With treats both health- and fun-conscious, Millie D's Frozen Yogurt houses self-serve sorbets and baked confections for all comers. The eponymous frozen yogurt comes in flavors such as triple chocolate, espresso, and birthday cake, and can double as a delicious and extremely temporary caulk for brownie drywall ($0.47/oz.). Spongy satiation can be found in cupcakes locally sourced from Sugaree's Bakery's vast cake fields ($2.25 each or $23.75 per dozen), while more circular cravings are indulged with a yogurt pie ($14.95). Low-fat, nonfat, lactose-free, and sugar-free delicacies cater to those who wish to restrict their diet but not their sense of youthful glee and eventual wistfulness when the yogurt's gone.
After eating sushi on their first date, one young couple realized that their town lacked a postdinner hangout spot for all crowds. Though the couple didn’t let this spoil their evening—they married later that year—it did instill them with the entrepreneurial spirit, leading them to found Sweet Tree Yogurt. The family-friendly eatery fans the flames of dessert cravings with more than 30 self-serve yogurt flavors packed with live and active probiotics and more than 50 candy and fruit toppings. Customers fill cups or upside-down witch hats with the yogurt of their choice, from low-fat varieties such as vanilla and cookies 'n' cream to sugar-free or fat-free treats including chocolate and cheesecake. They next crown their cups at the expansive toppings bar, which teems with almonds, candy bars, fresh fruit, and syrups. Finally, completed desserts rest on a scale at the weigh station to determine the amount of moola due and whether each cup will fight in the welterweight or featherweight division.
Since 1977, the cookie craftsmen at Great American Cookies have shared edible sentiments via fresh-baked and hand-decorated cookie cakes. Composed of premium ingredients and hand-adorned with frosting, the 16-inch round cookie cake can feed 8–16 people or approximately 200 industrious tree elves. The shop’s website caters to sweet requests with an online store full of preconceived designs searchable by occasion, recipient gender, and theme. Alternatively, nibblers can orchestrate specific decoration cravings and create unique designs to celebrate special events, such as baby’s first hedge fund.
Since the tender age of 8, owner Laina Woodard Smith of Madison Cupcake Company has baked and ornamented cupcakes fueled by her passion for elegant design and fresh ingredients. In addition to traditional cupcake flavors, the company boasts daily specials of avant-garde medleys such as strawberry cheesecake, banana split, and malted milk ball. The company also vends frosting shots, dollops of sweetness topped with candy crumbles or fruit, and can produce customized baked goods to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, or the arrival of a brand-new box of checks.