Helmed by mother-and-daughter team Sharon Hundley and Heather Fletcher, The Cupcakery of Elizabeth City spawns more than 10 varieties of fist-sized cakes each day. Classic flavors such as chocolate, carrot, and marble join newfangled delights—from red velvet to white almond—in artfully arranged boxes. Filling fans can indulge in creamy-centered Oreo, chocolate-mocha, and white-raspberry cakelets, each of which comes standard with a generous dollop of frosting. Although the bakery plays host to a full spread of cupcakes on any given day, customers craving 12 cupcakes of the same flavor are encouraged to phone in an order at least 48 hours in advance.
The highly trained staff at All Smiles brightens mouth bones with professional, in-office teeth whitening. Like conceiving a child, each treatment begins with a short consultation, in which a shade guide determines the current hue of tarnished teeth. Next, a cheek retractor keeps tusks exposed as the smile mechanic applies the whitening gel and then sets the cool, blue beams of an FDA-approved LED light upon the naked molars, incisors, and bicuspids to activate the whitening formula and remove discoloration. The 45- to 80-minute treatment consists of two or three 15-minute LED light cycles, depending on how much whitening is needed. After the cycles, the technician returns with the shade guide and a flock of albino sheep to compare and demonstrate how many shades brighter the teeth have become.
Aesthetician Tiffany Barker’s facials are aimed at solving clients’ skin issues. She softens wrinkles during anti-aging facials, and uses a whitening mask and an enzyme exfoliant to even out skin tone during a pigment facial. She also exfoliates, massages, and extracts dirt from pores on clients’ backs, and readily waxes off unwanted hair on faces and legs.