Sweet Week sounded cool right out of the gate, but even more so now that a bunch of participating confectioners have released their lineup of $5 treats.
Hot Cakes owner Autumn Martin conceived of a long weekend (September 25-28) where Seattle's dessert shops would offer housemade samplers or mini items made just for the occasion. It's a bit like restaurant week, but without the pandemonium. Here's what $5 will buy you at these fine establishments. Apparently fellow participants Gelatimo, Fresh Flours, D’Ambrosio, Flying Apron, Full Tilt, A La Mode Pies, and The Confectional are keeping us in suspense.
Track the Sweet Week website for more details. Meanwhile, start making your to do list.
A sundae of salted honey caramel ice cream, honey crunch, and honey cream, and honey-candied smoked almonds covered in salty milk chocolate. Also, the “Save the Bee” honey caramel sauce debuts at Sweet Week; 1 percent of sales go to the Save the Bee Foundation.
Chocolate chip cookie affogato with Molly Moon's vanilla bean ice cream, Fonté coffee, and a warm Hello Robin chocolate chip cookie
Drinking chocolate double shot: brown butter and hazelnut
Choose three items from its cool new lineup of sweets made with local booze: an apple babycake topped with Finnriver apple cider buttercream and apple cider caramel drizzle; a pumpkin spice babycake, topped with an Elysian’s Imperial Pumpkin Ale buttercream and candied spiced pumpkin seeds; a scoop of cider sorbet made with hard cider from Seattle Cider Co; or a scoop of Pretzels Bacon N’ Stout ice cream—that would be Hilliard's Murdered Out Stout ice cream with housemade chocolate-covered pretzel and bacon toffee.
Chocolate stout cake with malted mascarpone and Cascade hop fudge(!)
Slice of s'more ice cream pie with handmade graham crust, burnt sugar caramel, dark chocolate ice cream, and torched housemade marshmallow topping, and a slice of lemon meringue ice cream pie with lemon-scented buttery crust, Meyer lemon ice cream, and torched meringue topping
Fudge sample box with chocolate, cappuccino, and chewy praline
Flight of fall confections including pear balsamic, apple cider caramel, and fig fennel
Peanut butter chocolate crunch cake, a classic cake layered with peanut frosting, all atop a crunchy peanut butter chocolate crust and glazed with ganache
High 5 Pie
Petit-5s: mini bites of pie, made with the house all-butter crust and topped with a delicate spiced-oat crumble. Filling flavors include bumbleberry with raspberries, blueberries, and marionberries, peach jalapeno, and pumpkin
A la Mode Pies
Three PieBabies: pumpkin, peanut butter mousse, and apple pear