Head here for decadent treats like the massive Pumpple Cake. Pie and cake are creatively (and deliciously) combined to form the Pumpple. A top layer of apple pie-stuffed vanilla cake is stacked atop a base of pumpkin pie-stuffed chocolate cake, with buttercream frosting holding this beauty together.
St. Louis locals know their gooey butter cake, but at Gooey Louie, they've given this St. Louis staple a twist. Armed with a prized family recipe, Gooey Louie has recreated this cake into what Adam Gertler called "gooey greatness." For starters, try the Turtle Park cake topped with candied pecans.
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.
The Sinfully Sweet Apple Company in La Verne, Calif., sells far more than your typical caramel apples. The Blue Hawaiian, for instance, has coconut and pineapple, while the Bavarian Cream is covered in graham cracker crumbs. On Kid in a Candy Store, Adam Gertler helped make a festive Holly Apple.
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.''
Baker Kim Ima serves all kinds of sweet confections, such as cookies and crispy treats, in her mobile sweets shop, The Treats Truck. Try her signature Dessert Nachos, made of cookies, brownies and chocolate frosting.
The star of the show at the Lutz Café in Chicago is the Baumkuchen (tree cake), a 3-foot-tall tower of a cake baked in a rotisserie oven and coated in vanilla or chocolate frosting. On Kid in a Candy Store, Adam Gertler was impressed by its flakiness and buttery flavor.
The Chocolate Bar in Houston serves up sweet spins on classic pub snacks like Chocolate-Covered Popcorn and Fritos Brittle. The signature dessert pizza replaces pepperoni and cheese with candied ginger root and white chocolate. On Kid in a Candy Store, Adam Gertler gave it his stamp of approval.
On Food Network's Kid in a Candy Store, host Adam Gertler braves the extremely sour Warheads at Impact Confections, Inc. in Roswell, NM.
Since 1969, Kencraft Candy has delivered handmade candies to candy fans across the nation — that's nearly three million candies a year. On Kid in a Candy Store, Adam Gertler learned firsthand how they bring Easter to life with panoramic sugar eggs, a treat that dates back to the 18th century.
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 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.
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.
On Food Network's Kid in a Candy Store, Adam Gertler tours the Airheads factory in Erlanger, KY, where they are making the new rainbow colored Xtremes Sweetly Sour Belt.
The chocolates at Eclipse Chocolate not only come in elegant designs and flavors, but they're a sustainable confection too. Eclipse uses only Guillard Chocolate for its signature Rocky Mountain chocolate bar, made with all-natural vanilla bean marshmallows and gray sea salt sprinkled on top.