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May 5, 2010

Cupcake coup in Locust Point

cupcakesSome sort of mysterious cupcake coup appears to have taken place in Locust Point.

The Baltimore Cupcake Company is out at 1433 East Fort Avenue, and Caroline's Cupcakery is in.

The Baltimore Cupcake Company's website says that the company is offering free delivery in Baltimore "while we relocate." It doesn't say where it's relocating, and no one from there has called me back to say, so I can't tell you more than that.

Caroline's Cupcakery, which opened today, is owned by Caroline Jones, 33, who decided to chuck her career selling medical devices to open a bakery.

Eventually she'd like to offer coffee, cakes, breads and fine chocolates. But on opening day, she was sticking strictly to cupcakes, several flavors of them.

There's a Margarita cupcake in honor of Cinco de Mayo; PB&Joy, which is a peanut butter cupcake with peanut butter icing; PB&Chocolate, that's peanut butter cupcake with chocolate icing; and Death by Chocolate.

"Jumbo" cupcakes are $3 each, or $33 dozen. Mini-sized are $1.25 each, or $13 a dozen.

Jones is offering half-price cupcakes for real estate agents on Open House Wednesdays. She's hoping that they'll want to offer the treats at their open houses. (And no, they don't have to come in with their gold Century 21 blazers to prove they're agents. A business card will do.)

She's also offering a buy one, get one half price special for Locust Point residents on Thursdays.

Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday.

Sun photo by Christopher T. Assaf

Posted by Laura Vozzella at 3:27 PM | | Comments (24)


Ugh!I I have two Groupons for that place! I hope I can still use them.



Oh, Owlie, it's so CUUUTE!

I'm Jonesing for a peanut butter cupcake.

Balto Cupcake Co. was like have 2 inches of sugar ontop of pound cake. Never understood how they stayed open. Good luck to Caroline and visit Georgetown Cupcake Factory if you want to pick up a few pointers.

I also have the BCC Groupon so they better reopen! I'd heard they were selling cupcakes out of the bar across the street - can't remember the name - Lime? And that was a temporary set up until the new location.

I love the BCC chocolate peanut butter cupcake so if they're gone I'll be really sad!

I saw a sign the other day near Holliday and Saratoga that said "Sandwicherie."

Name induced nausea is not a good idea for a new place.

I hear cupcakes are over. Crepes are the "new" thing? I hope not.

Crepes are so last year. I think it's going to be tripe.

congrats caroline. i'll be over soon. loved seeing aunt irma on tv.

trends are already dead by the time they get to baltimore. crepes and cupcakes are way out. Just wait next year when we start eating falafel and goat, we will say "ohh this is all the rage"

This is why I like being the opposite of a trendsetter. Is it tasty? Then there we go!

These new cupcakes can't hold a candle to the Baltimore Cupcake Company. Hope BCC finds a new location fast.

LOVE LOVE LOVE Carolines Cupcakery! Had the Vanilla with Pink ButterCream Icing and the Red Velvet with Cream Cheese Icing! LOVED! Puts some pics up on her site:!/pages/Baltimore/Carolines-Cupcakery/117271251634478?v=photos

sean, tripe will never catch on as a dessert.

Purchased 4 cupcakes yesterday... Betty Crocker cake with Duncan Hines frosting? No thank you. Oh, and I forgot about the waxy sprinkles. Caroline is no cupcake connoisseur as her business card suggests. And especially not for $3 a piece. Bring back the Baltimore Cupcake Company, please!

Dahlink, you haven't met Courtney. Oh wait, you have.

Please stop by my newly opened Tripery and enjoy a selection of boutique tripes served tapas-style with an optional fortified wine pairing. Menu prices listed in both dollars and Krugeraands for your convenience.

Jon P.--Courtney loves tripe???

Make Me Dinner--what a concept! Too bad I'm fresh out of Krugeraands.

Oh yes she does. Also, Make Me Dinner is Courtney.

Oh duh, Jon--I should have known that! Thanks for the enlightenment! (But do YOU love tripe?)

I do love tripe, and virtually all organ meat. One of the seminal moments in our early relationship came when we went to Sophia's in Broadway Market to buy deli meat. She told me later that she knew I was the guy for her because I thought tongue in jelly was a good idea.

Jon, to each his own!

Baltimore Cupcake still sells from location in Mt. Washington near Whole Foods
Taharka Brothers Ice Cream
(next to Whole Foods)
1405 Forge Ave
Mt. Washington, MD 21209
and has two locations at the Beach. McCabes in Beithany and Gateway Grand on 48th street in Ocean City...
a reason to go to the beach!

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He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.

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