RED BANK: THE SWEET AFTERTASTE

081514 cutie pops pomericoMelanie Pomerico, owner of Lil’ Cutie Pops, holds a bouquet of cocktail-themed cakes. (Photo by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge.)

By SUSAN ERICSON

morsels mediumCocktail Week, a townwide party that showcased the bars and bartenders in Red Bank, had some sweet support from borough bakers.

Lil’ Cutie Pops on Monmouth Street made three flavors of its signature cake pops: Bailey’s Irish Cream, Guinness Dark Chocolate and Margarita. Although they were baked especially for the themed event, all three treats are often in stock or can be special-ordered, shop owner Melanie Pomerico said.

081514 sugarrush guinness Guinness batter cupcakes from Sugarush. (Photo by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge)

More sweet news to keep the cocktail themed week going comes from Sugarush. The embellish-your-own cupcake bar on East Front Street will bake its Guinness cupcakes with triple chocolate fudge year-round on special order.

Both Sugarush and Lil’ Cutie Pops charge about $2.50 for the treats shown above, making this a sweet deal. Please don’t tell your dentist that PieHole suggested it, though.

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