Cool weather calls for sweet treats.
It’s cooling down in Las Vegas. That means it’s time to break out the winter fashions: beanies, scarfs, cute jackets, denim and yes, even the UGG boots, ladies! It also means earlier evenings by the fireplace cuddling, sipping hot cocoa and indulging in SWEET TREATS!!! As always, UNLOKT has your back and we’ve put together some of the city’s best bakeries to get your holiday sweet treat fix. You can always join the gym January 1st. Enjoy.
Chocolate and Spice Bakery
Chocolate and Spice Bakery features an array of baked treats and savory eats. Picture a classic artisan bakery mashed with a modern day French cafe and you’ll get the vision Chef Megan Romano had for her bakery. Arguably one of the most respected pastry chefs in the country, Megan’s bakery features delicious, seasonal baked treats like flakey chocolate croissants, lemon-blueberry scones, citrus infused cakes, sweet berry topped creme brulee french toast, cocoa powder dusted pastries, toasted lemon meringue tarts and buttery shortbread cookies. All hand-crafted. All made from scratch. All to die for. Seriously. 7293 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89117 702.527.7772 www.chocolatenspice.com
Cupcakes and cakes are the names of the game at Retro Bakery and Butter Cream is starting quarterback. If you have not tried one of Retro’s signature cupcakes, apologize to your taste buds immediately. “Cupcake Bakeries” come and go. Many thought it was just a fad and that you couldn’t possibly build a business off of just cupcakes, but owners Kari and Brian Haskell have been doing it since 2008…and kicking some serious butt while doing it. Retro Bakery bakes up seasonal and signature cupcakes and cakes where the main attention to detail is Butter Cream, and it’s life-changing. When you go, make sure to try their famous “Hopscotch” Butterscotch dipped cupcake, Glazed Donut cupcake, Maple Bacon and any of the seasonal holiday flavors. Trust me and you’re welcome. 7785 N Durango Dr #130, Las Vegas, NV 89131 702.586.3740 www.retrobakerylv.com
Gimme Some Sugar Bake Shoppe
Welcome to the self proclaimed, “Sugar Mafia.” Owners Kristen and Ashley have been baking up cakes for A-list celebrities for years and now they opened up a luxe bake shoppe and dessert bar to the public. The bake shoppe features everything from cupcakes, crafted desserts, a macaron bar of fusion flavors, wines, champagne, craft beers and cookies galore. This is the perfect date night spot and perfect place to grab all of your holiday goodies and treats. When you go, you MUST try one of their famous “naked cakes.” Welcome to the Mob. Stephanie Beltway Plaza, 19 S Stephanie St #160, Henderson, NV 89012 702.882.2537 www.gimmesomesugarlv.com
Showboy Bakeshop owners Stephen and Jared have a passion for two things in this world: Show business and kick-ass cake. They’ve gained a huge following since opening and are always in the conversation of who has the best cupcakes in the city. Their seasonal holiday flavors are nothing short of magical. They feature “Naughty or Spice”, which has ginger spice cake cooled down with cream cheese frosting. The “Up All Night” cupcake has peppermint mocha butter cream on chocolate cake and the “After Midnight” features carrot cake with fresh cut carrots smothered in orange cream cheese frosting. These flavors are perfect for the holidays and at Showboy, it’s always show time. 2591 Anthem Village Dr, Henderson, NV 89052 702.359.0200 www.showboybakeshop.com
Cupkates by Kate
Nothing screams “Holiday Treats” like a dipped caramel apple or a mini “Snicker Doodle” cupcake with cinnamon-sugar cake and vanilla cinnamon butter cream. Luckily for you, Cupkates by Kate serves up everything from the cutest mini cupcakes, cake-pops, dipped apples and strawberries to the ever delicious dipped cookie sandwiches. Sister/ Brother duo Kate and Will have built their business from the ground up and have been supplying the city with sweet tooth satisfying treats since opening their first location in Tivoli Village with the second being in DTLV inside the Container Park. Before heading to your holiday party, make sure to grab a dozen of their mini cupcakes and a few dipped apples. Everyone will love you. 707 E Fremont Ste 1310 Las Vegas, NV89101 702.439.3266 www.cupkateslv.com
BakeshopLV is one the newer bakeries on the block, but they’re making some serious noise for good reason. Everything they make is made from scratch, the old fashioned way. This bakery is completely family owned and operated in every sense. They serve up pies, cookies, cupcakes, cakes, dessert bars, loaf cakes and even lower sugar options for all you health freaks. Oh, and they didn’t forget your four legged family members, either. They also bake up doggie treats to send your puppy head over heels. If there are a few things Bakeshop is known for it’s hands down their Tres Leches, which is some of the best you’ll ever try and their German Chocolate cupcake. They are the real deal and will have you hooked with one bite. 2550 Anthem Village Dr, Henderson, NV 89052 702.696.8548 www.bakeshoplv.com
Drew Belcher- UNLOKT
Alexandra Lourdes- UNLOKT