The talented bakers at Nolands Cakes hand-fashion mouthwatering customized cakes, cookies, seasonal pies, and cupcakes, crafting each to help celebrate any occasion. Each dessert serenades taste buds with a variety of flavors, frostings, and fillings, including rich vanilla custard, smooth butter cream, or yellow amaretto. Choose from any of the gallery’s premade baked goods, or enlist the help of Nolands’ in-house freehand artists to conjure up a customized design, such as a cake covered in velvety fondant or filled with the secrets of life to celebrate a child's birthday.
Deep in the heart of the Amazon jungle hides the hidden gem of Brazil: the açaí berry. Globetrotter and wellness enthusiast Roy came across açaí bowls during his travels there, and upon his return home, he and wife Tara immediately set out to gather the best recipes to emulate the dish. They were motivated by a desire to spread the health benefits of the super food, which include weight loss, boosted energy, and finally learning how to pronounce "açaí." Their journey led them to found Vitality Bowls, where they churn out a menu of bowls and smoothies, each oriented around the açaí berry. Cooks complement the starring ingredient with fruits, veggies, and nourishing seeds such as flax and guarana, all organic and locally sourced whenever possible. Additionally, Vitality Bowls' treats are free of frozen yogurt, ice, preservatives, trans fats, and added sugar.
Though the bakers at Sweet Delish are known for their moist, fluffy cakes, they aren't known for their slices. Instead, they adapt their cakes into portable, handheld versions, from the cake pop to the cupcake. Each miniature treat is a tiny piece of art, with the simplest ones bearing edible sprinkle pearls and the most complicated versions molded into shapes. The bakers have created tiny jack-o-lanterns, baseballs, and Mickey Mouses, thus helping birthday parties have an appropriately themed treat.
At first it seemed like the only people who would ever hear about Patrick Caldwell's pies were his friends and family. Using a recipe born in North Carolina and passed down from his mother, he'd craft his specialty white-sweet-potato pie for every family gathering. But it was his mother-in-law who gave him the final push to turn his pie-making hobby into a full-time endeavor. Using the family recipe as a blueprint, Patrick began to tweak the formula to make it perfect, aging his white sweet potatoes in a wine cellar for nine months to enhance their natural sweetness and cure them of their fear of the dark. Before long, Patrick's Famous Pies were in high demand at area farmer's markets, where he still sells them today alongside other specialties like sweet-potato bread and peach cobbler.
Cupcaked folds locally sourced ingredients into more than 20 rotating flavors of moist and creamy creations in its freshly opened shop. Staples such as classic vanilla and chocolate chocolate satisfy commonplace cravings, and the Purple Velvet cloaks tongues in an updated version of its classic crimson ancestor. The bakery's signature key-lime-pie cupcake delivers a scurvy-curbing dose of lime and a dollop of meringue atop a foundation of crushed graham crackers.
In the bright spaces of Jamba Juice, mixers sprinkle mountains of all-natural, low-fat frozen yogurt with choices from seven toppings, such as almond and coconut. Dubbed Whirl'ns, cups filled with swirling, rivulet-etched peaks of frozen yogurt fuse the nutrition of real fruit and natural ingredients with the beneficial circuit training of active yogurt cultures.