pack nuggets of melted cocoa into a doughy disc that can be used to replace a flat tire on a Big Wheel tricycle ($21.95).
Bakers Park's cakesmiths are visual artists, using buttercream and fondant like a painter uses watercolors and buttercream. They draw from a large palette, mixing batter into flavors such as chocolate or red velvet. Eventually, all of these components come together into an elaborate design, such as a birthday cake shaped like a giant cheeseburger, or a baby shower cake that looks like a kid's shoe. And while they specialize in these sorts of cakes, not everything the bakers create is destined for a party. They also make cookies, cupcakes, pies, and other everyday treats.
Though their processes are meticulous, there are no secret recipes at Bakers Park. The bakers happily teach the tricks of their trade to curious would-be confectioners during cake classes.
6600 Baltimore National Pike
Catonsville, Maryland 21228