Folks who know me know that I have quite a sweet tooth, especially for chocolate. Elizabethan Desserts, in Encinitas, helps to fulfill the need for sweets in many ways. Oh so many ways!
I have been acquainted with pastry chef Elizabeth Harris for several years now since she opened her fabulous Elizabethan Desserts bakery shop at the Sunshine Gardens nursery in Encinitas near Moonlight Beach (just a short hop from Carlsbad). Yes, it is a totally unexpected place to find a sweet shop, but who cares?! You go buy some flowers, and you stop in to buy sweets, or just visit for the sweets.
While I like everything Elizabethan Desserts offers (her dedication to freshness and flavor, the use of organic fruits), there are some top faves - the red Velvet cupcakes are probably my #1 (top photo, seond shelf on the right). They are incredible - and an amazing color, and Elizabeth knows I like these best.
Her Magic Bars are to die for, and the Lemon Squares have the most wonderful fresh lemon flavor. Oh, and the Mississippi Mudpies...I could go on and on.
Elizabeth continues to add goodies to her repertoire, as you can see in the cases in the photos. Her pies at holiday time can, and should, be ordered well in advance, and there are a host of different cakes for birthdays and other celebrations. She will create speciality platters of goodies for your events with advanced notice, too.
Elizabethan Desserts is located at Sunshine Gardens Nursery in the Red Roof Building at 155 Quail Gardens Drive in Encinitas. Open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 AM until 5 PM. (760) 230-6780
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