The frosting phenoms at Snickerdoodles generously craft their gourmet cupcakes in several mouth-approved cake and frosting flavor combinations, perfect for arrangement on birthday plates, wedding plates, or vanity plates. Each jumbo-sized confection (a $3.25 value before tax) is brought to life in your choice of cake and filling combination, including chocolate chip cake with cannoli cream, coconut-filled diplomat cream, yellow cake with chocolate mousse, almond and raspberry, and more before getting dapperly dressed for the occasion in white or chocolate buttercream. The six handheld treats make a perfect option for celebrating a milestone with five friends or one very hungry caterpillar, and party planners with a packed guest list can opt to combine two Groupons to snag a dozen of the daintily decadent desserts. Though all of Snickerdoodle's cupcakes come appetizingly and attractively iced, personalized decorations are also available for an additional fee.
Lickadee Splits ignites appetites through a menu of quick bites and specialty sundaes. At the restaurant’s outdoor counter, patrons sink teeth into savory hot or cold sandwiches that include options such as pastrami, corned beef, and turkey. Side orders of fries and drinks complete the edible trifecta, adding a salty and sweet accent that is vastly superior to the alternative: ocean-water popsicles. Nineteen sundaes such as the marshmallow-topped Lavender Lady shamelessly flirt with sweet teeth, and the chocolate and vanilla Twist & Shout liberates wisdom teeth through in-mouth dance-offs. Each treat is painstakingly assembled within Lickadee Splits's offbeat premises, which is lavished with old-timey signs and an outdoor-seating section replete with rainbow umbrellas to deflect the freshwater trout that commonly fall from the sky.
At Fresh Bakery, it's hip to be square: the trendsetting confectionists eschew antiquated circles for quadrilateral cakes and cupcakes abounding in all-natural ingredients. Nine types of large cakes, including amaretto raspberry and coconut variations, preside over their pintsized brethren, who, beneath carefully arranged decorations, bear creative flavors such as bubblegum and chocolate mocha.:m]]
With a dollop each of love, joy, peace, and patience, Little Hands Cookie Company enriches young lives with creative baking sessions bringing parents, children, teachers, and community members together with fresh ingredients and tasty morsels. Sixty-minutes of drop-in baking and cookie decorating includes icing, sprinkles, and an apron and chef's hat, allowing youngsters to bake and decorate their delicious treats in batter-proofed style. Each dessert progeny walks away with a tummy filled with wholesome sweets and a new skill set perfect for wowing the critics at the teddy-bear picnic.
Carvel Ice Cream and Cinnabon Express join forces to inspire both cold and hot finger licking. Exercise your gum tools with a chilly ice-cream cake, made with one of 16 flavors of frozen dairy and customized according to serving size and design (7" round, $18.99). For an additional $5–$7, Carvel will embellish desserts with edible images of children's favorite cartoon characters, sports figures, or Russian novelists, and a container of Chocolate Crunchies comes free with every cake. For a warm breakfast or afternoon honorary breakfast, patrons can peel back the syrupy layers of a Cinnabon pecanbon ($3.79). The classic Cinnabon ($3.19), along with most flavors, can be devoured individually or packed into a six-pack ($11.99) in order to confuse shirtless personal trainers.
The Chocolate Publishing Company's gourmet chocolate shop features a multitude of sweet delights, including frozen yogurt, gourmet popcorn, custom chocolates, and more, that are fresh and kosher. Frozen yogurt options (small $3, medium $4, and large $4.50) can be garnished with toppings that include kiwi, mango, melon, cookies, M&Ms, and more (toppings $.50 each or three for $1). Coat kernels of gourmet candied popcorn in caramel, tutti-frutti, or kettle corn flavors (small $3.50, large $4.50) and add a milk- or white-chocolate drizzle ($.45). Chocolate-covered strawberries are a great way to say "I love you" or "I ate your stamp collection," ($2.50 each, six for $12.99, twelve for $24.99) and caramel, candied, or chocolate-coated apples ($3.50–$5.50) satisfy sugary fruit cravings.
Behind ground-to-ceiling glass windows, giant butterflies flutter in the sunlight. Though they’re only paintings, they cheerfully greet visitors to Vernisage, introducing the upscale restaurant’s often-whimsical atmosphere. Despite the lighthearted decor, chefs practice serious interpretations of traditional Russian, Eastern European, and Middle Eastern fare. They craft grilled shish kebabs, peppery dumplings, crepes, and hearty Russian stews using the same recipes that czars once used to melt invading snowmen armies. Servers pair both chilled and hot fare with a range of Georgian, Russian, and European wines to evoke exotic flavor bouquets. A large main dining hall can accommodate grand banquets, while a separate private dining room hosts smaller groups of up to 30 revelers or 60 children standing on each other’s shoulders.