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There are beautiful sweet treats available at Black Twig Bakery. (PHOTO: Lori Fredrich)

Life is sweeter thanks to the new Black Twig Bakery in the Tosa Village

If a little something sweet would serve to brighten up your day, we've got good news to share. Black Twig Bakery is officially open at 1455 Underwood Ave.

The dessert-focused bakery, which opened its doors this weekend, is owned and operated by Julia Block and Chelsea Zwieg, who also run C. Adams Bakery in the Milwaukee Public Market. And fans of C. Adams will find not only familiar treats but plenty of new things in which to indulge.

A peek inside

The bakery itself boasts two levels decorated in modern, minimalistic decor. A retail counter (pictured above) occupies most of the first floor and features a glass case showcasing sweets including cookies, cupcakes, bars and macarons.

Currently, seating is available on the bakery's spacious outdoor patio as well as at bar-style seating area against the front windows.

However, as the weather cools, consumers will also be able to enjoy indoor seating. A small dining area is in the works on the first floor of the bakery; it's already strung with festoon lights, which offer a warm, friendly glow.

But seating will also be available upstairs in a small lofted area that could also be used for small parties.

On the menu

Bakery staples include popular items like French macarons, available in five flavors which change on a monthly basis. Currently, flavors include funfetti, cookie dough, cookie butter, strawberry and chocolate peanut butter ($2 each).

Cupcakes are also on the menu in flavors like vanilla cake with chocolate buttercream or chocolate cake with salted caramel filling and caramel buttercream.

Or how about lemon poppyseed cake cupcakes with raspberry jam and raspberry buttercream? Whatever flavor you choose, all cupcakes are $3 each.

There are also adorable, infinitely transportable cake trifles packaged in pint sized mason jars ($5.50). Be sure to re-use or recycle the jars!

And yes, there are the ever-popular C. Adams Bakery cookies! Guests have myriad choices from house sugar cookies to peanut butter, flourless chocolate, oatmeal raisin and chocolate chunk ($2.75 each) along with sandwich cookies for $4.

Ice cream, theme days & more

During the dog days of summer, there's little more refreshing than ice cream. And Black Twig will be featuring their own housemade vanilla soft-serve in sweet treats like ice cream sandwiches (current flavors include chocolate chip and vanilla macaron for $5.50 each). Ice cream cakes will also be available in flavors like peanut butter cheesecake ($22).

On weekends, Black Twig will also be firing up their ice-cream maker, offering scoops of vanilla ice cream to enjoy alongside cookies and cupcakes.

Zwieg says that, moving forward Black Twig will also be launching special theme days. The first, she says, is likely to be inspired by childhood nostalgia. It will result in a case filled with desserts that take us back to a time when beloved sweets took the form of pillowy soft Twinkies, dunk-a-roos and gummy worm infested dirt cake.

Customers can also look forward to a variety of events and classes in the months ahead, including cake and cookie decorating and kids' themed classes. The bakery will also be available for birthday parties, showers and bachelorette parties.

Father's Day Treats

For customers looking for Father's Day treats, a special treat box is currently available for pre-order (by phone or email) which includes three cupcakes, a sandwich cookie and a Rice Krispie bar for $15. Boxes (and additional festive treats) can be picked up on Sunday, June 21 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Follow Black Twig Bakery on Facebook and Instagram for updates and specials.

Black Twig Bakery is open Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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