The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, but tomake it that far you have to be disguised as baked goods. Today’s Groupon pierces hearts with cookie spears: for $6, you get $12 worth of made-from-scratch delectable treats and eats at A Sweet to Eat Bake Shop, located on Gate Parkway.
A Sweet to Eat Bake Shop’s menu features all kinds of handcrafted creamy, crunchy, and cupcakey creations. The shop’s signature chocolate chunk cookies are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside, speckled with hunks of Belgian chocolate, and sprinkled with just a dash of sea salt for a rounded-out finish ($2.25 each). Defy the same misguided masses who said you couldn’t milk a lizard, and have dessert for breakfast with a bite of fruit rugelach (three for $2), a Linzer torte slice ($3.99), a buttery, balanced scone ($1.25), or a neatly wrapped cannoli ($2.25). Cupcake flavors include red velvet, strawberry, and lemon, with buttercream headdresses offered in shades of vanilla, peanut butter, cream cheese, strawberry, and more ($2 each, bite-size $0.50 each). Lure unsuspecting neighbors into cleaning your caramel-sauce-filled pool with an aptly placed pie on the windowsill; choices include the key lime pie ($24), the tried-and-true apple lattice ($20), and the svelte, sugar-free apple lattice ($20). A Sweet to Eat also presents a large cake selection (starting at $24, cookie cakes $15) and a selection of savory snacks such as individual servings of cheesy popcorn ($1.50), roasted nuts ($3), and homemade Chex mix ($1.50).
Chef Elizabeth of A Sweet to Eat Bake Shop formerly worked at New York City’s acclaimed Magnolia Bakery before bringing her talent for satisfying sweet teeth down south. Unlike competitor bakeries, whose cupcakes are iced in the likeness of John Belushi, her confectionaries are as pretty as they are tasty, with colorful sprinkle options, festive cupcake decor, and elegantly topped tortes.
Seventy-five percent of Urbanspooners approve of A Sweet to Eat Bake Shop, andExaminer.com gives it three stars:
- We tried the chocolate chunk sea salt cookie…and were very pleased. The cookie was still semi-warm and the chocolate melted in our mouths. – George Singeltary, Examiner.com
- The Belgian chocolate chunk cookies with sea salt are this bakery’s specialty for good reason. They are the best chocolate chip cookie I’ve ever tasted. – hannahpotter12, Urbanspoon