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Santa’s Helper and his Understudy!

My father is usually one of Santa’s many helpers during the holiday season, but this year he was suffering with some back problems, so my dear friend John agreed to fill those boots. What we didn’t know until it was … Continue reading

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Think BIG, Shop SMALL!

With Black Friday behind us and Holiday Shopping in full swing, think BIG picture and shop SMALL. Today is Small Business Saturday! Celebrate it and support your local community by avoiding the corporate chains and spending your hard earned $$$ … Continue reading

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Kids in the Kitchen!

Throw caution to the wind and have fun with your kids in the kitchen! Particularly around the Holidays, teach them how to set the table, prepare a side dish and let them make and bake some cookies. Slow down, share … Continue reading

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The “Battle to Save the Boobies”!

The “Battle to Save the Boobies”, A.K.A. Komen Race for the Cure, was run in Ocean City, Maryland for the second year in a row this morning.  Unlike last year, this race day was  beautiful, crisp morning air, clear sunshine … Continue reading

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May God Bless and Keep You Brucie Boy!

I am blessed to have such a great family and group of friends to share my life.  Some of those friends have literally become part of my family, as is the case with my dear friend Bruce who lost his battle … Continue reading

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To Decorate with Fondant or Not to Decorate with Fondant…that’s the question?

Thanks to shows like the Ace of Cake and Cake Boss, most people are familiar with the use of fondant as a way to customize and decorate cakes, cupcakes and cookies.  For those who are unfamiliar, fondant originated in Europe … Continue reading

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Our “Charity of the Month”…this time it’s personal.

It’s not surprising that some customers want to tip those who serve them.  What does surprise me is that these days you see tip jars in what I feel are some unlikely places.  Shelly and I never felt right about … Continue reading

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Ring out the old, Ring in the New…2012 Our Year in Review!

It doesn’t seem possible that another year has passed!  2012 has come and gone and thankfully it was another year full of goodness for Baked Dessert Cafe & Gallery and the little historic town of Berlin, Maryland.  This was the first … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Shell…per our store policy you get a FREE cupcake!

Today is my sister Shelly’s birthday…Happy Birthday Shell! Per our store policy, you get a FREE cupcake. Although I am not going to disclose her age, suffice it to say that we’ve been together for several decades now. Although I … Continue reading

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A Tribute To Our Father…Happy Birthday Dad!

Our father, Phil, turned 80 years old over the weekend and we celebrated his birthday with a “roast” of sorts by our family and friends.  Guest after guest came to the microphone and expressed the same sentiment.  Our dad is … Continue reading