By Jonathan Brooks
Ali’s Sweet Treats in Kendall is a sweet lover’s paradise, especially if you’re looking for scrumptious cookies and cakes.
The family-run shop was founded in 2002, when owner Andrea Bernal-Lalun could not find a Sesame Street Elmo-themed cookie or cupcake for her daughter’s 2nd birthday, so she created her own. The other mothers inquired and Ali’s was born.
She merged her art background and love of baking to create her sweet little treasures. She does the decorating while her French husband, Mehby Lalun, does the baking.
“I always dreamed of creating useable art,” Andrea said. All the treats are made with real butter, vanilla extract, and no preservatives.
The cookies start at $1 (2 for $1 for mini) and are available hand-decorated, with a custom photo (starting at $1.75) or company logo (ask for a quote). Past custom orders include tennis rackets, Cuban guayaberas and Eiffel Towers.
The mini cupcakes also start at $1 and are $2.25 for a standard size. They can also be customized. Daily flavors include glazed doughnut, red velvet, peanut butter & chocolate, strawberry, chocolate vanilla, and they have flavors of the day and month.
Her cookies and cupcakes make great gifts and are individually wrapped in plastic with ribbon; a perfect addition to holidays, parties, and special events.
Try a sample box of cupcakes (a mini of each flavor) for $11. You can even rent cupcake towers.
Sit to enjoy your treats with one of their Numi organic teas starting at $2. Choose from traditional breakfast blend and the English aged earl grey, or for more sophisticated tastes Moroccan mint and white orange spice. Their array of the popular green teas include jasmine, decaf lemon, gunpowder, and mate’ lemon.
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Ali’s Sweet Treats
7094 S.W. 117 Ave. (Snapper Creek Plaza)
visit them online at www.alissweettreats.com
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Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Closed on Sunday Catering and nationwide shipping available