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Sweet-Tooth Swooning By Way of Sweetness Bake Shop and Café

By Nycole Sariol/Photography by Imani Ogden

Lately, cupcakes aren’t just cupcakes anymore. In fact, they’ve become a much bigger deal than their diminutive stature suggests. For South Miami’s Sweetness Bake Shop and Cafe, flavor is everything. The ‘ole red velvet and the generic vanilla song and dance is joined by a medley of different tunes consisting of nutella buttercream and bacon crumbs, and Cortadito-flavored cupcakes at the sweet-shop, pushing the envelop of what can and what can’t be done in the holy sanction of all things “sweet and savory.”

Cupcakes aren’t the only antidote for a sweet-tooth ache served up on Sweetness’ menu. The confectionary kingdom also specializes in producing some of the Miami’s tastiest desserts – from their legendary “dessert shots” to a rainbow of flavor-packed pies and just about every deep-fried everything.

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The sugar rush doesn’t stop there. Sometimes, one hit of their mini-cupcakes like the Dulce Coco and Guayabera cupcakes, isn’t enough to quell your craving. For this reason, the bakery makes it possible to supersize cup-sized cakes to real-sized cakes. And as if Sweetness couldn’t be more considerate of their customers’ demands, the bakery also caters to the salt-savants with an eclectic menu of hearty lunch dishes like their staple Raspberry Brie Sandwich and G.O.A.T. Grilled Cheese and a an ice-cold craft beer to top off the perfect way to end your midday chow.

You can also spot the bakery burning some rubber in their food truck, Sugar Rush. And the for the patrons in Hialeah, dreading the drive over to South Miami just to get your Sweetness fix, good news. The bakeshop just opened up off of West 49th Street. Do we smell a cupcake takeover acookin’ in South Florida? Perhaps. But we can definitely smell something heading from Sweetness’ direction. Maybe it’s just a batch of Maple Bacon Cupcakes fresh out of the oven. In that case, we’ll take a dozen, please! 

Click here to view post on the July/August 2014 issue.

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