Enchanting Creations specializes in edible art created under the direction of owner and head designer Karen Matamoros. Karen and her husband, Alex, decided to open the bakery shop in their backyard after living in the community for more than two decades. In their free time, they pour themselves into art-⎯expressing themselves by painting murals, designing fashion, and building custom furniture⎯and the bakery has become an additional extension of their creative sides.
In running the bakery, they take their artistic aspirations to new heights with 3-D cakes: edible sculptures that represent a variety of cartoon characters and inanimate objects, such as a ribbon-wrapped present, Spider-Man, or a giant bowling ball. Their smaller treats—including cake pops, pastries, and cupcakes—combine rich cocoa, fresh fruits, fluffy cake, and sugary sweet icing into bite-size portions and delicate desserts. Testifying to Enchanting Creations' dedication to the environment, all orders ship out in eco-friendly boxes, unlike most bakery goods, which are packaged in wasteful styrofoam boxes, surrounded by styrofoam peanuts, and topped with styrofoam sprinkles.
Eggnog tends to be a holiday treat, but not at Suretto Gelato. Its zabaione, an eggnog-flavored blend of eggs and sweet wine, is one of more than 40 housemade flavors served year-round. Besides classics like coffee and chocolate, Suretto Gelato's varieties include figs mixed with cheesecake gelato and blue sky, a cotton candy–flavored treat popular with youngsters. For a fruitier snack, visitors can opt for lemon, mango, passionfruit, and other sorbets.
When Danna and Adam Caldwell went to a frozen-yogurt shop on their first date, they didn't realize how much it would change their lives. Not only did they each end up finding the person with whom they'd spend the rest of their lives, but also they found what they wanted to do for the rest of their lives together. Eventually, they opened Menchie's Frozen Yogurt, which now has outposts across the nation. Like the Bill of Rights, the business is represented by a series of mascots––led by Menchie himself––to create a fun family experience.
No matter where the store is, however, the staff members start the process with a signature ingredient: protein-rich California dairy milk. They use this as the base for their probiotic-filled yogurt, and add only all-natural ingredients to create their roster of flavors. These satisfy a variety of dietary restrictions, resulting in flavors such as no-sugar-added coffee and low-carb candy cane. At the toppings bar, guests customize their chosen flavors with a sprinkling of candy, fresh fruit, syrups, and marshmallow cream.
Gallery of Cakes’ master of cakes, Yonnie, uses his experience as an ex-pizza chef and the owner and head instructor of Yonnie’s Cake Art School to craft delicious and creative baked treats. All treats are non-dairy and under the supervision of Kosher Miami, ranging from cupcakes and buttercream cakes to sheet cakes and fondant cakes for all occasions. As an outlet for his artistic spirit, Yonnie also specializes in custom cake decoration, yielding inspired cake designs such as cakes in the shape of the Torah, a sheriff’s hat, or a 3D rendition of a princess’ castle.
Though you may not garner it from the name, the menu at Bagelworks goes far beyond their eponymous doughy diameter. Onion and honey whole-wheat bagels, made onsite, hold up on their own with a schmear of cream cheese but work just as well bolstering deli fare such as house salads, eggy breakfast dishes, and fish platters. Other items on the expansive menu include grilled cheese, pastrami paninis, and pancakes.
The talented team at Sweet Escape creates dazzling dessert tables to help make sure each event is memorable. The spread can include treats such as red-velvet cupcakes, double-fudge brownies, cheesecakes, truffles, and cake pops, and can be tailored to suit events such as wedding receptions or your dog?s first day of college. To create a dramatic tablescape, Sweet Escape?s staff uses ceramic cake-stands, glass vases, and shot glasses. The culinary team also designs cakes, offering a range of flavor and filling combinations, such as coconut cake with a cream-cheese filling.