We all know that I. love. cake. It’s just a known fact. So when I heard that Avery Goldman was opening up a shop called The Baker’s Jar, I knew that I’d have to stop by and try out a few flavors. I love to support local businesses and see them thrive. There are way too many chain stores that are coming into the city and trying to take over. The shop just opened its doors in early 2014. It’s a nice, bright little shop in the Graduate Hospital neighborhood in Philadelphia.
The Baker’s Jar is located at 625 S16th St. Philadelphia, PA (16th & Bainbridge).
I looked at the web site before going, and I saw a few flavors that I wanted to try. I LOVE Birthday Cake so I knew that I had to get the Happy Birthday Cake jar. It’s a vanilla cake filled with sprinkles and topped with vanilla frosting.
However, I was a bit disappointed that they don’t sell the Happy Birthday Cake in the standard-sized jar, even though it’s pictured on the web site in a standard-sized jar. It’s only available in the mini-sized jar. She said this was because that’s a popular kid’s flavor and she wanted something small for them. If you ask me, I think it should be offered in both the mini-sized and standard-sized jar. Why not make both the kids AND the adults happy? I know, I know. You’re probably saying out loud “But Jen, it’s really not that big of a deal!” And it’s not. But I’m just sharing my opinion as I usually do here on my blog. Especially when it has to do with CAKE!
As we know, Mr. Curly Fry is a chocolate guy. He loves all chocolate. So while regular white cake and vanilla frosting is one of my favorite cake flavors, his is chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. I was bummed that there wasn’t a regular chocolate cake with chocolate frosting jar. There’s the Ooey Gooey Chocolate Cake, but it also has caramel in it and he’s not really a caramel fan. So that eliminates that flavor. There was a Brownie Jar, but it was Dulce de Leche Brownie, so that eliminates that one for him as well. She has a Chocolate Bread Pudding, but we’re not bread pudding fans. So all that really left for him was the Mud Cup. I wasn’t too jazzed about this flavor, which is Chocolate Pudding mixed with Chocolate Cake…with a worm or two in there. I’m just hoping that he likes it.
I love Carrot Cake, so I picked up the Ruby’s Carrot Cake jar. It’s a moist carrot cake spiced just right and topped with cream cheese frosting and a pecan. Mr. Curly Fry isn’t into Carrot Cake so I get to have this whole standard-sized jar all to myself!
Last but not least, I picked up the Lemon Pie Jar. This is the perfect balance of tart and sweet topped with a blueberry compote. I love lemon flavored things so I hope this is good!
I was hoping to try the Apple Crumb Jar and Mom’s Banana Cake, but they weren’t available.
I think this The Baker’s Jar is a really cool concept, but I just wish that there was more variety. There are so many more flavors that can be offered. The possibilities are endless. I think adding more flavors would do nothing but good things for this shop.
Stay tuned later this week to see what we thought of these little jars of goodness!