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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