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UNICORN IN A CUP
As you cruise along Interstate 5 with the view of the California
coastline augmenting your drive, you can't help but notice the
beauty of your surroundings. This interstate highway will lead
you almost directly to one of Del Mar's newest colorful cafés,
which promises a different kind of beauty.
Earlier this year, Crème & Sugar opened its second location
here. The dessert parlor ﬁrst made its name in Anaheim,
California, earning the moniker The Home of the Unicorn. This
sugary paradise features a burst of colors and ﬂavors. Not long
after Joanna Czikalla debuted it in 2016, her mission became to
create a magical menu that would not only satisfy the Instagram crowd, but delight their taste buds.
Crème & Sugar's treats give customers a nostalgia trip. "You
feel like a kid when you come in. I think that's part of the experience, getting a Unicorn Milkshake with candy and cotton
candy on it. You feel like you're eight again and you have fun,"
says head baker Kassandra Mendieta.
Unicorn beverages are by far the most popular items on the
menu. The Unicorn Milkshake consists of cotton candy and
vanilla ice cream, topped with whipped crème, marshmallows,
sprinkles, a horn, a charm bracelet, and a rainbow belt. For
cooler days, the Unicorn Hot Chocolate features a white hot
chocolate topped with marshmallows and sprinkles.
Other popular milkshake and hot chocolate ﬂavors include the
Cookie Monster, which features chocolate chip cookie dough,
Oreo cookie crumbles, and chocolate chip cookies; Mermaid,
which has a piña colada ﬂavor, pink rock candy, sour belt, cotton
candy, and a mermaid tail; and, Pink Elephant, which has a shortbread ﬂavor, marshmallows, circus animal cookies, and nonpareils.
"We've had people come in from places like New Zealand and
other places across the world just for this. They've planned
Crème & Sugar has been known to have lines wrapping around
the block for its treats, which also include a wide variety of
colorful cakes and ice cream ﬂavors. In 2018, a key factor is
presentation. If a business can make those items taste great as
well, then it has truly made magic.
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their trips around us," says Kassandra.