Over-The-Top Desserts to Try Before Summer Ends

Looking to treat the kids before the hectic school season begins? Try these crazy delicious over-the-top desserts in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor.

Summer dreams ripped at the seams but oh those summer delights!

Summer has this incredible power of going by unbelievably fast but feeling unbelievably long and what’s on everyone’s mind is savoring the moments before life picks up where it left off.

With school fast approaching, and summer taking its leave, stress is at an all-time high for everyone involved — and what’s a more perfect remedy than over-the-top desserts?

These local eateries offer mind-blowing treats that will leave you in shock over presentation, taste and overall abundance. From milkshakes with whole cupcakes and Pop-Tarts sticking out the top from M Street Baking Company and Swedish Fish flavored ice from Detroit’s Water Ice to Ice Cream Sammies from Detroit Cookie Co. and massive cones from Treat Dreams, it has never been easier or tastier to take a moment to yourself and indulge in the little things.

Cannelle Detroit’s St Honorè

  • Address: 45 W. Grand River Ave, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-694-9767
  • Hours: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday

Described by pastry chef Matt Knio as “almost too pretty to eat”, the St. Honorè is just that. Named for the French patron saint of bakers and pastry chefs, the St Honorè is a puff pastry cake that is decadent and light.

Detroit Cookie Co. Ice Cream Sammies

  • Address: 23421 Woodward Ave., Ferndale
  • Phone: 248-246-8060
  • Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday

Enjoy your favorite ice cream flavors smooshed between two soft and decadent cookies. Plus, try unique cookie flavors including the “Big 3,” which feature Better Made potato chips, Michigan dried cherries and chocolate chips or the “Peanut Butter Volcano.”

Detroit Water Ice’s Water Ice

  • Address: 1014 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226
  • Phone: 313-888-9106
  • Hours: 1-8 p.m. Monday-Wednesday 1-9 p.m. Thursday-Friday, noon-9 p.m. Saturday and noon-8 p.m. Sunday

With unique flavors such as Swedish Fish, and PB & J, and Salted Margarita, there’s something for everyone.

For The Love of Sugar’s Honey Lavender Macaron

  • Address: 100 Erskine St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-788-7111
  • Hours: 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday

This vibrant and luxurious ice cream has macaron shells mixed in for an Instagram-worthy experience. As tasty as it is aesthetically pleasing, you’ll be on the edge of your seat for what flavors they come up with next.

Kitty’s Cheesecakes & More’s Superman Cheesecake

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  • Address: 681 E. 8 Mile Road, Ferndale
  • Phone: 248-336-2253
  • Hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday, closed Sunday

This marbled cheesecake is nostalgic and fun. With its red, blue, and yellow swirls that mimic the beloved Superman ice cream, you’ll be as transfixed by the taste as you are with the design.

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Mangonadas Del Barrio’s Bionico

  • Address: 1210 Lawndale St. Detroit
  • Phone: 313-724-6074
  • Hours: Call for details

This combination of strawberries, coconut, pecans, granola, and cream is the Starbucks Pink Drink’s edible counterpart. Equal parts pretty and delicious, this treat isn’t something you should miss.

M Street Baking Company’s Milkshakes

  • Address: 117 N. Michigan Ave, Howell
  • Phone: 517-376-6797
  • Hours: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, closed Monday-Wednesday

These mind-blowing milkshakes come in a variety of flavors such as Oreo Party, Fruity Pebble, S’mores, and more. With toasted marshmallows, Pop-Tarts, cotton candy and Oreos sticking out the top, you really are getting the full flavor experience.

Street Sweets’s Dessert Pizza

  • Address: 2237 18 Mile Road, Sterling Heights
  • Phone: 586-991-5380
  • Hours: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday

Small-batch, fresh, handcrafted desserts and pasties is the name of the game at this shop. They offer liquid nitrogen ice cream, dessert pizza and waffle pops. Plus tea, baklava, and even gluten-free options.

Sweet Heather Anne’s Buttercream Cake

  • Address: 920 N. Main Street, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734 913 2025
  • Hours: Curbside: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday-Saturday; deliver: 2-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Orders close 9 a.m. on Thursday each week.

This elegant, flower-dressed cake is enough to make anyone feel like a princess. With a delicate painted texture, this cake is an indulgence towards the finer things in life.

The Custard Hut’s Blueberry Waffle

  • Address: 25947 W. Warren St., Dearborn Heights
  • Phone: 313 278 5577
  • Hours: 3-9 p.m. daily

This blueberry waffle is sandwiched with blue moon and cherry custard. It’s then filled with fruity pebbles for some extra crunch. Who said colorful cereal was just for kids?

Treat Dreams Dessert Emporium’s Massive Cones and Sundaes

  • Address: 22965 Woodward Ave., Ferndale
  • Phone: 248-544-3440
  • Hours: Noon-8:30 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, noon-9:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday

Enjoy a scoop, or two, or three of delicious ice cream piled high on a cone. Choose from toppings such as Oreos or cake crumbles — and don’t forget to taste their ice cream sandwiches, too.

Zingermans Bakehouse’s Summer Squeeze Ice Cream Cake

  • Address: 3711 Plaza Drive, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-761-2095
  • Hours: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. daily

Two layers of fluffy vanilla chiffon cake and strawberry ice cream surround a generous coating of lemon curd. The whole cake is covered with a light layer of strawberry buttercream and a white chocolate lemon mirror glaze for the perfect summer delight.

Do you know of any crazy over-the-top desserts in metro Detroit or Ann Arbor? Share them with us in the comments.


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