Escape the heat, and recall your nostalgic childhood summer memories, during Elizabethan Desserts’ Vintage Game Nights happening every Friday and Saturday evening at the bakery’s recently re-opened location in Encinitas. The 1940’s-50’s style bakery, reminiscent of grandma’s house with a fireplace, Queen Anne chairs and mint green and white doily covered floors, is the perfect setting to kick back and enjoy homemade classic desserts like house-made Twinkies, “Jell-o” cake, and Hostess-style black and white cupcakes, while getting retro with games like Yahtzee, Connect Four and Battleship.
Adult favorites, like cocktail-inspired cupcakes offered at a special happy hour price of $3.25 per cupcake, will also be available. Featured flavors include White Russian - white chocolate coffee Kahlua cake with Kahlua-vodka buttercream, Fuzzy Navel - orange cake, with bits of yellow peaches, finished with orange and peach schnapps infused buttercream and a slice of fresh peach, Mojito - lime cupcake with fresh mint and tangy limey-white rum buttercream, and a fresh mint garnish and The Hurricane - coconut rum cake, passion fruit icing topped with a maraschino cherry and a paper umbrella.
Elizabethan Desserts turns out a daily selection of irresistible treats that include favorites like Churro Cupcakes, St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake Bars, Magic Cookie Bars, and Strawberry Whoopie Pies. Elizabeth is also skilled in doing custom desserts for a variety of occasions like birthdays, weddings and baby showers. The bakery starts from scratch every day, using pure butter, heavy cream, cane sugars, fresh local eggs, Belgian chocolate, house-made marshmallows and peanut butter. Elizabethan Desserts never uses cake mixes, commercial buckets of syrupy “pie filling,” or shortening based icings.
Elizabeth Harris, owner of Elizabethan Desserts and Betty’s Pie Whole Saloon in Encinitas, has been baking professionally for 17 years. Born and raised in San Diego, Elizabeth is constantly inspired by the candies and baked goods of her childhood. Elizabeth never attended culinary school, but chose to learn by doing. Her baking philosophy is to use high quality ingredients, never cutting corners by using commercial mixes.
Elizabethan Desserts is located at 114 N. El Camino Real (at Via Molena) in Encinitas and is open daily, Mon-Thu from 9am to 7pm, Fri-Sat from 9am to 9pm and Sun from 9am to 5pm. For more information, visit elizabethandesserts.com.