Thursday, October 27, 2011

Artisan Sweet Shop to Open in Bowie Plaza

Cookies, gourmet cupcakes, tarts and more will be available when The Cake Courtesan opens in Bowie Plaza in January. Owner and former Bowie resident Sharon White will open her shop in the location formerly occupied by the Home Plate Restaurant (next to Subway).

The Cake Courtesan is currently an Annapolis based custom cake boutique that makes wedding cakes and other celebration cakes. White also owns Nostalgia Cupcakes, a gourmet cupcake retail outlet on Main Street in Annapolis. The Bowie location will offer a combination of cakes, cupcakes and other sweets. The cupcakes will be sold under the Nostalgia Cupcakes name, and White plans to close the Nostalgia Cupcakes Annapolis location.

Here's how Sharon White describes the new new store in her own words.
The Cake Courtesan will be opening in January and will be a full service artisan sweet shop. We will be offering cakes, cookies, cheesecakes, tarts, cake truffles, etc and will be available as a retail store with walk in hours. We will offer customized fondant design occasion and 3-D cakes by special order only. We will also offer cupcakes via Nostalgia Cupcakes, which will be closing out of Annapolis this winter.

Our focus is to bring high end designer styles and exotic cake flavors to Bowie and Prince George's County. All of our products are made from scratch and we use high quality ingredients. Our motto is No Shortenings, No Mixes, No Imitations, No Shortcuts. Ever.

I chose Bowie because I used to be a Bowie resident and have always loved It. I owned a home in Highbridge Park and always wanted to come back. I think the Bowie demographic deserves cupcakes and designer cakes! So, I'm excited to be opening, and I hope that Bowie is excited to have me!

The Cake Courtesan, Nostalgia Cupcakes, Bowie Plaza, Sharon WhiteThe Cake Courtesan's new location in Bowie Plaza next to Subway

The Cake Courtesan, Nostalgia Cupcakes, Bowie Plaza, Sharon WhiteThe Cake Courtesan's new location in Bowie Plaza next to Subway


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  1. Wow, Cakery, the Cake Courtesan, and (from one of your FB posts) a kids' salon and spa with a sugary theme? Apparently, Bowie has a real sweet tooth. I sure do wish that we had a few more real, locally-owned and operated restaurant choices. The dessert businesses could easily partner to provide their specialties as menu choices for local restaurants, so it would be a win-win. Or is everyone too broke and unemployed to eat out?

  2. CarrieCat, It sure doesn't seem like people are too broke to eat out based on the lines I see at some restaurants - or maybe everyone's forgotten how to cook at home! For locally owned and operated restaurants, I occasionally get to the Old Bowie Town Grille and KBQ Barbecue (in the Fairwood shopping center). How about you?