Sweet Elizabeth’s Cakes in Manayunk focuses mostly on from-scratch custom-designed specialty cakes that look like daydreams. An enormous bunch of balloons travels up the side of one birthday cake; the word “love” is written repeatedly on another cake. No shortening makes its way into the cakes, and the buttercream icing uses only real butter. Even those not planning a big event, can still enjoy Sweet Elizabeth’s sweet creations. The shop is a great stop for cupcakes and coffee. Cupcake flavors change monthly, and may include key lime with a graham cracker crust, red velvet topped with candied beets or a chocolate bacon with buttercream chocolate icing.
Thai 2 Go’s chefs draw on traditional and modern influences to concoct their own recipes for noodle dishes, curries, and sizzling stir-fries. Aromatic basil leaves, spicy chilis, and coconut milk season dishes such as pad thai and panang curry. No matter what you order, expect leftovers—even sturdy chopsticks begin to resemble toothpicks when considered beside the huge, family-size portions.
The idea, really, is genius: edible fruits, chocolates and other snacks, tastefully arranged as bouquets, to be given out to coworkers, ordered for friends or handed to a special loved one. The Roxborough outpost of this national chain seeks to pair up customers with the arrangement of their dreams, often going well beyond the usual anniversaries and milestones to reach for a more personalized finish. Funkier options might include balloons and a stuffed bear; squeal-worthy pineapple cutouts of the wide-eyed Hello Kitty; or apple Fruit Truffles: Granny Smith apple pieces dipped in semisweet chocolate and dripped with toppings like cinnamon chocolate or white drizzle. Call ahead to choose your arrangement and have it delivered, or swing by the small shop to pick something up before any big occasion.
People can throw parties without decorations, but those shindigs never feel nearly as festive. Fortunately, that's where Peach Blossom comes in. The party-accessory company stocks a wide collection of decor and favors for weddings, birthday parties, and baby showers. Items such as beachcomber flip flop placecard holders and high heel luggage tag favors help to set the tone of the event, and gift baskets express appreciation with bundles of treats and trinkets.
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