One three-tiered wedding cake sports simple white frosting with sparkling flowers blossoming down the side; another, three edible gift boxes tied up with blue ribbon. The wedding-cake creations that come from the kitchen at L's Bakery defy any classification, other than they're each completely customized to the happy couple's tastes. The same is true of birthday cakes, which can be molded to look like cartoons or decorated to depict an erupting volcano.
What is one of your most popular offerings? How is it prepared?
Our most popular flavors are Chocolate Cream (like a hostess cupcake from childhood complete with cream filling), Red Velvet (classic southern inspired flavor with sweet cream cheese frosting), and Lemon (the perfect combination of sweet vanilla and tart lemon). No matter which flavor you choose, you'll recognize why we have become known for the best cupcake in Tulsa—moist cake and authentic flavors.
Décor can say a lot about the type of food a restaurant serves. How does your décor inform or reflect your culinary practice?
Smallcakes is a bright and peaceful place to relax and enjoy a freshly baked cupcake and cold glass of milk. Pink, orange, white, and brown are the main colors for the interior decor. [We also have] free wifi and outdoor seating, [and we're] located near the Oklahoma Aquarium and the famous downtown Jenks antique shopping.
In your own words, how would you describe your menu?
Our menu features over 20 flavors of freshly baked jumbo sized cupcakes every day. We bake in small batches so that you know you are getting a fresh cupcake all day long. Smallcakes Founder Jeff Martin has competed on Cupcake Wars and has been featured on the Food Network as well as The View. Whoopi Goldberg says Smallcakes is her favorite for a classic Red Velvet cupcake.
Cuisine Type: Cupcake Bakery
Reservations: Not necessary
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Cupcakes
Delivery / Take-out: No
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Platters, trays, and baskets of cookies populate the countertops at sunny Cookiedoodle, a specialty bakery owned by Bernadette Feickert. The gourmet cookie line encompasses classics such as chocolate chip and ginger, as well as uncommon flavors such as french toast and latte, which together comprise part of a balanced breakfast. To create each hand-decorated cookie, confectioners whip up sugar-cookie batter, roll and cut it into shapes, and bake the cookies until they achieve a cake-like texture.
Shiloh's Restaurant's homestyle fare is born of the love and dedication of several generations of restaurateurs. The Hermann and Rodgers families have more than 50 years' experience in the kitchen, and although they're retired, entrepreneurial pros Grandma Ethel and Great-Grandma Gladys still oversee the recipe book to ensure quality.
Following these thoroughly scrutinized instructions, chefs cook up a well-rounded menu of all-day country breakfasts, meaty sandwiches, and pan-fried country steak. At tables, Shiloh's signature housemade rolls are always on hand to sop up leftover homestyle gravy and goulash. And to ensure that no mouth is left unfed, chefs also serve up their piping-hot comfort food to offices, parties, and the hungry families of vacationing grandmothers.
Patisserie Tulsa's treat smiths dish out delectable multi-flavored pastries, saturating seven kinds of cupcakes with eight decadent fillings, 12 creamy icings and ganaches, and more than 10 teeth-teasing toppings. Fresh-baked cupcakes such as red velvet, sweet strawberry, and Guinness glow beneath regal crowns of hazelnut buttercream or white-chocolate ganache, and chocolate-fudge cupcakes stuffed with fillings such as peanut-butter cream or marshmallow beg to be blanketed with chocolate-cream-cheese icing and sprinkled with toffee. Obliterate the bad taste left in your mouth from being forced to take the SATs in third grade by extracting fruity or chocolaty fillings from the center of the miniaturized pod of vanilla almond. To top off cakey creations, add crunchy toppings such as peanut-butter chips or chocolate-covered espresso beans, which can infuse sweet teeth with the uninhibited joy experienced when hurling paperweights into a zero-gravity vacuum.
The Good Dog’s meaty menu is stuffed with snugly bunned, cheese-sprinkled Americana, which its white-hatted staff sling gracefully into the open mouths of hungry Oklahomans. Staples such as the Plain Ol’ hot dog ($1.20) sate hamburger-weary clientele, while the Frito-chili pie ($3.79) coats palates with a heartily savory alternative to dessert pies made from sugar cubes and melted Pixie Stix. As The Andy Griffith Show animates the eatery’s black-and-white TV, the double-coney combo ($3.99) employs chips, a soft drink, and two chili-and-cheese-slathered dogs to re-enlist taste buds that have retired prematurely. The three-way chili ($3.99 à la carte, $5.49 for combo), on the other plate, subtly synthesizes spaghetti, beef, and beans, designing a tasty exercise for convincing unmotivated mouths to chew at least 11 times before swallowing.