It's safe to say word has gotten out about One Sweet Slice's handmade desserts, which is celebrating its first anniversary in Sandy. Besides earning City Weekly's "Best of Utah prize" in 2013, the bakery has made numerous TV appearances, including an episode of Food Network's Cupcake Wars, where it took home the top prize. Behind the mouth-watering baked goods is founder Janell Brown, who—besides designing custom wedding and special occasion cakes—bakes up 15 varieties of cupcakes a day, in flavors like chocolate fleur de sal and raspberry lemonade. Other sweet treats include French macarons, peanut-butter bars, and lemon bars, and the menu even features a cake shake for those who struggle to eat a regular cake through a straw.
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.
At Yogurt Stop, over 70 flavors of frozen yogurt come together with over 50 toppings to make delicious, customized treats. Each day, customers will find a rotation of ten flavors, such as strawberry, chocolate, cupcake, and pineapple. Then, they can coat the low-fat and non-fat treats with fruits and other toppings, or select a fruit smoothie or bubble tea.
Cuisine Type: Frozen yogurt
Most popular offering: Cake batter flavor frozen yogurt
Reservations: Not offered
Number of Tables: 5?10
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: Come prepared to have a fun time designing your own frozen yogurt treat.
At Planet Yogurt, customers have free reign over the self-serve yogurt machines to craft their ideal treat. They first select from a daily-rotating lineup of 12 flavors of frozen yogurt, which range from original tart to root-beer float to mountain blackberry to cake batter?their best-seller. They can then sprinkle it in their choice of more than 50 toppings, including fruits, nuts, and candy chunks. And those watching their waistlines can rest assured that their sweet treat isn't going to spoil their diet, as the yogurts are nonfat and some flavors are sugar-free, or they can opt for a non-dairy sorbet in nonconventional flavors such as watermelon, pink lemonade, and blueberry. Once their masterpiece is complete, guests can head out to the patio to soak in some rays or to show area wildlife how to eat with a spoon.
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.