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Even though Lulu’s Sweet Shoppe's owner, Sandy Russo, perfected her baking skills at culinary school, her confectionary education began many years before that. As a child, Sandy's mother taught her the basics of mixing, measuring, and baking treats that had all their neighbors clamoring for more. Later in life, Sandy decided to help others enjoy the same level of giddy indulgence by opening her own sweet shop, where she transforms 24 different flavors of batter into desserts ranging from dainty mini cupcakes to half-sheet cakes that serve 48. She crafts each treat from scratch, using premium ingredients to create flavors such as s'mores, German chocolate, red velvet cheesecake, Nutella, and lemon curd. To complement her menu of cupcakes, she also stocks the shop with retro candies that jog memories of childhood more effectively than a tattered teddy bear trained in hypnotism.
57 Salem St
Boston,
MA
US
On the countertop at Cakeology—a Top 5 finisher in the 2011 Boston A-List's Best Cupcakes race and a winner of Food Network's Cupcake Wars—trays of the day's fresh cupcakes and French macarons stand at attention. Six best-selling cupcakes, including boston cream pie, carrot cake, and double chocolate, grace the menu year-round. They're joined each week by three rotating flavors, such as key-lime pie, Guinness, and white-chocolate coconut. Sharing these treats with all of Boston and Cambridge is The Brucemobile, a yellow delivery van painted with a picture of Cakeology's panda mascot, Bruce, whose bamboo cupcakes have yet to make the menu.
45 Province Street
Boston,
MA
US
Unless they’re drinking copious amounts of his namesake beer, tour goers along the Freedom Trail won’t likely catch a glimpse of famous revolutionary Sam Adams. But they will hear tales about his struggle for freedom from the British—the kind of struggle that made Boston a hotbed of revolutionary activity in the 1800s. Led by costume-clad tour guides, The Path to Independence tour takes visitors along the red brick path toward famed landmarks such as Boston Common, Old Granary Burying Ground, Old South Meeting House, and Old North Church. At each spot, they’ll learn about the site’s role in colonial Boston, from its founding years in the 1630s to the fight for American independence and the key players in the fight, including Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, and John Hancock.
1 Faneuil Hall Market Pl
Boston,
MA
US
Ice-cream dreamers can read the articles and frozen-delight-related cartoons bedecking the walls as they happily lap up chilly treats. The friendly husband-and-wife team running The Ice Creamsmith stands ready to scoop up any imagined combination of frozen tastiness, but trying to sneak into the vats of ice cream with a disguise made of maraschino cherries is frowned upon.
2295 Dorchester Ave
Dorchester Center,
MA
US
The creative confectioners at Sweet N Nasty enliven revelry with erotic cakes, titillating chocolates, and novelty treats. Chefs embellish naughty cakes ($28.95+) or cupcakes ($2.50 each or $28.50/dozen) with chocolate handcuffs and edible human anatomy, ideal for adding a new level of intimacy to meetings with tax attorneys. Chocolate pops bear everything from derrieres ($2.59) to suggestive fruit ($3.59). For a tamer treat, the chocolate iPod ($3.49) prevents patrons from gnawing on real electronics, and a chocolate Porsche ($9.99) and mink coat ($2.99) let taste buds live out financial fantasies.
90 Massachusetts Ave
Boston,
MA
US
Lee Napoli, one of Boston’s top pastry chefs, has been skillfully producing percolating pastries since 1989. Lee's students will glean mounds of treat-making knowledge during his three-hour chocolate crafting class, where they’ll employ their very own arm paddles to masterfully mold tasty tidbits. Learn how to temper chocolates (made fresh daily) and create tantalizing truffles using fresh, high-quality ingredients, while Lee sprinkles you with helpful tips and pointers. Once you've found a date that doesn't conflict with your chocolate-catapulting class, call ahead to schedule your chocolate making class at ChocoLee Chocolates.
23 Dartmouth St
Boston,
MA
US

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