red velvet cupcakes: photo via Creme de la Cookie/Facebook

red velvet cupcakes: photo via Creme de la Cookie/Facebook

Crème de la Cookie opened in the Preston Royal Plaza (6025 Royal) four years ago, introducing Preston Hollow neighbors to the cakeballs, cinnamon rolls, and OMG chocolate chip cookies that propelled the bakery to notoriety in its original Snider Plaza location. Owner Toni Rivard says that her fine ingredients, such as the Schokinag Chocolate from Germany in the aforementioned cookies, are behind her success.

“We use quality ingredients and bake 100 percent from-scratch. Not many bakeries do that,” she says.

This year Preston Hollow Advocate readers took notice of the difference, voting Crème de la Cookie as the best dessert spot in the neighborhood.

Rivard says that her inspiration for new gourmet sweets comes from fruit that is fresh and in season. This winter the bakery will feature some holiday muffins and mini pie bites, in flavors such as buttermilk chess, pecan, cranberry, and pumpkin, to name a few.

Runner up: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Third Place: Stein’s Bakery

Next up for Advocate 2014 Best of Contest: Best Gift Shop. Go here to vote.

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