Las Vegas is home to trend-setting restaurants and bakeries, and this has never been more true than over the past year. Mini is major when you are looking for trending desserts. Craving a cronut, dreaming of French pastries, desiring to sink your teeth into a buttercream-frosted mini cupcake or dying for a dessert pop? You can find the creme de la creme in the Valley.
Dip Sticks Dessert Pops Bakery
4500 E. Sunset Road, Suite 14
Henderson, NV 89014
Voted “Best of Las Vegas Snacks 2013” by the Las Vegas Review Journal, Dip Sticks Bakery is the first retail bakery in Las Vegas to specialize in dessert pops made from fresh-baked cakes which are baked daily just to prepare the pops. You won’t find any boxed ingredients, extracts or craft store chocolate. Only the best, freshest ingredients are used to prepare these tasty little treats. Even the alcohol-infused pops use the real thing. Featured flavors include vanilla, chocolate, red velvet, lemon and more, with special seasonal flavors also on the menu. Stuffed cakes, mini pies, dessert in a jar – another trending dessert – and dipped pretzels are also available. Tea parties and pop classes are offered too.
Bread and Butter
10940 S. Eastern Ave., Ste 107
Henderson, NV 89052
The cronut fad has been sweeping the nation for the past few months, and the place to find the perfect cronut in Henderson happens to be Bread and Butter, a quiet little breakfast and lunch nook, open daily from 7 a.m to 3 p.m. (2 p.m. on Sundays). This restaurant is a local favorite, from young moms with kids to students and those just looking for tasty pastries and a great kale salad. But lately it’s been the cronuts that, well, take the cake. What’s a cronut? It’s a tasty marriage between crusty croissants and tasty donuts that will leave you craving more. Trending since spring of 2013, it’s the latest craze.
Just a Bite Cheesecakes
Las Vegas, NV 89121
This great, strictly delivery bakery offers a number of trending desserts such mini cheesecakes, cheesecake pops, mini eclairs and Rugelach (little twists, in Yiddish). There’s a huge variety of flavors and taste sensations offered and one of the best deals are the Mini Cheesecake Assortment packs that are presented in a gift box. You can choose from the 12 pack or the ultimate 30 pack, depending upon your dessert needs, and all are delectably fresh-baked every day. Flavors vary by season, so your best bet is to call to find out the current treats offered.
Mini & Regular Cupcakes
9680 S. Eastern Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89123
The Cupcakery is “the” place in Las Vegas to find pretty much every variety of cupcake that you could imagine, and more. From the sweet Southern Belle and the decadent Oh My Gosh Ganache! to the traditional carroty Bugsy, Bavarian creme-filled Boston Dream, The Julius (yes, like the fruity drink concoction), the chocolate and mint Grasshopper and chocolate/chocolate Chocolate Freckles, no one can deny the taste sensations and originality of this bakery. It makes your mouth water to think of the selection. Seasonal flavors include the Spicy Pumpkin, Mocha Latte and PB & Honey.
French Pastry & Petit Fours
8751 W. Charleston Blvd., Suite 110
Las Vegas, NV 89117
With the advent of the small comes the return to Petit Fours and French pastry. Nowhere in Las Vegas can you find a more superb selection of French delicacies and pastries than at this bakery and bistro. The macarons and meringues are amazing, the eclair and mimosa will have you returning again and again while the handcrafted chocolates and candy will satisfy any sweet tooth. Individual Foret Noire (Black Forest) and Neptune cakes plus tartelettes such as the citron (lemon) meringue and sweet raspberry let you try a little bit of everything with little to no guilt. C’est magnifique!
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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 Examiner.com.