A dizzying number of ice creams?always homemade?make up the roster at Bruster's Real Ice Cream. Their flavors include a mix of classic standbys and out-of-the-box creations, including sea salt caramel flecked with toffee, black raspberry, and death by chocolate, which requires a signed waiver before consumption. These are available in a cup, atop a cone, or in a sundae throughout the week.
Using the Wilton Method?which has been perfected more than 85 years?the cake artisans at Bianca's Designs lead specialized classes, during which they share their knowledge with curious students. Teaching everything from simple basics to specialty courses focusing on crafting fondant flowers or decorating an entire topsy-turvy cake, instructors show students how to work with gum paste, pliable and smooth fondant, and the unmatched power that comes with spelling congratulations correctly in icing. The bakers also craft their own special-order cakes and cupcakes, designing custom sweets for special events, parties, and weddings.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Fresh Mozzarella
Pro Tip: Call in advance, we do not have all of the product available every day!
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
What sets your business apart from your competition?
We are the only business in the Greater Atlanta area that produces fresh mozzarella and Italian-style stretched cheeses, such as burrata and scamorza.
What was the inspiration for starting this business?
We decided on a mozzarella business, as we could not find any good mozzarella in or around Atlanta. So, first was the need. Second, I grew up in the Campania region of Italy and my next door neighbor had a buffalo mozzaralla farm. This reminds me of all the beautiful things of my childhood and the smell of my mom's kitchen.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Our fresh mozzarella is all natural [and contains] no artificial ingredients or preservatives. And it is vegetarian, because it is made with a vegetable rennet (cheese starter).
What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a customer?
We have customers that buy from us every week of the year, and I think this is the best reaction you can expect.
What?s your favorite part about your job?
Seeing the happy and surprised face of the customers when they first try our cheese.
Five Spot Frozen Yogurt never wants any customer to spend more than five bucks on their frozen yogurt. Though self-serve portions are priced by the ounce, they top out at $5, promising no one hungry for yogurt will ever pay more. Self-serve cups can be filled with 16 different flavors of frozen yogurt, then decorated at a bar with more than 40 toppings that range from fresh-cut fruit to fresh-bought sprinkles.
Tropical Smoothie Café's wholesome smoothies are filled to the gills with fresh fruit, juices, yogurt, chocolate, nuts, and healthful supplements, minimizing the crushing guilt of dessert consumption to a soft heartbeat emanating from the floorboards. Puréed potions such as pomegranate plunge (pomegranate, banana, strawberries, and cranberry; $4.79) are stuffed with super fruit, and low-fat options, such as mango magic (mango, pineapples, and non-fat yogurt; $4.29), trick gullible taste buds into believing that they are traversing a candy factory full of whipped-cream lollipops. Supercharged smoothies are stocked with a healthy dose of supplements, such as the kiwi citrus green tea's antioxidant-laden matcha charge or the muscle blaster's whey or soy protein ($4.79 each). Individual supplements can also be added to any other smoothie ($0.79 extra), boosting its magic points by +10.
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