$8 for a Half Dozen Gourmet Cupcakes at Carytown Cupcakes ($16 Value)

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Cupcakes are a preferable alternative to traditional birthday cakes, whose constant accompaniment by off-key singing has depleted the planet’s finite supply of forced smiles. Garner genuine grins with this Groupon.

$8 for a Half Dozen Gourmet Cupcakes ($16 Value)

Though the menu rotates weekly to include new creative flavors such as vegan butterfinger or baklava, nearly 10 cupcake flavors are available on a daily basis. The classics include vanilla, chocolate, carrot, red velvet, Hummingbird, oreo peanut butter, Lemon Lover, and more.

Carytown Cupcakes

Carytown Cupcakes' team of bakers, affectionately known as "Team Buttercream," handcrafts the shop's preservative-free treats from scratch daily. Proprietor Dawn Schick harnessed the epicurean skills she gained as a personal chef and caterer to open her own cupcake shop in 2009 and has been baking alongside her expert team ever since. Her permanent menu of classic cupcakes woos sweet teeth with the familiar, comforting flavors of red velvet, vanilla, and baby blanket. Meanwhile, her seasonal menus rotate weekly to include vegan and gluten-free selections that fit into themes ranging from wine country to candy bars. For those 21 and over, Carytown Cupcakes is now offering beer, wine, and prosecco.

Reviews

The various weekly flavors are AWESOME. So good every time.

Reviewer, Google+ Local, one year ago

The shop itself is small but lovely, with a view into the well-maintained kitchen area where you can see your treats prepared

Julia H., Yelp, 10/8/12
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    Carytown

    3111 W Cary St.

    Richmond, Virginia 23221

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In a Nutshell

Gourmet cupcakes in flavors such as oreo peanut butter, vegan pumpkin chocolate chip, and gluten-free caramel apple

The Fine Print

Expires May 1st, 2013. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per day. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Not Valid on Valentine's Day. Not valid for advance orders. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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