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It's Not All Cupcakes and Sprinkles

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Have you ever heard of an Irish Car Bomb cupcake?

Well have you? Anything cupcake usually catches my eye, but when I read about a cupcake being offered in one of DC’s “cupcakeries” named the “Irish Car Bomb” I was actually taken aback.  Right off of the bat the name … Continue reading

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We won, we won!

A couple of months ago, one of our customers told us about a contest in the Maryland Life Magazine.  The editors were looking for the “best of” in the fine state of Maryland and inviting readers to weigh in. Well … Continue reading

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Whoopie for Whoopie Pies!

At Baked, our all natural dessert menu is ever changing.  Of course, we stock our tiny bakery with what we call “fan favorites”!  Shelly’s Apple Crumb Pie and Snickerdoodle Cookie, along with my Red Velvet Cake and Mad Bourbon Vanilla … Continue reading

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Thanks Java Bay Cafe’!

Baked Dessert Cafe’s all natural goodies are now available at the Java Bay Cafe’ inside the Yacht Club in Ocean Pines, Maryland.   Thanks to the progressive thinking of their management team, their commitment to all natural products and to … Continue reading

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What’s all the fuss about artificial food colorings?

It goes without saying that color additives or food coloring are substances that are added to food items or beverages to make them a certain color.   There are also natural variations in the color of foods due to the … Continue reading

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Could the end of the cupcake trend be around the corner?

What has made the cupcake so popular and is the trend toward “cupcakeries” fading?  Jacob Goldstein atNPR posed that question in response to a Wall Street Journal story that linked the popularity of cupcakes to growth in the New York City job … Continue reading

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The Social Network

MySpace… Bebo… Facebook… Xanga… Friendster… LinkedIn…Bing… Twitter…Chatter…the list seems endless.  Social networking sites are all the rage and have become an essential marketing tool for both large and small businesses.  Similar in comparison to the “six degrees of separation” concept wherein … Continue reading

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Au Naturel

au na·tu·rel…French: au, in the + naturel, natural (state).  ADJECTIVE:  1.a. nude, b. in a natural state; 2. cooked simply. All-natural (au naturel), a term used and abused in the food industry as a marketing tool, simply means naked, natural or in the … Continue reading

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Flying Your Freak Flag

As a business owner, especially when just starting out, it is easy important to pay close attention to every aspect of your business, down to the smallest detail, so that your business mirrors your vision.   However, there is a fine line … Continue reading

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Celiac Disease and a Gluten-Free Diet

In running a small business, especially a food establishment, you must remain cognizant of food sensitivities, allergies and food-related disorders.  One such disorder/disease is Celiac disease.  Celiac disease is a digestive disease that damages the small intestine and interferes with absorption … Continue reading