Channeling the aura of a lively Las Vegas scene, a red carpet guides guests from Twinsies Coffee and Cupcakes’ door straight to the display of artfully frosted cupcakes, made from scratch each morning in a rotating selection of 12 flavors. Bakers bob along to the upbeat hum of ‘80s music and the bubbling of a new 8-foot-long fish tank as they craft jumbo-sized cupcakes, which enchant taste buds with flavors such as Nutella chocolate, PB&J, and lemon. Alongside simple cake-batter cupcakes, filled confections conceal creamy centers and trick cupcakes conceal mini whoopee cushions. The café keeps energy high with a full espresso bar, which brews up infusions crafted from locally roasted beans to promote the local economy.
Frozation Nation gives its customers the power to have exactly what they want for dessert. Self-serve stations are stocked with 10 flavors of frozen yogurt, ranging from classic milk chocolate to new york cheesecake to the citrusy Luscious Lemon. Customers then cap yogurt with more than 20 toppings, including fresh berries, sprinkles, and syrups, before reclining in cushy leather chairs to devour their sweet creations and dream of someday building a fro-yo-dispensing helmet.
Sunlight beams down on the stretches of green fields of Willamette Valley Fruit Company, saturating acres of bushes and trees with enough sugary photosynthesis energy to produce up to 12 million pounds of fruit a year. The family in charge of the ripe bounty plucks rhubarb, strawberries, and five types of blackberries before individually flash-freezing them at their peak of plumpness. They then lovingly pour berries into up to 2,000 dairy-free, handmade pie crusts a day. Once assembled, the pies flood homes with appley aromas as they bake for the first time in customers’ ovens. In addition to the made-from-scratch pies, Willamette Valley Fruit Company transforms their berries into jams and snack bars, the latter of which can be used to make the least intimidating possible wall for a jail cell.
Bakery Cafe serving Coffee from Cascade Estates (Roasted locally in Eugene Oregon),fresh Pastries and Gifts. Espresso Bar - Republic Tea's - Iced Drinks - Chai - Italian Soda - and more... Homemade Pastries (Cookies, Mini-Breads, Jumbo Muffins, and Scones baked moist with rich flavors). Soup of the Day made daily for lunch.
Before opening Beeter’s Bakery, Heather Jakubenas owned and operated a successful bakery in Texas, where she won numerous awards for her custom cakes, including a first-place prize in her division at the Oklahoma Sugar Arts show in Tulsa and a second-place finish at the That Takes the Cake! show in Austin. Motivated by a desire to be nearer to her family, Heather packed up her sweet supplies and moved back to Oregon, where she set up her new bakery inside a fully renovated 19th-century farmhouse. Inside this inspired setting, she and her team collaborate with clients to come up with creative and unexpected designs, with past work including cakes shaped like suitcases, wide-eyed ladybugs, and Thomas the Tank Engine. They also enjoy sharing the creative process with their clientele and host regular birthday parties where kids can decorate their own 6-inch cake with icing, sprinkles, and scratch-n-sniff stickers.:m]]
Ever since Baskin Robbins began its dessert fashion show in 1953, more than 1,000 original flavors have sauntered across the nation's tongue runways, 31 at a time. With the ice creamery's iconic pink sampling spoons as your guide, taste-test as many as you like until you find the flavor that gives your soul a back rub, whether it's a classic flavor such as rocky road single scoop ($2.60) or a seasonal serving of Love Potion #31—white chocolate and raspberry ice cream loaded with raspberry-filled chocolate hearts—and America's Birthday Cake. Otherwise, keep it simple and bury your face within the flavor of the month—Firehouse #31, a crunchy cinnamon ribbon with hot-candy pieces buried in a bright-red twirl of cinnamon and vanilla ice cream. The ice alchemists at Baskin Robbins can also transmute their ice cream and sherbet into drinkable desserts such as floats, freezes, and shakes ($4.30–$6.50).