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Sweets Treats Preview: Cheesecake, Donut Holes, Merengues, Ice Cream & More!

Leanne Moore Leanne Moore Sweets Treats Preview: Cheesecake, Donut Holes, Merengues, Ice Cream & More!
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UPDATE: As of Jan 26th at Noon, this event is 100% sold out of tickets.

Life is short, so you should always eat dessert! That’s one of the reasons why Columbus Underground is bringing back the Sweet Treats Dessert Festival on Saturday, February 3! The event will feature sweets from some of Columbus’ best treat makers, dessert-themed shopping experiences, a specialty bar featuring Dutch Creek Winery and much more. There is going to be so much sugary goodness at the event, we can but help share a little sneek peek of the treats you’ll see there!

The Cheesecake Girl is a made-from-scratch local cheesecake bakery in Columbus. From flavors like Donut Cheesecake to Boston Cream Pie Cheesecake, they like to keep everything interesting, and most importantly, local! With one location in Powell and another location on the way, The Cheesecake Girl is on a mission to help you treat yourself, one cheesecake at a time. At the event, they will be serving up samples of Cookie Butter Cheesecake, Nutella Cheesecake & White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake!

Tupelo Donuts is bringing delicious artisan doughnuts to every corner of Columbus with their Donut Trucks! Inspired by tasty travels trying donuts in cities all over the U.S., Tupelo Donuts is using donuts as a way to bring something special to the ordinary. Their donuts are made of incredible local ingredients and come in unique and exciting flavors. Tupelo will be sampling out their Orange Cardamom donut holes at the festival.

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams is devoted to making really great ice cream, the kind that brings people together. Jeni’s scoop shops feature a wide variety of unique flavors that rotate based on seasonal ingredients. Jeni’s has a unique twist on customer experience, everything from the creative and sparkly clean vibes of their scoop shops to their attentive staff is about making your ice cream experience the best it can be. They will be scooping Dark Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream (dairy free), Coconut & Cacao Ice Cream, and Rainbow Buttermilk Frozen Yogurt for guests at the event.

Solo Merengues is close to home for owner, Cecilia Osorio Menacho. The sweet treat comprised of the trifecta of fresh fruit, fluffy cream, and crunchy merengue accompanied all of life’s greatest celebrations for her family. Growing up in her family’s bakery in Bolivia, she learned the craft and detail that make these unique desserts delicious. With the desire to bring a little bit of her home to the city of Columbus, she opened Solo Merengues. At the festival, they will be sampling out a variety of their merengues for guests to try!

Since 2015, Rime Time Curiously Crafted Pops has been peddling their cart around Columbus providing a new twist on a frozen treat. With a passion for healthy and local food, a nostalgia for childhood treats, and a desire to collaborate with other food artists around Columbus, Rime Time focuses on creating the most unique ice pop flavors using high-quality and local ingredients. At the event, guests will be able to sample a variety of their unique and seasonal pop flavors!

Nothing Bundt Cakes will be showing off four flavors of their signature bundtinis at the Sweet Treats Dessert Festival. These mini bundts are topped with a signature butter cream cheese frosting for an added indulgence. Each bite is crafted to perfection to melt in your mouth. Their cakes are made with real ingredients using the recipes hand-crafted by their founders to remind patrons of home baked treats.

A limited number of Early Bird tickets for the event are still available! Each ticket gets guests access to the full event and a treated sample from each local sweets maker. Tickets are $25 and give guests exclusive access to the event from 11 a.m. – noon (on top of the noon – 2 p.m. session). We are excited to give back a portion of the ticket sales to the Gifts of Kindness Fund again this year!

Plus, our friends at Whole Foods Market will be onsite treating each guest to a salty snack with their DIY trail mix bar. 

Previously announced treat makers this year include: J-Pops, Jeni’s Splendid Ice CreamsPositively Sweet, The Cheesecake Girl, Pretzels With a Twist by Nay’s Creative Ways, Solo Merengues Bakery, Short North Piece of Cake, Sadie Baby Sweets, Early Bird Food Truck, The Angry Baker Cakes & Pastries, Barroluco Argentine Comfort Food, 8 Sisters Bakery, Kilwins Dublin and Speakeasy Bakery,  Cameron Mitchell Premier Events, Tupelo DoughnutsQueenz Krumblez, Mrs. Turbo’s Cookies, and Black Velvet Desserts , Your Just Desserts, LLC

Guests can also enjoy our sweet shopping experience which will include Igloo LetterpressSurprise Modern Party + Cocktail Goods,  Wholly Craft!, and Inked and Screened! 

Tickets are expected to sell out! Don’t miss out! Get your tickets here!

The Sweet Treats Dessert Festival would not be possible without our partners: PNC Bank, Game Night the Movie, Whole Foods, and Dutch Creek Winery.

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