Almond poppy seed bread drenched in orange glaze. Carrot cake chock-full of walnuts and cream cheese. Shortbread coated in pecans and peach preserve. These handcrafted goodies share one key element in common, aside from deliciousness: no gluten.
Retaining the taste of classic baked goods with the use of gluten-free ingredients is the primary goal of Sinfully Gluten-Free owner Heather Zook. She's achieved it according to the Dayton City Paper, which lauds her cakes as "just as good, if not even more sticky and fudgy, than you’d find in any non-gluten-free bakery." The paper likewise praises Sinfully Gluten-Free's pizza, which cooks top with ingredients such as a house blend of pizza sauce and Sweet Baby Ray's barbecue sauce.
Miss Riley's cookie consultants take the stress out of gift giving as they help customize meaningful baskets that brim with tasty gourmet cookies. Artistic bakers whip up cookie batches in flavors such as toffee almond, mint chocolate chip, and death by chocolate, which arrive on doorsteps nestled into picturesque baskets. The seasoned bakers also unleash their creativity on butter cookies, which they cut and decorate with sweet icing to beautifully illustrate customized themes. Each creation’s ornate icing design helps crowds celebrate holidays and special events such as birthdays, anniversaries, and finally catching the neighborhood cookie thief red-handed.
At self-serve stations inside Awesome Yogurt, visitors help themselves to ribbons of cool, creamy frozen yogurt in a variety of flavors. The low- and no-fat varieties change regularly, but often include treats like Georgia Peach, Salted Caramel Pretzel, Peanut Butter, and Original Tart. But no matter which type you choose, all of Awesome Yogurts frozen yogurts are even awesomer when customized at the toppings bar stocked with delicious add-ons like fresh fruit, whipped cream, and candy.
To the head baker of Sweet Eats Bake Shop, gluten-free, sugar-free, and vegan desserts should be every bit as flavorsome as their sugar-filled counterparts. She whips ups all her tasty treats from scratch, and instead of relying on chemically derived sugar substitutes, she swaps in organic agave nectar, honey, and fruit juices, and replaces vegetable oil with pumpkin or applesauce. To further refine her wide variety of tasty treats—including cupcakes, moon pies, cookies, and fudge—she mixes in unsalted creamery butter and fresh-fruit purees from local farmers. Her mouthwatering baked goods hit the road in their food truck and can sweeten special occasions, such as birthdays, weddings, or graduations.
The Inside Scoop's ice cream-concocters sate dairy-craving palates by packing more than 20 flavors of Hershey's ice cream into crunchy cones and drenching each bite in more than a dozen available classic toppings. Specialty sundaes coat scoops in luscious ingredients such as hot fudge and pecans, while hot dogs, hot beverages, or steaming winter soups high-five insides to transfer their warmth. The Inside Scoop also boasts a party room that comes alive under the reflections of its 55" TV that can be used as a hook-up for computers during meetings, to display slideshows at parties, or for movie viewing while enjoying the shop's hot and cold delectables.
It's all in the name. From formal tiered wedding cakes to colorful fondant racecars, the bakers at Cakes for All Occasions construct a smattering of sweet creations for special events. Neatly lining pastry cases, cupcakes dress up in whimsical flavor combinations such as chocolate-covered banana, neapolitan, and periwinkle crayon. To round out the confectionary's roster of saccharine edibles, the staff whips up sheet cakes, cookies, and brownies, which are named for their color, like goldfish and macaroni ‘n’ cheese.