Embrace Your Holiday Sweet Tooth With Locally Baked Treats

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Bakeries and restaurants throughout Severna Park and Pasadena produce a variety of tasty holiday treats for Thanksgiving, Christmas and every other holiday. We’ve compiled a list of local shops to highlight some of the unique confectionary creations area bakers have to offer.

Lisa’s Cakepops

Lisa and her husband, Glenn, devote their days to creating edible art at Lisa’s Cakepops. Every cake pop is made from scratch, handcrafted, and generously double-dipped in premium chocolate in their store behind Severna Park Lanes. Lisa’s has candy-corn adorned turkeys for Thanksgiving, and a variety of Christmas-themed creations including Santas, snowmen and reindeer. And, if you have any ideas for unique cake pops for your holiday event, just ask - the answer is “yes,” they can make it. These cake pops may look small, but they pack a punch of flavor underneath each uniquely-designed treat.

You can check out all of Lisa’s Cakepops creations on the website www.lisascakepops.com or visit the store at 836 Ritchie Highway #16. If you have questions or ideas for your own cake pops, call Lisa at 443-346-3336.

Cakes and Confections Bakery Cafe

Cakes and Confections Bakery Cafe is an old-fashioned gourmet bakery in Severna Park that offers a large assortment of delicious breakfast pastries, decadent individual desserts, and, of course, a delectable selection of cakes, pies, cookies, brownies and more. The bakery has a variety of holiday dessert specials including pumpkin rolls - pumpkin cake rolled with a rich cream-cheese filling; yule logs - sponge cake rolled with your choice of hazelnut or raspberry buttercream, covered with chocolate buttercream, and decorated with a holiday design; and their own Smith Island cake - a 10-layer Maryland classic with vanilla cake and fudgy ganache icing, or a pumpkin cake with a buttery pumpkin icing. They also offer mini pastries, desserts, and sandwich platters for holiday parties and events.

Visit Cakes and Confections at 342 Ritchie Highway or online at www.cakesandconfections.com. You can also reach out by calling 410-757-7100, or emailing baker@cakesandconfections.com.

Kirsten’s Cakery

With nearly two decades of experience, Kirsten’s Cakery in Severna Park provides a personal touch to designing specialty cakes. If you’re looking for some perfectly-crafted cupcakes this holiday season, Kirsten’s has you covered. Vanilla and chocolate cake cupcakes with buttercream or fudge icing are made fresh every day, and the shop will offer some special flavors throughout the holidays. In November, pumpkin spice, pecan pie, and cranberry orange cupcakes are on the menu, while eggnog, gingerbread, white chocolate, and peppermint cupcakes will be available in December. Walk-in customers are always welcome, and Kirsten’s has a daily supply of cupcakes, cakes, cake truffles, mini cupcakes, and cookies.

Visit Kirsten’s Cakery at 541-C Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard or online at www.kirstenscakery.com. You can also call 410-431-5005 or email information@kirstenscakery.com.

Lauer’s Luscious Bakery at Green Valley Marketplace

From specialty cakes to breads, Lauer’s Luscious Bakery at Green Valley Marketplace in Pasadena continues to offer an assortment of holiday treats to the community. Whether you’re looking for traditional favorites or seasonal selections, Lauer’s mouthwatering made-from-scratch bread is always fresh from the oven.

Reach out to Lauer’s Luscious Bakery at 410-255-0070 or visit Green Valley Marketplace at 8095 Edwin Raynor Boulevard in Pasadena.

Garry’s Grill – Bakery

Garry’s Grill in Severna Park also has a pastry chef. Pastry options from the Garry’s bakery are all made in-house, and Michael Santos, the new pastry chef at Garry’s, said the holiday pies – apple, pecan and pumpkin – should all be considered for any occasion. These seasonal holiday options compliment a diverse regular menu, which includes everything from a carrot cake to a chocolate peanut butter pie. Also, for any large parties or events, you can’t go wrong with the freshly-baked brownie trays and mini cheesecakes.

Visit Gary’s Grill at 533 Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard in Severna Park or call 410-544-0499.

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