6 Companies That Make Delicious Desserts

Some days, after getting out of bed and slaving through a work day, you have earned a treat. Yes, your waistline, but come on, a few sweets once in a while won't be the end of the world. Enjoy a little vacation for your taste buds from one of these purveyors of delicious desserts, which offer enticing treats for all variety of occasions. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.

6 Suppliers of Scrumptious Sweets

Name Location
Milk Jar Cookies Los Angeles, CA
Ooh La La Dessert Boutique Katy, TX
Elizabeth's Cake Emporium London, UK
Smith Island Baking Company Crisfield, MD
Extraordinary Desserts San Diego, CA
Classy Girl Cupcakes Milwaukee, WI

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  • Americans consume about 23 gallons of ice cream each year, on average
  • In 1984, President Ronald Reagan declared July as National Ice Cream Month
  • Milk-based ice cream was invented in the 10th century
  • The first ice cream cone was put together at the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis Missouri
  • 10.3% of milk produced in the United States goes to making ice cream
  • It’s estimated that every year, the average American consumes nearly 22 pounds of ice cream

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Chocolate mousse, black forest cake, tiramisu: is a meal considered complete if it doesn't include dessert? Baking is a precise and difficult art form, and sometimes it's better to leave it to the professionals. Here, in no particular order, are a few companies that have excelled in the art of creating confections.

#1 is Milk Jar Cookies, started by long-time cookie baker Courtney Cowan, who left her job as a TV post-production producer to pursue her dream of opening a cookie shop. Alongside her husband, designer Adam Tiller, she opened her first brick and mortar shop in the Mid-Wilshire district of Los Angeles in the spring of 2013.

The menu is simple: customers can order freshly baked cookies to pair with locally sourced milk, ice cream, and coffee. Options include chocolate pecan caramel and oatmeal chocolate chip, among others. The staff hand-rolls every cookie and bakes them in small batches. Those who reside outside of Southern California can order the cookies to be delivered to their doorstep.

Options include chocolate pecan caramel and oatmeal chocolate chip, among others.

Coming in at #2 is Ooh La La Dessert Boutique. Texans with a sweet tooth will find fresh, made-from-scratch desserts, including award-winning cupcakes, cakes, pies, cookies, and more, all crafted by pastry chef Vanessa O'Donnell. The shop also has a seasonal menu, baking for special occasions such as Administrative Professionals Day and Cinco de Mayo.

O'Donnell is a graduate of the Art Institute of Houston's Baking and Pastry program and is a native Texan. She baked her first dessert when she was nine years old, and decided to open up Ooh La La after an internship at the Houston Country Club. The flagship cafe serves smoothies and coffee and offers free wi-fi. Customers can dine in, carry out, or even drive-thru.

Our #3 entry is Elizabeth's Cake Emporium, founded in 2008. It is a luxury wedding cake purveyor, offering personalized nuptial desserts with a variety of flavors, including Triple Chocolate Delight, Vanilla Ripple, Luscious Lemon, and Cookies and Cream. On your big day, the bakeshop will personally deliver and set up your creation.

It is a luxury wedding cake purveyor, offering personalized nuptial desserts with a variety of flavors, including Triple Chocolate Delight, Vanilla Ripple, Luscious Lemon, and Cookies and Cream.

The founder of the business, Elizabeth Solaru, is an international speaker and competition judge who travels the globe speaking to fellow pastry chefs, women in business, wedding industry professionals, and other entrepreneurial groups. She has baked for many notable institutions, including Blenheim Palace, Palais Liechtenstein, The Dorchester, and Claridge's.

For #4, we have Smith Island Baking Company. It specializes in authentic Smith Island Cakes, the state dessert of Maryland. The company ships items to customers throughout the United States and around the world. The bakery was founded by Brian and Joy Murphy in 2009, and sells fudge and ice cream in addition to cakes.

For those with a gluten sensitivity, the company now sells gluten free baked goods. One can order a vanilla buttercream without worry of stomach trouble. In addition, Smith Island Baking Company has committed to sustainability and now offers fully recycled, fully recyclable packaging for all delivery orders. Customers can place an order for a cake to arrive the next day.

In addition, Smith Island Baking Company has committed to sustainability and now offers fully recycled, fully recyclable packaging for all delivery orders.

At #5, created by pastry chef Karen Krasne, Extraordinary Desserts is a San Diego-based bakery with locations in the Little Italy and Bankers Hill neighborhoods. In addition to the desserts, cakes, and teas that it has become known for, the Little Italy location features panini sandwiches, salads, artisan cheeses, and a selection of fine wines and craft beers. The company also sells goods online, including exotic teas and coffees, jams and jellies, and mouth-watering sweets.

Chef Krasne was a featured dessert maker at the James Beard House and has been named one of the top ten pastry chefs in the country by Forbes magazine. Her Dulce de Leche cake was featured on Food Network's "The Best Thing I Ever Ate." For her fans baking at home, she has written a bestselling cookbook called "Extraordinary Cakes: Recipes for Bold and Sophisticated Desserts."

The final entry, #6, is Classy Girl Cupcakes, located in Milwaukee. It was founded in 2009. After owner Erica Elia baked the cupcakes for her own wedding, she quickly found that family and friends would ask her to bake for their own events. Since its opening, Classy Girl has grown from one employee to over 25, and caters hundreds of weddings and corporate events a year in addition to serving walk-in retail customers and special orders.

It was founded in 2009.

Classy Girl offers many variations of cupcake, including cupcake push pops, cake-wiches, mousse parfaits, bombs, and truffles. The team at Classy Girl has completed some astounding desserts, having baked Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett's 60th birthday gateau as well as a giant "Under the Sea"-themed dessert for a Milwaukee Business Journal event that took 4 people to lift.