Naticakes is a boutique cupcake and fro-yo shop that sates sweet teeth with more than 30 flavors of their bite-sized treats. The cupcake cache tests the sugary limits of the imagination, with inventive treats that range from the classic (vanilla-chocolate-chip, banana split, and german chocolate) to exotic varietals such as the gummy-worm-topped Dirt and Worms cake, or the coffee-frosted Opera cake, filled with a fervent sense of romanticism. Dulche de leche cakes arrive brimming with a creamy caramel topping, and the Pretty Princess double-strawberry cake complements its ruby-red interior with a tiara of pink sugar crystals.
King Kandy of Candyland fame wasn’t born into royalty; he fought sweet tooth and sweet nail to gain power over that barbarous confectionary kingdom. Today’s Groupon recalls a time when a man’s worth was measured by the amount of sweet treats in his possession. For $20, you get $45 worth of gourmet desserts at Merveilleux Confections, the rustic-chic chocolate kitchen located in The Factory at Franklin.
Noi Reagan helms Noi Gifts & Gourmet, where she crafts delectable, gourmet goodies such as cakes, cookies, and confections. Eschewing preservatives, Noi instead makes all-natural, handmade desserts: creative recipes include peanut and pecan toffle, a sweet that meets at an intersection of toffee and brittle. She's more than happy to make custom cakes, decorating pillowy desserts with names and celebratory remarks. And in addition to decorated cookies for various holidays, she bakes a cast of cupcakes that rotates daily, and sends them out in 100% recycled packaging.
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Ever since Baskin-Robbins began its dessert fashion show in 1953, more than 1,000 original flavors have sauntered across the nation's tongue runways. With the ice creamery's iconic pink sampling spoons as your guide, taste-test as many as you like until you find the flavor that gives your soul a back rub, whether it's a classic flavor such as rocky road single scoop ($2.59) or a seasonal serving of Love Potion #31—white chocolate and raspberry ice cream loaded with raspberry-filled chocolate hearts—and America's Birthday Cake. Otherwise, keep it simple and bury your face within the flavor of the month—Picnic Punch, a sherbet swirl of tantalizing watermelon and green apple flavors in a bright-pink and green twirl. The ice alchemists at Baskin Robbins can also transmute their ice cream and sherbet into drinkable desserts such as floats, freezes, and shakes.