Bodacious Cones is really three things in one: a coffee shop, a smoothie bar, and a gourmet snow-cone emporium. For the young at heart, staffers blend together premium cream, cookies, candies, chocolate-covered coffee beans, and more to create more than 100 flavors of its signature sweet cream treat, one for every hour of the day. For the young at heart, staffers blend together cookies, candies, chocolate-covered coffee beans, and more with its signature sweet cream ?Chaa? to create more than 100 gourmet treats. The shop also brews a smooth and tasty blend of Kona coffee and serves the caffeine-packed beverage hot, iced, or as a frappe.
FruitiYogi's self-serve frozen yogurt machines and bountiful toppings bar allow guests to create limitless combinations of frozen confections. The shop rolls out 10 flavors of frozen yogurt at a time, keeping sweet teeth on their toes with rotating varieties that may include strawberry, coconut, and pumpkin. Sprinkles, gummy bears, nuts, and chocolate chips headline a selection of 60 toppings that pile into cups and protect froyo from the sun, especially when it wears its monocle.
It was a fateful night in January 1999 when the bellies of college sophomores Leon and Tiffany started to rumble. The two UT Austin students convened at Leon's apartment, where they whipped up a batch of chocolate-chip cookies in his oven. As they chewed on the warm, gooey fruits of their labor, the pair was struck by the idea to sell these freshly baked cookies to their fellow students. They began delivering treats to their peers during evening study breaks before expanding their customer base to include parents and Austin residents, all the while renting the back kitchen of a local restaurant to accommodate the growing demand. Fifteen years later, the indulgent lure of Tiff's Treats has helped Leon and Tiffany open 13 locations throughout Austin, Dallas, and Houston. Within these bakeries, kitchen crews sculpt fresh dough into 10 types of cookies, supplementing the gooey morsels with decadent brownies and signature Tiffwiches?vanilla Blue Bell ice cream sandwiched between two warm cookies. Bakers hand-deliver batches every day, pulling them fresh from the oven instead of the overheated engine block of the delivery car.
When Roshi Muns opens her bakery’s ovens, she doesn’t just see cookies, brownies, and whoopie pies. She sees a chance to give back to the Dallas community. Society Bakery gets its name from the native Texan’s desire to change the world around her, be it through petit fours and miniature pecan pies or donations to more than 100 local charities. In addition to old-fashioned pastries, Society whips up vegan cupcakes, specialty whoopie pies made with bread pudding, and empanadas stuffed with fig and pumpkin. It’s hardly a surprise that the bakery’s creations have appeared on the Food Network, the Style Network, and the closed-circuit networks of its customers’ dreams.
Owner Pam’s passion for authentic baking explains why each of Great One Cookie Company’s confections comes from only high-quality ingredients. Semisweet chocolate, macadamia nuts, oatmeal, and dried cranberries pour into batters that bakers blend fresh daily. The triple-chocolate cherry chunk overwhelms tongues with a blend of rich flavors, which can be balanced out by munching on lighter lemon-drop disks or by guzzling flavored water that’s had the flavor chemically extracted. Customers can choose from eight standard flavors as well as seasonal specials that, like a plate spinner’s gravy boat, rotate regularly.
Using a blend of fresh ingredients, skilled pastry chef Kristen Massad expertly whips up batches of joy-inducing indulgences. Start by choosing from a base of five moist, flavorful cupcake favorites—red velvet, chocolate, vanilla, carrot, and strawberry—before venturing into frosting-filled waters. Because Tart Bakery’s cupcakes are always appropriately accessorized with delectable frosting, they provide just the right arm candy for end-of-summer backyard barbecues, or as the adorably edible wedding-reception date.