Delight in Sweet Revolution Bake Shop

IMG_5850Happening Now!  Planning a stay in Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana area? Whether you are looking for delicious dining, interesting attractions and shops, enticing events or home away from home lodging—a getaway to Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana is sure to satisfy. Right now everyone is talking about Sweet Revolution Bake Shop, serving decadent desserts that will make your taste buds rejoice in delight!

IMG_5848Recently, our staff made a visit to check out this savory new bakery.  Here are our feelings on some of their specialty treats.

Ashley shared, “The oatmeal cream pie was enough to share. Wonderful, sweet icing in the middle surrounded by generous, soft oatmeal cookies.”

Rachel also had the oatmeal cream pie. “You have to try the oatmeal cream pie! It was as big as my hand with two soft oatmeal cookies with the homemade butter cream inside. I thought I was full from my lunch right before, but I just couldn’t stop taking bites! Not too sweet, and just the right texture!”

“I will be going back for the chocolate raspberry cupcake!  The cake was moist, it had this amazing raspberry filling and the buttercream icing was perfection topped with fresh raspberries.” Lisa gushes about her dessert.

 

Little pies!

Little pies!

Jo shared, “The chocolate stout cheesecake was to die for! So creamy and chocolaty, the crust tasted like a very thin, wonderful toffee too. I am absolutely sure it was not on my diet, but still worth any pounds gained from eating it. Last week my son Tyler stopped there and brought over treats for dinner. Marissa had one of their individual peach pies and it was so good she was sending photos to her dad (who lives out-of-town) telling him how wonderful it was, maybe even taunting him a bit with the deliciousness? I had another chocolate stout cheesecake and again ate every bite.”

IMG_5849Sara has tried many of their sweet treats and has a few favorites, “I am not a cookie person, but their chocolate chip cookie is so delicious, I keep going back for more.  They sprinkle salt on the top which makes it a bit savory on top of the sweetness.  And their key lime pie, oh my!  It has the perfect tartness and is a yummy dessert after a heavy meal to cleanse the palette”

Make sure you visit Sweet Revolution Bake Shop on your next dessert shop adventures in Lafayette-West Lafayette.  It will sure to be added to your favorites list!

Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana, offers so many Indiana dining opportunities!  Check out all our great restaurants we have to offer at www.HomeOfPurdue.com.

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Work Pick Me Up- Head to Baker’s Peak!

IMG_0309[7]Even though I have lived in the Lafayette area for around four years now, I still like to find new places to eat that I haven’t tried yet. The little restaurants around town are some of the best!

While shuffling from meeting to meeting at work one day, we decided to go to lunch. After searching, we settled on Baker’s Peak, a little bakery & café on Sagamore Parkway in West Lafayette. Right as you enter the door you immediately are amazed by all the beautiful cakes and cupcakes! They had everything from huge, elaborate wedding cakes to cute little smash cakes for those special occasions.

IMG_4298While you can come in to order bakery items or take out from the café, you can also sit down to enjoy a quaint little lunch. I would recommend the lunch combos to be able to try as many items as possible. Since it was a cold, windy day, I went for the Chicken Noodle Soup and Turkey Santa Fe Sandwich with Kettle Chips. The soup was light yet hearty and the sandwich was made with fresh bread and turkey. It filled me right up, but I still made sure to stop by their sweet counter before I left! With the wide selection of cookies, cupcakes, brownies and more, I had a difficult time deciding what to order. But the chocolate cupcake with decadent buttercream icing was calling my name and I was not disappointed. The cake was light and airy and the icing was sweet and heavenly! I highly recommend!

Case full of treats!

Case full of treats!

Bakers Peak 2011.15JPGSo next time you are in need a little pick-me-up on the way to work or a place to meet a girlfriend for lunch, make sure to put Baker’s Peak on your radar! Hannah, Purdue University Student and Visit Lafayette-West Lafayette Intern, shares this blog.

A trip to Mama Ines Mexican Bakery brings back memories of my youth

Which treat would you choose??

Which treat would you choose??

We are excited to welcome Amanda Gordon, Sports Marketing & Recreation Manager for Visit Lafayette-West Lafayette, as a guest blogger for our site.  Enjoy!

Being a South Texas born girl means I had the pleasure of growing up in a culture that was a rich mosaic of American Settler, Spanish, Mexican, and Native American traditions.  It’s apparent in every aspect of life, from the arts, the language and the architecture, to music and fashion.   And then there was the food.  Aaahhh.  The glorious choices at one’s fingertips were never ending, from home made tortillas and tamales, to chicken fried steak or a sizzling bowl of Texas chili, it was indeed a charmed cornucopia.

MamaInes2Fast forward to Indiana and all of its offerings.  I’ve come to love pork tenderloin, chicken and noodles and sugar cream pie, but a trip to Mama Ines Mexican Bakery always sends me back to the days of chili peppers and the sweet smell of my grandmother making pecan pralines.

The first thing you’ll notice is that Mama Ines is not like a traditional American bakery.  Oh sure, you can get a gorgeous traditional, wedding or birthday cake, complete with whipped frosting and layers of your favorite flavor, but it’s the non traditional that makes Mama Ines special.photo

photo[1]With wall-to-wall glass doors sheltering endless tray-laden shelves of colorful offerings just waiting to be plucked, Mama Ines might as well have been picked up from the streets of Mexico and dropped onto State Road 52. You don’t have to wait for someone to help you, simply grab a pair of tongs and go to work filling your bag with your delectable selections.  From freshly baked empanadas filled with everything from fruit to cream cheese, buttery powdered sugar laced wedding cookies and an endless selection of Conchas (Mexican sweet breads), the only difficulty you’ll have is choosing what to fill your bag with.  If you want advice, don’t leave there without at least one cinnamon-sugar coated churro.  Mmmmm!  A Mexican masterpiece!

photo[2]One tip, be prepared to spend an extra fifty cents if you are paying with a credit card and purchasing less than $10 worth of product and unless you’re ordering for an army you will be hard pressed to spend that much.

For more information about this bakery and others in the area, please visit our website at www.HomeofPurdue.com.