Annapolis Bakery Makes It On The Silver Screen In ‘The Help’

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ)—A local baker is making a scrumptious debut on the silver screen.

Andrea Fujii tells us how the movie “The Help” is helping an Annapolis business.

If you plan to see the movie “The Help,” keep your eye out for this confection: a seven-layer caramel cake made in Annapolis.

“If you know our cake it’ll be clear as day,” said Richard Reutter, of Caroline’s Cakes.

Caroline Ragsdale Reutter owns Caroline’s Cakes and after reading that they’re mentioned seven times in “The Help,” a book about African American maids working in a white household, she wanted her Charleston childhood recipe in the movie.

“Caroline sent out to everyone she could find was involved in the movie to Christopher Columbus to Steven Speilberg everybody at Dreamworks,” said Richard Reutter, owner’s son.

A month later they got the part.

“It’s between three and five seconds,” Richard Reutter said. “It’s in two separate scenes.”

Their caramel cake was a hit before the big screen, selling about 50,000 during the holidays, and now it’s even more popular with people like Sherry Bell who are having “The Help” parties.

“We are going to have dessert before we go to the movie with a caramel cake,” Bell said.

This weekend Caroline is in Charleston, promoting the movie and her cakes and selling a ton.

Just a few seconds of fame but to this local business may mean years of success.

“The Help” opened on Wednesday. Each caramel cake costs $48. For more information, go here.

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  1. JoeFromAACounty says:

    OMG!!! THIS CAKE IS NO BIG DEAL AND HIGHLY OVER-RATED………………DEFINITELY NOT WORTH THE HIGH PRICE……………..CAROLINES MUST HAVE A RELATIVE INVOLVED IN THE MAKING OF THIS PICTURE SO THEY COULD GET FREE PUBLICITY!!!!!!!!

  2. Tony From Pasadena says:

    Looks like a Smith Island Cake wannabe.

    1. Wheres common sense when you need it says:

      I thought the same thing.

  3. Jeana Anderson says:

    Wanna see the movie. Can’t justify $48.00 for a cake.

  4. Diane Worsley says:

    I loved the movie but don’t remember the scene with the cake. It looks good but I wouldn’t pay that much either.Smith Island and others like Mrs Desserts have good ones too.

  5. WhyAreYouHaters says:

    The cake is excellent. Yes, it is not a cheap cake, but I wouldn’t want to try to make them. It is very rich so the slices have to be small. I bet we’ve gotten 25 to 30 pieces (i.e. under $2 per slice) out of the cake and it can live in the freezer and be enjoyed for months. It’s a great change of pace from everyday desserts. The family who runs it is really nice too.

  6. customerservicesucks says:

    Looks great, but I will never give them my business. I stopped by there a few years ago to purchase a $600 wedding cake, and couldnt get anyone to help me. The people working there were too worried about socializing with two of the regulars and helping them pick out a SLICE of chocolate cake. After about twenty minutes of no recognition, I walked out the door and never came back.

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