Treat yourself to a little something sweet from Hardcore Sweet Bakery in Buckland Hills Mall. Eclectic cupcake options are the specialty here, but the bakery also serves up truffles, whoopie pies, and "ponuts" (a combo between a pie and doughnut).
With more than 150 cupcake flavors, you’re guaranteed to see a new variety each time you walk in the shop. Favorites include the Butterfinger Blizzard, Holy Cannoli, Samoa, and the Vromiko, which is their cupcake take on baklava. For adults, their boozy cupcakes are a must-try. Have you ever heard of something like the La Bamba, a cupcake that combines a tequila lime cake with lime curd in the center and topped with a tequila chili buttercream?
Don't leave without trying a ponut. It’s essentially a doughnut filled with pie-like goodies. The s’mores is out of this world, filled with marshmallow, dipped in chocolate, and finished off with graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate drizzle.