Creme De La Cake
Owned and operated by CIA graduate and pastry expert Liz Scott, Crème de la Cake is not a walk-in retail bakery but an appointment-only bakeshop that specializes in custom cake creations. Liz crafts cupcakes with the same custom care she gives to seven-tiered solid-gold wedding cakes—and you get to order a dozen of these miniature artisan treats tailored to your specifications. Cake flavors include—but are not limited to—chocolate, vanilla bean, and red velvet, as well as more-Proustian flavors such as love, bittersweet summer flings, and lost time. For décor, select a simple fondant flower, polka dots in colors of your choosing, or almost any other design that can be achieved with icing on a circular three-inch canvas. Finally, you can fill your custom cupcakes with flavors such as lemon curd or chocolate fudge for an extra $12 per dozen; further design aspects will raise the price accordingly. Chef Liz makes everything from scratch (and even makes the scratch from scratch) using only fresh, locally available ingredients that are often organic and always of the highest quality.