Icing on the Cupcake’s innovative, meticulously crafted cupcakes have made the shop a top local dessert business on the KCRA A-List for the past three years. Drawing from a cumulative 50 years of baking experience, chefs whip up a daily-changing menu using gourmet ingredients, such as madagascar bourbon vanilla, buttercream frosting, and bacon bits. Colorful displays of cupcakes stack up beneath contemporary decor inside the shop. The bakery also offers delivery services throughout the Sacramento area, bringing freshly baked morsels to customers' homes, offices, or hiding places behind the curtains of their favorite newscasters.
A long-time carnival staple, funnel cakes have received an elaborate makeover to become, well, fancier. The treats at Fancy Funnel Cakes are topped with ice cream, whipped cream, chocolate, caramel, apple, cherry, strawberry and peach cobbler or added to root-beer floats. More savory options include a maple-flavored funnel with bacon and and funnel puppies: funnel-battered mini sausages served with dipping sauce. Besides funnel cake, the snack shop also makes its own sweet-potato pies and deep fries Oreos, pound cake, and brownies.
Crazy for Yogurt lives up to its name by offering 10 flavors of self-serve yogurt that customers jazz up with more than 80 fruit, candy, and nut toppings. They also have a selection of fresh-fruit smoothies and shakes that chefs whip up onsite, rather than outsourcing the task to a generic food-production factory or unreliable polar bears.
Since opening its first shop in 1981, TCBY has mesmerized millions with mountains of creamy frozen yogurt. Drumming up excitement for low-fat treats was a distinct challenge back then, when ice cream ruled the dessert scene and bundt cake helmed the Senate. Today, the franchise shapes the treat's future with innovations such as frozen greek yogurt, which sports more than 8 grams of protein per half-cup serving. More than 25 varieties of yogurt and sorbet rotate through more than 450 stores nationwide, swirling from self-serve machines at the Folsom and Roseville locations. Flavors range from classics such as old-fashioned vanilla to modern marvels such as cake batter and root-beer float. To accommodate dieters and diners with sugar sensitivities, TCBY sweetens five different flavors with calorie-free sucralose. Filled with fruits, candies, and bite-size baked goods, a toppings bar brims with color and texture, like a rainbow made of extra-coarse sandpaper.
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.
Choosing Karen's Bakery is the easy decision. A cookie, a croissant, or a brownie? You might have to choose them all.
Low-fat foods are not on the menu at Karen's Bakery, though, so plan to indulge a bit.
Large groups will appreciate Karen's Bakery for its ability to seat them quickly.
The dress code is strictly casual at Karen's Bakery, so come as you are (and as you are comfortable).
A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the diners at your next shindig.
Karen's Bakery's diners can park in a nearby lot or on the street.
For those who travel by bike, Karen's Bakery offers bike racks for diners.
A typical meal at Karen's Bakery will set you back less than $30.