Falling for desserts

Get into the fall spirit with a few of my favorite fall themed desserts.


by Meghan Baker, Photo Editor

With fall weather and Thanksgiving just around the corner, I went to three popular local bakeries known for having some of the best fall themed foods. Fall desserts usually include ingredients like pumpkin, apples, caramel and anything a little more decadent than normal. Keep reading to see where I got my favorite fall desserts!

#1 Sasha’s Baking Co.

What I got: Almond Cheesecake, Pumpkin Whoopie Pie and a latte

Both the almond cheesecake and pumpkin whoopie pie totally filled my fall themed dessert needs. The almond cheesecake was wrapped in a soft, thick crust, which isn’t usually associated with a normal cheesecake. The candied almonds were also a sweet surprise on top of the perfectly mixed cheesecake filling. Despite how good this cheesecake was, the pumpkin whoopie pie really stood out. The cake had just the right amount of pumpkin flavor and the mallow creme filling was also amazingly fluffy, so even if you aren’t a fan of pumpkin flavored foods, you will love this one.

#2 The Upper Crust

What I got: Pumpkin Pie, Dutch Apple Pie and Bumbleberry Pie

This pie bakery sells almost any pie your heart desires and more. Even though I don’t love pumpkin pie, the Upper Crust’s pumpkin pie might have changed my mind. This crust was flakey and the filling was smooth and not too thick, which can easily happen to a pumpkin pie. The Dutch apple pie tasted like your classic apple pie, but the cinnamon sugar crust gave it a welcomed twist. Out of all three pies, my favorite had to be the bumbleberry pie. The combination of blackberries, raspberries and blueberries all came together to bring a wonderful amount of sweetness into this fall season. 

#3 Bloom Baking Co.

What I got: Apple Cinnamon Cupcake, Salted Caramel Brownie, Creme Brulee Macaron and Salted Caramel Macaron

This bakery is known for their macaroons and after trying them I can see why. The creme brulee macaron had all the flavors of real creme brulee, and the salted caramel macaron tasted like it had literally been filled with caramel. The apple cinnamon cupcake tasted exactly like an apple pie in cake form and the thick buttercream frosting added to the deliciousness. The salted caramel brownie was a little too dense for my taste, but the noticeable salted caramel flavor made up for that.