American baker Bea Vo, who runs Bea's of Bloomsburg, a string of bakeries in London, came up with this answer to the cronut: the townie, a tartlet-brownie with a gooey center and a crisp outer shell. Courtesy Bea's of Bloomsburgy/Helena Marie Fletcher hide caption

itoggle caption Courtesy Bea's of Bloomsburgy/Helena Marie Fletcher

A cup of pumpkin ice cream with chunks of frozen candy cap mushrooms. The candy cap variety is said to have the fragrance of maple syrup. Jeff Moreau hide caption

itoggle caption Jeff Moreau