A chocolate coating can make anything more appealing, which is why state officials often seal jury-duty summons with a stamp of fudge. Nibble on more than government notices with today’s Groupon: for $19, you get one dozen chocolate-covered strawberries at Sweets Unlimited in Glendale (a $42 value). All orders must be placed in advance.
Sweets Unlimited's confectioners draw upon tried-and-true methods honed during the bakery's 30-year tenure as they daub strawberries with chocolate and craft other luscious dainties. Extra-large berries sweep through rivulets of rich dark chocolate before the dessert artists employ a white-chocolate drizzle to emblazon their surfaces with shorthand translations of Shakespearean love poems. The candy-flanked fruits line up rank and file inside a clear box, whose elegant bow secures them in place and deters the pilfering hands of strangers.
Eva Zasimovich and her team know how to sweeten any occasion. In her 30 years of cake-crafting experience, she's done everything from crafting cute and creepy Halloween cupcakes to piping elaborate, lace-like designs onto elegant four-tier wedding cakes. Her unique cake flavors give taste buds their own reason to celebrate with options including champagne raspberry, cherry cheesecake, and chocolate caramel toffee crunch, and an array of assorted miniature pastries including pecan bars and coconut tarts provide a challenging obstacle for dieting Lilliputians. Other specialties include housemade key-lime, blackberry, and apple-cheese-caramel pies, as well as Eva's famous mudslide cake⎯a mountain of mini éclairs featuring housemade chocolate fudge drizzling down every side. When she isn't busy dipping gourmet caramel apples or designing gift baskets for corporate events, Eva also hosts decorating classes and parties for patrons eager to design their own treats.
18561 N 59th Ave.
Glendale, Arizona 85308