The fork is optional at Tootie Pie Co. Here, pies come with a Popsicle stick inserted in the back, which makes eating a pie as easy as finding an appealing flavor. Adam Gertler's pick? The Key Lime Pie that tastes both like a pie and a margarita dipped in white chocolate.
iCream in Chicago serves classic treats with a hip twist: The ice cream is made with a blast of liquid nitrogen. When Adam Gertler visited the kitchen in Kid in a Candy Store, he was blown away that the ice cream in his PBOMG Sundae took less than a minute to freeze, thanks to this sweet science.
Host of Food Network's Kid in a Candy Store, Adam Gertler is on the hunt for the coolest twists on cake and a trip to Kickass Cupcakes, a cupcake shop in Somerville, MA, leads to a decadent deep fried cupcake sundae.
The chocolatiers at Generations of Lee Gelfond Chocolate pack more than 15,000 chocolate molds into their bag of tricks -- one of the largest collections in the world. On Kid in a Candy Store, Adam Gertler didn't come for their tricks, but instead the giant white and dark chocolate haunted house.
At Co Co. Sala, dessert takes center stage as diners can skip dinner and head straight to dessert. On Kid in a Candy Store, Adam Gertler marvels at Co Co. Sala's menu featuring three-course and five-course dessert plates with goodies such as espresso panna cotta and chocolate cake with rum syrup.
Adam Gertler came to Alliance Bakery in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood to witness Pastry Chef Peter Rios’ exceptional sugar art and towering cake design skills. Those skills also come in handy with the variety of European tarts and chocolate bars that many consider works of art.
With locations in Qatar and Turkey (and several in California), Yummy Cupcakes has truly brought its unique cupcakes to the world. The rotating menu features more than 280 flavors, like Green Tea Wasabi Cupcakes and Tomato Soup Spice Cupcakes, which are surprisingly moist, but mostly yummy.
As the world's largest producer of yule logs, The Swiss Company knows that yule logs are not just for Christmas; they also make Halloween and Valentine's Day versions. For a cake good for any celebration, try the newest red velvet yule log. Adam Gertler calls it "lighter than air."
At Sugarland in Chapel Hill, N.C., the cocktails all share a special ingredient: homemade gelato. One of the most popular flavors is the Blood Orange Martini; on Kid in a Candy Store, Adam Gertler thought the silky combination of orange gelato with vodka and orange liqueur was ''incredible.''
When it gets hot in New Orleans, locals flock to Plum Street Snoballs for the chilly shaved-ice treats. The menu sparkles with a whopping 72 flavors like Strawberry Shortcake, Lemonade and even Bananas Foster, which Adam Gertler thought was ''outrageous'' on Kid in a Candy Store.
As Adam Gertler learned on Kid in a Candy Store, every chocolate bar from Zingerman's is handmade with a little zing! Chocolate bars include the What the Fudge? bar dressed with a malted milk cream fondant, or the Wowza, which has an extra tang courtesy of raspberry nougat and raspberry jelly.
On Food Network's Kid in a Candy Store, host Adam Gertler discovers a tradition of candy making at Sconza Candies in Oakdale, CA, where a third generation of the Italian Sconza family now makes Lemoncello Almonds.
The candies at Papabubble are not only sweet — they also have a sense of humor. The lesson here? Anything can become twisted and turned into a shape. As Adam Gertler discovered, that includes candy toothbrushes, complete with a handle and brush made of pulled sugar.
Adam Gertler, host of Food Network's Kid in a Candy Store, discovers Bleeding Heart Bakery, a bakery in Chicago, IL, where the radically colorful cakes look like they were decorated in a tattoo parlor.
Inspired by their love of food and architecture, Freya Estreller and Natasha Case came up with the name Coolhaus for their dessert truck, which serves architecturally-inspired ice cream sandwiches made with fresh baked cookies. Find them on the streets of Austin, Dallas, L.A., New York or Miami.