Monique Cortes's dream for Sassy Sweets by Monique was to create desserts that were as much a treat for the eyes as they were for the taste buds. She and her team of bakers delicately position fresh flowers on tiered wedding cakes and pipe crowns of frosting onto warm cupcakes. Specializing in gourmet flavors, the chefs mix up fresh batter every day, from their classic red velvet and confetti cakes to the inventive pancake 'n' bacon and blueberry-lemonade recipes. Adults can enjoy cocktail-inspired flavors including piña colada and strawberry daiquiri or place a candle in a cupcake-in-a-jar to celebrate the first anniversary of their moonshine distillery.
In addition to their cheesecakes, brownies, and cake pops, the bakery shares a full café menu of breakfast and lunch dishes. Behind the espresso bar, baristas steam milk for cappuccinos paired with grilled breakfast burritos and sandwiches such as the Folsom Chick with chicken breast, pesto, and housemade garlic mojo.
A novice might raise a skeptical eyebrow at a coriander- or sorghum-infused beer, but to craft brewer Erik Schmid, ingredients like these aren’t unusual in the least. At The Brewmeister, Erik teaches small groups of students to concoct liquid refreshments that are both distinctive and tasty. Beer-brewing classes cover the basics of fermentation, proper sanitation practices, and how to funnel beer into bottles or directly into bellies. Though Schmid prepares batches of seasonal ales in brewing classes, he can advise students on any brewing technique.
Those who wish to pursue the art of home brewing can purchase brewing equipment and ingredients such as malts, barley, and hops in The Brewmeister's shop. Schmid also stocks wine-making materials, including a variety of yeasts and rental presses with which to extract juices from grapes or grape-flavored juice boxes.
Color Me Mine's international franchise of DIY ceramics studios caters to both a younger and older crowd. Hundreds of unadorned ceramic pieces—including vases and flatware—await the attentions of muses of kids and their keepers alike, as do glazes in earthy tones and bright crimsons to frighten bulls away from china cabinets. Guests follow simple step-by-step instructions that leave plenty of room for creative expression. When painters are satisfied with their work, the professional kiln-workers help glaze and fire it for them before customers retrieve the finished piece a few days later.
Silverado is the "Apple Store for Professionals." We cater to the serious Apple user such as film directors and producers, cinematographers, graphic designers, video editors, journalists, musicians, photographers, and hardcore Apple enthusiasts who demand performance.
Over her 30-year career, licensed aesthetician Mischele Hansen has learned to be versatile?she can deftly buff dead skin from faces with microdermabrasion then dispel stress with custom massages. Regardless of the treatment, Mischele caters to her clients with a steady hand and the grace of a dandelion seed floating in zero gravity.
Four Corners was started 2 years ago as a means of providing local artists with discounted custom framing for their work. Local artists also have the opportunity to display and sell their work in art gallery. Our main goal is to provide the much needed support for the local arts.