SODIÊ DOCES METROWEST ORLANDO
If you have never heard of Sodiê Doces you undoubtedly will do soon, as the largest Brazilian Cake Shop franchise with over 300 stores in Brazil, has made its first foray into the United States and opened two franchise stores in Central Florida in the locations of MetroWest and International Drive.
The brain child of Cleusa Maria da Silva, the Sodiê Doces idea was created in 1997 at that time on a very small scale but has now grown all across Brazil from Rio de Janeiro to São Paulo and beyond.
We had already sampled the wonderful Sodiê Doces cakes in Brazil at one of their locations in Pinerhos São Paulo but were eager to see how this Brazilian favorite measures up in the United States.
With Thanksgiving rapidly approaching we visited the MetroWest store and soon learned that with over 100 flavors, Chocolate Cakes, White Cakes, Sugar Free Options and Party Combos we were spoiled for choice, all made with quality raw products and fresh fruits. Also the very knowledgeable franchise operator Marta told us that if they do not have your favorite already baked, you can order by 2pm and collect the same day.
No self-respecting cake shop with its roots in South America would be without a Flan and the Sodiê Doces version with a deeply flavorful caramel sauce expertly crafted by Marta was superb.
Marta had also baked that day a delightfully light and scrumptious Strawberry Tart with glistening fresh strawberries that was hard to resist.
What would Thanksgiving be without a Pumpkin Pie and Sodiê Doces make a great one, seasoned with ground spices and encased in a house made buttery dough.
A fluffy Lime Tart and an excellent German pie beautifully decorated and made with sweet light cream and cookie filling rounded out our Cake extravaganza. Difficult to choose a favorite but the Flan was our Thanksgiving non-traditional selection.
Marta also makes an unbelievable Cappuccino Brazilian style, don’t leave the cafe without one!
New to us was the Sodiê Doces savory selection, perfect little bites of fried goodies with great flavors such as Cheese Balls, Pigs in Blankets, Pizza, Sausage & Bacon, Chicken and many more varieties ideal for a party or great as a snack.
If you need a cake or combo for a party or celebration then Sodiê Doces is the place to go, either order online, at the store or drop by in person and make it a “Piece of Cake”.
Sodiê Doces MetroWest is located at 3120 S Kirkman Rd Orlando Tel 407 601 4136 – sodiedocesusa.com