Cupcakes, like babies, are smaller, cuter, and more tempting to nibble on. Indulge your maternal/carniveral instincts with today's Groupon: for $15, you get a dozen creative cupcakes (a $30 value) at Cupcake Gourmet. The modest Huntington Village bakery, whimsically decorated with heart and star ornaments, specializes in frosting-crested treats fashioned after candy bars, decadent desserts, and pets.
With more than 100 rotating flavors, Cupcake Gourmet's tastes range from indulgent (red velvet, chocolate raspberry, chocospresso mocha, Boston cream pie) to inventive (rainbow-sprinkled funfetti served in a waffle cup) to imaginative (cakes modeled after puppies). Romantics can even woo the DMV clerk of their dreams with a cupcake bouquet with each "flower" delicately topped with pink and red roses and greenery, all made from frosting. New flavors are introduced into the cupcakery's purple and lime-green habitat every week, and you can mix and match however you choose with today's Groupon. Cupcakes cost $1.50 for a mini, $2.50 for a regular, and $3.50 for a jumbo. Call ahead for special flavor requests.
Ambush enemies with sprinkled sweetness, fashion an edible centerpiece, or seduce a sweet-toothed soulmate by leaving a trail of malted-milk-ball-topped cupcakes to your house. Armed with a dozen cupcakes from Cupcake Gourmet, nothing will stop your delicious rise to power.
- At the year-old Cupcake Gourmet in Huntington, it is easy to feel like a child in a candy store. Hidden down an alleyway, the cheerful bakery cafe pops with purple and lime-green walls, heart- and star-shaped ornaments dangling from the ceiling, and sing-along music on the sound system. – Susan M. Novick, New York Times
- My favorites are the red velvet and the Elvis...but then again I think they were all my favorite. – Laura F., Yelp
- They also have frosting shots. Love it! – Jennifer S., Yelp