One three-tiered wedding cake sports simple white frosting with sparkling flowers blossoming down the side; another, three edible gift boxes tied up with blue ribbon. The wedding-cake creations that come from the kitchen at L's Bakery defy any classification, other than they're each completely customized to the happy couple's tastes. The same is true of birthday cakes, which can be molded to look like cartoons or decorated to depict an erupting volcano.
What is one of your most popular offerings? How is it prepared?
Our most popular flavors are Chocolate Cream (like a hostess cupcake from childhood complete with cream filling), Red Velvet (classic southern inspired flavor with sweet cream cheese frosting), and Lemon (the perfect combination of sweet vanilla and tart lemon). No matter which flavor you choose, you'll recognize why we have become known for the best cupcake in Tulsa—moist cake and authentic flavors.
Décor can say a lot about the type of food a restaurant serves. How does your décor inform or reflect your culinary practice?
Smallcakes is a bright and peaceful place to relax and enjoy a freshly baked cupcake and cold glass of milk. Pink, orange, white, and brown are the main colors for the interior decor. [We also have] free wifi and outdoor seating, [and we're] located near the Oklahoma Aquarium and the famous downtown Jenks antique shopping.
In your own words, how would you describe your menu?
Our menu features over 20 flavors of freshly baked jumbo sized cupcakes every day. We bake in small batches so that you know you are getting a fresh cupcake all day long. Smallcakes Founder Jeff Martin has competed on Cupcake Wars and has been featured on the Food Network as well as The View. Whoopi Goldberg says Smallcakes is her favorite for a classic Red Velvet cupcake.
Cuisine Type: Cupcake Bakery
Reservations: Not necessary
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Cupcakes
Delivery / Take-out: No
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Platters, trays, and baskets of cookies populate the countertops at sunny Cookiedoodle, a specialty bakery owned by Bernadette Feickert. The gourmet cookie line encompasses classics such as chocolate chip and ginger, as well as uncommon flavors such as french toast and latte, which together comprise part of a balanced breakfast. To create each hand-decorated cookie, confectioners whip up sugar-cookie batter, roll and cut it into shapes, and bake the cookies until they achieve a cake-like texture.
As delicious as frozen yogurt is, Mike and Patty D'Onofrio knew that its tastiness, in and of itself, wasn't enough to build an entire restaurant chain from. Until they considered self-service?letting customers choose their flavor and customize it with toppings that range from indulgent candy to fresh fruit. This became the cornerstone of Yolotti Frozen Yogurt.
But they didn't stop there; they also opted for more health-conscious recipes, such as kosher yogurt free of gluten, fat, and added sugar, as well as dairy-free sorbet. The Yolotti yogurt is also infused with six live and active cultures that promote digestive health.
People can marvel over their creations in a cafe spilling over with free WiFi and board games such as Risk and Trivial Pursuit?both of which are traditionally used to determine the outcome of presidential debates in the event of a tie.
Founded in 2000 by college buddies Don McKinney and James Clary, Freckles Frozen Custard crafts its creamy creations using milk and eggs chosen from Midwest farms. Starting with some vanilla custard blended with Tahitian and Madagascar vanilla beans, customers can take control of their own dessert destinies, mixing up custom concoctions with toppings such as hot fudge, bananas, and Twinkies. The shop?which has moved from 71st and Mingo to a new location at 81st and Sheridan?offers a chilly cornucopia of specialty treats such as the Brown Derby, a fusion of custard, brownie, and fudge intended to be worn atop the head. Elsewhere on the menu, colorful scoops of Italian shaved ice form summery frozen rainbows atop their cones, cooling off overheated tongues with fruit flavors and no-sugar-added options. The custard's smooth consistency pairs well with over 25 fruit and candy add-on options, and customers can further personalize their sweet treats with a cream or sour taste. Freckles Frozen Custard also stocks a full spread of creamy standards, calling back to a simpler era with creamy malts, shakes, floats, and custard pies in the shape of Dwight Eisenhower.
Every day of the summer, the backdoor of Anner's Pantry swings open to accept boxes of fresh, fragrant vegetables from organic farms. Out front, an herb garden has overtaken the lawn. Inside, the staff sorts organic produce, meats, poultry, fish, and dairy products. To help their members streamline shopping trips, they organize products into market bags. Available in produce and meat options, the bags' contents change based on what's in season. Fruit and veggie sacks may include watermelon, corn, bananas, broccoli, avocados, and pamphlets from the Tomato is a Vegetable League. The Meat and More bag brims with refrigerator staples such as organic butter and free range, antibiotic- and hormone-free eggs and meats. Alongside the bags, staffers include simple, wholesome recipes and tips on washing, cutting, and preparing more eclectic items.