Top Autumn Desserts In Las Vegas

October 3, 2012 6:00 AM

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pumpkinpie Top Autumn Desserts In Las Vegas

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Some desserts are simply made for autumn, whether they be traditional favorites or more avant-garde delights. Pies, cupcakes and other treats ignite the taste buds as the brightly colored leaves light up the trees. There are ample places at which you can find delectable fall goodies in this vibrant city and many talented bakers and artisans are busy preparing seasonal treats for the cooler weather. Take a taste adventure and savor the flavor of autumn in Las Vegas.

Retro Bakery
7785 N. Durango Drive #130
Las Vegas, NV 89131
(702) 586-3740

Whether you buy a single cupcake or order a specialty cake, you can’t go wrong at the Retro Bakery. All flavors are available as cupcakes or cakes and there are some delicious regular flavors that are just right for autumn. The first is the apple cider cinnamon which comes as a “swirl cake topped with apple cider buttercream dusted with cinnamon and sugar.” Secondly, the maple bacon vanilla is a vanilla-based cake with maple syrup and bacon all frosted with maple buttercream. Every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, The Retro features the flavor of the month, such as September’s spicy pumpkin – a spice cake topped with pumpkin pie buttercream.

Dainty Cakes Bakery
2708 N. Green Valley Parkway
Henderson, NV 89014
(702) 434-2554

Dainty Cakes’s menu offers a surprising variety of items: cakes and pies, bread, cupcakes, muffins, pastries and cookies. But the seasonal pies are especially meant to be savored. Pecan, pumpkin and seasonal fruit pies are among its fall favorites. This is a popular Henderson venue from which to order specialty cakes just right for birthdays, showers and other events. Dainty Cakes is tasty and delicious all times of the year.

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Lil Brown Sugar’s Cupcake Cafe

55 S. Gibson Road 110
Henderson, NV 89012
(702) 203-7376

This family-owned and operated bakery offers an amazing variety of scrumptious cupcakes coupled with exceptional customer service. Varieties which are ideal for autumn include carmel apple and maple bacon, and how can you say no to the butter beer flavor? Lil Brown Sugar’s also offers specialty cakes, cake pops, bagel sandwiches and mouth-watering peanut butter bars. It is home of the “two for one” special, so treat yourself to more than one sweet. Who said you can’t have your (cup)cake and eat it too?
Chocolate & Spice Bakery
7293 W. Sahara Ave. Suite 8 and 9
Las Vegas, NV 89117
(702) 527-7772

This is a true classic artisan bakery which offers chocolate delights, meals, sweet treats and seasonal desserts such as last autumn’s citrus cheesecake with marinated autumn fruits. The menu changes daily so you never know which surprise awaits you on your next visit. With such reasonable prices, it may be difficult to choose between the dark chocolate hazelnut crunch, the white chocolate fruit and nuts bar or the caramel sticky brioche roll.

Blueberry Hill Family Restaurants
2855 N. Green Valley Parkway
Henderson, NV 89014
(702) 436-6664

Blueberry Hill is a rare find in Las Vegas as a locally-owned and operated family restaurant which offers good hearty food at reasonable prices. The menu lists breakfast fare such as waffles, crepes and combos and lunch and dinner satisfies with soups, salads, the flavors of Italy and delicious daily specials. But many come just for the homemade desserts. Favorites suitable for fall would be the homemade apple, cherry or blueberry pies and especially the delectable moist carrot cake with cream cheese icing. But then again, you may prefer Oreo cheesecake or Blueberry Hill’s luscious chocolate layer cake. Whatever the choice, you won’t be disappointed and don’t be surprised if you can’t finish the generous servings.

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Sharon Damon is a preschool specialist, avid reader, passionate writer and creative baker/ cook. She has been a cooking instructor at a local Rec Center in Henderson, NV since 2011, and has written for Examiner and other publications since 2010. She knows her way around the keyboard and the kitchen! Sharon moved from a small city in Canada to Las Vegas 6 years ago, to marry the love of her life, and has since been swept up in the whirlwind known as Sin City. Her work can be found at

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