The bakers at Best City Cupcakes love unusual requests. Past custom cake orders have seen them sculpting shapeless layers of moist cake and fresh buttercream into spooky haunted castles or sudsy mugs perched beneath a suspended can of beer. They even hold a monthly contest that invites customers to enter in their own unique cupcake recipes, and add past winners––such as the chocolate-cayenne Afterburn––to the menu for an entire month. Not that any of the shop's regular flavors would ever be considered bland; staples include The Britt, a dark-chocolate merlot topped with rich chocolate ganache, and the Elvis Lives—a banana chocolate-chip cupcake topped with peanut-butter frosting and thick pieces of grilled bacon. And because Best City Cupcakes knows that each household has varying cupcake needs, each flavor is available in standard size or as a bite-size mini, depending on whether they're being served as dessert or used as confetti.
The mother-daughter team behind The Lil Bake Shoppe create eye-pleasing and mouthwatering sweets. Sheet cakes, tiered cakes, wedding cakes, customized shape cakes—whichever type you order, the cake will be almost as pretty to look at as it is delicious to eat. In addition to large cakes, The Lil Bake Shoppe also turns out cupcakes. Click here to view some of their designs.
Cuisine Type: American food and espresso
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 11?25
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Homemade ice cream in 20+ flavors
Delivery / Take-out Available: Takeout only
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Pro Tip: All of our menu items are fresh and made-to-order. Nothing is pre-cooked or processed.
What made you want to work with food? When did you first develop that passion?
It's satisfying to provide customers and the community with good food and a family-friendly environment. Our goal is to be the spot where people want to come, feel welcomed, and leave full. This venue gives us an opportunity to work with our two passions: food and people.
What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
We make all of our ice cream flavors and sorbets on-site daily. You can also order an ice cream cake in your favorite flavor instead of settling for a mediocre supermarket ice cream cake.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We are a husband-and-wife team that enjoys cooking, working, and seeing people enjoy both the food and the experience here at In The Mood Cafe.
In your own words, how would you describe your menu?
Our menus feature breakfast all day, and we use white-meat chicken breast and certified Angus beef in our panini and burgers. We prepare our chopped salads based on your vegetable and protein choices. We also cut our own french fries and soak them in kosher salt. Our ice cream contains premium ingredients, which will be obviously clear when you taste it. Feel free to sample a couple of flavors before making your final selection so that you can truly experience the difference in our ice cream. Also, we function as a full espresso bar and have a full coffee menu that includes lattes, mochas, cappuccinos, and herbal teas.