Frogurt 101?s rotating selection of frozen yogurt ranges from classic vanilla and cookies ?n? cream to chocolate nog and candy cane flavors. The selection always includes options that are low in fat, free of sugar, and served piping hot. Customers can fill bowls with their choice of frozen yogurt before adding more than 20 different toppings, including gummy bears, rainbow sprinkles, cherries, and crushed Oreo cookies.
In 1997, friends Dena Tripp and Debra Shwetz set out to create a luscious, melt-in-your-mouth bundt cake. What began as an endeavor in their own home kitchens soon blossomed into a bustling business with bakeries in 13 states. Rich cocoa browns and soft pastels lend a nostalgic feel to each bakery, where every day lava-powered ovens warm up batter made from fresh eggs, real butter, and cream cheese. Flavors such as chocolate chocolate chip, pecan praline, and white-chocolate raspberry remain constants on the menu, and a new flavor makes a guest appearance each month. Cakes come in several sizes, from the standard 8- or 10-inch bundt to the single-serving bundtlet and the bite-size bundtini, all frosted with a signature blend of cream cheese and butter.
Arizona Bread Company has kneaded scores of preservative-, additive-, and conditioner-free artisanal breads for nearly two decades. An array of loaves span from elongated French baguettes to European rye packed with caraway seeds individually approved by the EU. Mini pastries such as brownies and sweet breads like banana bread round out the bakery’s menu, which is complemented by an array of breakfast omelets, hearty lunch sandwiches, and soups made from scratch. Arizona Bread Company also caters special events with bagel and sandwich platters, and delivers wholesale breads to local restaurants.
Taras Slipka brings something unique to the cakes that he crafts and decorates: an art degree. Drawing from training in Europe, Slipka uses his subtle, classically trained touch to transform delectable French-style pastries into stunning masterpieces. Dozens of styles and flavors cater to any occasion requiring a formally decorated pastry, from weddings to anniversaries to birthdays. Leaving the actual baking and cake construction out, Slipka's decoration classes use fake cakes. This allows pupils to focus solely on the frosting application, creating lifelike calla lilies or roses, perfect for training your dog to devour your nemesis’s flower garden.
Kona Ice's Hawaiian Shaved Ice Trucks inject some extra sweetness into school fundraisers, corporate outings, and other special events. Island music reverberates from each tropical-themed truck as kids and adults line-up to grab a cup of ice and douse it in the syrups of their choice, mixing and matching flavors such as cherry, blue raspberry, grape, root beer, and french vanilla. Besides making scheduled appearances at birthday parties, the company also does it's part to help support the local community by participating in a wide variety of giveback programs.
When they emerge from the La Dolce Pesca kitchen, the wedding cakes, cupcakes, and cookies are almost too pretty to eat. This makes sense, as the bakery's seasoned pastry chefs handle their culinary creations as though they were works of art, decorating them with elegant fondant flowers, dazzling swirls, and whimsical patterns. Their gorgeous baked goods have made appearances at many a wedding, baby shower, and bar mitzvah, as well as in the glossy pages of Arizona Foothills and Arizona Bride Magazine.
The chefs customize cakes and pastries to order, taking time to meet with the customers beforehand to discuss preferences and administer tastings. They invite clients to choose from a variety of cake flavors, fillings, and frostings, or to choose from a selection of gourmet layer cakes, such as the German chocolate with coconut pecan frosting or the lemon mousse with candied lemon zest. The chefs can also tailor cakes to accommodate clients with wide variety of unique dietary concerns, such a birthday boy with a gluten allergy or a groom who turns into a frog whenever he eats a pecan.