Some things are just too good to keep quiet. So after Marsha’s Specialty Desserts & Tierney’s Catering started crafting mouthwatering meals and desserts for friends' and family’s special occasions, they couldn’t just keep it to themselves. Thirteen years later, the family-owned operation now offers anyone the chance to taste their hearty dishes such as sweet-and-sour meatballs, spaghetti pie, california pinwheels, and pulled-pork sandwiches. The team can help feed any size party, working with clients to create a curated menu for the buffet or easy-to-handle boxed lunches for tours of the world’s ricketiest wooden bridge.
Alongside their full meals, the staff’s bakers have gained acclaim for their sculpted cakes and premium cupcakes. They offer custom creations for weddings and birthdays, but they also bake up simple circle cakes and cupcakes in flavors such as pumpkin pie, jelly donut, and root-beer cream float. Their bakers can mold the treats into fun shapes, or add in a dollop of filling to add a surprise to every bite.
Having baked its delicate desserts of destiny for the celebrity likes of Oprah, Jackie Chan, and others, Fancy Fortune Cookies offers a handsome array of crack-openable creations like the chocolate-covered-raspberry fortune cookie ($1.15 each), chocolate-covered cookie ($1.10 each), and cherry-flavored cookie ($0.65 each). You can also make yourself feel tiny by ordering one-pound gigantic fortune cookies ($29.95+) and much more. Check out Fancy Fortune Cookies' larger-than-normal-fortune-cookie-sized selection of flavors here.
Operating out of the kitchen of an Episcopal church, the talented bakers at The Cakehole offer only customized, made-to-order treats. Their sucrose skills allow them to replicate stills from a movie for Oscar-themed cupcake trays or create a whole nest of Angry Birds-adorned cupcakes. Armed with sugar, water, and dye, bakers create decorative, multi-tiered cake art emblazoned with characters and themes from pop culture, comic books, and outdated tax codes. They can also fuse cakes and cupcakes together for a full mise en scéne, such as a zombie-themed wedding cake with accompanying cupcakes topped with tiny gum paste body parts.
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Because her daughter did not care for cake, Tuwanna Roberson baked enormous cookies yearly to commemorate her birthday. One year, she decided to hand-dip her daughter's favorite Oreo cookies in chocolate, creating a treat so delicious that her daughter felt compelled to share it with her teachers and school administrators. In February 2011, after the school began requesting the chocolate confections for fundraising efforts and as building materials, Louise's Sweets was born.
Tuwanna finds inspiration in the inventive methods bakers use to make cupcakes, adding flavors to her chocolate to create different flavor profiles and decorating each dessert with simple icing designs, such as onesies and snowmen. She's even adorned a bouquet of cookies with icing eyelashes as a gift for a stylist and as proof that cookies are self-aware. Other treats that receive Tuwanna's chocolate treatment include pretzel rods and rice-krispies treats, all made fresh to order and optionally arranged inside embellished vases.