The owner of Sweet Flour Pots, a mother of three, invented some of her own dessert recipes while baking for her children on special occasions, while others were passed down through her family. Among her specialties are red velvet cake pops, creamy banana pudding ladled into Mason jars, and “sweet flour pots”— cupcakes that mimic the appearance of terra cotta flowerpots filled with green swirls of frosting and sugary flowers.
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.
Whether studded with coconut, raisins, and pecans or served plain in a buttery crust, the pies at CC's Sweet Potato Pies teem with the shop's eponymous flavor. Each pie spans from petite 3-inch tarts, to classic 5-inch crusts, to deep-dish pies with a 9-inch crust-span. When bakers run out of yam puns, CC's also whips up apple-filled tarts and deep-dish pies.
Simply Divine Sweets owner Yaschica Sloan-Mills believes her purpose in life is to make others happy with her treats. A few years ago, she began doing just that while selling desserts to her family, friends, and coworkers. Soon, though, with the opening of her shop, it was more than just Yaschica's loved ones and acquaintances reaping the benefits of her devotion to decadence. At Simply Divine, Yaschica bakes every cupcake from scratch and presents batches in an artful, sophisticated manner. She also offers a wide range of gourmet flavors, from cherry vanilla to Kickin' key lime.
Many bakeries claim that their treats are handmade, but the treats crafted at BW Sweets Bakery might be just a bit more handmade than others. That's because the bakery uses as few premade ingredients as possible; when making sweet-potato pie, the bakers pick out sweet potatoes at the farmers' market, bake them, and skin them rather than buying a readymade can, the owner told Creative Loafing. That devotion to high-quality ingredients carries through all of their offerings, from dainty pastries to multilayered wedding cakes draped in fondant, as well as gourmet cheesecakes and booze-infused cupcakes.
At Yo! World, 40 rotating flavors of frozen yogurt are the base of personalized, low-fat creations loaded with nutritional ingredients, such as calcium and protein. Visitors choose their own combination of flavors, then pile on extras at the shop's toppings bar. The yogurt itself ranges from bold and tart, like an acerbic comedian, to rich and creamy, like a milk tycoon. Some examples of flavors offered in the past include triple chocolate, peach medley, and caramel pretzel.