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Celebrating Your Student's Birthday

Treat Your Student!

Surprise your student on his/her birthday or any special occasion.

Here are three ways you can have a special treat prepared here in Lancaster and delivered to campus to help your student celebrate an important day. The first two local businesses will deliver to the Steinman College Center Information Desk.  The staff at the College Center will call your student to let him/her know that there's a surprise waiting to be picked up.  What fun!

1. Our own F&M Catering Department prepares yummy cakes right here on campus! You can choose what size and flavor you'd like and our bakers will go to work! On the special day, your student will be notified to come pick up their cake at Dining Services.

To order, you may create an account in the online ordering system or call Catering at 717-291-4322. Please place your order at least a week in advance.

(The Lancaster businesses presented below are provided for informational purposes. This does not indicate the College's endorsement.)

2. The House of Clarendon is a wonderful bakery nearby that delivers cakes to campus for our students. This is not your everyday bakery! Their cakes are truly special. You may choose the flavors and the decorations and they'll bake your cake to your specifications. Drop in when you're in Lancaster to see their cake displays and have a tasty treat.
Here are the details:

The House of Clarendon, Inc.
240 Harrisburg Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17603
Telephone: 717.290.7800
Fax: 717.509.8492

Give them a call (preferably a week in advance) to order a true work of art that's also delicious!

3.  La Petite Patisserie is a delightful dessert boutique bakery located in the Historic East Side of beautiful downtown Lancaster. Their products are all made from scratch using the finest local ingredients. All deliveries include a hand-written message from the sender as well as a signature pink pastry box decorated with colorful ribbons and a bow. Stop by the bakery on Tuesday through Saturday mornings next time you're in town to sample some goodies yourself! Some of the options you can order for your student are:

  • Cupcakes - A dozen, or two dozen, tempting cupcakes (ideal for sharing with dorm-mates and friends) available in a variety of flavors and frostings.
  • Gourmet Cakes (8-inch) in various flavors; Classic Chocolate, Strawberries & Crème, Red Velvet, Peanut Butter & Jelly, to name a few.
  • Brownie Box -- dark, rich and chewy, our signature Brownies are extra chocolaty and sold by the dozen.
  • Whoopie Pie Platter -- our version of a Lancaster County Classic. Fresh baked whoopie cakes filled with one of our delicious homemade buttercreams. They are sold by the dozen.

La Petite Patisserie
157B East King Street -- Lancaster, PA 17603
Telephone:  717.424.1631

Please call at least 7 days in advance so that we can give your order the special attention it requires. We accept personal checks or VISA card. Checks may be made payable to La Petite Patisserie

P.S.  Maura's advice:  the bigger the better!  When your student brings a big cake or treat back to the hall to share, he/she immediately has lots of friends!