French Macarons
We make French Macarons!
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We Offer Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Sugar-Free Options
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Customized Cakes For Any Event!
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All Our Cakes are Fresh Baked - NEVER Frozen!
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We Offer Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Sugar-Free Options
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We make cupcakes!

Our commitment to you means our products are baked to order, never frozen, and of quality you’d expect of freshly baked goods. We offer specialty cakes, pastries and breads for any event.

Let us create the baked product that will delight your senses!

Ask about our free local delivery.

All business is done on a pre-order basis.
Just Desserts
by Linda
Your Personal Pastry Chef.

We have served clients in Columbia, Ellicott City and Clarksville in Howard County MD, Frederick County, Randallstown, Reisterstown, Glyndon, Ownings Mills Towson and Pikesville in Baltimore County and all the following towns in Carroll County Maryland: Sykesville, Eldersburg, Finksburg, Marriottsville, Mt Airy, Woodbine, Westminster, Taneytown, Manchester, Hampstead, New Windsor, Union Mills and Union Bridge.

Our Testimonials

“Thank you so much for doing such a wonderful job on our wedding cake. It was beautiful and absolutely delicious. So many people asked where we got it from. We were very pleased.”

-- Charles and Daryl
-- Charles and Daryl

“I just wanted to write a thank you for the beautiful cake you created for my wedding. The woman that made it did a wonderful job! I was delighted! The taste was the best I’ve ever had in a wedding cake! I shall definitely refer Just Desserts when my friends get married. Thanks again.”

-- Kurt and Jennifer
-- Kurt and Jennifer

“Linda Gourley, thank you so much for the wonderful wedding cake! It was beautiful and delicious and helped make our day memorable.”

-- Margaret and Tony
-- Margaret and Tony

“We just wanted to thank you for your absolutely wonderful work on our wedding cake!  We loved it to pieces, as we knew we would!!!  But, we received countless compliments from our guests in a debate between taste and appearance.  I don’t know what they loved more!  Your service was pleasant, organized, prompt and courteous.  We would recommend you to everyone!  Thank you!”

Kristin and Steve

“Dear Linda,

With Thanks—it’s not just that you do things; it’s the wonderful way you do them!  The cakes were a hit—especially the blue velvet.

Looking forward to another occasion with your support!”

The McMonagles

“Linda, your cake was the talk of the evening.  It was on display front and center of the reception room.  So many people took pictures of it that it is on Facebook for all to see.  You were a dream to work with.  We gave you a challenge and you went for and exceeded our request.

The tasting was fun, there were so many flavors.  Not only did everyone love the design of the cake, but the flavor as well.  We cannot stop raving about it.  I hope you will use us as a reference and post a picture on your website.  Thanks again for being the pro that you are.  Katie and Jon will have this memory forever.

We will use your services again whenever we need a special dessert.  Nice and professional—what a treat in itself.”

Jerri and Jeff (parents of the bride)

“Linda,

WOW!  That was the reaction of everyone for our baby shower cake.  The two tiers, the polka dots, the TASTE…all of it was just incredible.  Thank you so much for taking our idea and turning it into a stunning centerpiece. We’ll be calling you again, I am sure.  Thanks.”

Kim B.

“Linda, 

Another fabulous cake by JUST DESSERTS by Linda!  The cake you made for Sarah and Mike’s wedding was delicious—thank you!  I’m so glad they chose you to make their cake—it was great to work with you.  Hope we can do it again sometime soon!”

Lexi/ Events by Lexi

“Linda,

Thank you so much for your flexibility and quick response to our last minute venue change!  We were blown away by how delicious and beautiful your cake was!  Thank you so very much.”

Micah and Kelly

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It is with bittersweet emotions that I am writing this message to announce the closure of JUST DESSERTS by Linda. I am grateful for the many years our clients, family, friends and associates have supported and patronized our bakery. Without you, I could not have continued my love and passion for 21 years! Thank you for allowing me to work alongside you to create so many memorable dessert experiences. I will carry these fond memories in my heart.
To Bruce and Suzanne Reamer: Thank you for 13 years of friendship and support. I am so blessed to have met you both. Honestly, I was floored the day I met with Bruce to discuss renting the commercial kitchen at Salerno's. After a 20 minute conversation, he stood up and handed me the keys! Just incredible!
To my husband Richard: Thank you for being there through thick and thin. For being my "go to guy" when I needed construction assistance. For having patience with me when I was in stressed out mode. You allowed me to live my dream while supporting me 110%. I am eternally grateful.
Future plans will include seeking out a part time gig at a local bakery. I would love to share my skill sets with a bakery that has the need for an experienced pastry chef with decorating skills.
My husband and I are looking forward to "semi-retirement" and to what this next chapter holds for us. We are hoping to enjoy more family time and the pursuit of hobbies we have set on the sidelines for so long. It's an exciting time and we welcome the adventure!
Thank you for the amazing experience! Each and every one of you has enriched my life beyond measure. I hope our paths will meet again. Until then...
Happy Baking!!
Linda Gourley
Just Desserts by Linda
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Just Desserts by Linda—Business Closure Announcement – January 2018

It is with bittersweet emotions that I am writing this message to announce the closure of JUST DESSERTS by Linda.  Our last day of operation was December 31, 2017. 

I’m grateful for the many years our clients, family, friends and associates have supported and patronized the bakery.  Without you, I could not have continued my love and passion for 21 years!  Thank you for allowing me to work alongside you to create so many memorable dessert experiences.  I will carry these fond memories in my heart.

To Bruce and Suzanne Reamer:  Honestly, I was floored the day I met with Bruce to discuss renting the commercial kitchen.  After a 20 minute conversation, he stood up and handed me the keys to the kitchen!  Thank you for 13 years of friendship and trust.  I’m so blessed to have met you both.

To my husband Richard:  Thank you for being there through thick and thin.  Being my “go to guy” when I needed construction assistance.  For having patience with me when I was stressed.  You allowed me to live my dream and I am eternally grateful.

FUTURE PLANS:

Moving forward, my desire is to find a bakery that needs part time help.  It brings me much joy and pleasure to create desserts, so perhaps after January 2018 you will see me pop up at a bakery near you.

My husband Richard and I are looking forward to “semi-retirement” and to what this next chapter holds for us.  We are hoping to enjoy more family time and the pursuit of hobbies we have set on the sidelines for so long.  It’s an exciting time and we are looking forward to the adventure!

Each and every one of you has enriched my life beyond measure.  Thank you for the experience and letting me play a bit part in your life!  I hope our paths will meet again.

Until then,
Happy Baking!
Linda Gourley
Certified Pastry Chef
JUST DESSERTS by Linda
P.O. Box 1202
Sykesville, MD  21784
Linda@JustDessertsbyLinda.com