It’s been a while since I indulged my sweet tooth, but in the last 2 weeks, I have been on a genuine sweet tooth binge. It may be the change in the weather, it’s warmer and there were at least two sunny days. (Gotta’ blame it something, right?) Time to celebrate.
There was an announcement about a shop called Sweets Bakeshop that exists in St Paul that opened a branch in South Minneapolis. It seemed like a good thing to investigate, you know, see what they had to offer.
This is a little jewel box storefront that has cupcakes, let me revise that, precious cupcakes of tiny proportions along with French macaroons. These macaroons are not like the coconut macaroons that I love, these are delicate pastel colored butter cream filled confections that literally melt in your mouth. This is a specialty shop for that extra craving that you never knew you had until you see these.
The shop’s minimalist white décor highlights the jewel-like presentation of tiny cupcakes and not so tiny cupcakes. I tried a Snowball cupcake, which was a dainty chocolate cupcake with a mound of marshmallow covered in coconut on top. It was perfection. I bought rose with butter cream filling and lavender macaroons; I preferred the lavender because the chocolate filling was perfect. These little confections are good with coffee or tea.
If you are feeling like a splurge,
you will find some little dainty to share, or not, at the new Sweets Bakeshop.
www.sweetsbakeshop.com 4747 Nicolett Ave. S.Minneapolis, MN 55419