Whereas ice cream is a byproduct of milk, which is milked from cows, frosting is a byproduct of dreams, which are milked from fairies. Taste treats fresh from the fairy farm with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of cookies, brownies, specialty cakes, and other desserts at SugarBakers Cakes in Catonsville.
A crew of pastry chefs man the kitchen at SugarBakers Cakes, where an array of saccharine treats ensures that patrons can snag just the right dessert to punctuate a celebration. Place a 6-inch or 10-inch red velvet fudge cake ($25–$40) under a soon-to-be groom's pillow, or make peace with a disgruntled roommate by burying a "Sorry for Borrowing Your Sweater" card in a banana-cream pie ($18). Holiday specialties include the Buche de Noel ($40; serves 10–12), where sponge cake interweaves with ganache and buttercream to form a yule log, which gets covered with fudge and sprinkled with holly, berries, and meringue mushrooms whose scent can only be detected by highly trained dentists. Gingerbread men ($10) and chocolate-dipped macaroons ($12) come by the dozen to satisfy all of the family's sugar cravings.
Because all of the menu's items are up for grabs, customers can simply stop by the store to select available treats or call ahead to order specialty or customized creations.
Owner and artistic director Jamie Williams found her true calling in SugarBakers Cakes. With a background in design and a degree in culinary arts, she's especially suited to lead the talented cake artists that craft each of the bakery's edible masterpieces.
From towering wedding cakes covered in sugar pearls and satin candy bows to 3-D cakes that resemble digital cameras or baseball stadiums, it's easy to forget the designs are crafted from moist cake and frosting. Perhaps that's why the bakery has been featured in many prominent magazines and on national television shows, including the Today show and Whose Wedding is it Anyway?
752 Frederick Rd.
Catonsville, Maryland 21228Get Directions