The seasoned bakers at Cloud 9 Confections whip up fresh cakes and cookies from scratch daily, specializing in sweet treats for weddings and events. Butter-cream icing and fondant cascade down the multiple tiers and edible staircases of customizable, full-size cakes, which flaunt flavors such as german chocolate and pineapple rum. Crew members adeptly assemble gluten-free, organic, and vegan-friendly cakes, and can imbue creations with such fillings as vanilla pudding and fresh strawberries.
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It takes more than a pinch of creativity to own and manage a bakery, as Mina Gharibi can attest. As the mind behind A Touch of Frosting, Cupcakery, Mina relies on her self-taught skills to create cupcakes and cakes in flavors that range from the traditional (red velvet, carrot, and german chocolate) to the unabashedly innovative (cream soda, saffron cardamom). She tops these cakes with more than 12 flavors of frosting, which cover a territory that ranges from silky buttercream to effervescent champagne. Mina can add a custom touch to cake and cupcake orders whenever the occasion calls for it. She decorates her desserts with imaginative designs such as college logos, movie characters, and detailed instructions for holding a fork. Aside from these personalized creations, Mina specializes in southern pineapple-upside-down cakes, baklava, tiramisu, and cheesecakes.
Though there are thousands of flavor combinations of frozen yogurt at CherryBerry, there are thousands of new ones every day. That's because the staff regularly swaps in new flavor options from their more than 50 flavors of frozen yogurt. One day might see butter toffee popcorn alongside honey vanilla greek frozen yogurt, and another day might see pomegranate energy with snickerdoodle cookie dough.
These flavors pair with the more than 50 toppings at the toppings bar, which features healthy cuts of fresh fruit and nuts alongside more decadent items such as candy and chocolate-dipped dollar bills. No matter what ingredients are put on top, the base of frozen yogurt is always healthy because of its three strains of probiotics and all of the yogurts' non- or low-fat recipes. The shop even carries options for dietary restrictions, such as those looking for nondairy, gluten-free, and kosher desserts.
A self-described "accidental baker," Amy Craparo wasn't shepherded into her field by a cake-obsessed grandmother or mother. No matter. She found her own way, and it all started with a bite of the most wonderful cake she had ever tasted. Call it love at first sight; Amy found herself so inspired that she simply bought the business, starting an unlikely career in the world of baking.
After training with bakers and cake designers from around the country, she started to churn out her own delicious wedding cakes, cupcakes, and cake pops. Today, The Wow Factor lives up to its name, baking sweets that sweep customers off their feet. But it's not just the taste that elicits "Wow"s. Amy's cakes are flat-out gorgeous, drawing aesthetic inspiration from the latest fashion trends, bridal designs, and Internet memes.
The bakers at Bake Me A Cake begin every morning by making cakes from scratch that they can cover with colorful buttercream frostings, cream cheese, and smooth fondant. Designing cakes for all occasions, the bakers create everything from cartoon characters for children’s’ birthdays to modern three-tiered confections covered in animal print for sweet 16 parties . Each cake is made with all-natural ingredients in flavors including german chocolate, red velvet, and sour cream–pound cake. The bakers also frost standard, medium, and bite-size cupcakes in a variety of flavors including pecan pie and peanut butter–cup. Paper umbrellas top cocktail cupcakes that feature adult flavors such as Barcardi Limón, margarita, and income taxes.
Jazzy Cheesecakes’ oven masters whip up their creative desserts for birthday parties, corporate proms, and everyday sweet-tooth cravings taking place all over Charlotte. Their menu of creamy cakes includes spins on favorite flavors such as red velvet and Reese’s, as well as seasonal choices such as pumpkin, sweet potato, and wrapping paper. Their eponymous cheesecakes also come in cupcake form, along with chewy brownies, specialty cakes, and pies.