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.
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.
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.
Joan Mitchell, owner of Bake My Day, has been topping diminutive cakes with creamy ripples of dulcet frosting for more than 30 years. Customers compose a dozen by drawing upon any combination of almond-flavored white cupcakes and devil’s food chocolate cupcakes that delight party guests or lure them back out from under the futon. Aromas drift from the warm depths of the bakery's oven, tickling nostrils with flavors such as red velvet and chocolate rum. Like the dreams of a still-life painter, lemon and key-lime confections launch tart expeditions across taste buds.
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.
Since 1977, the cookie craftsmen at Great American Cookies have shared edible sentiments via freshly baked cookies, brownies, and hand-decorated cookie cakes. The shop’s website caters to sweet requests with an online store full of preconceived designs searchable by occasion, recipient gender, and theme, including birthdays and holidays. Alternatively, nibblers can orchestrate specific decoration cravings and create unique designs to celebrate special events, such as baby’s first hedge fund.