Sugarland's entryway seems to garner as much attention as its rainbow of sinful cupcakes. Often photographed, the tiered cake tiled underfoot unwittingly lures passersby.
Artist Erick Davis of Carrboro was commissioned by owner Katrina Ryan to handcraft the show-stopping piece. It took him nearly 200 hours, with minimal breaks.
Much of the recycled materials in his art are remnants of broken dishes from local eateries and coffee shops. His work is sprinkled throughout the sister cities. The ornate egg perched on the fork between Main & Rosemary streets (in front of Jesse's Coffee & Bar) in Carrboro is his. Beyond city limits, his woodland creatures wrap boulders in Briar Chapel, the development off 15-501 in Chapel Hill. Over the county line in Pittsboro, he created the mosaic alongside the General Store Cafe (now the Pittsboro Roadhouse) in Chatham County.
(photographs taken at Sugarland on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill)