From Our Editors
The cakes and cupcakes at Sweet Livie Loo's Cakery & More have two distinct themes. On one side, there are elegant three-tiered cakes in striped designs. On the other side, there are cupcakes topped with fondant Disney characters. This dichotomy showcases the shop's two favorite customers: women and children. The bakery's owners love these customers so much that they not only create custom cakes in a range of premium flavors for them, but also let customers come in to learn how to decorate their own cakes. Sip & Decorate classes teach adults how to ice two-tier cakes while they sip wine, whereas Chef Petite classes invite aproned kids to learn how to pipe buttercream frosting and fondant onto cupcakes. At the end of classes, both kids and adults get to take home their treats, as well as the knowledge of how to re-create designs at home without saying they're just really into abstract expressionism this year.