Naticakes is in the business of making life a bit sweeter. They do so by supplying customers with frozen yogurt and cupcakes in more than 30 flavors, including lemon-merengue cupcakes with toasted frosting, and rich devil's food cake with caramel buttercream frosting, sea salt, and dark-chocolate curls. Patrons also can opt for bite-size cupcakes or specialty cakes to share. Crafting delectable desserts isn't the only way Naticakes sweetens things up; the company also donates 10% of profits to support the Natalie Wynn Carter Foundation, an organization committed to improving the lives of children throughout the world.
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The Marble Slab Creamery sensory experience begins by just walking past the storefront, where the buttery scent of fresh-baked waffle cones drifts out into the air. Gourmet ice creams are freshly crafted on site from Marble Slab’s original recipe, enticing customers’ eyes with a rainbow of colours. Once clients have made a flavour selection, they choose from a smorgasbord of mix-ins, from fresh fruit to nuts to candy and crumbled cookies, which an ice cream chef then hand-folds in atop a frosty marble slab before packing the finished custom-designed flavour masterpiece into a house-made waffle cone.
In addition to procuring handheld treats, Marble Slab Creamery can send creations home in a variety of other formats, such as ice cream cakes, cupcakes, and hand-packed half-litres, or in the capable hands of a catering team for sprucing up special events such as corporate get-togethers or school functions with portable marble slabs or sundae bars in tow.
What do you get for the recent Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame inductee who has everything? Well, if you're the daughter of Brenda Lee, you start by setting up a meeting with Priscilla Romans. The confectionary architect behind Cakes by Priscilla sat down with Ms. Lee's daughter to get to know Brenda. After intense brainstorming, Priscilla drew up the blueprints for a 2.5-foot Christmas-tree cake that rested on the foundation of Brenda Lee's holiday hit, "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree."
Whether there's a star encounter on the line or not, Priscilla puts the same level of planning, execution, and detail into all her custom cakes. Party planners start the process by choosing from a slate of traditional and unorthodox flavors?such as red velvet, vanilla spice, s'mores, and orange?and fillings including lemon, mocha, or swiss chocolate. From there, the only limitation is the client's imagination. Priscilla sculpts premium ingredients into animal-print top hats, shoulder bags complete with edible buckles and zippers, and lobsters. Beyond the custom-made delights, Priscilla whips up small-scale treats?namely, cinnamon bun cookies and Oreo cake pops.
As a child, CeCe looked forward to her family’s summertime trips to North Carolina, where she could reconnect with faraway relatives over cookouts. One of her fondest memories from this time is making homemade blackberry ice cream with her Grandma Ruby. Years later, CeCe would look back on these days with nostalgia; she dreamt of opening a business that would bring families together over a tasty summertime treat.
In 2008, her dream became a reality with the opening of Sweet CeCe’s. Like wig salesmen to the Constitutional Convention, families flocked to the self-serve frozen-yogurt shoppe, where they could create their own desserts from dozens of yogurt flavors and toppings. The small shoppe got so popular that CeCe franchised the business. Today, families in 11 states can create sweet memories within the sherbet-colored walls of a Sweet CeCe’s.
For half a year, Dena Tripp and Debra Shwetz worked to perfect their bundt cake recipe. If they were going to do something unique, they were determined to do it right, and the recipe was the very first step. After that, they focused on quality ingredients before eventually determining they'd struck crumbly, moist, caky gold?the foundation for their business, Nothing Bundt Cakes. There, they oversee the handcrafted, hole-in-the-middle, sloping treats, available in nine different flavors and a variety of sizes, decorated with their signature ribbed frosting. For inspiration, browse cakes by occasion, whether it's a kid's birthday party or a sophisticated laser tag party for adults.