Hollie, the lady behind Sugar Diva's Custom Cakes, bakes fresh, homemade treats from fine ingredients. The business specializes in custom cakes for special occasions such as weddings and birthdays, fashioning them with multiple tiers, elegant accouterments, and stunning designs. They also specialize in smaller treats, which range from gooey chocolate chip cookies and brownies to cupcakes, chocolate fudge, made-to-order pies, and old-fashioned candies.
The baker behind Style And Grace Cupcakes is something of an alchemist; she transforms simple ingredients such as brown sugar and fresh strawberries into moist cupcakes crowned with decadent buttercream frosting. She also bakes cookies, cookie pops, and diabetic-friendly cupcakes made with Splenda. Find these handcrafted desserts at the Gastonia Farmers Market, or have them delivered to your door.
The owner of Sweet Flour Pots, a mother of three, invented some of her own dessert recipes while baking for her children on special occasions, while others were passed down through her family. Among her specialties are red velvet cake pops, creamy banana pudding ladled into Mason jars, and “sweet flour pots”— cupcakes that mimic the appearance of terra cotta flowerpots filled with green swirls of frosting and sugary flowers.
Cold Stone's ice cream, made fresh in stores every day, inhabits a quantum flux between soft-serve and traditional ice cream, with a rich, creamy texture that whispers tales of its super-premium quality as it glides over taste buds. The ice cream generously welcomes dozens of toppings, as traditional as crumbled cookies and chopped nuts. Choose your favorite ice cream from dozens of silky flavors, such as cake batter and mint. Then make certain no one will try and steal a taste by topping it protectively with brownies, gumballs, and cherry-pie filling. Whatever Frankencream you create, it'll be scooped cold off the grill into a freshly made waffle cone or bowl. Cold Stone's ice cream and toppings vary by season and location. The store also offers sorbet and an array of lighter toppings, such as fruit and honey. Ice-cream creations run between $4.59 and $5.29, depending on size.
Simply Divine Sweets owner Yaschica Sloan-Mills believes her purpose in life is to make others happy with her treats. A few years ago, she began doing just that while selling desserts to her family, friends, and coworkers. Soon, though, with the opening of her shop, it was more than just Yaschica's loved ones and acquaintances reaping the benefits of her devotion to decadence. At Simply Divine, Yaschica bakes every cupcake from scratch and presents batches in an artful, sophisticated manner. She also offers a wide range of gourmet flavors, from cherry vanilla to Kickin' key lime.
The bakers at Bake Me A Cake begin every morning by making cakes from scratch that they can cover with colorful buttercream frostings, cream cheese, and smooth fondant. Designing cakes for all occasions, the bakers create everything from cartoon characters for children’s’ birthdays to modern three-tiered confections covered in animal print for sweet 16 parties . Each cake is made with all-natural ingredients in flavors including german chocolate, red velvet, and sour cream–pound cake. The bakers also frost standard, medium, and bite-size cupcakes in a variety of flavors including pecan pie and peanut butter–cup. Paper umbrellas top cocktail cupcakes that feature adult flavors such as Barcardi Limón, margarita, and income taxes.