Search your grocery store baking section for a mini cake with white icing. Style the cake on a small cake stand. Create a quick DIY cake topper by sticking roses and baby’s breath right into the cake. A beautiful way to update an inexpensive store bought cake.
Boxwood clippings in a white tea cup become a tiny holiday tree. Fill the cup with floral foam and stud with green clippings. Use a hot glue gun to attach silver dragees from your cake-decorating stash. Add sparkle to natural cones and acorns with a thin coat of silver paint.
Entertainment and a splendid cap to your meal in one, ask one of the Cafe Intermezzo servers for a tour of their dessert offerings and sit back for an extensive show-and-tell. This European-style coffee house smack dab in the center of Avalon has an endless selection of coffee and tea offerings as well as an impressive list of Southern and European classic cakes, pies and pastries from black forest cake to tiramisu, cheesecakes and crepes. Brunch and dinner options are also available, but you owe it to yourself to stop in at least for a drink and to soak in the old world atmosphere.
Don't leave Richmond without a stop at the cute-as-hell Charm School Social Club ice cream shop where you can get non-GMO, grass-fed cow-sourced ice cream in an array of flavors (birthday cake, strawberry shortcake, lime cherry-ade, lavender ice, Thai iced tea), sundaes topped with Virginia peanuts and even vegan ice cream The interior is a Wes Anderson-worthy rhapsody of old-school graphics, local art and more style than a human can bear. Just go.