From Our Editors
The owner of Cakes from Scratch makes sure the bakery lives up to its name by not only handcrafting cakes and cupcakes from basic ingredients including flour, sugar, and fruits, but by also using recipes passed down from her mother and grandmother. By staying away from premixed ingredients, Cakes from Scratch ensures their flavorful batters—which ranges from German chocolate to cotton candy and piña colada—bake into heavier, moist cakes. And the cupcakes and cakes look just as good as the taste, because the bakers delicately apply decorative icing and fondant to each treat, replicating images such as sport logos or tropical flowers to fit any baby shower, bachelor party, and birthday theme. Cakes from Scratch also churns out flaky-crust pastys stuffed with Angus ground chuck, chili, and albacore tuna using the owner's great-grandmother's authentic English recipe.