From Our Editors
Owned and operated by Sharon Bienkowski and family, Sweet Simplicity?s recipe rolodex stretches back through three generations of bakers specializing in old-fashioned, made-from-scratch treats. Sweet Simplicity?s ovens turn out a steady stream of cookies (3 for $2), jumbo cupcakes in gourmet guises ($3, $30/doz.), and warm apple pies, all with fresh fruit, fine flour, and real butter folded into their batters and crammed into their crusts ($10.99). Secure the dessert course and impress dinner guests' tongues with one of Sweet Simplicity?s handcrafted cakes, such as a 9? Neapolitan cheesecake with an Oreo cookie crust ($29.99) or an eight-inch triple raspberry tort?moist dark-chocolate cake obfuscating a center of raspberry mousse, enfolded with rich chocolate ganache, and topped with Belgian chocolate shavings, fresh raspberries, and several pending liability claims for flavor-induced overdoses ($32.99).