You know that we’re pretty much hooked with home bakers. And with a good reason… they make the most delicious pastries, cookies, cupcakes, cakes without the too familiar taste we get from commercial ones. Don’t you just like some unique technicques and flavors bursting in your mouth from time to time? While they’re not as accessible and convenient than stepping into a bakeshop or cupcake shop, there’s nothing like trying a new baked goodie when the occasion calls for it.
One fine day, I discovered Sweet Tooth Bakery. Or wait, she discovered our Facebook Page and offered The Pink Tarha a taste of her “heavenly amazing” brownies. Of course the use of such adjectives made me drool. However, I was skeptical and I didn’t really expect a lot especially when it comes to brownies. Most brownies in Riyadh are just too sweet with no depth in their taste whatsoever. I’m usually left disappointed so imagine my surprise when lo and behold… Sweet Tooth Bakery really delivered a very delicious, chocolatey, fudgy brownies that I couldn’t get enough of. I must have forgotten that these were made by a home baker who dedicates time and effort to her creations.
But before I show you how a “heavenly amazing” brownie looks like, let me tell you about Sweet Tooth Bakery (STB). This home-based sweet business is the brainchild of Merriam Fahad Tanveer whose middle name is “quality.” I believe her. She is a Pakistani living in Saudi Arabia for 30 years with her family (that’s almost like Reina and Sheila’s Saudi story!). Inspired by her mother and sister who are exceptionally good cooks and bakers, she has been experimenting and perfecting her recipes since she was young. She serves her own baked creations on special occasions. Soon, her friends and relatives started requesting them. She decided to offer her perfected delicacies for sale around seven months ago. We’re lucky to be able to taste them here in Riyadh.
Her Chocoholic Brownies are phenomenal. It’s moist dough pumped with chocolate steroids (there’s no such thing but still…). I love how she pays attention to her packaging. If there’s a threat of “opening anything at your own risk”, that makes me really giddy and excited. When I opened the box, it has bars of brownies that have a thin crisp outer layer but very chewy center. Even if there was little order to her brownies, with uneven cuts and fallen crumbs on the box, the brownies weren’t plain jane. The aroma is intoxicating and the darkness is beguiling. I couldn’t help but take a bite immediately and yes… heaven. They’re really a dream come true. I alternate from bites and munching and stuffing my mouth with the brownies. Good thing I was home alone savoring this yumminess because I tell you, I was reluctant to share them with anyone. They’re so good they must all be mine! (Kidding, I had my mother take a bite haha.)
And the goodness didn’t end there:
I try her Lemon Love. Merriam told me to refrigerate them for around 30 minutes before trying them. Hmn, before I even taste it, I already know how refreshingly good this will be. True enough, the Lemon Love is love! The lemon bar is zesty and tangy but with just the right amount of sourness. I could just nibble slowly because the cold and taste made me cringe, in a very good way. It’s so tasty. The crust is crumbly with a taste of semi-baked flour mix. I’m not sure if I like the crust or not but I eat anyway. Together, they create a burst of freshness, a lusciousness I cannot deny in my mouth. Ahhh refreshingly good! And how cute are the small umbrellas and lemon rinds on top? You won’t be missing summer anymore. They’re right in there with your Lemon Love.
And lastly, I got the Red Velvet Cupcake, the basis of our cupcakery choices. If the red velvet is not good, we don’t come back most of the time at that bakeshop. Sweet Treats Bakery’s red velvet cupcake is just right. What makes it unique is the individual decors that will stop you in your tracks. How can I eat something that has these beautifully rustic decors on top?! I feel guilty stealing the base cake where these decors stand. The cupcakes holds true to its name. Red, almost too red, soft yet yummy cupcake. So consistent in its texture. I had a bit of a problem with the too sweet icing I couldn’t taste the cream cheese. When it comes to red velvet, I love the cream cheese icing that complements the cake. This one was a bit too sweet for my taste so I scraped some of them to the side, carefully removed the decors, and bit endlessly until it’s over. I was sad that I consumed ’em all.
More cupcake decors (photos from hereon forward is from STB’s Instagram):
I became fascinated with STB’s decors because they’re not like any other. The overall design is elegant and dainty at the same time; it feels like customers would be transported to the Renaissance mingling with the royals during those times with fancy clothes and high wigs holding tea cups and enjoying small talk. I especially love the gold accents (I’m in a gold phase right now). If you’re not yet convinced of how beautiful and awesome Merriam’s decors are, here you go:
As you can see, details, high quality, and consistency are STB’s promise. With these, the prices of her goodies are more expensive than the usual. Her target market is the upper classes but us on the lower ones can still enjoy them. Haha. Her cakes go from SR 260 to over 1,000 for the grander, more complicated designs. For prices of specific items, kindly contact STB through the details below. STB delivers to your doorstep.
If you’re looking for a different yet delicious baked goodies, you should try Sweet Tooth Bakery. It would surely fill your sweet tooth cravings! And yes, it’s like having the tooth fairy around, only she comes bearing gifts of baked goodness.
Sweet Treats Bakery