I am often asked how Stone House Cakery & Café began. Did I have a passion for baking? Did I go to culinary school? Did I have a dream to own a bakery? Well, I'll be frank. The answers to all those questions is no. I had lost my job and at the time it was difficult to find work. I had a will to survive, to pay my bills, just like everyone. So I thought, "What am I going to do?"
As I saw it, I could do one of two things. I could sit around moping and hoping someone else would pay my bills, or I could get off my duff, stop boo-hooing, and make my own future.
Hmm, what to do? Well, I decided when life gives you lemons, make lemon meringue pie! And that's just what I did. I started baking in my farmhouse and selling my goods at farmers' markets. I had always enjoyed baking so it seemed like a good place to start.
And wah lah (ok voilà), Stone House Bakery was born! Next thing I knew, it was time to move to a commercial kitchen. And now we are loving our café location in Taneytown. Sometimes life wants to knock you down. You have to get up and take charge. My motto is "It's not what happens in your life that makes a difference, it's what YOU do with what's happened that makes a difference." Some people may go down without a fight. I prefer to get up, keep moving forward, and hope to make a difference in someone else's life. That's me.
At Stone House Cakery & Café, I am enjoying the opportunity to make a difference in other's lives by making the perfect wedding cake, creating a dream birthday cake, preparing fantastic food for a company meeting, providing no-worry catering for the family reunion, or just a serving a nice cup of coffee and a cupcake to the customer who drops in the café. Life is good.
We are Open . . .
Tuesday - Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday & Monday By Appointment
Wedding & Catering Consultation