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 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.
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 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.
Adam Gertler, host of Food Network's Kid in a Candy Store, visits Ferrara Pan Candy Company for bright yellow, sour Lemonheads.
Bobby's dream of inventing his own ice cream flavor came true at the Ben & Jerry's headquarters: buttermilk blueberry cheesecake. Dessert lovers can take the full behind-the-scenes factory tour to see how their favorite flavors are made and stop by the gift shop to take a pint (or three) to go.
Chef Hasty Torres of Madame Chocolat loves chocolate. But as Adam Gertler discovered on Kid in a Candy Store, come time for Easter, her love is expressed with a three-foot chocolate bunny complete with one of Adam's new favorites: glittered chocolate truffles rolled in dazzling edible glitter.
The Big Top Candy Shop in Austin, Texas, may have opened in 2007, but this place is chock-full of old-fashioned delights like taffy, milkshakes and even a soda fountain where flavors are added by hand. A favorite is Cherry Limeade, which Adam Gertler claims is the best soda he’s ever tasted.
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.
These marshmallows aren't your typical s'more stuffer. At Plush Puffs, they've re-engineered the humble mallow into an artisan confection with flavors like caramel swirl, lemony meringue and chocolate chipetta. For big marshmallow fanatics, order "The Big One," a whopping 2-pound marshmallow.
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.
Host of Food Network's Kid in a Candy Store, Adam Gertler visits the Dippin' Dots Store, in Metropolis, IL, where they scoop out of their famous ice cream beads in the planet's largest Dippin' Dots store.
Although made in Chicago, Eli's cheesecake, made with a butter cookie crust, has made many New Yorkers converts. Eli's has been making 200 varieties of cheesecake since 1980, including a Turtle Cheesecake and a Blood Orange Champagne Cheesecake, available as part of the Couture Sampler.
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.