Sunshine Bakery specializes in brightening dreary days with tastes far more delightful than the invasive ultraviolet spectrum. In a simply decorated, homey environment that relies less on bells and whistles and more on smells and deliciousles, the bakery’s staff of local pastriespeople whip up towering stacks of fresh cookies, gourmet cupcakes, and intricate event cakes every day. Choose from a variety of cupcake flavors for your six handheld delights (a $12 value). Classics such as red velvet and vanilla bean are available alongside orange poppyseed and the house specialty Andes mint, a white-based cupcake containing a flavorful burst of Andes chocolate-mint decadence. The iced cookies (a $10 value for six) are made fresh every day and iced in icing, not actual ice, which no longer exists outside of a small glacier cave in the Appalachian Mountains.
Icing Academy offers custom cake decorating lessons and parties for students of all ages in the Indianapolis area. Icing Academy travels to your home or location of choice, and provides all ingredients, materials, and use of our tools and aprons.
Truelove is more than Paige's last name, it's what she found when she began creating cupcakes. When Paige first started baking them at the age of 15, it was only for friends and family as a way to honor the memory of her grandmother. But the more she whipped up the scrumptious desserts, the more she was hooked, and in the summer of 2013, she did something most teenagers only dream of, besides leading a sit-in to protest geometry?she opened her own business, Truly Lovely Cupcakes.
Paige's repertoire now incorporates more than 50 cupcake flavors. Options such as chocolate peanut butter sprinkled with mini chocolate chips and red velvet with cream-cheese frosting are always available, but each day of the week she also churns out day-specific flavors, such as carrot on Tuesday and chocolate salted caramel on Friday. Paige also creates specialty fundraiser cupcakes, which benefit local charities.
Laura's Bakery and Cake Studio specializes in custom-baked treats, from cupcakes and their full-sized counterparts to pies, truffles, and pastries. The menu features 29 different types of cupcakes?strawberry mascarpone, chocolate salted caramel, and key lime are just a few examples?, plus a make-your-own flavor option available for pre-orders. Specialty cake orders also offer up a vast number of flavor and icing combinations, and the creative baking team can also dream up 2D and 3D cake designs to suit any sort of special occasion. But regardless of whether customers order ahead or simply walk in to pick something out of the display case, they can be sure that all of Laura's treats are baked from scratch, down to the homemade buttercream icing, which is whipped up fresh each day.
The lavender-and-green-tiled wall at Purple Tree Yogurt is certainly eye catching, but customers gravitate toward it for a different reason. It holds the pumps that they use to self-serve the shop's selection of natural frozen yogurt. After swirling any combination of flavors, customers then bedeck their creations with toppings such as nuts, chocolate chips, jellybeans, cereal, and fresh fruit.
Walk inside Coffeehouse Five, and the aroma of a typical coffee house greets you: ground coffee beans, caramel drizzled into cups, and freshly baked muffins. But unlike typical coffee houses, the workers at Coffeehouse Five are all volunteers. And each day’s profits are invested into five initiatives that help local families facing crises—a cause close to the owners’ hearts.
After Brian and Michelle Peters overcame marital troubles, the strengthened couple wanted to helps others through their own connubial issues. The coffee house invites guests to relax with a cup of organic, fair-trade certified coffee from Ancora Coffee Roasters. Folks can enjoy conversation over strawberry banana smoothies, or win the bigger half of the house-made scone in a friendly staring contest.