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Sweet Stands Giveaway

Update: This contest is over.  The winners are Trang from Lancaster, PA, Samantha Jo Jordan from Charlottesville, VA, and  Adrienne Rankin from Greenville, SC. Congrats!

Isn’t it nice to be selfish sometimes?  There’s no need to share your caramel cupcake – it’s all for you!  Along the same line, have you ever considered the feelings of your cupcakes?  They are so often forced into crowded conditions, sharing tight living quarters with their peers on large stands.  With Sweet Stands, each of your empowered cupcakes can have a stand of its own.

Sweet Stands (featured in my yogurt and honey cupcake post) would be so cute at your next dinner party, and Hello Hannah (the maker of Sweet Stands) has offered to give three packages of Sweet Stands away to Cupcake Project readers!


How to Win


When I started thinking about this giveaway, I began to ruminate on the word “stand.”  I wondered about everyone reading this post and where in the world each of you are standing.  I thought it would be fun for us all to share where we live and (while we are at it) at least one of our favorite places to get dessert in our towns.

I trust that any Cupcake Project reader knows his/her desserts, and I, for one, would love to check out your top picks if I ever make it to your neck of the woods.

So, to enter:

  • Leave a comment on this blog with your hometown and one of your favorite places to get dessert (your kitchen doesn’t count).
  • For a second chance, become a Facebook fan and leave a comment on this post on Facebook with your hometown and your second favorite place to get dessert (it must be a comment on this post, not just a comment on my wall).

The Fine Print

  • All entries must be in by Thursday, September 30, 11:59 PM CDT.
  • Only two entries are allowed per person (one on Facebook and one on this blog).
  • Blog entries must include an email address or a link to a profile with an email address.
  • I will randomly draw three winners and post the winners on this post on October 1.
  • If I do not hear back from a winner within one week, I will draw a new winner.
  • Sorry, the prize can only be shipped to an address in the continental U.S.  However, just for fun, I’d love to hear from international readers.  Maybe, if you win, you’ll know someone in the States that you’d like me to send the prize to.

My Answer to The Question

Gluten-free chocolate chip cookies from Free Range Cookies

As most of your know, I’m from St. Louis, Missouri.  I have so many favorite places to get dessert.  But, the place that I want to highlight today is Free Range Cookies.  Linda of Free Range Cookies makes the very best gluten-free baked goods that I have ever had (I’m not gluten-free and I still love her stuff).  Aside from her fine pastries, I chose Free Range Cookies because of this:

Lynda is not only the one person who asked me to sign the copy of People Magazine that I was featured in, but she actually hung it on the wall (not even my mom did that!).

I felt like a rock star!  Thanks, Linda!

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119 Responses to Sweet Stands Giveaway

  1. Suzanne September 26, 2010 at 5:19 pm #

    Chattanooga, TN Carrot cake at J Alexanders. It is actually a restaurant but they have the best carrot cake – it is served warm and the cream cheese frosting is all melty!

  2. Rachael September 26, 2010 at 5:32 pm #

    Andover, KS (near Wichita) Banana Cream Pie at Livingston’s Diner. This is a family owned diner that is only open for breakfast and lunch. I even know the owner, so it’s fun to give them a plug!! They make the pie fresh everyday!

  3. Ourania Fizgig September 26, 2010 at 5:32 pm #

    Tucson, AZ and no fair on the question! Srsly – folks with severe food allergies find it very difficult to eat at any bakery or dessert shop or get dessert at a restaurant b/c of cross-contamination. :( My nut/peanut allergy prevents me from doing so…however…I have had some wonderful non-almond based flan at a mexican place called Guadalajara Grill. It’s the only place in Tucson I can actually get dessert. Ever read a label on high quality baking chocolate? Yah…nut and peanuts cross-x. Anyway…off my soapbox :) It’s actually the reason why I’m a baker!

  4. Ryan September 26, 2010 at 5:35 pm #

    I’m originally from Westmont, NJ. My favorite place for desert is “sugar Sweet sunshine” in NYC.

  5. Jamie September 26, 2010 at 5:36 pm #

    Dallas-ish, TX… okay, okay, a suburb, but Society Bakery in Dallas (proper!) has the BEST cupcakes and petit fours known to humankind. Seriously. Roshi, the owner, is amazing. And now, I totally need a tiny cake for me! :-)

  6. Kay September 26, 2010 at 5:38 pm #

    Larchmont NY and I love yogoberry. It’s all do it yourself frozen yogurt sundaes!

    Kaitlin.dugan@gmail.com

  7. stephanie September 26, 2010 at 5:56 pm #

    El Paso, TX– Hands down I vote the Greenery restaurant & market. So so yummy, oh the bliss!!

  8. Steph September 26, 2010 at 6:07 pm #

    SE ID. Babe’s Bakery Raspberry Cream Cheese Muffins. Oh, and I love Chili’s white chocolate molten cake, too.

  9. kim September 26, 2010 at 6:09 pm #

    Alexandria VA, I get my dessert fix at Grounded Coffee, great any time of day.

  10. Ben Roberts September 26, 2010 at 6:11 pm #

    Westford, Ma Kimball’s Farm. They may be an ice cream stand but thats only a small part of it. Wonderful seasonal flavors (like the ever enjoyable Pumpkin and a new favorite Molasses Ginger Snap) and baked goods in the country store make it a favorite in town. There isn’t much in the way of a good bakery in town so I’ve become fond rather fond of the sweet spot.

  11. trang September 26, 2010 at 6:11 pm #

    I’m from Lancaster, PA and my favorite place to get italian rum cake is Colebrook bakery, and my place to get desert will probably be the House of Claredon. Delicious cakes.

    picabo@gmail.com

  12. Sourkraut September 26, 2010 at 6:18 pm #

    Charlottesville, VA. Go for the Princess Cake from Albemarle Baking Company. Best I’ve ever had!

  13. Honeysuckle September 26, 2010 at 6:22 pm #

    My name is Nichole. I live in California, the Bay Area. Near San Jose. My favorite place to get dessert is cold stone. I always order a Cherry Loves Cheesecake. It’s cheesecake ice cream with cherries and cherry pie filling, chocolate chips and graham cracker crust! Yum!

  14. Anonymous September 26, 2010 at 6:37 pm #

    Suzanne
    NYC
    Lula’s — Lula’s Sweet Apothecary, Natural, Non-Dairy & Vegan Frozen Dessert Shop.
    And I don’t even need to avoid dairy, it’s just so yummy we go all the time … sigh.

  15. gypsy thomas September 26, 2010 at 6:57 pm #

    I am in boise idaho but grew up in Seattle Our fav place to get a sweet treat is Delsa’s Ice cream They make all thier own

  16. Adiya September 26, 2010 at 6:58 pm #

    Baltimore, MD. Dominion Ice Cream is fantastic!

  17. Linda September 26, 2010 at 7:16 pm #

    You ARE a rock star, Stef. With nicely toned arms, I must say.

    My pick for dessert place – I had some extra ripe persimmons from EarthDance Farms in Ferguson, MO last week. They really hit the spot, especially since they came with a visit from super sweet Molly Rock.

    Hey Ourania – just in case you don’t know about these, check out Vermont Nut-Free Chocolates http://bit.ly/9xYrEQ and Enjoy Life Foods http://bit.ly/9gRmeg

    Thanks Stef! And thanks to your photographer, too!

  18. Mimi September 26, 2010 at 7:27 pm #

    I’m from La Mesa CA, (San Diego county) Best place for dessert Tratoria Aqua.
    Mimi

  19. Ourania Fizgig September 26, 2010 at 7:49 pm #

    @Linda I know about Vermont Nut Free, and Suncups, and Peanut Free Planet (for canadian PF stuff) :) No nut free bakeries in my area (though they do exist around the country!)

  20. Chelsi Chipps September 26, 2010 at 7:53 pm #

    My name is chelsi from Mesa, AZ. My first favorite place to get dessert is Sweet Cakes Bakery. Some of the BEST sugar cookies!!!

  21. Stephanie September 26, 2010 at 7:59 pm #

    Davis, CA: Let Them Eat Cake (a cupcake shop)

    snucci @ gmail dot com

  22. Alicelily September 26, 2010 at 7:59 pm #

    I’m from Fairfax, VA (Washington, D.C. metropolitan area) and I love DC Cupcakes in Georgetown. They have amazing cupcakes and the cupcakery even has their own show on TLC!

    Email: papercranberries@gmail.com
    Blog: http://alicelily.wordpress.com

  23. C&C Cakery September 26, 2010 at 8:56 pm #

    Stoneycreek Dairy in Hamilton, Ontario. Home of the original Tiger Tiger ice cream – a creamsicle/licorice hybrid that would bring me back again and again.

  24. C&C Cakery September 26, 2010 at 8:56 pm #

    Stoneycreek Dairy in Hamilton, Ontario. Home of the original Tiger Tiger ice cream – a creamsicle/licorice hybrid that would bring me back again and again.

  25. C&C Cakery September 26, 2010 at 8:56 pm #

    Stoneycreek Dairy in Hamilton, Ontario. Home of the original Tiger Tiger ice cream – a creamsicle/licorice hybrid that would bring me back again and again.

  26. C&C Cakery September 26, 2010 at 8:56 pm #

    Stoneycreek Dairy in Hamilton, Ontario. Home of the original Tiger Tiger ice cream – a creamsicle/licorice hybrid that would bring me back again and again.

  27. Lisa Mary September 27, 2010 at 12:23 am #

    Gilli’s in Florence, Italy. Cannoli. T-D-F! Best ever.

  28. Ann September 27, 2010 at 3:31 am #

    Bethlehem,PA Other than my kitchen, the best place is The Backdoor Bakery. Yummy treats!

  29. Libby September 27, 2010 at 4:16 am #

    New Freedom, PA. Not much to offer in the dessert sector here. But if you drive 25 minutes south, Vaccarro’s is wonderful Italian dessert shop. Love their gelato and apple napoleons.

  30. TheYellowRose September 27, 2010 at 4:19 am #

    Ack! I wish my hometown had some independently-owned bakery for me to get treats, but alas, we do not. However, my favorite place to get ice cream is Bruster’s (a chain here in the south) so that would be my pick any night of the week!

  31. Carolyn September 27, 2010 at 5:26 am #

    I’m from Norwood PA, a suburb of Philadelphia. There’s not really a dessert shop in Norwood but my favorite Sunday treat growing up was Butter Cake from Geiger’s Bakery in NE Philly. Sadly, they have retired and I have not yet found a decent substitute.

  32. Melissa Baugher September 27, 2010 at 5:29 am #

    I live in Rising Sun, Maryland and I’ve gotta say the BEST ice cream around is at Kilby Cream farm. :)

  33. Becky September 27, 2010 at 5:29 am #

    De Kalb, IL, barbed wire was invented there, in case you want to know. My favorite place in De Kalb is Ollie’s Frozen Custard. They always have Vanilla and Chocolate, and then the flavor of the day, which could be Chocolate Peanut Butter, or seasonal favorites, like Cinnamon or Pumpkin.

  34. Natalie September 27, 2010 at 5:32 am #

    While I live in STL now, my true hometown is Milwaukee, WI…and I LOVE LOVE LOVE Kopp’s Custard! I’m headed there this weekend and I can’t wait to get a cone :)

  35. jesmac1010 September 27, 2010 at 5:32 am #

    Nashville, TN. My favorite place to get dessert is The Cupcake Collection. Their banana nut cupcakes are amazing. So are their sweet potato. Everything is made fresh daily and you can tell it in the taste!

  36. akd0315 September 27, 2010 at 5:37 am #

    Rochester NY — If you ever come to the ROC you HAVE to go to Sugar Mountain Bake Shop. Their cupcakes are utterly delicious and they always have new flavors all the time. My favorite is the chocolate blueberry. Every cupcake has a filling inside. Yummmm, just thinking about them makes me want to stop tonight and get a box!

  37. Leslie September 27, 2010 at 5:39 am #

    Bowie, MD. My favorite, hands down, is a local bakery called The Cakery. It is owned by a husband and wife team. The cakes, the pastries, the apple streudel. My mouth is watering right now!

    Honbun26@msn.com

  38. NikiTheo September 27, 2010 at 5:43 am #

    Chicago, IL. I love love love Molly’s cupcakes!!!

  39. cfiggee September 27, 2010 at 5:58 am #

    Minneapolis – The new Bar Bakery is a novel concept and makes treats like my mom does.

  40. Jessica Lynn September 27, 2010 at 5:59 am #

    My hometown is Albuquerque, New Mexico and I’m addicted to Cupcakeology’s cupcakes. ADDICTED! They’re so good I ordered 15 dozen for my family and friends to enjoy at my wedding :)

  41. Lisa September 27, 2010 at 6:20 am #

    Baltimore, Maryland! I love Georgetown Cupcakes!

  42. Pat September 27, 2010 at 6:25 am #

    My hometown is Catonsville, Maryland, but I travel to Frederick, Maryland, (approx. 35 miles morthwest), to get the best desserts ever! All are homemade by the best pastry chef ever! Anything you choose is a winner. Many seasonal offerings are prepared on site. Their top sellers are a glazed coconut pound cake and a chocolate pound cake with cream cheese frosting……….yummmm. My mouth is watering as I type. The restaurant’s name is The Monocacy Crossing.

  43. emerzim September 27, 2010 at 6:38 am #

    I’m from the California desert and Clementine’s in Palm Desert is just the cutest little place to grab a mini cupcake. And their bread pudding is heaven!

  44. BikerChick September 27, 2010 at 6:42 am #

    Newmarket, England. Prezzo restaurant here has some great honeycomb cheesecake!

  45. ..gabrielle.. September 27, 2010 at 6:48 am #

    Vista, CA! (North of San Diego) Best dessert is from Babycakes. The pomegranate cupcake is the best I’ve ever had!

  46. Heather Broad September 27, 2010 at 6:54 am #

    St. Louis, MO as well – and I love The Big Apple at Ted Drewe’s. But I also love their All Shook Up concrete.

  47. Pamela September 27, 2010 at 7:08 am #

    Wichita Falls Texas and by far would be Southern M Bakery I used to stay with my friend and would go to work with her dad who owned it so I could eat a slice of cake or a donut and the chocolate cake was to die for. They are still there although owned by different owners but I cant go by there without stopping. The chocolate frosting recipe has not been shared to this day and I havent mastered it although I have tried.

  48. kmeyers74 September 27, 2010 at 7:17 am #

    Sun Prairie, WI Market Street Diner banana cream pie. Wow just typing that makes me want some. They have at least 15-20 fresh pies everyday, but the BCP is, well fabulous!

  49. Ashley September 27, 2010 at 8:03 am #

    El Reno, OK We have an older couple that runs a bakery out of their home, & they make the best cakes & pies. I only wish I was half as good as they are.

  50. carole September 27, 2010 at 8:06 am #

    Glassport,Pa…Ritas Ice in White Oak,Pa is THE BEST!!!
    Carole
    gram122@comcast.net

  51. knittingnora September 27, 2010 at 8:11 am #

    Napa, CA and I would have to say the “Oreo” ice cream dessert at Rutherford Grill hands down!

  52. Rosie September 27, 2010 at 8:25 am #

    One of my favourite places is a cake shop called True Confections. Their cakes are a mile high!!

  53. redraven September 27, 2010 at 8:34 am #

    O MY CUPCAKES! I hail from Flagstaff, Arizona. I live at 7,000ft., and our tallest mountain in the State is 13,000ft high, the San Francisco Peaks. We are surrounded by the largest Ponderosa Pine Forest in the world, and we are the only city in the world that has all three types of volcanos. The Strato, San Francisco Peaks, the Dome, Mt. Elden, which I have a full frontal view right in front of my home, and the shield.
    My most favoritest dessert is the famous chocolate bread pudding, with homemade whip cream, and scrumptious chocolate syrup to top off this wonderment in our mountain town.
    It is served at only one spot in our college, ski resort town. Beaver Street Brewery. They also have the greatest dessert fondues, and where can you find a fondue place these days?
    I forgot we have Northern Arizona University here, I am a grad student online, and our ski resort, that just happens to be on one of four sacred mountains throughout the Four Corner Region.
    We also are the gateway to the two rims of the wonder of the world, Grand Canyon. Hope you can visit our humble town. Oh one more thing, we have three reservations surrounding our town also, and the famous art town of Sedona is just a hop, skip, and bunny hop right down the mountain. Take care, and blessings to all

  54. Megan September 27, 2010 at 8:35 am #

    Napa, CA. Bouchon Bakery in Yountville!! They have the best nutter butters and their interpretation of a giant Oreo cookie-YUM!!

    msmigdal@hotmail.com

  55. Shelly September 27, 2010 at 8:44 am #

    I am in Burke, VA and my favorite dessert – no contest – is the Banana Pudding served by Great American Restaurants. I think they have it at 2 of their restaurants, Artie’s and Silverado. It is heavenly!

  56. Lydia Story September 27, 2010 at 8:57 am #

    Saratoga Springs, Ut We have a shop called the Sweet Tooth Fairy that makes the best cupcakes in the world! Vanilla Squared is my favorite!

  57. violet78 September 27, 2010 at 9:03 am #

    St. Louis, MO. Crown Candy Kitchen has awesome ice cream and a great atmosphere.

  58. CP September 27, 2010 at 9:05 am #

    Stockton, CA. Best dessert in town is the Baklava Cheesecake at Papapavolos in Lincoln Center. It is to die for!!!!

  59. Pink Little Cake September 27, 2010 at 9:05 am #

    Princeton, NJ. I love to go to Wegmans, they have all kind of mini desserts. I can’t get many without feeling guilty

  60. Anonymous September 27, 2010 at 9:09 am #

    Charlotte, NC. My favorite place is a funky little french bakery called Amelie’s! They’re famous for their salted caramel brownies.

  61. Cassidy September 27, 2010 at 9:14 am #

    Lindon, UT. Olive Garden.. I know it’s everywhere, but the strawberry chocolate dessert is delicious!

  62. Cupcake Activist September 27, 2010 at 9:21 am #

    I’m from Yorba Linda, CA. For a special treat, we would go to Baskin Robbins for ice cream. I’m not a big ice cream fan anymore, but I used to love this. Mint n Chip!

  63. BEK September 27, 2010 at 9:37 am #

    Seattle, WA. A restaurant called Madame K’s here serves the most amazing dessert. The dessert may not seem original but you can’t get it any better. It is called ‘The Orgasm’ and essentially it is a large chocolate chip cookie baked in a skillet and topped off with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. served hot in the skillet and it will be devoured.

  64. Cachai po' September 27, 2010 at 10:05 am #

    Pittsburgh, Pa – We have some incredible eats in Pittsburgh (seriously, no one expects it but it’s true). My absolute favorite local dessert has to be the delicious burnt almond torte from Prantl’s Bakery. The combination of creamy custard, butter cream, and almonds can’t be beat! You can even have it shipped to you!

    http://www.shop.prantlsbakery.com/main.sc

  65. Rebecca September 27, 2010 at 10:21 am #

    I’m from Rockport, MA. We have a cute little store called Rockin’ Cupcakes which has good, but expensive, cupcakes. Personally though I prefer getting ice cream since my town is a summer tourist destination. The Ice Cream Store is where I like to go but we have lots of good options.

  66. esther kimchi September 27, 2010 at 11:49 am #

    I am from Arcadia, CA.

    There’s a Japanese dessert place called Genki Living that has awesome dessert crepes, but my favourite item to order is their strawberry and mango shaved ice – it is so huge and delicious!!! Perfect for a warm summer day, although I’ve actually ordered it in the winter and still enjoyed it despite feeling like I was turning into a popsicle :P

  67. Kelly September 27, 2010 at 11:57 am #

    I’m currently in Los Angeles, CA. My favorite place to get dessert here would have to be Sprinkles Cupcakes (classic!). It’s famous for a reason!

    kellyctang@me.com

  68. Renster September 27, 2010 at 12:15 pm #

    My favorite spot in Clarksville, TN is the Sweetest Batch Cupcakery.

  69. smalltownoven September 27, 2010 at 12:24 pm #

    I’m in Piscataway, NJ and absolutely love Fruity Yogurt which sells frozen yogurt in all sorts of delicious flavors and with a massive array of toppings above and beyond Pinkberry.

  70. JudyR September 27, 2010 at 12:26 pm #

    Oxford, CT — The best place for dessert is Whittimore Ice Cream

  71. rosy girl baked goods September 27, 2010 at 12:30 pm #

    i am from lakewood, ohio which is a suburb of cleveland, ohio. my favorite place to get dessert is at le petit triangle. they have the best dessert crepes. i don’t recommend sharing one because you’ll want to eat it all yourself!!

  72. vivian mac September 27, 2010 at 12:55 pm #

    I love the Smores cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery in NY!

    mercedesbenz431@optonline.net

  73. chater990@aim.com September 27, 2010 at 1:17 pm #

    Manhattan, NY. And my favorite place to get dessert is JoJo’s in midtown. I cook from the cookbook so often, and I still like comparing the two.

  74. Cheri September 27, 2010 at 1:37 pm #

    Wilton NH Alas we live in a tiny one horse town but the next town over Milford NH has a wonderful new bakery “The Good Loaf”. Exquisite artisan bread and scrumptious desserts!

  75. Kerry September 27, 2010 at 2:54 pm #

    As I went to post my recommendation for the Frozen Tundra at Curly’s Pub in Lambeau Field, I discovered it’s no longer on the menu. :-( However, Willow Street Bakery is a Green Bay classic. Although a chocolate-covered, cream-filled long john doughnut may be considered breakfast not dessert, it definitely is worthy of being called dessert. Amazing melt in your mouth!

  76. Nachelle September 27, 2010 at 3:24 pm #

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  77. Nachelle September 27, 2010 at 3:26 pm #

    Denver, Colorado, anything from D-bar in Denver is delish!
    nachelle.edgington@gmail.com

  78. Cupcake Carrie September 27, 2010 at 4:45 pm #

    Kalispell, MT and we have slim pickins’ up here, but we do have a great bakery called Simply Sweets and they have yummy cupcakes.

  79. Elizabeth September 27, 2010 at 5:54 pm #

    Mackinac Island, MI. Fudge of course…

  80. Laura September 27, 2010 at 6:07 pm #

    New Haven, CT It may sound unbelievable, but although I love creating recipes and making sweets (I bake weekly), I don’t really like eating them. The one “dessert” that I loved was a plate of beautifully carved fresh fruit made especially for me by the chef at a conference center in Luntern, Netherlands while I was a grad student.

  81. Heath1202 September 27, 2010 at 8:33 pm #

    I live on the west coast now, but I’m from Columbia, MO and my favorite sweet treat is the chocolate croissant at The Uppercrust Bakery. It will make you think you’re at a boulangerie in Paris!

  82. ruthhill74 September 27, 2010 at 8:41 pm #

    Ruth Hill
    hometown: Tacoma, WA

    I love Sharis’ peanut butter pie!

    ruthaw_1974@yahoo.com

  83. ruthhill74 September 27, 2010 at 8:42 pm #

    http://www.facebook.com/cupcakeproject?v=wall&story_fbid=153420098023124&ref=mf

    that is the link to my facebook post

    ruthhill74

  84. Hungry Grad Student! September 27, 2010 at 9:18 pm #

    Davis, CA and I love getting desserts at a local bakery called Ciocolat! Try their mango mousse cake and 24K Bittersweet Chocolate Mousse Dome!

  85. alethea September 27, 2010 at 10:20 pm #

    I am in Sunbury, Australia and althought I don’t tend to go out much, I love deep fried ice cream from Thai Hut here in Sunbury!
    aletheajohnston@yahoo.com

  86. jojoluv September 28, 2010 at 12:54 am #

    I’m originally from Sayreville, NJ and still living in the suburbs. I have to go with Mississippi Mud Pie from Old Man Rafferty’s in New Brunswick, NJ. Definitely not a refined dessert but, dense, dense chocolate. Love it!

  87. Francesca September 28, 2010 at 3:39 am #

    I’m from Monroe, MI. It’s a small town, so there really aren’t many dessert places to rave about. So, if I’m in Monroe I’m likely to stop by Panera for a luscious strawberry scone! :)

    I currently live in Rockville, MD, and my favorite place to stop for dessert is Georgetown Cupcake in Bethesda, MD. Cheeburger Cheeburger–yes, that’s the name– has delicious shakes (Double chocolate with Oreos)! :)

  88. Nikki Collier September 28, 2010 at 5:04 am #

    Dayton OH – You can’t go wrong with any dessert found at the 2nd St Market downtown! SO many choices and all yummy!!!

  89. Debbie September 28, 2010 at 6:53 am #

    I’m from St. Louis too!! My favorite place to go when I get home is Fritz’s Ice Cream, I always get the flavor of the day with peanut butter sauce and oreos!

  90. Stephanie September 28, 2010 at 6:55 am #

    Las Vegas, Nevada!!! Black Mountain Grill has the BEST ice cream sundae!!! It’s enormous and fun to share with friends!

  91. Elizabeth September 28, 2010 at 7:20 am #

    Chattanooga, TN. I love going to Acropolis Grill. They have a large selection of desserts. Their dessert display is in the lobby, so you can just stop by and pick up dessert to go.

    http://agirlinherkitchen.blogspot.com

    Elizabelle[at]comcast[dot]net

  92. Danielle Cifelli September 28, 2010 at 7:34 am #

    The cupcake stands have been EXACTLY what I am looking for, for a cupcake tasting I will be doing. I am currently in Cleveland, OH and my favorite place to get desserts is Presti’s Bakery in Little Italy. Anything you could ever want and delicious!

  93. Edana September 28, 2010 at 8:05 am #

    Hmm. My hometown’s only dessert place recently closed (I am SO sad about this), so I’ll go with my other two home bases–I’m there more often, anyway. I go to school in Cambridge, MA, and there’s this little place called Sweet in Harvard Square that basically only makes cupcakes. They’re SO good. And my boyfriend lives in Worcester, MA, which is the home of Wholly Canolli, and they make every kind of canolli you could ever dream of and they’re all AMAZING…dammit…now I really want canolli, but I’m near the cupcakes.

  94. Jaclyn September 28, 2010 at 8:36 am #

    Hometown: Leonardtown, MD but I live in Houston, TX now and my favorite place for dessert here is Crave Cupcakes!

  95. Amber September 28, 2010 at 9:15 am #

    Grand Lux Cafe, Beverly hills, CA. You have to order these chocolate chips cookies when you first sit down, they bake them fresh to order and bring you a box of warm chocolate chips cookies fresh out the oven. You must try them!

  96. linz September 28, 2010 at 10:20 am #

    The key lime cupcake at Red Velvet Cupcakery in DC’s Penn Quarter, TOTALLY.

  97. Anna September 28, 2010 at 10:37 am #

    I’m currently living in Pittsburgh, PA, and there’s a cupcake shop called Dozen right down the street from my school. Their banana cupcakes & lemon meringue cupcakes are the best!

  98. Rockin Robyn September 28, 2010 at 11:20 am #

    Dayton, VA The best we have to offer is Kline’s Dairy Bar. They always have chocolate and vanilla, sundaes and milkshakes etc. but the fun thing about this place is the “Flavor of the Week.” Every week there is a new flavor with some of my favorites being blueberry cheesecake, black raspberry, pumpkin and egg nog.

  99. Lauren September 28, 2010 at 12:11 pm #

    Provo, UT and the best place for desserts around here is Eliane French Bakery just up the street from me in Orem, UT. Classic French breads and desserts. I have several friends who go there to brush up on their french speaking with the owner!

    lauwil07 at gmail dot com

  100. mistydiann September 28, 2010 at 12:24 pm #

    I live in Panama City Florida. Publix bakery has delicious desserts. They may not be the most unique, but I have never been disappointed.

  101. Anonymous September 28, 2010 at 1:33 pm #

    I live in Sandy, Utah.

    One of my favorite places is called Ballards where they make the best shakes ever!!

    I also love Edgar’s in New York City-they have the best chocolate cake :)

    Thanks Rachel Davidson

  102. laurel September 28, 2010 at 5:11 pm #

    My latest obsession is tart frozen yogurt. My fave frozen yogurt place in Boston is BoYo FroYo. YUM!!!
    laurelcgatyahoo.com

  103. Adrienne September 28, 2010 at 5:42 pm #

    Greenville, SC – “Coffee to a Tea.” AMAZING all-natural cakes. The slices are as big as your face, and everything is super fresh. Goes well with their Chocolatte – a mocha with HOMEMADE syrup. Nom nom nom!

    adrienne.k.rankin@gmail.com

  104. Melissa Williams September 28, 2010 at 6:12 pm #

    Clarinda, Iowa…population..about 5000. There’s a small place called Betty’s Dream. She makes EVERYTHING FROM SCRATCH! I love her pies, but I truly love her strusel cake…MMMmmmmm SO GOOD!!

  105. Rachael September 28, 2010 at 7:44 pm #

    Dallas, Texas
    Probably my favorite dessert right now currently is from Glory Days Grill (popular around Washington, DC)- they have these fantastic Oreo Sliders that are basically giant Oreos with vanilla bean ice cream in between. You can get it with hot fudge to dip in- absolutely amazing.

  106. Tezcatlipoca98 September 29, 2010 at 12:42 am #

    Windsor CT. There is really no dessert place here other than my kitchen. The next nearest desserty destination is in New Haven (50 mins away) at Claire’s Corner Coupia. They specialize in vegan and vegetarian dishes, and have this outstanding array of cakes all over the place. You can’t help but to get a slice for now (with awesome butter cream dollop) and like 2 more slices to go.

  107. lydwych September 29, 2010 at 10:39 am #

    Chicago, IL Portillo’s has the best chocolate layer cake ever!

  108. Lisa in NJ September 29, 2010 at 11:25 am #

    Bellmawr NJ and the best place for sticky buns are McMillan’s Bakery, OMG they are to DIE for!!!

  109. Jess September 29, 2010 at 1:46 pm #

    I live just outside of Philadelphia, PA and I go out of my way to head to Brown Betty’s cupcakes in the Northern Liberties section of the city. Their red velvet cupcakes are out of this world. YUM!

  110. lynne September 29, 2010 at 10:19 pm #

    honolulu, HI! My favorite dessert place is probably cake couture. They have amazing cupcakes!

  111. LC September 30, 2010 at 3:12 am #

    Somerset, nj

    I love the chocolate ice cream from Thomas Sweet Ice Cream and Chocolates in new brunswick!

    lccakescreations@gmail.com

  112. Kelly September 30, 2010 at 6:16 am #

    Chattanooga, TN – I LOVE the cakes and pies from the Sandwich Shoppe. The sandwiches are great, too, but I always order my dessert first; life is short!!

  113. Fun Saving Mom September 30, 2010 at 7:05 am #

    Charleston, SC and Kaminskys hands down! They have fresh made cakes, pies and cheescakes every day! YUMMO!!!!

  114. Anonymous September 30, 2010 at 9:56 am #

    I live in the Los Angeles area and although there are lots of places to choose from there are only a few that I keep going back to.

    1) La Maison du Pain in Los Angeles has the best chocolate croissants I’ve tasted! They have a thin crisp layer on the outside and buttery, flaky layers on the inside mixed with the chocolate – yumm!

    2) For Red Velvet cupcakes, the best place to go to is Sprinkles in Beverly Hills. Moist cake, with a good amount of cream cheese frosting – so delicious!

    3) Clifton’s Cafeteria has been around since the 1930′s. They are located in Downtown Los Angeles and have the best Strawberry Cake that my family has enjoyed for years! It’s 4 thin layers of white cake with whipped creme and strawberries in between each layer. Sooo good!

    Sylvia Terrazas
    syllyme5@yahoo.com

  115. Anonymous September 30, 2010 at 11:52 am #

    Frederick, MD. Vanilla soft-serve ice cream topped with Reese’s PB Cups and Pretzels from Jimmie Cone. YUM!!

    Jessica L.
    jltypewell2@gmail.com

  116. Cakes In A Cup September 30, 2010 at 3:40 pm #

    Houston, Tx Brasil’s. They serve the best creme brulee and the atmosphere there is wonderful with a live band and red wine, everything there is fine!

  117. stephanie September 30, 2010 at 6:40 pm #

    Branchburg, NJ! My favorite place to get dessert is Tatte in brookline, MA for their awesome nut boxes and flourless brownies!

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