Cupcakes, like babies, are smaller, cuter, and more tempting to nibble on. Indulge your maternal/carnivoral instincts with this Groupon.
$21 for One Dozen Build-Your-Own Cupcakes with Up to Four Toppings Each ($42 Value)
At the cupcake bar, you can choose your cake flavor—such as vanilla, chocolate, red velvet, carrot, and white chocolate—and then pick from icings that include strawberry, lime, and cream cheese. Finish things off with chocolate-covered pretzels, sprinkles, Oreos, and other toppings. Gluten-free and vegan options are available.
Sweet! By The Cake Factory
After Sweet! By The Cake Factory’s bakers pull the day’s cupcakes out of the oven, they stop short of slathering them with swirls of buttercream frosting or sprinkling on M&M's or nuts. Instead, they invite guests to decorate their own confections at a cupcake bar stocked with cookie and candy toppings. This hands-on approach lends itself to lively birthday parties, wherein a photographer snaps children in aprons, chef’s hats, and rubber Julia Child masks as they decorate six cupcakes each. The bakery’s Sweet to Others campaign proffers a predesigned cupcake each month whose proceeds benefit nonprofit organizations.