Sugar Mama by Kim, a bakery that got its start doing mail orders through Etsy, opened a brick and mortar in Larchmont about a month ago. In addition to selling sweet treats, this cute little shop is a treat just to visit. Wrought-iron tables and chairs fill one side of the cozy space, while cushioned window seats line the front of the store. But of course the real draw is the display of cookies, cupcakes, cake pops and other baked goodies. My son and his buddy couldn’t take their noses off the display glass.
The cupcakes are pretty amazing. We sampled several of the mini ones, and my favorite was the mocha chocolate. We tried the chocolate chip cookies, too – always the best barometer for a bakery – which were perfectly sweet and had great texture, firm but chewy. Sugar Mama specializes in custom cookies for all occasions, and they can be made organic or gluten free upon request.
The shop hosts birthday parties and is running a cookie-making camp this July and August, where kids ages 5 and up get to bake and decorate their treats in the commercial kitchen. I can’t think of a sweeter way to spend the summer.