Nothing Bundt Cakes plans to bring its tiered bundt cakes, bundtlets, and other sweet options to the Town of Herndon.
Exterior signs posted in Herndon Centre indicate the business has signed a lease for 334 Elden Street. That row of businesses has one vacancy and another dessert shop called Dessert Lounge, which serves up Indian-inspired desserts.
A company representative tells Reston Now that the shop is expected to open on May 22, 2022 — barring any construction and permitting delays.
Nothing Bundt Cakes was founded by Dena Tripp and Debbie Shwetz in 1997 in an effort to fill “a gap in the world for delicious cakes,” according to its website.
The business has other locations in Alexandria, Falls Church, Dulles, Fairfax, and Vienna. New Virginia locations are planned in Suffolk and Short Pump as well, according to the company’s website.
Menu options include 8 and 10-inch bundt cakes, tiered bundt cakes, bundtlets, bundles towers and bundtinis. Flavors range from white chocolate raspberry to marble cake.
Here’s a nod to your sweet tooth: A new gourmet cookie chain that has taken social media by storm is coming to Reston.
Crumbl Cookies, a gourmet cookie chain, plans to open a location at 11686 Plaza America Drive, a county permit shows. It appears to be the location occupied by Sprint.
The Reston location is expected to open on Jan. 14, a company spokesperson tells Reston Now.
Two Utah cousins started the company in 2017. Since then, the company has slingshotted across the country with more than 263 locations in 36 states.
Cookies are made from scratch in the store and delivered or sold in the store. Customers have 60 different flavors to choose from, but flavors are available only on a rotating basis every week.
Cousins Jason McGowan and Sawyer Hemsley hoped to create a business that would allow customers to see their cookies being mixed, balled, baked and dressed in real-time. Cookies are packaged in a pink box that has become iconic on social media.
Photo via Crumbl Cookies/Facebook
A new dessert shop is serving up sweets at Lake Anne Plaza.
Teapot & Cake held a soft opening late last month at its new location on 11404A Washington Plaza-W.
The shop, which describes itself as a “custom cake boutique,” sells layer cakes, cheesecakes, cupcakes, cookies, dough, pastries, pies and bagel breakfast sandwiches.
It also has several gluten free, sugar free and vegan options.
A menu is available online.
Photo via Teapot & Cake/Facebook
With warm weather in store for this week, here’s the scoop on where to get free ice cream cones tomorrow.
Ben and Jerry’s will hand them out on Tuesday (April 9) at its Reston Town Center spot. “Free Cone Day” is set to last from 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
The store at 11916 Market Street will also accept donations to benefit SafeSpot Children’s Advocacy Center.
Baskin-Robbins is no longer dishing out ice cream at its store on Elden Street in Herndon.
A spokesman for Dunkin’ Brands, which owns the ice cream chain and franchises Dunkin’ Donuts, confirmed that the shop at 1258 Elden Street in Herndon has closed. He did not answer questions about when the store shuttered its doors or why.
“We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to our loyal guests,” according to a statement from Baskin–Robbins. “We recommend guests visit our location at 13344 Franklin Farm Road in Herndon.”
Baskin-Robbins also has a location in Reston at 1446 Reston Pkwy.
Image via Google Maps
Edibles Incredible Desserts will permanently close its location in Reston today (August 28), leaving its home of 15 years in Reston Town Center.
The dessert and candies shop will relocate to its commercial kitchen and production facility, located at 22735 Executive Drive, Suite 190, on September 3. The business won Wedding Wire’s Couples’ Choice Awards this year.
Co-owner and COO Robyn Hannah said she was sad to leave RTC, where she and her husband have enjoyed serving Reston and the surrounding community. The business decision was motivated by a familiar concern voiced by other merchants: paid parking.
“Our lease ended the end of this month. We did not want to negotiate higher rent because the last few years since paid parking went into effect, we’ve lost several hundred thousand dollars in sales,” Hannah told Reston Now. She also said other factors contributing to the decision.
The business will be offering free cupcakes, cakes, and other desserts at 3 p.m. today. A new tenant for the space at 11917 Freedom Drive has not been announced.
The owners are now looking forward to reaching a new milestone: consolidating their retail location with the production facility.
The business began when Hannah and her husband, then single, met at a single’s event. One brought homemade English toffee and the other brought a plate of fudge, attracting attention from others at the event. Utilizing their joint capabilities in baking and decorating, they opened up their first store in 2003. The addition of candies, they hoped, would make their business viable outside the popular window for wedding orders. They married in 2007.
Hannah said she looks forward to a new chapter in the shop’s story. “The Reston location was our baby. It was our home. Now, we’re moving on,” she said.
When Krishna Vooturi, an Ashburn resident originally from India, contemplated ideas for a new dessert business, he knew he wanted to bring a taste of Southeast Asia to Herndon. With the help of his brother-in-law and friend, Vooturi, he opened a new dessert spot on 348 Elden Street on Friday, July 27.
The shop, Dessert Lounge, offers a mix of Thai rolled ice cream, sundaes, crepes, and milkshakes. But the featured item is falooda, a cold dessert popular in India and Pakistan. The light pink dessert includes traditional ice cream, rose syrup, vermicelli, chia seeds and milk.
In contrast to its name, Dessert Lounge will offer hot beverages like coffee, sandwiches, and burgers to remain viable in the winter and for those craving a hot bite, according to Vooturi.
For the falooda and the traditional ice cream, also known as kulfi, he uses a popular brand in India and in the United States called Kwality. Ice cream flavors range from Indian-inspired items like rose petal and lychee to more typical flavors like tiramisu and vanilla.
“I personally am a big fan of falooda and I haven’t seen a lot of specialized places here. It’s a good opportunity to bring unique flavors to this place and have different people try different tastes,” he said.
Photos by Fatimah Waseem
Red Velvet Cupcakery in Reston Town Center has officially shuttered its doors.
The store, located at 11939 Democracy Drive, closed on Sunday (May 27). Owner Aaron Gordon announced the closure in early March. His decision was driven by Boston Properties’ paid parking structure.
There are no immediate plans to open another brick-and-mortar location. The store has another location in the District.
Gordon said he was thankful to the community for their support and cherished the eight years his store served the Reston community.
“We did our best to fight paid parking in RTC and we are proud to have played a large role in forcing the owners to reduce the paid parking hours, which costs them tens of millions yearly. We only regret we were unable to force them to scrap their greedy money-grab entirely,” Gordon said. “Finally, we want to send out our best to our many neighbors and friends [whose] businesses were destroyed by paid parking like Busara, The Bike Lane, Neyla, M&S Grill, Appalachian Springs, Origins and many, many more to come.”
Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls will open in the cupcakery’s former location.
Photo by Fatimah Waseem
A new dessert spot is coming to Herndon Centre, according to signs posted in the storefront of 348 Elden St.
The tenant, Dessert Lounge, will offer ice cream, coffee and falooda, a cold dessert popular in the Indian subcontinent that is traditionally made with rose syrup, jelly, milk, ice cream and vermicelli.
A.J. Dwoskin & Associates, Inc., the real estate development and management firm involved with the site, did not immediately return a request for more information.
Signs indicate Dessert Lounge is coming soon. The new spot will join a center with tenants like Popeye’s , McDonald’s and Mom’s Organic Market. The vacant site was previously home to a nail salon. The shopping center also has jewelry stores, medical offices and other restaurants
Four sites in the center are currently available for lease, according to the center’s website.