The Tasteful Cake culls frosted feasts from fresh ingredients and fixings, crafting goodies to gussy up all manner of gatherings. Cake whisperer Melissa Mydlo and her dessert-making dynamos lasso seven flavors into a posse of taste pugnacion that leaves sweet teeth stunned and wisdom teeth unable to finish their crossword: lemon and raspberry swirl serve up tangy taste-bud temptations, and the sultry trio of almond, chocolate amaretto, and red velvet offer additional after-dinner cajolery for chompers. Chocolate-vanilla and carrot-cake flavors round out the pint-sized platoon of potential treats. While this Groupon is not valid for vegan or gluten-free orders, many of The Tasteful Cake's cupcakes can be composed of vegan or gluten-free ingredients upon request for future orders to please palates of all preference.
The Cupcake Couture turns out sweet and savory cupcakes made entirely from scratch. The menu is extensive and mouthwatering—there's red velvet, chocolate chip cookie dough, turtle, and caramel oreo. But the bakers make savory cupcakes as well. One example is the Tailgate, with a base of Guinness beer cake topped with cheddar-cheese frosting and bacon. Select cupcakes also come in mini sizes, and the sweetness here goes beyond the frosting and sugar—owner Michelle Axford enjoys working with charities, and has made cupcake contributions to Toast 2 Success and Touchdowns for Hope.
From its location in the Festival Foods strip mall, Fraluz Frozen Treats serves delectable frozen yogurt, ice cream, custard, gelato, and sorbet. Customers can combine their treats with a variety of fruit and candy toppings including waffle cone and fresh cherries.
Every day, Breadsmith kneads and breeds made-from-scratch breads, honoring the practices of centuries-old French bakers. The delectable dough sculptures receive the royal treatment, with all delicate yeast bubbles bursting inside of a 6-ton stone-hearth oven. The oven's sweltering heat creates a cushy crust for American-style breads. In the presence of lightning-quick steam injections, European-style breads take on a crisp, crumb-dressed outer core. April's daily bread offerings range from $3.65 to $7.50 a loaf and include french baguettes ($3.65), pepperjack sourdough ($7.50), country buttertop ($5.05), raisin cinnamon ($5.55), and apple pie bread ($6.70). Use today's Groupon to fill up the family with lusciously leavened loaves fresh from the oven—or wait for them to go stale and then wield them as harpoons during the next potato-soup hunt.
The owner of Cakes from Scratch makes sure the bakery lives up to its name by not only handcrafting cakes and cupcakes from basic ingredients including flour, sugar, and fruits, but by also using recipes passed down from her mother and grandmother. By staying away from premixed ingredients, Cakes from Scratch ensures their flavorful batters—which ranges from German chocolate to cotton candy and piña colada—bake into heavier, moist cakes. And the cupcakes and cakes look just as good as the taste, because the bakers delicately apply decorative icing and fondant to each treat, replicating images such as sport logos or tropical flowers to fit any baby shower, bachelor party, and birthday theme. Cakes from Scratch also churns out flaky-crust pastys stuffed with Angus ground chuck, chili, and albacore tuna using the owner's great-grandmother's authentic English recipe.
Orange Leaf’s decor inspires visions of fruit flavors with its lime-green and orange colors, as well as the glistening tiles that surround each serving station. Inside these cheery confines, a rotating menu offers treats made entirely from fat-free milk and includes such dietary considerations as no-sugar-added flavors. Mountains of toppings can be piled onto creamy swirls, including fresh fruit, candies, and cereal.