Oh Nomsters, you guys have no idea what you’re in for. If you love sweets as much as we do, you need to bookmark this post because we’re about to blow your mind. Really though. Located in Fairfax, Virginia, Sugar Defined is run by girl boss and master baker, Chiyon Yoon.
She was born and raised in South America, but she spent most of her years living in Miami. “Those who know me, know I love food. Those who know me better, know I express my love through food. Those who know me best, know I find joy in other people’s happiness, mudita. Some say ‘I love you.’ I bake.”
Chiyon’s self taught, and she established Sugar Defined back in 2014. Some of her most popular items are her brownie cookies, carrot cake, cupcakes, dulce de leche swirl bread, unicorn cakes and pavlovas. That’s just the tip of the iceberg though. Everything she touches is gold so you can’t go wrong with anything you get.
Her favorite pastry shops in the area are Bread Furst and Un Je Ne Sais Quoi, and she admires Gaston Lenôtre, François Payard, Jacquest Torres and Dominique Ansel. “However, there are so many talented pastry chefs, many lesser known names and self-taught bakers that are equally talented.”
For those of you looking to satisfy your sweet tooth, must try treats include her dulce de leche and lavender cupcakes (both on vanilla), her brownies, her brownie cookies, her tres leches cake, and her mango strawberry vanilla sugar cookies. Words can’t even begin to express how good everything is, like you will legit “mmmmMMMm” out loud after taking a bite of any of the aforementioned goodies.
We listed a lot so if you’re just looking to get a little something to start with, go with her brownies or brownie cookies. It doesn’t matter if you have a sweet tooth or not – if you’re human, you’ll enjoy these noms, like we’re so confident, we’d put money on it.
To indulge, Chiyon recommends placing orders a week or two in advance, as a minimum of 48 hours is required for all orders, and it doesn’t ensure availability. Browse her full menu here and click to get your fix. Andddd you’re welcome in advance.
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