Cupcakes, like babies, are smaller, cuter, and more tempting to nibble on. Indulge your maternal/carniveral instincts with today's deal. For $15, you get one dozen cupcakes (a $33 value) at Trophy Cupcakes and Party, Citysearch’s pick for Best Dessert in 2009. Groupon customers can take home their cupcakes from one of three bakery locations: Wallingford Center, University Village, or The Bravern.
Like a neurotic shapeshifter or the rules of Calvinball, Trophy Cupcakes’ menu of flavors changes constantly, but perennial gourmet flavors such as triple chocolate and red velvet are available every day. Likewise, you can fuse a vanilla chocolate cupcake and a chocolate vanilla cupcake at their frosting for a Venn diagrammatical double-decker of deliciousness. Complementing the traditional staples is a rotating cast of creations ranging from the hummingbird cupcakes—banana-pineapple-coconut cake topped with cream-cheese frosting—to Samoas cupcakes—Valrhona chocolate cake filled with caramel cream and topped in coconut buttercream, toasted coconut, and a drizzle of house caramel sauce—that would make a Girl Scout rip her honor badges off her uniform and drum herself out of the corps.
Trophy Cupcakes makes all its cupped cakes from a mildly addictive deweaponized explosive known as “scratch,” which is itself made of premium ingredients such as free-range eggs, organic peanut butter, local sweet-cream butter, fresh fruit, even fresher first kisses, and starlight (when in season). To make sure you get the flavors you want, feel free to order your dozen by phone at least 48 hours in advance, then pick them up in-store at Trophy Cupcakes and Party.
This Groupon cannot be used on custom, seasonal, or special cupcakes, and is not valid on Halloween, Valentine's Day, or Mother's Day.
Trophy Cupcakes and Party won Citysearchers' votes for Best Bakery in 2008 and Best Dessert in 2009. The bakery was featured on the Martha Stewart Show, on the cover of Seattle magazine's "Best Desserts" issue, and in NWsource. The bakery's co-founder Jennifer Shea took first in the Taste division of Daily Candy's Sweetest Things Seattle competition in 2007.
- This shop is so cute, the turquoise ice cream parlor feel is enough to make you smile on even the worst day. The cupcake flavors are anything but normal and so good. – Carissang, Citysearch
- I was excited to see that the cupcakes were "normal" sized, another throwback to bygone days before all food had reached its current gargantuan proportions. And they are absolutely perfect that way – the ingredients are so decadently rich, you wouldn't want them any bigger. – Kathy Schultz, NWsource
- ...when a craving hits, we make a beeline for Trophy, which creams the competition by baking their beauties every hour! – Seattle
- Jennifer Shea's darling cupcake and vintage party shop breathed new life into both Wallingford Center and the national cupcake craze, drawing legions of fans with scrumptious buttercream confections. – Daily Candy
Trophy Cupcakes and Party
At first glance, the kitchen of Trophy Cupcakes and Party could be taken for that of a gourmet restaurant. Pure Madagascar-Bourbon vanilla and Valrhona cocoa from France line the shelves, and local sweet-cream butter, free-range eggs, and fresh fruit fill the fridge. These are the ingredients Jennifer Shea uses to craft her daily rotating cupcake flavors, from chocolate nutella to gluten-free red velvet. With the help of husband Michael Williamson, she distributes her decadent handheld desserts to three Seattle boutiques, which have garnered press attention to rival that of the city's finest eateries. Martha Stewart gushed about Jennifer's innovative and widely varied flavors, and Seattle magazine picked six Trophy creations for its 2008 list of the city's 95 best desserts.
To complement their cupcakes, Trophy Cupcakes stocks a curated selection of party supplies. A cocktail-style party room in Wallingford Center, which can accommodate up to 30 guests, is available to rent for birthday parties, baby showers, and superhero business meetings.