Thanks to their similar height and hair color, close friends Geneva Soulier and Erin Whitely were often mistaken for sisters. So when they decided to start selling Hawaiian shaved ice—Geneva's favorite treat, according to the El Dorado Hills Telegraph—it wasn't hard to pick a name. Dubbed the ShiverSisters, the duo now dispenses soft mounds of shaved ice from a vintage Airstream trailer, earning a visit from Fox 40. Inside, a rainbow of colorful plastic bottles dispense flavors that range from cola and coconut to tiger’s blood, mango, and blue raspberry. Organic cream or a scoop of ice cream adds depth and body to combinations such as creamsicle—a blend of orange and vanilla syrups—or sour tart, which blends sour pink lemon and sour green apple flavors, giving lips ample puckering practice for kissing championships.
Sugar Lillie Bakery’s fastidious bakers combine fresh ingredients to create a host of delectable baked goods from scratch. The flaky texture of coconut macaroons is the bakery’s specialty, their nugget shapes dipped in chocolate, mixed with toasted pecans, or delivered plain and unadulterated. Custom cakes also showcase their talents, with buttercream frosting styled to pay homage to animals, birthday wishes, pendants, and fond remembrances of favorite hats. The bakery also gladly fixes up customers with breakfast pastries, cookies, brownies, pies, and tarts, which can all be enjoyed in a relaxing fashion with coffee on the patio.
Shari Fitzpatrick is passionate about strawberries. She's been dipping them in chocolate for more than 20 years, though her affinity for the fruit dates even further back to the strawberry patch in her childhood backyard. Since then, Shari has written the book on the hand-dipped treats—she published Berried In Chocolate in 2010—and has produced countless treats through her shop, Berried in Chocolate.
Shoppers can choose from an array of luscious strawberries that bear coatings of drizzled dark-, milk-, and white-chocolate. The shop's offerings also include caramel apple wedges and dipped chocolate chip cookies.