The team at Sub Zero Ice Cream creates delectable desserts using a flash-freeze process, which minimizes the formation of flavorless ice crystals and preserves the cream?s savory smoothness. Patrons may choose from a menu of more than 30 flavors or compose an original taste by blending any two flavors together. First, choose the cream base, available in premium ice cream, low-fat ice cream, custard, yogurt, soy, rice, or almond, before adding combinations, mix-ins, and specifying texture. The skilled ice wizards then speak the appropriate incantations to flash freeze the mixture with liquid nitrogen at -321 degrees Fahrenheit, the substance used by NASA to preserve precious moon pies.
Cuisine Type: Gourmet Cupcakes and Bakery Treats
Most popular offering: Chocolate Dreamcake Cupcake
Delivery / Take-out Available: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: No
Pro Tip: Please call in advance so we can have your order ready when you arrive.
Lu Ann Lukenbach, owner of LuAnn's Cupcakes, remembers a young boy and his sister coming into her cupcake shop one day. The boy had just tried one of her cupcakes, and he insisted that his sister try one as well. "You'll think it's Christmas when you taste this," he said.
That's one of her favorite customer stories Lu Ann observed from behind the counter of her store, but hardly the only positive feedback she's gotten. She bakes her cupcakes smaller than the traditional big-as-your-head variety so people can taste more than one, which is good, because each of her 19 flavors is worth trying. Cupcakes are divided into categories on the menu: chocolate, citrus, traditional, and dessert-inspired. The dessert-inspired category includes flavors such as banana's foster, raspberry pie, and even crepe suzette, a vanilla cupcake with orange cream cheese frosting.
At The Little Cake Shop, bakers don't just create artful cakes for their customers, they create artful cakes with them. Custom cakes are the shop's specialty, and they encourage their patrons to challenge them by bringing in unique, one-of-a-kind ideas or themes. In the past, those artful collaborations have produced everything from pot of gold cakes brimming with gold coins to a cake shaped like a real violin, strings and all. For more formal occasions, such as a wedding or black-tie block party, the staff can also make desserts in simple yet elegant designs; examples include tiered wedding cakes with flower petals and ribbons, and cupcakes with themed decorations made out of sugar.
Working out of a postal truck repurposed as a mobile bakery, Street Sweets & Eats? owners Stacey and Jake bake and deliver a menu of cake pops, creatively flavored cupcakes, and sandwiches. Raspberry-filled lemon cake, chocolate chips and cookie dough, and coconut-topped vanilla cream stand out among 11 other inventive cupcake flavor combinations which, along with their other snacks, can be purchased directly from the truck or ordered in bulk for catering.
Stepping into The Sweet Tooth Fairy shop is like walking into another era: round tables and high-backed chairs surround an old-fashioned soda fountain, and oldies music plays softly nearby. Pale-blue walls and white crown molding stand behind a glass case full of sweet treats, which are baked daily and earned proprietor Megan Faulkner Brown two appearances on The Rachael Ray Show—one when she was still baking in her basement kitchen, and the next three years later, when her business had grown to nine locations.
Megan uses the "most ordinary" ingredients to whip up her extraordinary pastries, which include chocolate-chip and iced oatmeal cookies, brownies, lemon bars, and a variety of cupcakes and full-grown cakes. Signature cakebites don coats of chocolate or white chocolate flecked with sprinkles. Flavors of baked goods rotate monthly, with some favorites available on a daily basis. Gluten-free options are available, as are frosting shots designed to save time usually spent licking every drop of frosting off the top of a full-size cake.
One of the original pioneers of the yogurt industry, Golden Spoon has been whirling yogurt since the early 1980s. With six small servings of frozen yogurt to redeem, sweet-teethed customers can enjoy a several of the rotating flavors, including tastes such as just chocolate, peanut butter, café latte, butterscotch, and boysenberry. At 25–29 calories an ounce, health-conscious consumers can enjoy licks without translating each tongueful into the number of jumping jacks or flying-starfish impersonations needed to offset it.