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Special Occasion Cake/Cupcakes in Baltimore?

YUM, sounds great! At the end of the day, I realized it's not as much about the cake as it is about having her feel special and for everyone to say congratulations.

Dec 10, 2013
milgreen2 in Washington DC & Baltimore
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Special Occasion Cake/Cupcakes in Baltimore?

Hi everyone!
Thanks so much for your suggestions. In the end, we decided to go with a special order cake from Eddie's (Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting and coconut on the sides), not least because it will just easier since we have to go there to pick up other food that was ordered, and we also have to make a few runs to pick people up that day also.

Will let everyone know, after next weekend, how it turned out.

Thanks again.

Dec 10, 2013
milgreen2 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Special Occasion Cake/Cupcakes in Baltimore?

If you read my original post, you'll see that I ruled this one out already.......

Dec 07, 2013
milgreen2 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Special Occasion Cake/Cupcakes in Baltimore?

Actually, we're going to start our cocktail hour with Eddie's Crab Balls. It may make sense to talk with them about ordering a cake, too. I checked out the Graul's website and that looks promising, too.

We don't want anything too gimicky or stylized, just really delicious :~).

Dec 06, 2013
milgreen2 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Special Occasion Cake/Cupcakes in Baltimore?

We'll be coming to Baltimore in a couple of weeks, for our daughter's graduation from Hopkins. We're staying with friends and will have a big dinner in on the Saturday night, so we'd like to order something special for dessert. What are the best bakeries in the area for delicious cakes? Nothing too fancy, and she's allergic (very, very) to walnuts, almonds, pecans and hazelnuts so I'm concerned about Petit Poupon, which has many offerings containing almonds and hazelnuts and there could be cross contamination. Their website looks great, but we don't want to chance a trip to the ER......................

Thanks in advance for your suggestions!

Dec 05, 2013
milgreen2 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Rome/Florence - Thoughts?

Yes, that's the one I meant. Just got a good review from a friend who travels to Florence regularly (she imports accessories and some household items from a few artisans there), and I trust her taste. She also gave me the recco for di Giovanni and Buca dell'Orafo, along with a few wines bars.

Sep 27, 2013
milgreen2 in Italy

Rome/Florence - Thoughts?

We're facing a similar trip in the middle of October, and it turns out that we'll be in Florence Fri-Sat-Sun and then in Rome at the end of the next week, Thurs-Fri-Sat. I feel like I need a spreadsheet for keeping track of what's open which days, etc.

Is Sostanza open for dinner on Saturdays? That would be a game-changer for us, since I'd love to go but if our only option is for our first night, Friday, I'm afraid that it will be too much after the long flight and tiring first day.

One of my big problems is actually information overload: it's hard to find universally good reviews and some of the negative feedback on TripAdvisor and SlowTrav has me spooked.....

On the short list for Florence are: Giorgio, Il Due G, Garga, Giovanni, Sostanze, Il Santo Bevitore and Cammillo (sentimental fave from my first trip to Florence eight years ago)>

Sep 27, 2013
milgreen2 in Italy