Cel­e­brate Mother’s Day with help from lo­cal busi­nesses

Cecil Whig - - LOCAL -

Treat mom with some­thing lo­cal this Mother’s Day. The tra­di­tional gifts – candy, flow­ers, jew­elry – can be found at area small busi­nesses, and there are also a cou­ple op­por­tu­ni­ties to take mom out for a spe­cial event if you want to do some­thing dif­fer­ent. For a fam­ily treat Sweet Spice Bake Shop in North East is bak­ing up three dif­fer­ent mini cakes – in choco­late, lemon­rasp­berry and vanilla – for Mother’s Day. While the fla­vors are tra­di­tional, the dec­o­ra­tion will be a bit over the top so mom re­ally knows she’s spe­cial. Cakes will come dec­o­rated with ex­trav­a­gant spe­cialty pip­ing, col­or­ful ic­ing and beau­ti­ful su­gar flow­ers.

Cakes are $25 each. Some will be avail­able in the shop for walkin cus­tomers on Mother’s Day, but folks are en­cour­aged to pre-or­der by May 5 to en­sure the cake of their choice.

Sweet Spice Bake Shop is lo­cated at 17 S. Main St. in North East. For more on Sweet Spice Bake Shop or to make an or­der, visit the busi­ness on Face­book or www. sweet­spice­bakeshop.com, or call 410-287-5021. For some­thing sweet If the mother in your life is a choco­holic, head to North East Choco­lates (which re­cently opened a sec­ondary lo­ca­tion in­side Belle Con­nell’s Em­po­rium in south Ch­e­sa­peake City).

Choco­late-cov­ered straw­ber­ries are the spe­cial treat for the hol­i­day – but the fancy fruit isn’t just dipped in choco­late. Al­ways a big hit for Mother’s Day, the treats can cus­tom­ized with such fla­vors as sea salt caramel, tof­fee, cook­ies and cream, and white choco­late with macadamia nut.

Straw­ber­ries will be sold to walkin cus­tomers, but to make a spe­cial or­der the store needs to know at least a day in ad­vance. Cost is $13 for a half dozen or $25 for a full dozen, and that in­cludes sales tax. The straw­ber­ries can be pur­chased in a spe­cial re­us­able box and dressed up with rib­bon.

And, of course, there’s al­ways the wide se­lec­tion of choco­lates, fudge and nov­elty can­dies the store reg­u­larly sells.

North East Choco­lates is lo­cated at 24 S. Main St. in North East and at 222 Bo­hemia Ave. in Ch­e­sa­peake City. For more on North East Choco­lates or to make an or­der, visit the busi­ness on Face­book or www.ne­choco­lates.com, or call 443-907-7682

Ad­di­tion­ally, the busi­ness will be part­ner­ing up with Turkey Point Vine­yard Tast­ing Room to do a choco­late and wine tast­ing from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 7 and 8. Tick­ets are $10 per per­son, and that in­cludes three wine pair­ings and a bonus choco­late gift box for all moth­ers. Call 410-287-WINE for tick­ets. The tast­ing room is lo­cated at 116 S. Main St. in North East. For a brighter day Those drop­ping into Per­fect Pet- als Florist & Decor in Ris­ing Sun have a va­ri­ety of op­tions to choose from for Mother’s Day. Right now, hang­ing bas­kets are a pop­u­lar choice. How­ever, mixed flow­ers or roses de­liv­ered in a vase are also a clas­sic and timeless op­tion.

The store will have blooms for sale over the Mother’s Day week­end, but if de­liv­ery is re­quired it is bet­ter to get an or­der in sooner rather than later.

Per­fect Pe­tals is lo­cated at 225 E Main St. in Ris­ing Sun. For more on Per­fect Pe­tals or to make an or­der, visit the busi­ness on Face­book or www.per­fect­petal­sltd.com or call 410-658-1326.

For some­thing bright that will re­ally catch her eye, talk with Colo­nial Jewel­ers at 116 E. Main St. in Elk­ton.


A trio of mini cakes will be avail­able at Sweet Spice Bake Shop this Mother’s Day.

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