The sweetest holiday of the year is cinnamon-rolling around! The real deal holiday is October 14th but we understand if you need to take the week? month? year? to celebrate properly!

We’re here to help you prepare your no-shame game plan in advance so you’re ready to honor the…most wonderful time of year? Is that debatable?…with something rich, creamy, or covered in sugar. Speaking of…

All Sugar'd Up is known for making works of ART. Some people call them cakes; we’ll stick with ART. Kim + her crew create elegant + playful special-occasion cakes, PLUS pies, cookies + other desserts. Lettuce mention this shop’s knack for candy apples. In what flavors, you ask? They’ve got caramel, caramel chocolate chip, caramel pecan, chocolate pecan, chocolate toffee, chocolate peanut butter, peanut apple + red candy apples, just to name a few! Don’t forget about their classic chocolate fudge just in time for fall + Spirit boxes for football season. There are plenty of choices to sample all. year. round! and on National Dessert Day!

Baked Bliss Bakery! Minis! Cinnies! One review says “worth all your pennies!” (Or at least a few bucks’ worth?) This place is offering a little taste of heaven in yo mouth via items like Jalapeño Kolaches, Bacon + Cheddar Scones, quiche, empanadas, Lemon Ginger Blueberry Muffins, Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Lemon Shortbread Cookies! And for goodness cakes, Baked Bliss makes delicious cakes + cupcakes that will have your next birthday party people RAVING. Gotta tell y’all this super secret something, as well: Kim has whipped up an entire line of gluten-free tastiness. And when I say tastiness, I am not talking about, Meh, yeah, pretty good for GF. NO. Baked Bliss’ GF products have the non-GF’ers wondering if they should be converting; they are that. good. You’re not going to have trouble finding something scrumptious to eat HERE! (Protip: Gluten-free peeps feel VERY loved when their non-gluten-free friends remember them. Grab a little something for your pals in honor of Dessert Day + friendship alike. We guarantee they will l.o.v.e. i.t.)

Home of the mile-high “pink cake”, Sironia Uptown Cafe is a prime location for a quick bite of gorgeousness. Their boutique-y vibe and exclusive menu make Sironia easy to enjoy. If you have never tasted a slice of their Strawberry Cake, let me inform: it truly is Texas-sized greatness so bring a friend…or just take the entire cake to go – what?! It’s a good idea! Take a moment with the Tiramisu — and if you’re there, you may as well pay homage to Sironia’s homemade cinnamon rolls. Are you with me? National. Dessert. Day. CHECK. Can we stay all week? Mkay, great.

Katie’s Frozen Custard is the family-owned business (established in June 2002) that’s been busy-busy serving Waco’s one-of-a-kind, fresh frozen custard! But custard is not the end of the story, dear salivators. Katie’s carries a wide variety of options for your tastebuds: the Texas Turtle, Brownie Hot Fudge Sundae, Strawbana, and Specialty Cyclones, just to name a few faves! If you are watchin’ your intake or looking for no sugar, Katie hath remembered you: there’s a LoCarb Splenda Vanilla that is amazing! PS. Anything on the menu can be substituted with LoCarb. However, if you are approaching the hangry status, their Beef Brisket Hot Dogs await only your topping requests + they’re yours! Sit outside in a covered space + enjoy the moment with your sweetest people!

At Simply Delicious Bakery, there are so many options of flavors + variations, National Dessert Day is going to need to last a lifetime…is that okay with you?! Let’s start with cookies! They’ve got: Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Chip Pecan, Oatmeal Raisin, Peanut Butter, Sugar, Snickerdoodles, Lemon, Coconut, Coconut Macaroons, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip, Molasses, Oreo + Banana Pudding! And for extracurricular activities, we’re pointing to the Peanut Butter Dunks, brownies + bars, mini bundt cakes!, cake pops, cake balls, pies and lemon drops! There are cakes with frostings + fillings of all kinds…make an appointment to talk event-style dessert! But this week, hang with Simply Delicious + you’re going to get just that kind of dessert! YUM!

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