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Smith Island Baking Company is located in Smith Island, Maryland. Being that Smith Island is home to only 250 residents this amazing company stands alone in this small fishing village.
Being that this island is surrounded by water and accessible only by ferry you can almost feel the closeness that they have.
Back in the 1800’s when the watermen would adventure out on their autumn harvest ouster runs their wives would send over Smith Island Cakes as a delicious treat reminding them the family or friends they left behind. These bakers always took pride in making their cakes in thin layers.
It was in 2008 when Brian Murphy created an investment company in memory of his late father and as he traveled up the eastern shore to see his mother he stopped by a grocery store to pick up a birthday cake for her. Guess what? It was a Smith Island Cake. Loving what he tasted he just knew this was something worth investing. He was surprised to find out that these cakes were not actually made in Smith Island Maryland in fact there was no bakery at all on Smith Island and that is when Brian had a wonderful idea of having a premium cake company that ships cakes to all over the world from a tiny island . Let me just say the rest is history! It has been a huge success for him.
These delicious cakes that are made from scratch are shipped to all over the world for consumers to sample. In fact, these desserts are so good that in 2008 the state of Maryland made Smith Island Cake their state dessert. What a feeling that must be for them knowing how much their state appreciates and recommends these yummy cakes.
On their website, you will find Traditional Smith Island Cakes like Chocolate, Lemon and Strawberry Cream, Cooked Coconut, Red Velvet, Double Chocolate and with Raspberry, Chocolate and Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Spice. You will be glad to know they even have Ice Cream, Fudge and Birthday Cakes.
I can’t even begin to tell you how moist and fresh the Pumpkin Spice was when it was delivered. Not only did this cake rock but look how huge it is . It’s a whopping 3.5 inches tall.
When I first opened up the box my children’s eyes lit right up. This ten layer 9″ cake yes I said it ten layers (Can you believe it) it was like no cake I’ve ever tasted. Each layer was carefully placed with cream cheese icing . Can you say heaven? Pumpkin Spice is just one of Smith Islands Authentic Smith Island Cakes that they offer.
Pumpkin Spice has always been one of my favorites specially when I bake a cake. I also use cream cheese frosting but it’s never tasted like this.
The cake is totally covered in cream cheese frosting and as you can see from the pictures above each layer also has cream cheese surrounding it. Did I mention that the cream cheese frosting is also home made? It is divine! Pumpkin Spice is a cake that you can certainly serve year round to your family or guests. The flavor of pumpkin is light and the taste of spice was right on.
Depending on how you would like the slices cut you could easy have 16 slices or more. I kept my cake in the refrigerator to maximize it’s freshness.
I do want to note that upon receiving the Pumpkin Spice it was shipped frozen and nicely stored surrounded by dry ice to keep it cool and fresh.
Not only is the Pumpkin Spice Cake great for the holidays but this really would be a wonderful gift to receive.
I couldn’t be more pleased with Smith Island and I do recommend that you try them. As for me, I am looking forward to purchasing a cake for Christmas and my only choice would be Smith Island!
The Pumpkin Spice Cake retails for $55.00.
Smith Island Baking Company is now taking orders for the holiday season be sure to check them out on their website.