Cake pops: Myla-concepts.com

Cake pops: Myla-concepts.com

Sugar fix

Baked goods from teacher/pastry chef Christie Berry McCabe are available via her home biz Daily Dose of Sweet. Christie is starting her business small, offering birthday cakes and party treats made after-school and on weekends for friends and folks who hear by word-of-mouth. She also does cupcakes and wedding sweets, and she says her favorite things to bake and her best sellers are her decorated sugar cookies. You can check out Daily Dose of Sweet here and see Taylor’s beautiful photography of non-food subjects here.

Sugar cookies:

Sugar cookies: Dailydoseofsweet.com

Cake push ups

Who doesn’t love a convenient cake derivative — a form of the dessert requiring no utensils or cleanup? Enter cupcake push-ups, by neighborhood residents Meghan Adams and Kristen Adams Scott, founders of  The Hospitality Sweet, a baking business the sisters started from home after becoming moms. The five-bite treats function like the old orange ice cream push-ups, but with cake, icing and various fillings as the contents. Contents include margarita cake layered with tequila lime buttercream, pumpkin roulade with sweetened mascarpone and crystalized ginger and s’mores with toasted marshmallow, to name a few. And, as with all items on the sisters’ menu, the packaging is so aesthetically enjoyable, you almost hate to dig into them. Almost. Get in your order for these crowd pleasers and learn more about the sisters other offerings at thehospitalitysweet.com.

Petit fours:

Petit fours: hospitalitysweet.com

Cake pops

Myla-Concepts, specializes in bite-sized desserts such as cake pops. Founder Christina Haywood bakes the cake, crumbles it, mixes in the flavors, freezes it and then dips it in chocolate. Varieties include holiday flavors including gingerbread and pecan cake. Other tiny treats such as brownie bites, candies, tartlets, mini cupcakes and petifores also are on the menu. Most items are $18-$24 a dozen. Order at Myla-Concepts. 214.207.7627

Cupcakes:

Cupcakes: Myla-Concepts.com