About

The Baker’s Jar Story

The Baker’s Jar opened its doors in early 2014 with the goal of putting a new spin on classic desserts with uncompromising attention to taste and presentation. Located in the heart of Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia, our priorities at The Baker’s Jar are straightforward: simplicity, sweetness and just the right amount of decadence. Each one of our scrumptious cakes, pies, and puddings is perfectly portioned and elegantly packaged in its very own Mason jar. The result, a menu full of carefully considered, beautifully baked treats, whose exposed layers leave your mouth watering and your mind stumped as to which flavor to choose (our advice: all of them). Free of frills and even crusts, the only thing between you and one of our delectable creations is, quite literally, the baker’s jar.

Feeling generous? Indulge yourself and your whole crew. Our jarred desserts make a unique and memorable spread that’ll taste even sweeter than it looks.

About The Owner

Hailing from New Haven, CT, a place defined by its culinary achievements (home to the first hamburger and #1 ranked pizza), Avery Goldman understands the importance of local food and its effect on a community. After graduating from Earlham College, a small liberal arts school in rural Indiana, Avery chose Philadelphia as her new home for the small town feel of its diverse and distinctive neighborhoods. She worked for several years in bakeries and catering companies around the city before choosing to focus on a place of her own in 2013.  It wasn’t until she had a firm idea of what her shop would offer, and why, that Avery broke ground on The Baker’s Jar—a neighborhood bakery serving up a variety of deserts with equal parts form and function. Now, in 2014, Avery is ecstatic to bring her aesthetic and mouthwatering creations to the community she’s grown to love and the neighborhood she calls home.

Menu

Baby Blue

This vanilla cake with blue frosting is a perfect way to celebrate your baby boy

Chocolate Bread Pudding

Homemade challah and an over-the-top chocolate infusion baked just right

Mud Cup

Edible dirt! Chocolate pudding mixed with chocolate cake. You might even find a worm or two!

Ooey Gooey Chocolate Cake

Perfectly moist chocolate cake layered with homemade ganache and caramel sauce

Mom’s Banana Cake

Light and fluffy banana cake with cream cheese frosting

Happy Birthday Cake

It doesn’t have to be your birthday to enjoy this vanilla cake filled with sprinkles and topped with vanilla frosting

Baby Boy Surprise

Vanilla cake filled with blue frosting and topped with white frosting to help keep your secret. It only takes one bite to reveal the gender!

Ruby’s Carrot Cake

Moist carrot cake spiced just right and finished with cream cheese frosting

Dulce de Leche Brownie

A rich fudge brownie layered with smooth dulce de leche

Tres Leches

Lightly decadent cinnamon sponge cake soaked in three milks

Lemon Pie

The perfect balance of tart and sweet topped with a blueberry compote

Baby Girl Surprise

Vanilla cake filled with pink frosting and topped with white frosting to help keep your secret. It only takes one bite to reveal the gender!

Apple Cake

Apple cake taken to the next level infused with rich sugar syrup

Apple Crumb

Baked apples mixed in with caramel sauce and baked with a crumble topping

Chocolate Chunk Cookie

Grace’s White Chocolate Lavender Cookie

whole carrot cake

Mud Cup

Edible dirt! Chocolate pudding mixed with chocolate cake. You might even find a worm or two!

Happy Birthday Cake

It doesn’t have to be your birthday to enjoy this vanilla cake filled with sprinkles and topped with vanilla frosting

Baby Blue

This vanilla cake with blue frosting is a perfect way to celebrate your baby boy

Baby Boy Surprise

Vanilla cake filled with blue frosting and topped with white frosting to help keep your secret. It only takes one bite to reveal the gender!

Baby Girl Surprise

Vanilla cake filled with pink frosting and topped with white frosting to help keep your secret. It only takes one bite to reveal the gender!

Services

Catering & More

Our jars are the perfect party favor for birthdays, weddings, and corporate events!

  • Personalize your big day with custom labels

  • Turn your favorite dessert into a birthday cake

  • Let's bake together! We can host your bridal shower or bachelorette

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Coffee & Treats

Serving your caffeine needs in Philly's Graduate Hospital neighborhood.

  • Proudly brewing La Colombe coffee

  • Start your day off with a scone or two

  • Sit down and relax just steps away from South Street, Philadelphia

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Shipping

Don't live in Philadelphia? We'll ship our gourmet desserts right to you!

  • Our jars make perfect thank you gifts for corporate clients

  • Send birthday treats across the country

  • Think of us for delicious holiday gifts

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Seasonal Flavors

Nutella Berry

Double Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Guinness Cake

Pumpkin Cake

Key Lime Pie

Champagne & Roses

Chocolate Lavender Cake

Coconut Cake

Berry Crumb

Press

Anthropologie

Here at BHLDN, we’re never ones to turn down something sweet (especially if it’s paired with champagne); when it comes to wedding dessert, we’re the same way...

Philadelphia Style

Not sure what to bring to Thanksgiving dinner? These local bakeries are serving up fall-inspired treats you—or your family—will be able to resist this holiday...

Key Ingredient

Polishing off a box of cookies in one sitting is all too easy. The Baker’s Jar has a serving size you can handle. True to its name, the new bakery nestles all its confections inside glass jars...

Biz Bash

The Baker's Jar puts an unexpected twist on traditional desserts by serving pies, cakes, and puddings in Mason jars, which come in mini and regular sizes...

Philly Chitchat

The Baker’s Jar opened its doors in early 2014 with the goal of putting a new spin on classic desserts with uncompromising attention to taste and presentation...

Philly Eater

Cakes in jars might be out of the ordinary, but there isn't a more beautiful table than one filled with jars exposing layers and layers of cakey goodness...

Zagat

Portion control is a given at this South 16th Street boutique bakery where owner Avery Goldman serves her just-decadent-enough cakes, pies and puddings in mini- and standard-size mason jars...

Phil My Tummy

This is not your typical bakery, let us tell you why. Each mouthwatering cake, pie, and pudding is perfectly portioned and elegantly packaged in its very own Mason jar...

Philly Mag

I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t sitting here totally drooling over my computer screen as I scroll through the adorably indulgent desserts at Graduate Hospital’s newest sweet spot, The Baker’s Jar...

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