Too busy to make a birthday cake from scratch: totally understandable.
Trying to pass off frosted teething biscuits as dessert: totally wrong.
Do it right with help from the Bakeshop, a new Clarendon spot where baker Justin Stegall whips together tasty treats based on childhood faves and his mom’s best recipes. Devour Hostess-style cupcakes, red velvet layer cake, oatmeal cream sandwiches, peanut butter cookies, and more.
Need a hand getting the birthday sweets to class? They deliver, thank you very much.
And this summer, they’ll have ice cream cakes.
Which should take the heat off of you.
Bakeshop, 1025 North Fillmore Street, suite g, Arlington (571-970-6460 or bakeshopva.com).
GALita Children’s Filmfest
What: A showcase of classic and contemporary Latin American kids’ flicks.
Why: I screen, you screen.
When: Thru Feb. 27. Sat., 3 p.m.
Where: GALA Hispanic Theatre, 3333 14th St. NW, b/t Park Rd. & Monroe St. (202-234-7174). Tickets online at galatheatre.org.
What: Little fans will love Mo Willems’s crowd-pleaser with music and audience participation.
Why: You’ll be driving the bus.
When: Sun., 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.
Where: Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney (301-924-3400). Tickets online at olneytheatre.org.
What: Say it from the heart at free card-making workshops at Guy Mason Studio Arts.
Why: Cupid, draw back your bow.
When: Mon.-Thurs., 4:30-6 p.m.
Where: 3600 Calvert St. NW, at Wisconsin Ave. (202-282-2180).
Photo: Courtesy of Bakeshop