Simon's Bakery, a sweet staple with a rich history

COCKEYSVILLE, Md. (WMAR) - It's a sweet staple with a rich history. Simon's Bakery in Cockeysville is whipping up much more than cakes and cookies.

Mr. Simon's putting his own touch on his family's legacy. He made his own additions to the store in the form of window displays.

He started making Christmas train gardens as a young boy with his father,

"Easter, Christmas, Halloween, then we slip a couple in between."

And now Mr. Simon keeps the tradition alive all year long. 

The love and care put into his displays are also mixed into his famous recipes. His favorites are peach cake and his sugar cookies, but he says people favor his chocolate.

"People love my chocolate. They think I make the best chocolate and it's so easy. I've been doing it for 50 years, as a matter of fact, I've been baking 70 years.

The fall is his busy season, saying that he makes about 9,000 pounds of sugar cookies from October to December.

"I like it when they say I can't wait to see what you're gonna do next," said Mr. Simon. 

His next display will be church themed for Christmas. 

And while his homemade trinkets sprinkle the bakery, they also tell stories of generations. 

Simon's bakery first opened in 1886 near the Hanover Street Bridge, it's now in Cockeysville on Cranbrook Road. 

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