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, at least 16 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' 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.
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 preparedJulia H., Yelp, 10/8/12
Tips from Groupon Customers
“The Vegan cupcakes are great as well!”
“Service was very fast and friendly. Parking was tough but it's Carytown so that's to be expected. Cute place and fantastic cupcakes.”
3111 West Cary Street
Richmond, Virginia 23221