Spring Sweets

Celebrate the season with these tasty and festive treats

Clockwise from left: cookies from Village Sweet; Kendall’s cupcakes; hamantaschen from Pastries by Randolph

Spring Sweets

Celebrate the season with these tasty and festive treats.

Village Sweet

5872 Washington Blvd., Arlington, 571-259-6343; www.villagesweetbakery.com
At press time, the newest addition to Westover Village was slated to open in early March. Pastry pro Dawn Hart handcrafts sugar cookies ($3.25 and up) that are artfully decorated as eggs, bunnies, chicks, carrots and Peter Rabbit.

Kendall’s Cakes

201 West Greenway Blvd., Falls Church, 703-536-2200; kendallscakes.com
Kendall Barrett’s über-cute cupcakes come in an array of pretty colors ($4.50 for regular size, $1.50 for minis) and her moist carrot cake ($45-$60) is one that Peter Cottontail would surely devour if he ever got his paws on it.

Pastries by Randolph

4500 Lee Highway, Arlington, 703-243-0070; www.pastriesbyrandolph.com
Tricornered hamantaschen ($2.25-$2.50), a Purim favorite, are bull’s-eyed with your choice of apple, cherry, raspberry or apricot jam, courtesy of master bakers Marc and Deborah Randolph and Cynthia McLachlan.

Mother’s Macaroons Bakery

2442 North Harrison St., Arlington, 703-532-6991; mothersmacaroons.com
Shortbread cookies ($24.95 a pound) in the shape of Easter bunnies, eggs and ducks are dipped in white or dark chocolate, then hand decorated with pastel-colored icing by owner-baker Kay LoMedico.

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