A Spoonful of Sugar: 26 Local Sweet Spots

Let your imagination run wild for all things sweet and indulgent this month as we take a closer look at 26 local makers who create treats worthy of your attention.
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When it comes to sweets, Oscar Wilde said it best: “Everything in moderation, including moderation.” Sure, good intentions to eat well abound on our to-do lists. But what does eating well mean, anyway? Balance in all things, it would seem, and that includes indulgence. Orlando’s food scene continues to astonish and delight in its depth and growing complexity—and that’s evident on the sweets front. This month, we set out to explore what’s new, what’s hot and what’s lasted the test of time in the area of sweet treats, and soon realized that we could write a whole book on Central Florida cookies, candies and pie (oh my!). So think of this not as an end, but as a beginning: A look at places and makers that our staff are digging right now. And remember, in every job that must be done, there’s an element of fun. And if that fun takes the form of an elephant-shaped cookie, we can tell you just where to find it.

 

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