Poetry would be composed entirely of haiku 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 $10, you get $20 worth of desserts at Sweet Loralee Pastries, located in The Factory in Wake Forest.
Sweet Loralee Pastries crafts made-from-scratch desserts by harvesting natural flavors and fresh baking ingredients, nuts, and fruits. Get an army of New York–style mini cheesecakes ($2.75 for one; $22.50/dozen) for bite-size sweet-tooth fixes, or tantalize party guests with one 9-inch killer chocolate cheesecake ($35), which dons a chocolate-glaze dress with a crown of whipped cream and fresh strawberries. White-chocolate mousse, red velvet, and other 6-inch cakes ($22) can wordlessly relay sentiments such as "I love you", "Happy birthday", and "Sorry about the pyramid scheme". The shop uses fabulous baker toys to add custom decorations to any cake for an additional fee. Other saccharine sustenance ranges from assorted breakfast pastries and cookies to pies adorned with fresh fruit and chocolate-dunked pecans.
Sweet Loralee Pastries
At Sweet Loralee Pastries, master pastry chef Ilya Koltusky crafts artisanal cakes, pies, cupcakes, and pastries for every occasion. Ilya uses only fresh fruits, nuts, and flavors found far away from the basement laboratories of mad scientists when whipping up buttery pecan tarts, devil's chocolate raspberry mousse, and elaborate four-tier wedding cakes. He is more than willing to accommodate customers who have sensitivities, such as a gluten allergy or stink eye.