The inside joke behind the name of Lara Stuckey's bakery goes all the way back to her childhood. As she told the Fairfax Times, "When my sister and I said silly things, we would call them 'fluffy thoughts.'" The reference to her youth is appropriate, considering that's when Lara got her start at baking by whipping up treats in her Easy-Bake oven. Her pursuit of culinary skills continued throughout her life, including during a period when she would design cakes at night after returning home from her full-time therapist job. At the urging of her friends, Lara eventually left her job to dedicate herself to her true passion at Fluffy Thoughts Cakes.
The bakery looks as cheerful as the story behind its development. Bright baubles hang from the walls, spotlighting display cases of specialty cakes and cupcakes made with Valrhona chocolate, pure European butter, and fresh fruit. Cupcake flavors rotate frequently, but they typically include inventive creations such as an apple cupcake with bacon bits and a pina colada cupcake that gives you the ability to play the piano if you practice the piano a lot while you eat it. Lara is also a longtime painter and sketch artist, so sculpting towering specialty cakes with intricate designs and imaginative shapes comes naturally to her.
The bakers at Firehook Bakery know what they're doing when it comes to making pastries, cookies, and all the deliciousness in between.
It s best to save your lighter eating habits for another day, though, as
is not featured on the menu here.
Dress is typically casual at Firehook Bakery, so leave the fancy duds behind for the evening.
That's right! Firehook Bakery will bring their delicious food to your house for any occasion.
Going out for dinner doesn't mean overspending. Enjoy a delicious meal at Firehook Bakery for a fair price.
From foodies to celebrities to trend watchers, the buzz around Pinkberry has been sweeping the world. Excitement was high from the very beginning, when in 2005 Pinkberry opened its first store in West Hollywood, California. The demand for the swirls of yogurt was so great that Pinkberry was dubbed "the taste that launched 1,000 parking tickets" by the Los Angeles Times. Undeterred by parking regulations, people were drawn in by their cravings for the yogurt, the abundance of toppings, the bright and energetic store design, and the kind smiles of the staff. With more than 220 locations in 18 countries, Pinkberry is now one of the most-talked-about premium frozen yogurts in the world.
Starting with a base of nonfat, hormone-free milk and nonfat yogurt, Pinkberry's artisans incorporate live, active cultures into the mix to create a healthy, refreshing treat. The original yogurt is always available, but staffers also swirl seasonal flavors throughout the year, such as strawberry, cookies 'n' cream, and cherry. The selection of fresh fruit also rotates with the seasons and is cut daily in each store. Other toppings, such as honey-almond granola, dark-chocolate crisps, swirl pearls, and italian caramel, allow customers to create an inspired flavor combination every visit.
Wetzels Pretzels takes pride in twisting its creations until they are unrecognizingly delicious. Its talented staff bakes pretzels flavored with everything from jalape?o to cinnamon and can wrap them around hot dogs to create delectable meals. If you prefer traditional pretzels, you can go for the original with or without butter, but options for something a little different include pepperoni twist or garlic that can be paired with a dipping sauce. And to wash the pretzels down, Wetzels Pretzels offers a variety of drinks such as
fresh lemonade and frozen granitas.
For a flaky croissant or old-fashioned chocolate chip cookie, La Madeleine in Falls Church's Bailey's Crossroads neighborhood is the best bakery around.
Fear not you gluten-free or low-fat eaters, you'll have plenty of choices here.
The whole family can enjoy a meal at La Madeleine with its kid-friendly fare.
La Madeleine provides seasonal outdoor seating — be sure to grab a chair before it's too late.
Bring your laptop here and tap into the complimentary wifi.
Business casual dress, tasty food and a classic atmosphere makes this a great place for any occasion.
Bring the La Madeleine's great food to your place.
Or, take your food to go.
At La Madeleine, free parking is offered on the whole block.
For a night out with great food that won't break the budget, head to La Madeleine.
Follow the sweet scent of Bale Friends Bakery and Deli for a tasty treat.
Bale Friends Bakery and Deli is a local eatery that serves up both gluten-free and low-fat dishes.
Parents appreciate Bale Friends Bakery and Deli's kid-friendly attitude, and little ones are often seen dining out with the adults.
Enjoy the cool summer breezes on Bale Friends Bakery and Deli's seasonally available outdoor seating.
Bale Friends Bakery and Deli is known for serving great food, and they are able to serve it at your next event with their excellent catering.
If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead.
Bale Friends Bakery and Deli is centrally located near many parking lot options.
With prices below $15 per person, you can eat at Bale Friends Bakery and Deli as often as you like!