Head pastry chef Ernesto Materan consults with clients, then creates signature custom wedding cakes for your special day
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Head pastry chef Ernesto Materan whips up moist cakes soaked with three different kinds of milk
Andrea discovered her talent for baking when she was still a young child. While she was serving up cakes for family gatherings, she dreamed of one day owning her own bakery. Andrea’s father had the idea to start a cheesecake business, and seeing her natural talent, encouraged her to join him. After experimenting with more than 40 mixtures, she found just the right combination and founded Andrea Quality Cheesecake.
For nearly 30 years since then, chef Andrea has enticed sweet-toothed citizens into her pink-trimmed bakery with more than 20 varieties of freshly baked cheesecake. The confectionary savant selects all-natural, preservative-free fillings for residency in graham-cracker crusts, and blends in sugary morsels such as Oreos, fresh fruit and splashes of Kahlua. In addition to classic cakes, Andrea showcases the versatility of cheese beyond its use in luring astronauts to the moon with cheesecake milk shakes, fried cheesecake à la mode, and multitiered wedding cheesecakes.
Gwen Willhite founded Cookies by Design in 1983, when an unsatisfying brainstorming session about gift ideas led her to ponder one question: why should flowers and sweets remain separate? Her solution was to design the cookie bouquet, where custom, hand-decorated cookies are displayed on sticks and arranged like flowers in gift baskets. Her invention quickly became a popular gift among locals, particularly those allergic to real blooms or too bashful to look at naked cookies.
Twenty-five years later, there are more than 200 Cookies by Design locations across the country. Each shop's team of bakers creates cookie baskets with a degree of care that matches Willhite's original vision, decorating and arranging sweet shapes for birthdays, holidays, and any other special occasion.
Displays of delectable delights strut their sugary stuff behind the glass encasements at Kilwin's, where handcrafted treats tempt taste buds with fresh ingredients and a variety of flavors. The confectionary craftsmen coax reclusive sweet teeth from their enamel shells with crisp apples coated and preserved on-site or sliced servings of turtle fudge swirled with pecans and homemade caramel. Traditionalists can tantalize their tongues with the classic chocolate fudge and cut corners during jelly droughts by building creamy peanut-butter-and-fudge sandwiches. And, since fudge doesn't melt, 1-pound slabs make excellent gifts for sauna-hopping houseguests or first dates with shy charcoal grills. Call ahead for availability.
Ben & Jerry’s shops offer a variety of frozen concoctions, from classic
triple-scoops ($4–5), smoothies, and milk shakes ($5–7) to waffle-cone specials ($5) and sundaes ($6.50). Swirl spoons around scoops of Ben & Jerry’s famous original flavors, such as Cherry Garcia, Imagine Whirled Peace, Triple Caramel Chunk, Chunky Monkey, Chocolate Therapy, Milk & Cookies, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, and New York Super Fudge Chunk. Every flavor of ice cream can also be transformed into a thick, sippable milk shake and low-fat, fat-free, and dairy-free flavors are also available for the figure-conscious or those still suffering from butterfat-related night terrors.
The quaint bakery serves up all-natural treats and café fare for breakfast and lunch daily. Everything at the eatery is made from scratch in small batches with meticulous attention to detail, to ensure each grain of sugar is properly positioned for maximum eating enjoyment. Breakfasty bagels ($.93), day-starting sandwiches ($3.59+) and miniature morning meals, such as the individually portioned homemade quiches ($4.99), offer sustenance for a long day of pole vaulting, while the lunch menu serves up a fresh selection of savory stacked sandwiches ($4.99+) and sides. A rotating daily cast of cupcakes, plate cakes, and pies are sure to delight wayward miners. A luxurious slice of tart lime pie ($2.49) is made from fresh-squeezed citrus juice, and the nine flavors of brownies and bars ($1.89), like the peanut butter “bliss” bar or raspberry nut treat, happify daily diners.
Delish New York Bakery, deemed the wellspring of Orlando’s best cupcakes by City’s Best, infuses desserts with East Coast flair and bakes them in-house daily. Touch tongues to familiar vanilla and chocolate cupcakes, fill a picnic basket with the buttermilk spice rendition, or put a red-velvet cupcake in a terra cotta pot and water it twice a week. The remaining flavors in the sampler include marble, lemon, cappuccino, New Yorker in paradise, chocolate peanut butter, chocolate coconut, raspberry-filled, and cookies and cream.
GlacieCakes harnesses the secrets of cupcakery to provide Orlando with luxurious treats, freshly made in house. With a dizzying selection of flavors available, clients will find themselves adrift in a ocean of icing-covered choice as they seek out the ideal six cupcakes ($2.50 each). Flavors with alliterative allure include Malt Milkshake, Carrot Cake, and Rocky Road, whereas starry-eyed sweet tooths may wish to take a tongue-trip to the evocative eats offered by flavors such as On the Beach and Raspberry Dream. Coo at the boozy baked goods of the Irish Cream, the Margarita, and the Piña Colada cupcakes, or bring some sort of closure to your recurring dream in which David Spade is a cheeseburger with the Joe Dirt cupcake.
Although Pinkberry boasts more than 170 locations across four continents, every store demonstrates a similar commitment to re-creating the same highly guarded recipe. Beginning with nonfat, hormone-free milk, the frozen-yogurt artisans incorporate live and active cultures into the mixture, creating a frosty kosher treat with a pleasant yet natural tang. This original yogurt is always available, but staffers also concoct new seasonal flavors throughout the year. Additionally, they allow customers to accessorize the tightly swirled servings of yogurt by adding gourmet toppings from the selection of more than 30 possibilities, which includes natural honey-almond granola and italian caramel as well as seasonal fruits, which are cut fresh every day.
Guests at Qarma Crêpes feel great for a lot of reasons. The most obvious, of course, is the shop's delicate sweet and savory crêpes. But in addition to the folds of pastry filled with lemon-thyme chicken, ham with smoked gouda, and s'mores with a dab of Nutella, diners get something else too. That's the knowledge that each dish's price tag goes to help charitable causes. The shop donates three cents of every dollar made to three new charities every month, one based locally, one nationally, and one internationally. The combined feeling of joy from these sensations might make guests want to indulge more, such as with a glass of beer, shake blended with a piece of pie, or a my-size castle made entirely out of crêpes and marshmallow creme.
Though Bubbles and Ice may give headliner status to its boba-tea smoothies and shaved snow cones, that's just the beginning of the eatery's sweet selection. The dessert bar also slings sinful delights, such as waffles topped with fresh fruit and deep-fried cheesecake drizzled in hot fudge. Just next door at its sister restaurant, Noodles and Rice Cafe, chefs specialize in savory Asian-fusion offerings. They let customers do their own cooking with hot pots filled with flavorful broth, and they whip up wonton soup studded with shrimp and pork—a house favorite. They can even create samplers that feature tiny portions of their bigger dishes, allowing guests to try a range of new foods without posing as a refrigerator auditor.
How do you best channel Elvis Presley’s spirit into a sundae? If you’re the ice cream experts at The Soda Fountain, you forgo the usual bananas in favor of Nutella ice cream topped with caramel sauce, peanut butter sauce, and candied bacon bits. Like the eatery’s other rotating flavors, such as salted caramel and pumpkin pie, each scoop of Nutella ice cream is locally made. In addition to sundaes, ice cream flavors adorn everything from sugar cones to tasty drinks, including egg creams and ice cream floats. As its name suggests, The Soda Fountain also specializes in handcrafted sodas, including three seasonal flavors crafted in house.
It's easy to find a dessert that meets dietary requirements at YoFresh Yogurt Cafe. That's because the staff only offers 100% natural, kosher yogurt, with most flavors containing no gluten. They also eschew artificial sweeteners, and instead rely upon the natural sweetness to create flavors such as blueberry, pomegranate tart, and peppermint stick. These flavors can be enhanced with the fruit and candy options at the toppings bar, as well as cones studded with chunks of cookie or M&Ms. For those who prefer their flavors more uniform, staff also whip up fruit smoothies made with yogurt, fresh fruit, and the power of peer pressure.
Jenny Caso won't just pile any fruit atop her freshly baked waffles. At Fruity Waffles, she only uses 100% natural fruits free of artificial flavors and added sugar or preservatives. The diced fruits sweeten waffles alongside ingredients such as Nutella and ice cream, and pepperoni and marinara sauce add a savory flavor to the pizza waffle. When she's not using them as waffle toppings, Jenny assembles fruits into other tasty treats, such as juice, fruit salads, and smoothies. A love of fruit even extends to Fruity Waffles' outdoor seating, where each tabletop is painted like the inside of a watermelon.
At Cake in the City, four sisters and their mom combine a passion for baking and years of experience to craft delicious sweet treats. Using recipes that date back to their youth, the ladies craft yummy desserts including gourmet cookies, apple pie, cheesecake, and Alpha bars—a blondie-esque blend of brownie and chocolate-chip flavors that the girls’ mom used to mail to them at summer camp. They also specialize in 45 different rotating cake flavors, which they mold into luscious cake pops, full-size cakes, or cupcakes in flavors such as carrot, red velvet, key lime, and banana butterscotch.
Caribe Bakery & Restaurant has been around for half a decade and in that time,the lively eatery has been featured on Telemundo. Plantain sandwiches, sizzling skirt steak, and garlic shrimp mofongo are just some of the Caribbean-inspired dishes you'll find on the menu. Fried cornmeal fritters and stuffed empanadillas round out the side dishes.There is also an assortment of Puerto Rican confections available. Chefs drench cake in amaretto, pineapple sauce, or brandy. The restaurant will cater special events, including birthdays, anniversaries, and Ragnarok.