April 20, 2019

Mind-blowing desserts that we can't get enough of in the Detroit area

While Detroit might be known as the "Motor City," we've got other things going for us, too. The city and surrounding suburbs are all flush with new restaurants, and along with them come delectable treats that really satisfy our sweet tooth. Check out the spectacular sugary concoctions available all over town.

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Tropical Ube Cake
Isla — Fort Street Galley
160 W. Fort St.; Detroit; 313-230-0855
fortstreetgalley.org/restaurants/isla
This beauty is made by Jacquline Joy Dino, a pastry chef that used to work at the Whitney and Ann Arbor’s Slurping Turtle. The cake includes almond ube cake, mango gelee, coconut mascarpone cream, and pinipig polvoron. Our taste buds are thanking us for taking them on this vacation. 
Photo by Tom Perkins

Tropical Ube Cake

Isla — Fort Street Galley
160 W. Fort St.; Detroit; 313-230-0855
fortstreetgalley.org/restaurants/isla
This beauty is made by Jacquline Joy Dino, a pastry chef that used to work at the Whitney and Ann Arbor’s Slurping Turtle. The cake includes almond ube cake, mango gelee, coconut mascarpone cream, and pinipig polvoron. Our taste buds are thanking us for taking them on this vacation.
Photo by Tom Perkins
Photo from M Street Baking Company / Facebook
Extreme Milkshakes
Garrido’s
19605 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Woods; 313-466-3042
garridosbistro.com
Holy moly. Co-owner Christopher Garrido was experimenting one day and these shake creations are what he came up with. The shakes are as delicious as they look, and that’s the point. The Rockin Reese’s includes a peanut butter shake, ice cream sandwich, Reese’s ice cream cake, and a chocolate ice cream taco. Other flavors include Pistachio Perfection and Strawberry Supreme, among others. We want to try them all. 
Photo from Garrido’s Bistro & Pastry / Facebook

Extreme Milkshakes

Garrido’s
19605 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Woods; 313-466-3042
garridosbistro.com
Holy moly. Co-owner Christopher Garrido was experimenting one day and these shake creations are what he came up with. The shakes are as delicious as they look, and that’s the point. The Rockin Reese’s includes a peanut butter shake, ice cream sandwich, Reese’s ice cream cake, and a chocolate ice cream taco. Other flavors include Pistachio Perfection and Strawberry Supreme, among others. We want to try them all.
Photo from Garrido’s Bistro & Pastry / Facebook
Plum Tart
Cannelle
159 N. Eton St., Birmingham; 248-822-4072 | 45 W. Grand River Ave., Detroit; cannellepatisserie.net
Cannelle’s plum tart arrives with ribbons of lively, shaved plum arranged atop a small pie holding a creamy, mellowing custard. The French patisserie is run by Matt Knio, who built his reputation as one of the region’s best pastry chefs with Cannelle’s Birmingham location, before recently opening a second shop in downtown Detroit’s Capitol Park. 
Photo by Tom Perkins

Plum Tart

Cannelle
159 N. Eton St., Birmingham; 248-822-4072 | 45 W. Grand River Ave., Detroit; cannellepatisserie.net
Cannelle’s plum tart arrives with ribbons of lively, shaved plum arranged atop a small pie holding a creamy, mellowing custard. The French patisserie is run by Matt Knio, who built his reputation as one of the region’s best pastry chefs with Cannelle’s Birmingham location, before recently opening a second shop in downtown Detroit’s Capitol Park.
Photo by Tom Perkins
Signature Macarons
For the Love of Sugar
100 Erskine St., Detroit; 313-788-7111
fortheloveofsugar.com
We are in love. Luckily, For the Love of Sugar understands our need to to be in a polyamorous relationship with multiple macarons, and for that reason, they’ve created a variety of flavors for us to enjoy. Some of our greatest romances include Vanilla, Crème Brûlée, Triple Berry, Fruity Pebbles, Pistachio, Birthday Cake, Captain Crunch, Ashta, Lavender and Honey, and Nutella. Oh macarons, you had me at hello. 
Photo from For the Love of Sugar / Facebook

Signature Macarons

For the Love of Sugar
100 Erskine St., Detroit; 313-788-7111
fortheloveofsugar.com

We are in love. Luckily, For the Love of Sugar understands our need to to be in a polyamorous relationship with multiple macarons, and for that reason, they’ve created a variety of flavors for us to enjoy. Some of our greatest romances include Vanilla, Crème Brûlée, Triple Berry, Fruity Pebbles, Pistachio, Birthday Cake, Captain Crunch, Ashta, Lavender and Honey, and Nutella. Oh macarons, you had me at hello.
Photo from For the Love of Sugar / Facebook
Banana Split Whoopie Pie
Avalon International Breads
422 W. Willis St., Detroit; 313-832-0008 | 1049 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-285-8006
avalonbreads.net
Our mouths are watering for this classic treat. Avalon’s take on the whoopie pie includes banana cake, fresh strawberry filling, chocolate, and peanuts. Put on your poodle skirt and letter sweater and pretend you’re at an old-timey ice cream shop with your steady boo.  
Photo from Avalon International Breads / Facebook

Banana Split Whoopie Pie

Avalon International Breads
422 W. Willis St., Detroit; 313-832-0008 | 1049 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-285-8006
avalonbreads.net
Our mouths are watering for this classic treat. Avalon’s take on the whoopie pie includes banana cake, fresh strawberry filling, chocolate, and peanuts. Put on your poodle skirt and letter sweater and pretend you’re at an old-timey ice cream shop with your steady boo.
Photo from Avalon International Breads / Facebook
Tiramisu Cheesecake
Dessert Oasis Coffee
1220 Griswold St., Detroit; 313-338-3515 | 115 S. Main St., Royal Oak; ?248-307-7161? 
| 336 S. Main St., Rochester; 248-453-5239
docr.coffee
Take your tastebuds on a trip to Italy with the Tiramisu Cheesecake. This delicious creation is very light in texture and includes ladyfingers soaked in coffee and coffee liqueur. It’s then dusted with cocoa powder on top. Bellissimo. 
Photo by Ben Lew / Dessert Coffee Oasis

Tiramisu Cheesecake

Dessert Oasis Coffee
1220 Griswold St., Detroit; 313-338-3515 | 115 S. Main St., Royal Oak; ?248-307-7161? | 336 S. Main St., Rochester; 248-453-5239
docr.coffee
Take your tastebuds on a trip to Italy with the Tiramisu Cheesecake. This delicious creation is very light in texture and includes ladyfingers soaked in coffee and coffee liqueur. It’s then dusted with cocoa powder on top. Bellissimo.
Photo by Ben Lew / Dessert Coffee Oasis
The Birthday Party
M Street Baking Company
117 N. Michigan Ave., Howell; 517-376-6797
mstreetbaking.com
The Birthday Party is a birthday cake flavored shake topped with: whipped cream, a mini cupcake, cotton candy, a lollipop, rock candy, animal crackers, and Airheads Xtreme. It’s your party and you’ll eat this if you want to. 
Photo from M Street Baking Company / Facebook

The Birthday Party

M Street Baking Company
117 N. Michigan Ave., Howell; 517-376-6797
mstreetbaking.com
The Birthday Party is a birthday cake flavored shake topped with: whipped cream, a mini cupcake, cotton candy, a lollipop, rock candy, animal crackers, and Airheads Xtreme. It’s your party and you’ll eat this if you want to.
Photo from M Street Baking Company / Facebook
Samoa Dougnut
Donut Bar + Coffee
856 E. Big Beaver Rd., Troy; 248-817-2446 | 29039 Southfield Rd., Southfield; 248-595-8212
donutbardetroit.com
Donut Bar + Coffee switches out its specialty doughnuts, but if you can catch this one you’re in for a treat. Who wouldn’t want a Samoa turned into a doughnut? The shop makes its own handcrafted doughnut and homemade fillings, glazes, and toppings. This samoa doughnut is made with caramel glaze, toasted coconut, and a chocolate and caramel drizzle. 
Photo from Donut Bar + Coffee / Facebook

Samoa Dougnut

Donut Bar + Coffee
856 E. Big Beaver Rd., Troy; 248-817-2446 | 29039 Southfield Rd., Southfield; 248-595-8212
donutbardetroit.com
Donut Bar + Coffee switches out its specialty doughnuts, but if you can catch this one you’re in for a treat. Who wouldn’t want a Samoa turned into a doughnut? The shop makes its own handcrafted doughnut and homemade fillings, glazes, and toppings. This samoa doughnut is made with caramel glaze, toasted coconut, and a chocolate and caramel drizzle.
Photo from Donut Bar + Coffee / Facebook
Fruity Pebbles Cupcake
Good Cakes and Bakes
19363 Livernois Ave., Detroit; 313-468-9915
goodcakesandbakes.com
Good Cakes and Bakes tops its items with its signature and addictive whipped cream cheese frosting. We can’t deal with how good these organic, vegan, gourmet, homemade treats are. Vegan flavors include vanilla, chocolate, red velvet, banana, and carrot. There’s a ton of other flavors too, like pineapple upside-down, german chocolate, and toasted coconut, so what are you waiting for? 
Photo from Good Cakes and Bakes / Facebook

Fruity Pebbles Cupcake

Good Cakes and Bakes
19363 Livernois Ave., Detroit; 313-468-9915
goodcakesandbakes.com
Good Cakes and Bakes tops its items with its signature and addictive whipped cream cheese frosting. We can’t deal with how good these organic, vegan, gourmet, homemade treats are. Vegan flavors include vanilla, chocolate, red velvet, banana, and carrot. There’s a ton of other flavors too, like pineapple upside-down, german chocolate, and toasted coconut, so what are you waiting for?
Photo from Good Cakes and Bakes / Facebook