How Sweet It Is

Adam Gertler is your guide to hot confectionary spots across the country in his new series, Kid in a Candy Store. Here are just a few of the highlights featured on his delightfully sweet journey.

Kid in a Candy Store

Adam takes in the countless sweet delights at Austin's Big Top Candy Shop.

Holy Cacao, Austin, Texas

Freshly coated white and milk chocolate cake balls on sticks cool on a tray in the kitchen.

Sweet Gig

This guy's getting paid to do this? Must be nice ....

Bleeding Heart Bakery, Chicago, Illinois

One example of the radical cake designs that have made this bakery a local favorite.

Bringing the Heat

Adam takes a turn on caramelizing duty at Kickass Cupcakes in Somerville, Massachusetts.

Hostess® With the Mostest

The Sno Ball, inside and out, shown at its birthplace: The Hostess Bakery in Biddeford, Maine.

Take the Cake

Adam stops in at The Chocolate Bar in Houston and prepares to sample a bit of their chocolate wizardry.

Lutz Café & Pastry Shop, Chicago, Illinois

This German bakery uses roasting spits to "bake" their amazing three-foot tall cakes.

Take a Dip

An ice cream pro at Dippin' Dots in Paducah, Kentucky, shows Adam what goes on behind the scenes.

Classic Fave

Fresh saltwater taffy sits wrapped and ready at the Sweet Candy Company in Salt Lake City.

Las Paletas, Nashville, Tennessee

Adam poses for the camera with delicious "las paletas" or Mexican popsicles in front of the creative menu that features a wide assortment of flavors.

Truly Kickin' Cupcakes

Kickass Cupcakes in Somerville, Massachusetts takes cupcakes to a whole new level.

The Tchoupitoulas Challenge

Adam travels south to visit the Creole Creamery in New Orleans where they offer The Tchoupitoulas Sundae. It consists of eight scoops of ice cream, fruit, nuts, whipped cream and chocolate sauce.

Big Top Candy Shop in Austin, Texas

Adam checks out what this circus-style parlor is all about.

Cherry Limeade With a Twist

Adam makes a traditional Cherry Limeade with a vintage soda machine and tops it with a gummi bear hugging a cherry.

A Sweet Take on Pizza

Adam heads to Houston, Texas to taste a milk chocolate pizza with candied ginger root, nuts, dried cranberries, maraschino cherries and drizzled white chocolate.

Behind the Scenes of the Rolling Sugar Shack

Adam is in Manhattan and Treats Truck owner, Kim Ima, shows him the secret behind ice cream that never melts. He discovers it's as simple as Mint Chocolate Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes.

M&M's Factory in Cleveland, Tennessee

Adam helps make the new pretzel M&M's and gets intimate with every process that goes into making the salty and sweet treat.