Shortcake Bakery

After series of setbacks, Shortcake Bakery is back

December 14, 2017

By MARY STEVENSON and SALLY MIDDLEBROOKS — Open the door of Shortcake Bakery, leave behind the traffic on Route One, and inhale the fragrance of coffee, fresh cakes, cookies, and scones. Master baker and owner, Cheryl Harrington, greets you with a warm smile and lots of choices. A chocolate [read more]

Miss Floribunda: The kid who likes bees

August 14, 2017

Dear Miss Floribunda, I am seven years old. My daddy is helping me with this because I can’t spell many words and he says I ask too many questions he can’t answer. I like bees. I like to watch them and they don’t sting me but my friend got stung. Why would they be nice to me and [read more]

Washington Post “Going Out Guide” features Hyattsville

October 23, 2014

In an article called “How to spend $40 in Hyattsville,” Holley Simmons described the neighborhood: Head northeast out of the District along Rhode Island Avenue and, after passing Bloomingdale, Eckington and Brookland, you’ll hit Hyattsville, a well-established arts community in [read more]

Nancy Pelosi visits Shortcake Bakery in Hyattsville

August 6, 2014

Photo courtesy Nancy Pelosi on Facebook. Yesterday, congresswomen Nancy Pelosi and Donna Edwards made a stop at Shortcake Bakery in Hyattsville.  The event was a part of Pelosi’s Middle Class Jumpsart initiative. Pelosi posted about the visit on Facebook: “Kicking off 100 days of [read more]

Shortcake Bakery expands capacity

December 12, 2013

Ever since Cheryl Harrington opened Shortcake Bakery at 4700 Rhode Island Avenue she’s been using the former owner’s pizza oven for every cake, scone and muffin.  In late November that changed though, with her purchase of a Southbend Industrial oven. “It has five racks,”  raves [read more]

Bakery replaces Rhode Island Reds

October 11, 2011

BY PAULA MINAERT — If you’ve traveled down Rhode Island Avenue lately, you’ve probably noticed that the much-loved Rhode Island Reds is now the Shortcake Bakery & Café. Cheryl Harrington will open Shortcake Bakery in the Route 1 storefront recently vacated by Rhode Island Reds. Photo [read more]