Those of us who live in Port Washington are extremely fortunate to have a number of top-notch bakeries in town. On Monday, March 14, a new one joined their ranks.
Get Baked, located at 16 Main Street, right by , specializes in cupcakes, and the array is dazzling. A large board describes the flavors (I counted at least 20), which include Spiced Vanilla, Red Velvet, Samoa, Peanut Butter and Banana, Vanilla and Oreo, and Roman Apple (described as “Roman apple pie cake with buttercream and toasted crumbs.” The cupcakes are located in a large display facing the front window. Cupcakes cost $4.25 each, or 4 for $16. If you buy a dozen, the price drops to $3.83 per cupcake. Each cupcake is easily large enough to share with a friend. Coffee, espresso and cappuccino are available to go with the baked goods.
Not a cupcake fan? No problem. The store also carries brownies, cannolis (with striking red colored cream to match the store’s décor), and cream puffs. The cupcakes and other bakery items are baked offsite in Hicksville and delivered fresh each day. The store can also make custom orders, including cakes, specialty cupcakes, and other items.
Another specialty of the store is snowballs – shaved ice, flavored and served in a Chinese take-out container. The extensive list of flavors is printed on a large blackboard and included unusual choices such as mojito, pear, white Russian, cake batter, and champagne. A half-pint costs $2.50, a pint is $3.50, and a pint and a half is $4.50. Snowballs are sure to be a summer favorite. According to the store’s day managers, Sharon Lee and Jen Winston, snowballs are all the rage in Hawaii and Louisana, and were even featured on the show "Hawaii Five-0."
Get Baked’s bar with barstools, facing a large flat-screen TV, is the perfect spot for enjoying your cupcake and coffee. Or walk to the back of the store, which sports an overstuffed red couch and comfy black chairs. The store is owned by long-time Port resident Sandy Blane, and is the first of a franchise, with other locations currently in the works.
The store is open seven days a week and has long hours to facilitate a before-work cupcake, or an after-movie snowball. Hours are Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.; and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.