The colorful counter of Pixy Cakes can be spied through the store's glass fa?ade as if it were a treat nestled inside a jar. Inside, bakers outfit decadent cupcakes and cakes with an ever-changing collection of flavors. Plump lemon and coconut cupcakes sit atop a collection of gleaming metal trays. More eccentric creations include Cookie Monster cupcakes complete with blue frosting to resemble fur and two tiny Oreos to serve as the beloved Muppet?s eyes. Patrons can wander outside to enjoy their delectable treats, where wrought-iron furniture and a pink parasol encourage lounging or praising the baker in a fake British accent.
Leah Cartwright's love of sweets began with an old and cherished family cookbook. The pages contained some of her grandmother's most prized recipes, and Leah set about recreating them during her downtime as a stay-at-home mom. When the treats began receiving rave reviews from her friends, Leah knew it was time to go into business, and Kreative Kupcakes was born.
The Avondale-based bakery has certainly come a long way from those humble beginnings. If Leah needed any more validation, she got it in 2012, when her Blue Moon cupcake (yes, Blue Moon as in the beer) won "Best of Phoenix" in the Phoenix New Times. Her other gourmet varieties are just as creative, with rotating options that include sweet-potato pie, strawberry shortcake, and banana cream. But cupcakes are only one part of this bakery's story. Leah and her team also craft cheesecakes, cake pops, and birthday cakes.
2 Di 4 Gourmet Karmel Korn?s popcorn is so tasty, it?s addictive. In fact, the business maintains a Karmel Korn Addicts page on its website with testimonials from customers would can?t get enough Kashoo, P-Nut, and Bacorn KarmelKorn. 2 Di 4 Gourmet Karmel Korn achieves this devotion by ensuring that each bite is rich and buttery, using quality ingredients such as Iowa-grown popcorn popped in coconut oil, peanuts, cashews, pecans, and real bacon or jalape?os. Because of the hands-on production, the team can evenly coat each piece in sweet??but not too sweet??caramel and package each morsel with care.
Deena, the woman behind Sweet Life Gluten Free Bakery, was diagnosed with celiac disease eight years ago. At first, she had difficulty finding gluten-free foods. As time passed, though, she became more skilled at interpreting labels and converting her favorite recipes into wheat-free versions.
These days, Deena prepares a variety of goods in her fully licensed home bakery, leaving out common allergens such as wheat, yeast, dairy, eggs, and peanuts. Customers can request cakes, cupcakes, cookies, scones, and other sweet treats, as well as paleo breads and granola bars or batches of egg-free pizza dough. In addition to baking, Deena can help clients with recipe conversions or shopping advice.
Cuisine Type: Self-serve frozen yogurt, ice cream
Most popular offering: Custom made smoothies, frozen yogurt
Number of Tables: 11?25
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: Create your own frozen yogurt sundae or enjoy a custom-made smoothie
In your own words, how would you describe your menu?
We offer 10 flavors of frozen yogurt, as well as more than 50 toppings and sauces, to make the perfect sundae. We also offer custom-made smoothies that start with a delicious non-fat vanilla frozen yogurt base and incorporates the toppings of your choice for a perfect smoothie, whether is be a chocolate bomb or fruity refreshment. We sell it by the ounce, so get as little or as much as you like.
What?s the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a customer?
That our store is clean, our staff is friendly, and our product is creamy and delicious.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
You can reserve the patio for a birthday party or event. It's partially covered and has misters to keep you cool. We also offer weekly specials, and active military members receive 10% off everyday.
Though she focused her early life on becoming a classically trained musician, Leiticia Rice also dabbled in airbrushing and painting at a young age. It wasn't until a birthday party in 2012, however, that she thought to channel her talent for visual art into cakes. As she faced rapidly increasing demands for her unorthodox pastries, she founded Ritzy Cakes?where today, she and her staff make cookies and cake-based treats with a focus on bold colors, quirky imagery, and accurate maps of long-lost treasures.
Leiticia tops cookies with marshmallow fondant and fondant characters, and forms red-velvet, chocolate-fudge, french-vanilla, and yellow cake pops into a range of shapes and sizes. Her most popular baked goods are her cakes, in which she blends her own imagination with the ancient symbols of the Antoinettes, a French cake-worship cult. Using 14 cake flavors?such as chocolate fudge, cream cheese, and peanut-butter fudge?she crafts multilayer confections in shapes such as silver shoes, gilded skulls, masquerade masks, and flower-covered gardens.