Guest Review | Jazzy Sweet Treats | Baltimore, MD

Jamie is a fellow Baltimore food blogger who loves to cook and bake. She recently stopped into Jazzy Sweet Treats in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and has shared her thoughts below. Thanks Jamie!

Recently, I decided to take a break from baking for my blog, Hey Jamie Bakes, and went shopping (okay, I actually just window shopped) at The Gallery in the Inner Harbor. When I reached the top level, I was going to get a milkshake, but as I walked past this little cupcake shop, Jazzy Sweet Treats, I had to stop. The lady that was there was very nice and I couldn’t just walk off being rude.

I looked at the tiny little selection they had in their tiny little case. To be honest, the set up wasn’t very appealing, because it was crammed in the corner and wasn’t very full, but I chose an Almond Joy Martini cupcake (coconut cake with a shot of Disaronno and Ciroc Coconut covered with whipped cream icing, a chocolate drizzle, and sliced almonds), and the Banana Pudding Martini cupcake (banana and vanilla wafer cake with a shot of 99 Bananas, Bacardi, and pineapple juice covered with whipped cream icing and caramel sauce.)


They were pretty and looked like they would be good, but sadly, I really didn’t care for either. The texture of each cake was in between dense and soft. I was disappointed that there wasn’t any real coconut or banana in the cake, just an artificially flavored alcohol which left a weird after taste. The whipped cream was overly sweet and reminded me of cool whip. With them being so sweet they didn’t really need the extra stuff on top and I couldn’t even finish them. If I had to choose, I preferred the Banana Pudding over the Almond Joy Martini. Some positives are that the packaging was awesome and easy to carry and all of their flavors are creative, I mean, who doesn’t love booze? Would I go back? Maybe. It really depends if they got rid of their whipped cream icing. I am in no way a food critic, I just know what I like.

– Review by Guest Crusader Jamie from Hey Jamie Bakes (Baltimore, MD)


Beautiful Weather and a Tasty Cupcake Makes for a Great Day

While this morning may have been rainy and gross, we’ve had some uncharacteristically warm and sunny weather for the winter. On one of these amazing days I found myself out of the office on a work assignment in Baltimore City’s Inner Harbor.

(Baltimore’s beautiful Inner Harbor – I’m not sure why this pedestrian was wearing a puffy coat and fuzzy boots, this day didn’t require any heavy winter outerwear. Just look at that crystal clear blue sky!)

Since I was in the area I finally decided to head to the Harborplace’s Light Street Pavilion and check out Ooh La La Cupcakery.

The Light Street Pavilion is currently undergoing major renovations. Right now, there are only a few shops located at the same end as Ooh La La Cupcakery. Not only does this  location place them somewhat off the radar, but their website is currently “under construction” and their Facebook page is not updated very often either. Because of this, I often forget they are located in the Inner Harbor, even though they’ve been there since March 2010.

I was a bit disappointed at the service that day. There were only about four people in the shopping center (including myself) and the young man behind the counter was less than eager to help me. He wasn’t totally rude, he just wasn’t overly friendly either. I actually saw two girls walk away becuase he was too busy talking to someone in the kitchen area to notice them standing there.

I knew that I would be getting more cupcakes the very next day, so I limited my choice to one: the Sweet Potato. The cupcakes are on the small side but only $2.70 a piece (I was later corrected because I could have sworn I paid $3.50 for it…)

(Sad smooshed frosting… No cupcake should ever treated in such an abusive way.)

After returning to the office I was anxious to see how this costly little treat tasted.

After my first bite, I knew it was worth every penny. I forgot all about the sub-par service and it being shoved in a bag. It was as if none of that happened. This cupcake was REALLY good. The cake was unbelievably soft and the frosting was super creamy. It was a little more buttery than I typically like on its own, but with the well seasoned sweet potato cake, it worked perfectly.

I look forward to my next visit to the Inner Harbor. I will never again forget that Ooh La La Cupcakery is there and I plan to visit them whenever I find myself in that area.

– Posted by Cupcake Crusader, Stacy (Baltimore, MD)