Sweet Embellishments Dessert Bar: Treats that need no reason to celebrate
2009-11-17 · By Deana Rodriguez
Okay, so who wants to visit another cupcake shop? Well, Sweet Embellishments Dessert Bar is definitely not just another cupcake shop! It offers a great deal more.
After much anticipation from sugar-loving residents (like me!), Sweet Embellishments opened in September 2009 at 5555 Stearns Street in Long Beach. The dessert bar is located in a corner-spot of the Los Altos Shopping Center, a few stores down from Trader Joe’s.
Owner Jenn Millan, who grew up in Long Beach and is a CSULB grad, has honed her 20-year passion for baking into a wonderful, local surprise. Much to the delight of the next-door Pilates Joe members and neighboring sweet-toothers, the typical cupcake here is a more manageable dessert size — not too big and not too overwhelming. Nothing gets wasted! Moreover, these cupcakes are more reasonably priced than the cupcakes at most specialty stores. As one fan says, these cupcakes are her, “reward bites!”
In addition to offering a huge variety of cupcake flavors such as pink lemonade, cookies and cream, chocolate banana, red velvet, yellow cake confetti and green tea (just to name a few!), the Dessert Bar has a dee-lish variety of embellished brownies; individual-sized cheesecakes; cake slices in various flavors including taro/coconut and Nutella; crispy-rice treats, and cookies. Need a drink to go with your treat? They’ve got teas, coffees, blended drinks, fruit drinks, floats, and lemonades.
Sweet Embellishments also offers beautifully boxed-and-ribboned individual and multi-packs of 2, 4, 6, 12 or 24 treats as well as special-order cakes. Share them at parties, picnics and special events, or give personalized gifts for birthdays, holidays, graduations, showers, or anniversaries.
A multi-flavored batch of Sweet Embellishments cupcakes was recently shared at a local elementary PTA meeting and, as evidenced by the frosting-mustaches and the quickly-emptied boxes, they’re a hit with both kids and adults. The cupcakes have a sweet, light, dairy-free frosting that is not only decoratively dolloped on top of the cupcake but is also placed, somewhat like a cream puff, between the top and bottom sections of the cupcake.
The Dessert Bar has a cozy lounging and seating area for customers to enjoy a cup of coffee with dessert, read the paper, chit-chat with friends, or study for that next big test. Sweet Embellishments Dessert Bar also offers daily in-store specials and student discounts, and welcomes discussion with local schools and organizations about fund raising opportunities.
Winter Hours for Sweet Embellishments Dessert Bar are: Sunday-Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. For special orders, Sweet Embellishments also offers an 8:00 a.m. pick-up time any day of the week.
To place an order or for additional information, call Sweet Embellishments at: (562) 430-1800 or visit www.sweetembellishmentsdessertbar.com.