At parties and other gatherings, people seem to orbit happily around food. Baker and cook Salma delights in crafting the baked goods around which people socialize. Her dessert prowess results in a diverse range of treats that have included chocolate-swirl cookies, colorful cake pops, and lemon squares. She has artfully decorated cupcakes with chocolate kisses or frosting flowers and whole cakes with sleek coronas of frosting. Salma also creates appetizer platters covered with egg rolls, beef patties, and veggie wraps like every single guest at the Three Stooges’ wedding.
“Frozen” is a four-letter word at Novella Cupcakes. The eatery’s bakers whip up fresh cupcakes from gourmet ingredients, including Madagascar bourbon vanilla and cage-free eggs. The result is a menu of made-to-order treats in classic flavors such as The Pineapple—paradise cake made with real chunks of pineapple and topped with pineapple whipped cream. Other flavors include banana cake made with real bananas and walnuts and topped with cream cheese icing, and sweet potato cake baked with brown-sugar streusel and decorated with cream-cheese drizzle.
It's safe to assume that Celeste Gordon's mom let her lick the beaters. Since she was nine, Celeste has been sifting, whipping, and baking up a storm, eventually becoming an official student of the culinary arts. These days, Celeste applies her lifelong expertise as the cake master at Celeste's Cakes N More, where she oversees the production of myriad sweets, from fondant wedding cakes to vegan chocolate cupcakes. The bakery also offers delivery on all its orders, ensuring no celebration goes without its mandatory cake fight.
At their core, Aly's Apples are just like any other. In this case, it's what's on the outside that really counts. Their self-professed "over the top" gourmet caramel apples put boring old caramel apples to shame. Each day, they're hand dipped in smooth homemade caramel before receiving drizzles of chocolate and toppings that range from dark chocolate and pecans to marshmallows, M&Ms, and english toffee molded into a kitchen sink.
IzzyCakes bakes and ices cakes that look like they've come straight out of your imagination. Whatever you love doing can be turned into edible art to celebrate a birthday or wedding. The bakery has made Pac-Man cakes, cakes topped with a princess crown, and an "Elmo's World" cake complete with an edible Elmo. The best part of each cake is invisible, until you take the first bite. The moist, succulent strawberry, red velvet, or vanilla cake flavors shine through even the colorful icing on top. IzzyCakes's gourmet cupcakes take these flavors to the next level, showering taste buds in a flood of mango carrot cake, caramel apple, and raspberry lemonade. The IzzyCakes shop welcomes customers to step back in time with black-and-white floor tiles in the 50s-themed store styled as a malt shop.
Working from an at-home kitchen, passionate baker and owner of Joie Cakes Tiffany custom-creates decadent, fresh-baked treats in a variety of shapes, sizes, and flavors. Instead hand-crafting pillows stuffed with old mustard packets, customers can treat their friends to a dozen or so bite-sized cake pops in flavors such as lemon, marble, and classic chocolate, or spring for a multi-tiered cake adorned with homemade buttercream frosting. Tiffany fills her delectable cake-centers with chocolate mousse, cherry preserves, and cinnamon sugar, and tops off elegant cupcakes with peanut-butter cups, mint chips, and drizzles of strawberry. Though cakes are her specialty, Tiffany also pulls cookies and whoopie pies from the oven.