Cupcakes are a preferable alternative to birthday cakes, whose constant accompaniment by off-key singing has depleted the planet’s finite supply of forced smiles. Garner genuine grins with today's Groupon to Sara Sara Cupcakes in Edmond or Oklahoma City. Choose between the following options:
- For $21, you get one-dozen artisanal cupcakes (a $42.27 value).
- For $40, you get two-dozen artisanal cupcakes (an $84.53 value).
Awash in ethereal whites and a sunny glow, Sara Sara Cupcakes’ sweetly scented shop entices customers with more than 20 gourmet cupcake flavors. Patrons can draft an army of one- or two-dozen sweet-tooth warriors crafted from original recipes to descend upon upcoming birthdays, office parties, or raucous cross-stitching conventions. Buttercream frosting encircles miniature summits of fluffy blueberry cakes like honeyed haloes, and thin snickers-bar slices balance atop the frosted surface of banana cupcakes in a tribute to straight-shooting Judge Joe Cannon.
Recalling grade-school lunch bags filled with notes from mom and sandwiches disguised as cupcakes, Cate’s PB&J slathers vanilla cake with alternating layers of grape jelly and peanut-butter frosting generously sprinkled with chopped peanuts. The Cowboy Carrot encompasses an Oklahoma favorite, topping toasted-walnut-studded carrot cake with cream-cheese frosting, and the Count Rockula flips dessert for breakfast into breakfast for dessert with cocoa puffs and lightly toasted marshmallows heaped atop chocolate-frosted chocolate cake.
Sara Sara Cupcakes
Sara Brinson loved making cupcakes with her family and friends. When she died unexpectedly in 2007, a cupcake bakery seemed a fitting way to honor her memory. Since then, executive chef Eric Smith has assembled a menu of 21 original, seasonally inspired cupcake recipes. Rather than being slathered with inches of frosting, each treat conveys its unique flavor profile with elegant minimalism. A single blueberry perches on pristine buttercream, a cluster of toasted marshmallows sits like a cloud that drifted too close to the sun atop a cocoa-puff-inspired creation, and a ring of brûléed pineapple perfectly fits an upside-down-style cakelet.
Customers stopping in to pick up special orders for weddings or parties might still be tempted to sit and enjoy the sweet smells for a while inside the bakery’s two cafes, one a dollhouse of a cottage in Edmond, and the other a mod-styled, royal-frosting-white downtown space. Both locations reach out to their communities in a variety of ways, from selecting charities to benefit with their sales to date-night and family events.