A Taste of SoCal: Sweet Treats

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My Delight CupCakery Where: 1520 N. Mountain Ave B-108, Ontario, CA 91762 Website: My Delight CupCakery bacon cupake A Brief History: For half of the last decade, mother-daughter team Melinda and Naomi have been sweetening the Inland Empire one cupcake at a time! Co-Owner and Pastry Chef, Naomi Moreno graduated Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts as a pastry chef with a degree and a dream. She kept busy at multiple bakeries and restaurants while her independent work grew in demand. At the ripe age of 26, Naomi finally put forth her dreams of opening her own shop alongside her administratively inclined mother, Melinda Moreno. My Delight CupCakery has become one of Southern California's most prominent cupcake shops and boasts multiple awards for their impressive flavor innovation and consistency in customer satisfaction. Sweet Signatures: My Delight is home to the Breakfast Cupcakes. The original Breakfast Cupcake is a light and fluffy buttermilk-based cupcake loaded with REAL Applewood smoked bacon. The savory icing is light and buttery, topped with more Applewood smoked bacon (you can never have too much bacon), then drizzled with maple syrup. Thriving on innovation, My Delight created one of the most enticing sweet and salty cupcakes ever: Late Night Breakfast. Similar in appearance but layered with chicken and waffle inspired flavors. Late Night Breakfast is a waffle-inspired cupcake stuffed with seasoned buttermilk-marinated fried chicken. Frosted with smooth and buttery maple goodness, topped with a golden piece of fried chicken, and drizzled in their secret and delicious blend of maple syrup and spices. The next time you find yourself in the IE, My Delight CupCakery is a definite must! 85   85°C Bakery Where: 1386 W. Artesia Blvd., Gardena, CA 90248 Website: 85°C Bakery A Brief History: Founded by Mr. Wu Cheng-Hsueh in 2004 in Taipei, Taiwan, 85°C Bakery Café on the belief that a café should provide five-star quality coffee, cakes, and breads at not-so-five-star prices. The name originates from the idea that coffee holds its flavor best at a steady temperature of 85 degrees Celsius. With three very talented Master Chef's contributing to the Asian-infused dessert menu, 85°C has successfully satisfied the sweet tooth of Southern California. There are 10 locations throughout SoCal from the Los Angeles region down to Orange County, all with in-house bakeries. Each bakes over 60 varieties of pastries per hour!  Wherever you end up in SoCal, be sure to check out 85°C Bakery Café! Sweet Signatures: Best known for their gourmet espresso coffees, 85°C individually brews each cup of coffee which contributes to the smooth, rich flavor. They also specially blend all of their beverages immediately after being ordered. Their specially crafted pastries have been created by their top five-star chefs. With an abundance of carefully crafted tiramisu and cheesecake to crème brulee and specialty breads (European, Taiwanese, and Japanese style), any choice you make is sure to satisfy!   Afters Ice Cream Where: 18030 Brookhurst St., Fountain Valley, CA 92708 Website: Afters Ice Cream A Brief History: Orange County-based and founded by clothing industry vets And afters y Nguyen (CEO of IM King) and Scott Nghiem (Owner of Thorocraft footwear), Afters Ice Cream has become the latest to take the pastry and ice cream world by storm. The young owners know exactly what is trendy and delicious combining their product quality, creativity, and Vietnamese inspired flavors along with the more traditional flavors you would find at an ordinary ice cream parlor. Afters Ice Cream is, however, anything but ordinary. Sweet Signatures: Best known for their Milky Bun. Imagine a warm, freshly fried glazed donut (or unglazed, but that's no fun!) filled with the homemade ice cream of your choice and sealed using a sort of waffle-iron press. You have a plethora of choices ranging from jasmine milk tea, Vietnamese iced coffee, cookie monster, almond cookie, acai blueberry sorbet, churro, Madagascar vanilla, and mango sorbet. Whether you indulge in a signature Milky Bun, a cone, or simply a couple scoops paired with your favorite topping, Afters will keep you craving more long after your first taste!
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