Combining two romantic gestures doesn't always work—it's hard to write a love letter in chocolate or hug someone while you're kissing their hand. However, Jennifer Dumais consolidates romantic gestures with great success when she bakes up cupcake bouquets that look like flowers in a vase with blooms of icing. She also sculpts and frosts customized cakes for any event, as evidenced by her gallery of edible art. Idiosyncratic cakes that resemble a tool belt or a gathering of jungle animals complement tiered wedding cakes, which can sport spiraling accents and actual flowers.
Jennifer and her staff prep a whole range of homemade confections, from fruit and cream pies to cinnamon chip cookies. Their impressive list of cake flavors covers classic tastes, such as chocolate and old-fashioned lemon, in addition to slices of pumpkin, white chocolate spice, and seasonal passion fruit. All these are available as cupcake flavors as well. Guests can even learn how to bake and decorate their own cupcakes during two-hour parties with optional add-ons such as photographers and goodie bags.
Sweet Liberty’s self-serve stations dole out new flavors of frozen yogurt each day. These daily flavors are augmented by an array of toppings, including fruit and candy. In addition to frozen yogurt, guests can also treat themselves to soft-serve ice cream.
The Give Me Five pass grants access to five of any of the following activities: Kimball Farm's 300-yard driving range, nine-hole pitch-and-putt course, and batting cages will help golfers and batters adjust squeaky swings, and the Animal Adventures exhibit allows guests to interact with reptiles while discussing current events with talking birds. Give Me Fivers can also perform kinetic-energy experiments using colorful balls on the Waterfall Run or Forbidden Mine miniature-golf courses before boarding a bumper boat to faithfully recreate Star Wars on melted ice. The pass may also be used to acquire a play card (a $6 value) from the Olde Sawmill Midway Arcade.
Since 1958, George's Bakery has stocked everything necessary for a Mediterranean dinner party or an authentic Wednesday night. Crowding the shelves are specialty spices, fresh pita breads, olives, and all kinds of imported canned goods. Along with baklava and other pastries, the store sells hookahs and the flavored tobacco they need to survive.
Frozyos Self Serve Frozen Yogurt features many flavors to choose from, including creamy peanut butter, Grandma’s Apple Pie, and ice coffee. But, unlike a spouse, there’s no need to settle for just one.
For instance, if you help yourself to a half-cup of cake yogurt and a half-cup of ice coffee and then mix it all together, you end up with a creamy tiramisu treat. Or if you mash up Simply Vanilla and Succulent Orange, the resulting sweet pop of Orange Creamsicle may transport you back to those hot summer days of a childhood spent holed up in the coolest place of the house, the brick chimney, eating such an iced treat.
The more than 40 toppings—fresh fruit, Reese’s Pieces, and hot fudge, to name a few—only sweeten the deal. Plus, it’s easy to allow for some decadent toppings without feeling guilty; the yogurt underneath is nonfat, nondairy, and has no added sugar.