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If you gave us the chance, we could wax poetic about the restorative powers of a good piece of chocolate. And Charlotte, like the rest of America, is brimming with it. Working late and seeking a midweek pick-me-up? Want to bring something sweet to your next big meeting? When it comes to desserts, Charlotte is the land of opportunity. Here are some of our favorite spots for sweets seekers.
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Something about the promise of cake that melts on impact stands out as a piece of marketing genius. When it comes to this Charlotte cupcake shop, the melting deliciousness is more than just a gimmick. With rave reviews, a diverse flavor set that includes offerings like German Chocolate and Toasted Coconut, and an impeccable delivery (Delivery! What could be better than cupcake delivery?) record, MIYM Cupcakes takes the cake. And then they take that cake and deliver it to you. Excellent.
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If your sweet tooth is craving the kind of dessert that’s been made by a mix between a brilliant scientist and a baker, Dessert Specialists is your go-to Charlotte spot. These works of sweet sculpture are kind of thing you’d get to impress your coworkers—and forever enshrine your reputation as “Bob, the Dessert Guy.” And there’s no better way to make a name for yourself than dessert.
Image via Deb’s Sweet Cakes/Facebook
Sometimes, you just want a cake that says, “Congratulations on becoming a pharmacist, Tina.” And Deb’s Sweet Cakes is just the Charlotte bakery to help you with that. Deb’s is your ultimate source of Cake Boss-style masterpieces, including cakes that look like remarkably realistic Louis Vuitton handbags, and Star Wars BB-8 droid cakes. They also offer a delectable range of everyday, bite-sized sweets like macarons and cake pops. And we can think of very few situations that wouldn’t be improved by cake pops.
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If just reading about all of this sugar is starting to make you feel like you need to hit the gym, The Naked Tart is the spot for you in Charlotte. All of their tarts are sweetened only with honey, maple syrup, or coconut nectar. No processed sugar in sight. Not only that, they’re also gluten-free, dairy-free, organic, and raw (and, it should go without saying, delicious).
Image via SAS Cupcakes/Facebook
If you’ve ever asked yourself “Why can’t I mail order a cupcake?” you’ve probably never heard of the geniuses at SAS. The original cupcake shipping company proudly sends pieces of the Charlotte dessert scene across the continental U.S. So no matter where you are, you can always take a (sweet!) piece of Charlotte with you. Pretty cool.
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