May 6, 2011

Sweetness Bake Shop & Cafe

A little over a year ago, Sweetness Bake Shop & Cafe opened its doors just around the corner from my house. I noticed the cute little bakery and planned last year's Etsy party there. And from my first taste of their cupcakes, I was hooked. Sweetness is a true family business with a whole family working together to make all of the delicious sugary sweets.

Cinn City Cupcakes

When you walk into the Sweetness you get a look at the day's cupcakes, but at the Sweetness it's not just your run-of-the-mill cupcake flavors. They have 5 house flavors that appear every day: Thrilla in Vanilla (vanilla with vanilla buttercream), Chocolate Cubed (chocolate cake with chocolate chips and chocolate buttercream), Red Velvet (with cream cheese frosting), Guayabera (guava cake with guava maramalade and cream cheese frosting) and Oreo Overload (oreo cake with oreo buttercream). Each day you also get 3 special flavors which are always rotating and on special days are even themed. I was there on Cinco de Mayo, so they had Tequila Sunrise (with real tequila), Margarita cupcakes (also spiked with booze), Cinn City and Churros con Chocolate. Just follow them on twitter or facebook to find out the day's flavors. The cupcakes are all amazing, plus they are mini-sized, so you can try more than one flavor without getting sugar overload. And at about a dollar a piece, you can't beat that.

Margarita Cupcake

But Sweetness isn't just all about the cupcakes. They also have dessert shots (black forest cake is my favorite!), cakes, pies, cheesecakes, pretty much anything you can think of, but they all have that Sweetness slant on it. And the G.O.A.T. cookies are just insane! G.O.A.T. stands for greatest of all time, and that is the truth. They are chocolate chip cookies on the outside and have a gooey, fudgy center. So freaking good!

Sweetness also has a food truck called the Sugar Rush. Though I haven't visited the Sugar Rush yet, they are stocked with the best of the Sweetness and some truck-only specials like deep fried cupcakes and cake and shake milkshakes.

I couldn't help it... I had to eat one!

Besides the fact that they make all sorts of deliciousness, the best part of the Sweetness is the people. They are just so nice and really get to know you. It's great in a big city like Miami to have that mom-and-pop shop feeling when you go somewhere. They are also super supportive of Handmade Miami, and we've had a few workshops and crafter-noons there. We will also be holding the Etsy Craft Party and Handmade Miami 1st Anniversary at the Sweetness on June 10th.

If you are ever in Miami, I totally recommend hitting up the Sweetness. It's not in the glitzy touristy areas like South Beach or the Design District, but you'll get to see what the locals really love. And taste the delicious sweet treats that they have in store for you!