Starting with the bad news: Eiselen's Pastry Shoppe, in Roxborough's Ivy Ridge Shopping Center for five decades, is closed, as reported on the Roxborough-Manayunk Patch. You might want to know why, I suppose, so I called owner Lucy Eiselen. Though hesitant to get into it, she told me that she and her husband had been on a month-to-month lease since last October, as the shopping center wanted them to sign a 10-year lease. But Rick Eiselen just got a new hip, and the couple's three kids have all pursued non-baking professions, so the long-term future is up in the air. Lucy, however, says they want to continue in the business. Know of an empty bake shop that could use a tenant famous for cream doughnuts? Let me know, and I'll forward to her.
Classic Cake of Cherry Hill and Washington Township, under the direction of Le Bec-Fin alumnus Robert Bennett, has been named the official bakery for the Camden Riversharks, which means fans get to eat "Finley" cupcakes at concession stands.