Iceskimo, a Taiwanese-style snow ice shop, opened its permanent location this past weekend.

As you recall, I posted about Iceskimo when it was a pop-up inside Pangea Bakery over the summer. I’ve been really looking forward to the store opening, since it’s my favorite spot for snow ice in San Diego.

The new store has a slightly different concept. Instead of choosing from a preset menu or creating your own by ordering toppings and ice flavors, the toppings bar is self-serve and the final ice cup is priced by weight, similar to the self-serve frozen yogurt method.

First step is choosing your ice flavor. They will then shave it into a cup for you, and then you take the cup and choose your toppings and syrups. When you’re finished, the final product is weighed. Each of ours were between $4-5.

These individual apple pies baked in apples are the perfect Fall dessert. As soon as I saw the first crop of apples come into the markets, I knew I wanted to try these.

Aren’t they just adorable?

Frost Me Cupcakes, a gourmet cupcake bakery that was a winner on Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, recently opened a shop in Seaport Village, and a smaller stand inside UTC mall.

We were at the mall recently and decided to check it out.

Cupcakes are $3.50 each or you can buy sets of 4, 6 or 12 for a discounted price.

These are the four we purchased: blueberry hazelnut, chocolate ganache, red velvet, espresso chocolate