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Cakes Du Jour employs confectionary artists whose talents for crafting cakes has earned the bakery more than four stars on Project Wedding. To garner this type of praise, they ensure each dessert receives special attention, from three-tiered wedding cakes with intricate piping to 3-D cakes in forms such as My Little Pony and Tinker Bell. They also create mini treats in the forms of cupcakes and push pops, whose layers of cake and colored buttercream frosting come in clear canisters that can be pushed up with thumbs or outfitted with spring-loaded eject buttons. In addition to preparing sweet treats, the team shares its knowledge of dessert making with up to 10 kids during cupcake-decorating parties.

414 N Church St
Hendersonville,
NC
US

After Vernon Rudolph acquired a closely guarded yeast-raised Krispy Kreme Doughnuts recipe from a New Orleans pastry chef, he shared his appreciation for delectable disks by opening shop in 1937 and selling the first Krispy Kremes to grocery stores. The wafting aroma of glazed Krispy Kreme Doughnuts increased demand for the sweet treats and caused Rudolph to redesign his building's layout to include a walkup window, Rudolph was able to sell them directly to any passing customer who demanded a snack. Later, he joined forces with equipment engineers, creating baking equipment that guaranteed uniform shape and dough consistency.

Rudolph's departure to a pastry-filled afterlife in 1973 did not stop Krispy Kreme from expanding into a global sensation and continuing to innovate. In recent years, the company enhanced the treat-retrieving experience by introducing a Hot Light that, when illuminated, indicates when Krispy Kreme Doughnuts are fresh off the conveyor belt.

960 Patton Ave
Asheville,
NC
US

Home Free Bagels' employees all have one thing in common: they each struggle with homelessness or housing concerns. The bakery sets out to reduce the hardships facing the homeless by hiring them to craft bagels for neighborhood cafés, gourmet grocery stores, and customers. Home Free Bagels also donates a portion of its profits to such organizations as Just Economics and Homeward Bound's Hope to Home Program, which both strive to end homelessness in Asheville.

631 Haywood Road
Asheville,
NC
US

The Hop’s dairy mavens look no further than their own stomping grounds when culling the fresh, local ingredients they use to concoct their gourmet ice cream. Since it’s illegal to scream for ice cream in a crowded building, servers sate fierce cravings for the glacial delight by plunging creamy scoops into organic sodas, piling them into housemade waffle cones, and drizzling them with the shop’s own hot fudge and chocolate syrup. In addition to indulgent confections, The Hop caters to health-conscious gourmands with vegan, gluten-free, and sugar-free ice creams made from scratch, as well as fresh-fruit sorbets and fair-trade coffee.

In addition to appeasing sweet teeth, The Hop also serves as a welcoming hangout spot where guests can enjoy free, family-friendly events, including live music, magicians, and jugglers scheduled every Tuesday. The cheerful, carefree setting also hosts birthday parties replete with a build-your-own-sundae bar and face painting.

640 Merrimon Ave
Asheville,
NC
US

With more than 450 stores throughout the globe, TCBY has become synonymous with high-quality frozen yogurt since its humble inception in Arkansas in 1981. Known as The Country’s Best Yogurt, TCBY serves up frozen treats packed with benefits such as live active cultures and vitamin D while remaining lower in fat and calories than traditional ice cream. New additions to the menu include frozen greek yogurt, which swirls with twice as much protein as the regular frozen yogurt, giving customers a treat to look forward to after strenuous routines of bench-pressing dairy-farm equipment. Another new addition is chocolate Silk almond milk yogurt which happens to be free of dairy, soy, lactose, gluten, and cholesterol. Revamped store designs infuse each space with modern, colorful touches, such as bright-green chairs and hanging orange lights, reflecting the dessert emporium’s dedication to happily moving into the future with its customers.

1800 Hendersonville Rd
Asheville,
NC
US

With more than 450 stores throughout the globe, TCBY has become synonymous with high-quality frozen yogurt since its humble inception in Arkansas in 1981. Known as The Country’s Best Yogurt, TCBY serves up frozen treats packed with benefits such as live active cultures and vitamin D while remaining lower in fat and calories than traditional ice cream. New additions to the menu include frozen greek yogurt, which swirls with twice as much protein as the regular frozen yogurt, giving customers a treat to look forward to after strenuous routines of bench-pressing dairy-farm equipment. Another new addition is chocolate Silk almond milk yogurt which happens to be free of dairy, soy, lactose, gluten, and cholesterol. Revamped store designs infuse each space with modern, colorful touches, such as bright-green chairs and hanging orange lights, reflecting the dessert emporium’s dedication to happily moving into the future with its customers.

5 Westgate Pkwy
Asheville,
NC
US