Caramanda's skilled bakers can whip up freshly baked cupcakes in maple pecan and caramel banana cream or sumptuous butterscotch and peanut butter chunk cookies for carryout. The bakery also employs skilled 3D cake-makers, who can morph fondant into a dragon for a birthday, or create a pair of wearable cake gloves for an upcoming boxing match.
Every cake and cupcake that comes out of the kitchen at Cakes with an Attitude is a work of art. That's because owner and baker Chaundra uses her eye for art and training in cake decorating to create flowers, scenes, and three-dimensional objects atop her desserts. Chaundra can customize designs using a combination of frosting and fondant, yielding cakes fit to be centerpieces and beautiful bouquets of cupcakes.
With a dexterous whirl of her hand, a staffer fills a cup with a soft swirl of frozen yogurt that curls into a perfectly formed peak. After festooning the icy treat with a smattering of cookie crumbs and chocolate chips, she hands the cup over to its owner, who eagerly begins excavating the frosty treat.
This scenario plays out daily at I Can't Believe It's Yogurt, where champions of healthy dessert sling frozen yogurt in a multitude of flavors, as well as low-fat, no-added-sugar, and nonfat varieties. The signature soft-serve can be wolfed down unadorned or bedecked with an assortment of toppings, including fresh fruits and hand-polished sprinkles.
Recently mentioned in the Wall Street Journal, Through the Looking Glass caters to the tea crowd with a blend of whole leaf teas, tea accessories, and gifts. Brew sippers can combat lip freeze by slurping green teas, black teas, oolong teas, white teas, tea blends, and herbal tisane. Menu offerings let lunchers languish over elegant treats including the croissant with brie or chocolate ($3.50), the red knight chili ($6.50), and the Cheshire cheese plate, a pairing of two cheeses such as brie, rosemary asiago, lacy swiss, bavarian boy blue, and Babybel resting on a tuffet of water crackers and fruit ($6.50).