Poetry would be entirely composed of haikus and sonnets dedicated to cakes and pastries if poets didn't devour their idyllic subjects before having a chance to write. Today's Groupon says what meter and rhythm cannot: for $64, you get 10 gift boxes of one-dozen cakebites at The Sweet Tooth Fairy in Draper, Midvale, Salt Lake City, Provo, St. George, Layton, West Valley City, Orem, and Murray (a $129.50 value).
Megan Faulkner Brown, owner of The Sweet Tooth Fairy, grew up baking with her mother and spreads her culinary nostalgia all across Utah with her signature confection, cakebites. These freshly baked treats make mouths water with flavors that include white-chocolate-draped lemon cake and peanut-butter bites that travel under the cover of darkness garbed in chocolate cloaks, and have earned features on The Rachael Ray Show & QVC. A reporter for the Deseret News “loved the sea-salt and caramel ones for their strongly contrasting flavors,” although “the assertive mint-chocolate Cakebites were a consensus favorite.” Seasonal flavors—such as sweet-potato pie, pumpkin cheesecake, and gingerbread—remind dark and cavernous mouths what the weather's like outside. Cocoa-colored gift boxes horde a dozen delicacies each, or patrons can tote theirs home in regular containers for gifting to grinches. Nibbles shine brightest in their first two weeks of life, but can be frozen for up to six months in freezer or up to six decades in a cryogenic basement.
The Sweet Tooth Fairy
Stepping into The Sweet Tooth Fairy shop is like walking into another era: round tables and high-backed chairs surround an old-fashioned soda fountain, and oldies music plays softly nearby. Pale-blue walls and white crown molding stand behind a glass case full of sweet treats, which are baked daily and earned proprietor Megan Faulkner Brown two appearances on The Rachael Ray Show—one when she was still baking in her basement kitchen, and the next three years later, when her business had grown to nine locations.
Megan uses the "most ordinary" ingredients to whip up her extraordinary pastries, which include chocolate-chip and iced oatmeal cookies, brownies, lemon bars, and a variety of cupcakes and full-grown cakes. Signature cakebites don coats of chocolate or white chocolate flecked with sprinkles. Flavors of baked goods rotate monthly, with some favorites available on a daily basis. Gluten-free options are available, as are frosting shots designed to save time usually spent licking every drop of frosting off the top of a full-size cake.