The Baker’s Jar

BakersJarSmallWe 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.

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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!

Mud CupAs 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!

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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!

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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!

Texas Sheet Cake

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When I see anything about a Texas Sheet Cake, it makes me think of my Grandmother. When I was younger I remember her making this and I always enjoyed it. I bought a jelly roll pan from Pampered Chef and decided to try making one myself. So I set out to find the perfect recipe. There were a few that I found that I wanted to try, but my grocery delivery wasn’t going to be arriving until later in the afternoon, so this meant that I had to pick a recipe included ingredients I had on hand.  [Read more...]

Lemon Pound Cake with Vanilla Frosting


Before we get into this gorgeous lemon pound cake, I wanted to let you know that Google is closing Feedburner, so there’s a new way to get new posts emailed to you. All you have to do is sign up for the updates over there to left. Sign up so that you don’t miss a beat! I wouldn’t want you to miss a favorite dessert or a wonderful cupcake review! [Read more...]

Tick Tock…Time is Running Out!

“Best of Show” from last year

The 7th annual Let Them Eat Cake hosts 40 of the best professional bakers at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel on April 2, 2012 at 6pm. Time is running out! Buy your tickets now!

Come and sample over 40 pieces of cake, enjoy live music and free champagne with Celebrity baker, and event judge, Sylvia Weinstock. Goody bags will be given out to the first 100 attendees!

All proceeds benefit Cancer Research & Treatment at City of Hope.

To purchase tickets to the event, please visit City of Hope’s website or click here to reserve your tickets now.

EVENT DETAILS

Mon., April 2, 2012
Loews Philadelphia Hotel
1200 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-627-1200

Doors open: 6 p.m.

Advance tickets: $40
At the door: $50
Reserve your tickets now

To see the original post about this event, click here.

I hope to see you there!

Let Them Eat Cake ~ Under the Big Top


Now, we all know I’m ALL about cake. So when I saw that there is an event taking place called “Let Them Eat Cake,” I knew I had to be there. Not only do you get to try over 40 pieces of cake, but it all benefits a wonderful cause.

Join us for the premiere wedding cake competition of the year in the Philadelphia area! The 7th annual Let Them Eat Cake hosts 40 of the best professional bakers at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel on April 2, 2012 at 6pm.

Come and sample over 40 pieces of cake, enjoy live music and free champagne with Celebrity baker, and event judge, Sylvia Weinstock. Goody bags will be given out to the first 100 attendees.

Be sure to check out this Cartoon created for the event – it’s pretty neat!

All proceeds benefit Cancer Research & Treatment at City of Hope.

To purchase tickets to the event, please visit City of Hope’s website or click here to reserve your tickets now.

EVENT DETAILS

Mon., April 2, 2012
Loews Philadelphia Hotel
1200 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-627-1200

Doors open: 6 p.m.

Advance tickets: $40
At the door: $50
Reserve your tickets now

Romeo and Juliet is the winner of “Best of Show” from last year


The Typewriter won “Audience Choice” last year

 How beautiful are these?!