A bright-red fender guitar. A roulette wheel. A green dragon poised for attack. These are just a few of the near limitless cake designs that emerge from The Buttercream Boutique. A look at the boutique's past work shows few limitations: edible roses dot tiered cakes, and buttercream icing transforms desserts into scenes from movies, TV shows, and sports games. For weddings, the towering creations stack even higher and incorporate everything from fresh flowers to the father-in-law's car keys.
The desserts showcase flavors almost as varied as their designs. More than 40 flavors, fillings, mix-ins, and infusions—including alcohol—let customers create nearly anything their sweet teeth desire. Alternatively, the boutique can bake one of their tried-and-true flavors. These include favorites such as peanut-butter cup—chocolate cake with a peanut-butter-mousse filling—and seasonal options such as pumpkin-spice cake capped in cream cheese. The Buttercream Boutique also bakes cookies and cupcakes, and many of their recipes accommodate specialty diets.
Brewberry is a family owned coffee shop in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky. We feature locally roasted coffee, homemade baked goods and a variety of ice cold drinks. For a more complete menu, including a printable syrup list so you can plan your own unique beverage, visit our website at brewberrycoffee.com.
One taste of Aroma’s more than 100 flavors—including chocolate amaretto, green apple, peanut butter, pistachio, watermelon, even earthworm—and you’ll understand why gelato is like ice cream multiplied by itself. Sporting a svelte 10% butterfat content (compared to ice cream’s 18%), gelato is also healthier and made by a process that doesn’t inject air into the mixture, resulting in a dense, delicious flavor that can only be adequately expressed with joyful bursts of Italian gibberish and interpretive dance battles. Aroma’s gelateria keeps 24 of its 100 flavors chilling in the display case at a cozy 5–10 degrees Fahrenheit, which you can sample in a variety of sizes, such as small ($2.75), medium ($3.25), large ($4), pint ($8), quart ($12), 1/2 gallon ($20), full pan (serves 40, $35), and wheelbarrow (party-sized, served with a giant spoon).
Dayton-based Esther Price Chocolates draws upon eight decades of confectionary craft to build wonders rich with cocoa, cream, and fruity and savory fillings. Like Stephen Hawking’s checkbook, the 18-ounce box of light and dark assorted chocolates ($13.25) brings balance to an off-kilter universe, wrapping gold foil around Esther Price’s most in-demand delectables—peanut-butter cream, caramel pecans, chocolate-covered cherries, and more. Other offerings include nut-infused bark ($15 for two 8 oz. boxes), hot chocolate ($10.95 for 12 oz. tin), and chocolate-splashed sweetheart mints ($16 for two 16 oz. boxes) for whenever one needs to freshen up before kissing their dessert. In the interest of democratizing deliciousness, the shop also outputs a variety of sugar-free alternatives including sugar-free peanut butter truffles ($8.80 for 8 oz. box).
With graduations, weddings, and whale-wrestling season fast approaching, a customized party cake serves as a tasty treat for groups of gathered revelers. A 10-inch party cake from Maribelle serves about 30 people, and the cakery's abundant bounty of flavors and fillings will please even the most picky cake connoisseur. Plump a lemon almond cake with red raspberry filling, or infuse a rich German chocolate cake with fresh sliced strawberries or Frangelico cream. Any combination of bakery beautifying extras—be they fresh-cut or frosting flowers, chocolate-dipped strawberries, chocolate curls and shavings, or curly ribbons—are included in the price, so pile on the ornamentation to construct a memorable masterpiece.
Setting up shop in a formerly run-down launderette, Lavomatic Cafe provides an opportunity to dine on hearty fare without attracting uncomfortable leers from surrounding shirt-folders. Charming exposed pipes and soft tones accentuate Lavomatic’s décor, which creates a perfect setting for sampling the establishment’s well-stocked wine bar. The menu offers a modest yet satisfying selection of comforting classics with a twist, like when grandma gets tipsy and mixes acids with bases. Start with small bites such as tater tots with chives, cheddar, parmesan, and ranch ($7.33). Warm up with tomato bisque ($5.35) or a fish sandwich with gruyere on an onion bun ($9.40). Refresh the palate with a fusion of flavors thanks to the pesto penne with kalamata olives, artichoke hearts, and tomato confit ($15.16) or smoked pork chops with Sheltowee Farm mushrooms and red wine caramel ($20.47). Sharable sides such as cornbread ($2.92) and onion straws ($3.64) are also available.