Glaze: the Baum Cake Shop closing on March 1

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Lori Midson

"Nooooooooo!" That's the communal groan of despair on the Facebook page of Glaze: the Baum Cake shop, a whimsical Congress Park bakery that specializes in stunning Japanese baumkuchen, glazed multilayered cakes with "tree rings" baked in a hand-crafted, cherry-red, 2,220-pound rotisserie oven, which owner Heather Alcott had christened "Red Dragon." And no one else in Denver -- or in the country -- is doing anything remotely similar, which is just one reason why anyone familiar with Alcott and her baum cakes flinched when she announced on Facebook that come March 1, Glaze was closing, just over a year after it opened.

See also: Guess where I'm eating French macarons?

Wrote Alcott:

It is with both sadness and gratitude we inform you that Glaze will be closing its doors on Saturday, March 1. We would like to thank all of our amazing, loyal, and enthusiastic customers for your continued support. The past year has been, above all else, an incredibly fun experience and we have you to thank for that. Although there are no current plans for reopening, we will be sure to announce if anything changes. Glaze will be open regular store hours (9-6 Tu-Sat; 10-5 Sun) until the end of day March 1, as well as online at www.thebaumcakeshoppe.com.
A thousand times over, Danke, Arigato, and Thank You.

Not only will we miss the baum cakes, but Alcott's rainbow-hued, delicate French macarons were some of the most exquisite two-bite pastries we've ever had.

The fact that Baum is closing is sad news indeed.

Location Info

Glaze: The Baum Cake Shoppe

1160 Madison St., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant


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11 comments
joekozlowicz
joekozlowicz

Eh, other high-end bakeries are just as expensive (Gateaux, anyone?) I think it was the location that did them in. Heather does have an exclusive deal on the oven for now, so maybe some outside money will get them back on their feet somewhere with more foot traffic.

lucymcfad
lucymcfad

WAY TOO EXPENSE , POOR SERVICE AND NOT ALL THAT GOOD=CLOSURE!

Jay Jackson
Jay Jackson

The owner was offended when I said from outside the place looked like a doughnut shop. "Why would people think that?" she said. Maybe it is your round logo and the word Glaze. If more of your ingredients had been locally-sourced maybe you wouldn't have to go out of business. That place was silly.

Daniel J. King IV
Daniel J. King IV

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Simone-Elise Charles
Simone-Elise Charles

Are you kidding?! I just took a friend there the other day to check them out. Super Bummer

TheFabulousMarkT
TheFabulousMarkT topcommenter

It will probably come as no surprise to hear that I'm split on this one.

On the one hand, it is definitely a shame, especially since there are very few places doing anything like this.

On the other, they were charging an awful lot of $$$$ for what they were offering, even if it was "art" in a sense. A lot of folks simply can't afford to pay those kinds of prices often enough to become repeat customers in that type of establishment, much as we might have liked to.

TheFabulousMarkT
TheFabulousMarkT topcommenter

OMG. Are you telling me that Baumkuchen are singlehandedly responsible for global malaise? :O

Quick - someone alert the Asahi Shimbun, pronto!

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