Bramble Baking Co. was founded by Allie Smith, an artist and educator turned obsessive pie maker. The project began as a weekend-only endeavor to bake the perfect pie and learn about Maryland's seasonal produce, and has slowly grown along with enduring support from family, friends, and neighbors.
Though the project is constantly evolving, a commitment to crafting flavor-forward treats with local and high-quality ingredients remains constant. Nontraditional flavor combinations change frequently to celebrate the seasons, so you can be sure your are receiving the freshest pie or cake. Each pie crust is rolled and sculpted by hand, and our buttercream cakes are decorated with herbs, naturally-dyed sprinkles, handmade candies, and/or fresh edible flowers grown by farmers in the Baltimore-area.
UPCOMING POP-UPS & EVENTS
Feb. 2, 11-4pm
B. Willow’s Greater Goods Market
301 W. 29th Street
Baltimore, MD 21211
Feb. 9, 1-3pm
Galentines Local Gift Mart
3400 Chestnut Ave
Baltimore, MD 21211
Paint your own marbled cookie and treat yo’ self to some gifts and snacks from womxn-owned businesses in Baltimore.
Feb. 13, 4-8pm
Local Color Flowers Open Studio Pop-up
3100 Brentwood Ave
Baltimore, MD 21218
Bramble will be popping up at Local Color Flowers’ weekly Open Studio just in time for the 14th. We will have a limited menu of 5” pies and 4” layer cakes perfect for sharing with someone or no one, plus some grab-and-go individual treats. Preview the menu and email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a preorder.
Check back in soon for more winter updates. Want to collaborate on a project? Have a favorite cafe or market you’d like to see us? Drop us a line.
Q: Where can I find your baked goods? How do I place an order?
A: We are not a brick-and-mortar bakery (yet), so we operate through pop-ups and special orders. Special order requests for pickup or delivery (for a small fee) are always welcome. Please send a message including the date of pickup, menu preferences (flavor, size, and decoration preferences), and the number of people you’re serving and we will coordinate with you via email to customize if available for the date! Please note that February special orders outside of scheduled pop-ups are all booked, and we are booking beginning March 2019.
Q: When is your next market?
We will do our best to keep the above “Upcoming Pop-ups and Events” section as up-to-date as possible. While we work on growing our wholesale and market side of things, Instagram is by far the best way to stay in the loop with goings on as we grow the project.
Q: Do you have vegan or gluten-free options?
A: Some, but not all, of our pies and cakes can be made vegan or dairy-free by request. While some of our items are naturally gluten-free, we don’t have access to a gluten-free kitchen and do not currently offer any gluten-free cakes.
Q: What kind of ingredients do you use?
A: An important part of this project is a continual commitment to learning about and supporting local and organic sources for our ingredients. It makes a huge difference in the final product, and is the reason this whole endeavor started in the first place. This applies to both produce and staples like dairy, flour, and sugars. We are constantly striving to balance the costs of running a small operation with sourcing sustainably, with many ingredients sourced from local farmer's markets. We also incorporate freshly milled flours from our home mill when possible.
Please feel free to reach out with any specific questions regarding our ingredients (or with any questions at all!)