Cakes, like jack-o'-lanterns, must be sliced and set on fire before they can be enjoyed. Set your palate aglow with today's Groupon to Dream Cakes by Carolyn in Stafford. Choose between the following two options:
- For $9, you get half a dozen cupcakes ($18 value).
- For $20, you get $50 toward a custom cake.
Armed with real butter, eggs, and cream, the bakers at Dream Cakes by Carolyn sate sweet teeth with scrumptious cupcakes and custom cakes. Frosted red velvet, double-chocolate, butter-cake, and marble cupcakes incubate behind glass displays as they dream of growing into full-size confections. Before designing custom cakes ($90–$250), customers can browse the online gallery for ideas and select their favorite flavors and designs. Tasty red bows accent white stuccoed frosting on round layer cakes, whose compatriots go undercover as realistic handbags, old-fashioned turntables, or colorful Gucci purses. Towering cowboy hats perch on square confections that proclaim "happy birthday" as playful animals pose on tiered frosted habitats. Popular custom flavors include butter cake slathered with butter-cream or chocolate frosting, italian amaretto cake, and a combo cake of chocolate, strawberry, and red velvet, which struggles to forge a coherent culinary identity.