In 1997, friends Dena Tripp and Debra Shwetz set out to create a luscious, melt-in-your-mouth bundt cake. What began as an endeavor in their own home kitchens soon blossomed into a bustling business with bakeries in 13 states. Rich cocoa browns and soft pastels lend a nostalgic feel to each bakery, where every day lava-powered ovens warm up batter made from fresh eggs, real butter, and cream cheese. Flavors such as chocolate chocolate chip, pecan praline, and white-chocolate raspberry remain constants on the menu, and a new flavor makes a guest appearance each month. Cakes come in several sizes, from the standard 8- or 10-inch bundt to the single-serving bundtlet and the bite-size bundtini, all frosted with a signature blend of cream cheese and butter.
Each Nothing Bundt Cakes location also houses its own stock of gifts. Patrons may come across the brightly hued handle of a confetti cake knife or opt to take home an old-fashioned tin, perfect for stowing coffee and imprisoning gingerbread men who have tried to run away. Contact the location of your choice for gift pricing and availability.
Elite Treats' sugar-savvy bakers placate appetites with an array of delectable temptations. Stock a care package to your palate with one of four varieties of chewy cargo, each freshly baked throughout the day to keep ovens from getting bored and attempting to escape. Today’s deal allows customers to mix and match their dozen delicious discs—which weigh about 2 ounces apiece—accommodating the needs of chocolate-chip purists as well as the chronically indecisive.
The stylists at Milan’s Hair Studio pride themselves on their talent and versatility. With a finely honed eye for personal style and a willingness to stray from the cookie-cutter mold, they fashion haircuts for clients of all ethnicities and hair types, embellishing each client’s features. Their ears do the listening as their hands do the work. Depending on the client's wishes, they customize coloring schemes that range from natural hues to dramatic tones. And on top of cutting and coloring, the stylists offer relaxers, fasten extensions, and apply keratin treatments that add a smooth, shiny luster to hairdos and bungee cords.
The staff at Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt rejects the oft-touted claim that Americans don’t care about nutrition. The problem, they say, has more to do with selection than anything else; most low-calorie sweets don’t hold a candle to a fudge brownie or a warm slice of apple pie. They kept this in mind when crafting their frozen-yogurt recipes, working tireless to develop a healthy—and equally delicious—alternative to the dessert status quo by turning to decadent confections and just-picked fruits for inspiration.
Their experiments thus far have yielded more than 60 frozen yogurt flavors, which take turns pumping through the self-serve machines that line their colorful shop’s wall. Before taking a seat in a bright orange chair, guests fill their dishes with cool, low-fat swirls of chocolate cheesecake, strawberry banana, and a classic tart that bites as pleasantly as a teething kitten. Juicy pears, crunchy granola, and gooey chocolate sauce headline a smorgasbord of at least 30 toppings ready to scooped or poured into cups before their final weigh-in.
In a brightly colored, inviting storefront, Orange Leaf's self-serve machines flow with swirls of frozen yogurt mixed daily and made with fat-free milk. Like the furniture in a mansion, the flavors chosen from the extensive menu rotate daily, and they include such concoctions as cheesecake, gingerbread, and strawberry banana. At least 30 varieties of topping await ascension to their cupped resting place, including seasonal fruits, favorite sweets such as M&M's and Butterfingers, and hearty nuts.
Great Harvest Bread Company’s bakers craft a heart-healthy assortment of whole-grain breads and baked goods using freshly ground flour. Each month, a newly designed menu allows the team to employ the season's freshest ingredients and harvest the warmest loaves from bread-bearing trees, including cinnamon-raisin-walnut swirl, white chocolate cranberry swirl, and Mediterranean olive loaves.