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December 2009

Treat Yourself
PHOTOGRAPHS BY: Christopher Nelson

Handmade sweets from some favorite pastry shops


Caramelized Apple Tart: A personal-size portion of the all-American favorite. $0.75 each. WildFlour Pastry, 73 Spring St. (843) 327-2621,


Chocolate Brownie Bottom Cake: Be sure to pick up some extra forks, as you’ll need to share this indulgent slice of chocoholic heaven. Village Bakery, $5.50 per slice. 125 Pitt St., Mount Pleasant. (843) 216-6771,


Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Bar: An ooey-gooey bar version of the ubiquitous Southern pie. $2.50 each. Baked, 160 East Bay St. (843) 577-2180,


Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart: Move over Reese’s, this cute as a button, delicious tartelette delivers. $0.75 each. WildFlour Pastry, 73 Spring St. (843) 327-2621,


Lady Baltimore Cake: An all-organic take on the old-fashioned Charleston specialty, complete with boiled frosting and a sugared fig. $20. Sugar, 59 1/2 Cannon St. (843) 579-2891,

Double Chocolate Cookies: Be forewarned: these chocolate cookies with white chocolate chips are highly addictive. $0.75 each. WildFlour Pastry,
73 Spring St. (843) 327-2621,

Cupcakes: Among their delightful creations, we love the Death by Chocolate, Lemon, and Red Velvet. $2.75 each, $30 per dozen. Cupcake, 433 King St. (843) 853-8181; or Belle Hall Shopping Center, Mount Pleasant. (843) 856-7080,


Crêpe Cake: Your guests will go gaga over the 25 layers of crêpes filled with a vanilla pastry cream andthe brûléed top. $50. Charleston Crêpe Company, (843)573-2358,




Chocolate Ganache Cupcake: Tis truly the season with peppermint buttercream-topped treats. $1.75 each. Sugar, 59 1/2 Cannon St.
(843) 579-2891,