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The Cakery

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6776 Race Track Rd, Bowie, MD 20715-3009
301-262-6061
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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  • 13
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  • 3
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great place for a special cake

Got 2 cakes for a special party and they were a big hit especially the key lime. The Tres leche cake made the Cinco de Maya party!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Islandgirl1117
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Bowie, Maryland
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Bowie, Maryland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Buyer beware! While I had hoped to resolve this once the owner saw the quotes I received, he unfortunately opted not to respond. I ordered a two tier cake for my daughter's baby shower for her first born-to-be. Just two hours before the event, I went to pick up the cake and was told that the baker was home with... More 

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1 Thank heideh77
Bowie, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Chocolate cake itself was too dry. Butter cream was excellent and not too sweet. Been buying cakes here for many a year and will continue since this is the best place I know in the area. Individual selections have always been excellent but I have not tried them made by the new baker.

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Thank Connie B
Virginia
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

I planned a visit to this bakery after someone introduced me to one of the items and told me about it. I traveled a good distance to try this bakery. After using the navigation to locate the place, I became very discouraged after riding around the mall multiple times and I couldn't find the bakery. I finally decided to ask... More 

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Thank JustMy0pini0n
Bowie, Maryland
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Seven years ago I ordered a gorgeous but tasteless birthday cake here. Upon word of new management I had high hopes to support local business. Unfortunately, even after I expressed my concerns from my previous experience, I was still underwhelmed with the EXACT same flavorless tasting buttercream frosting recipe and overcooked cake. I will NEVER return to this bakery. Just... More 

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2 Thank Kat169
Lanham, Maryland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Friendly Staff great choices was there in 2008. Hear under new management I will have to check this out .but I recommend them to everyone.

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Thank Jane W
Bowie, Maryland
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We got our son's wedding cake here, and also pastries for the engagement party, and all of it was just wonderful. They were great to deal with for tastings, and delivered food that was beautiful to look at and delicious to eat. Go here soon!

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Thank Bryna A
Bowie, Maryland
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Got 2 cakes for a special party and they were a big hit especially the key lime. The Tres leche cake made the Cinco de Maya party!

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2 Thank Islandgirl1117
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104 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

I have been going here for years. Friendly and quick service. The baked goods are to die for. New owners took over in Feb. 2015. So far, after three visits, the 5 stars go down to 2 stars. Service is slow, which i will give them for being new, but when they look at you and walk away...oh no. Cakery... More 

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4 Thank Hugh B
Bowie, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This is where we go for cakes, tarts and pies for every special occasion. Can't be beat! Everything super fresh and imaginative. Kills my diet just walking in the shop and smelling the goods.

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1 Thank Geezer20715
Annapolis, Maryland
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61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The Cakery has a very small storefront in behind and old shopping center. It is not visible from the road. There is no dining, but there is counter service to purchase the most delicious and decadent baked items. There are large cookies, cakes, fruit tarts, eclairs, and chocolate desserts. I have to make a special trip to go there, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6776 Race Track Rd, Bowie, MD 20715-3009
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bowie
  • Phone Number: 301-262-6061

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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