Looking For Cake Stores In De/md/dc/va Areas

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SecretAgentCakeBaker Posted 3 Dec 2009 , 3:09pm
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Do you know of any cake stores in or around the following areas? Baltimore, DC metro (surrounding MD & VA areas), Virginia Beach, Sailsbury, Delaware.

I've been trying to google cake decorating stores in the DC/MD/VA area, but not having much luck. We don't really have any stores in my area (other than the craft stores and one restaurant supply, but not much selection) and I'm tired of online, I really want to go to a brick & mortar store for a change of pace.

We'll be traveling to those areas in the near future and I'd like to try to stop in to at least one. We'll be making stops in Baltimore, DC Metro (surrounding MD & VA areas), and Virginia Beach. Then traveling up the peninsula, through Delaware, then PA on the way to Harrisburg.

Thanks so much for your help!

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SS385Monte Posted 3 Dec 2009 , 5:18pm
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I know of three cake stores in that area. The one that I usually go to is Kake Kraft Korner. They are in Ferndale, MD (very close to Glen Burnie). The people there are wonderful. There is also one is Laurel, MD called Cakes Plus. The last one is in Annapolis and is called Annapolis Cake. If you need any more info just let me know.

Jenn2179 Posted 3 Dec 2009 , 5:34pm
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I like the one in Laurel, Cakes Plus. When we lived outside DC I went there. However there are none near me here in NC.

ChefAngie Posted 3 Dec 2009 , 6:33pm
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Richmond, VA-Bakers Kitchen, Sur La Table, Williams- Sonoma
Newport News, Va-Creative Touch
Norfolk, Va-Wine, Cake & Hobby
Virginia Beach, Va- Party Cakes'n Things,We sell all your cake decorating and candy making needs.
www.partycakesnthings.com
I live in a rural community near nothing-close to Walmarts.
Hope this helps.
Happy Baking and Decorating,
Chef Angie

HerBoudoir Posted 3 Dec 2009 , 11:08pm
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Cakes Plus in Laurel is a decent store. I have gotten a lot of stuff there in the past.

There's not much beyond Michael's on the Eastern Shore of Maryland/DE. We don't have a lot of niche-interest stores here - there's just not the population.

cattycornercakes Posted 3 Dec 2009 , 11:16pm
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Here in Wilmington Delaware the best cake supply store is Cannon's Supply Store. I could spend hours in there. Cannon's has a bakery and the supply store is across the street from the bakery.

http://www.cannonscakes.com/Cannons_Bakery/Supply_Store.html

Cakeasyoulikeit Posted 3 Dec 2009 , 11:20pm
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Fran's Cake and Candy is in Fairfax, VA. It's the only place I know of here in NOVA.

SecretAgentCakeBaker Posted 4 Dec 2009 , 3:23am
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Awesome, thanks everyone!

Oh, my husband's gonna love this. I've got our route there and back planned out, with strategic breaks at cake shops!! icon_smile.gif I'm putting in their addresses in my GPS!

Thanks again!
Barbaranne

JustToEatCake Posted 4 Dec 2009 , 12:35pm
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Originally Posted by Jenn2179

I like the one in Laurel, Cakes Plus. When we lived outside DC I went there. However there are none near me here in NC.



I have been wondering that myself, and looking and looking for a store in NC. Thanks for the info I'll quit looking/searching now. I was hoping Charlotte had something (I don't live in Charlotte but would go there).

Cakeasyoulikeit Posted 4 Dec 2009 , 12:50pm
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The only one I know about in Charlotte is really small. It's over by the mall in Pineville....totally blanking on the name. There are some strip malls on 51 before you get to the mall and it's in one of those. If you need the name, PM me and I'll ask my sister who goes there. However, it seems she is more of a decorator who also owns a small shop. I was really surprised at how little stuff there was there. But, she did special order some pans for my sister and I don't think we had to pay additional shipping.

j_arney Posted 4 Dec 2009 , 3:48pm
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I ditto Frans Cake and Candy (www.FransCakeandCandy.com). It's a great store! It's in Fairfax, VA.

Adevag Posted 4 Dec 2009 , 9:28pm
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I was just going to ask this very question myself (all the shipping costs add up for online stores). I am going to check the nova stores (live in Alexandria, VA). Great thread!

snocilla Posted 4 Dec 2009 , 9:37pm
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Wine Cake and Hobby in Norfolk(right next to Virginia Beach, you'll have to pass it to get back to the peninsula) is awesome!

http://www.wineandcake.com/

marccrand Posted 5 Dec 2009 , 11:50pm
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My old Wilton instructor told me about Little Bitts Shop in Wheaton, MD and I've always wanted to check it out, but I always go to Frans - Sally is the new owner and she always pulls me out of a jam when I forget to order something online icon_smile.gif

ccordes Posted 6 Dec 2009 , 8:04pm
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There's also one in Waldorf, MD called Cakes N Things.

Lori17201 Posted 9 Dec 2009 , 2:05am
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Originally Posted by Cakeasyoulikeit

Fran's Cake and Candy is in Fairfax, VA. It's the only place I know of here in NOVA.




I love Fran's!!! I live in PA on I-81. In Hagerstown, MD there's Cindy's Sweets. It's ok but Fran's is totally awesome. Love the new location.

teddybr218 Posted 15 Dec 2009 , 11:15am
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I use Little Bitts in Wheaton, MD. The only problem is that unless you get one of the couple spaces in front of the store, there are parking meters, you have to pay. But it is minimal and I like it there, very friendly staff and tons of stuff to see.

SweetSandee92 Posted 15 Dec 2009 , 12:25pm
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I'm from MD...I LOVE Cakes Plus in Laurel, MD..the ladies there are absolutely wonderful..and the turtle brownies are to die for..!! lol lol I've also used Cakes N Things in Waldorf, MD..this one is open on Sunday..great plus! HTH

Reimagining_Confections Posted 15 Dec 2009 , 12:51pm
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Frans Cake and Candy Supplies


Larger store and plenty of parking. Fairfax County near Fair Oaks Mall

10927 Main Street
Fairfax, VA 22030
(703) 352-1471

Hours of Operation:
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Closed Sunday.

Sally is the Owner- great store lots of supplies. Right off of main routes(I66- Rt. 50, Rt 29)

2SchnauzerLady Posted 15 Dec 2009 , 1:20pm
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Another place is Party Cakes N Things in Virginia Beach. It's near the intersection of Providence Road and Kempsville Road. And I also like Wine and Cake Hobbies in Norfolk, VA. Party Cakes just happens to be 5 minutes from my house!

djs328 Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 3:26pm
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Also the Cake and Wedding Cottage in Perry Hall, MD. They have wedding supplies, and cake & candy supplies. They have a website, but it's mainly for the wedding stuff. icon_smile.gif
HTH!

genevieveyum Posted 14 Nov 2010 , 1:16am
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I usually shop online, but I've been to Baker's Kitchen in Richmond. It sounds like Fran's is the place to go, but since it's a lot further from my house, I want to find out if it's worth it. Has anyone been to both stores and could compare them for me? I don't want to drive the 2 hours each way to Frans only to be disappointed!
Thanks!

teddybr218 Posted 18 Nov 2010 , 3:19pm
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I am a Little Bitts girl myself. I have taken classes there and buy my things there. They are jam packed with stuff and even if you cannot find what you are looking for, someone there will know exactly where it is. Love, the staff and owners. Like someone else said the downside is parking.

costumeczar Posted 18 Nov 2010 , 10:59pm
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All I can say about the shops in Richmond is that I live in Richmond, and I do all my shopping online. icon_rolleyes.gif

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