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Anyone have anything to say about The Woodlea Bakery on Belair Road?

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  1. Posted too quickly - the bakery is on Belair Road in Baltimore
    aka Blair Rd in Bawlmer

    1. A classic in my family. It's not a summer barbeque without a slice of their peach cake.

      1. Best peach cake, excellent shmearkase and strudel, one of the last of the great old-time German bakeries. I've recommended it here numerous times.

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        1. re: ko1

          Thanks for letting me know about The Woodlea. I'll check it out. Too many Baltimore institutions are no more (some for good reason). I'm going to high tail it over there next weekend before I'm sorry I didn't.

          1. re: ko1

            Peach cake and shmearkase are what my in-laws bring me from the Fenwick Bakery on Harford Rd., another old timer. sounds like a taste test is in order!

            1. re: Bob W

              Until tonight I hate to admit it but I never heard of shmearkase. I googled it and only got 1 hit. I tried adding a "c" (schmearkase). OMG - I have to try this.

          2. LOVE the woodlea.... peach cake to DIE for.

            1. Love the peach cake & marshmallow filled donuts- yum!

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              1. re: pamd

                LOL marshmallow donuts is what Mrs. W craves from the Fenwick. So we have a third item for the taste test!

                1. re: Bob W

                  they make the yummiest homemade marshmallow cream! now you can get the donut plain or powdered

                  1. re: Bob W

                    Marshmallow donuts. Ah. I used to go to the bakery in Havre de Grace to get the tasties marshmallow donuts. Are these a Baltimore thing?

                    1. re: Glorybee

                      mmmm. Goll's Bakery in Havre de Grace. Excellent marshmallow donuts.

                      I love the peach cake from Woodlea bakery.

                      If a bakery can put out comfort food, I think both these places get it right. It's not perfection, and they may not use all the most modern baking techniques, but both offer a step back in time and a small town bakery feel. I love em both.

                  2. re: pamd

                    I finally got a chance to stop there yesterday. Hot cross buns - outstanding! And I found out they have paczki all during lent.

                    Thanks for the recs all. I will return there for sure!

                  3. I have tried the peach cake from the Woodlea bakery earlier this year, but I was not impressed. The cake portion was too soggy and the peaches didn't taste fresh. I didn't go back to that bakery after that. Today I decided to stop by Fenwick and got its peach cake. WOW ... it was out of the world. Very nice ... not too sweet and the cake portion was just right. I plan to try Edelweiss, also on Harford Rd. , sometime this month and will report back to you.

                    1. I love Woodlea Bakery, such a great local spot. highly rec.