After all the money you've saved on Groupon, you can spare a little bit for charity right? Well even if you can't, we can probably trick you into donating your money to a good cause by offering you a deal of the day on gourmet cupcakes. Whether today's weekend charity Groupon appeals to your sense of moral obligation to help others, or your desire for cupcakes, there's really no way around you buying today's deal.
This weekend, Sweet Miss Giving's is offering a great discount to you - and over 50% of the profits go to Chicago House. For $22, you get a dozen Easter-themed mini-cupcakes delivered to your home or office (taxes included) - 43% off the $39 retail value. Sweet Miss Giving's is a premier bakery that offers rich, decadent baked goods while providing a new reason to feel good about sweet indulgences: over 50% of all profits go to help the formerly homeless and HIV/AIDS-affected men, women, and children of Chicago House. And Sweet Miss Giving's doesn't just throw money at a problem, they actively work to solve it by empowering the people they serve. The bakery doubles as a comprehensive jobs program that employs more than a dozen disabled adults. Working at SMG gives people who are trying to get on their feet some real-world training and experience as bakers, delivery assistants, and packaging specialists. And they're not producing your everyday cupcakes, but extraordinary baked goods whose recipes were provided by some of the best bakers in the city. Their all preservative-free ingredients are the highest quality, and with top notch Chicago chefs donating their expertise to the cause, SMG consistently creates some of the finest baked goods you'll ever taste. SMG has been praised by the Chicago Tribune and TimeOut Chicago.
Miss Giving's Easter mini-cupcakes start with a good old-fashioned fluffy white cake so fine you can even see the flecks of Nielsen Massey vanilla. That's topped with an American buttercream, just like Grandma used to whip up with her analog mixer. Finally, it's topped with coconut grass and bright-colored jelly beans that evoke memories of your last Easter egg hunt (unless, like any rational person, you are terrified by the prospect of an egg-laying bunny, in which case the cupcakes will remind you something else that is pleasant and innocuous - we promise). All this is lovingly prepared, with a smile, by Sweet Miss Giving's caring professional staff and apprentices. Sweet Miss Giving herself has a cupcake for a heart. While the lack of blood circulation makes her cold-blooded like a reptile, her generosity and her baked goods are warm. And gourmelicious! What better gift for school, church, your office, or yourself?
The history of the charitable cupcake is a long and storied one. When Jesus turned the wine into cupcakes, he saved the starving drunks from malnutrition. When Moses split the red sea, in an historic gesture of peace he cast waves of cupcakes left and right to the armies of mermen and mermaid beggars surrounding him. And today cupcake philanthropy has evolved into it's most efficient form yet: Sweet Miss Giving's Easter mini-dozen. Think of all the baked goods you bought from high school bake sales. This is like that, except instead of rice crispy treats its gourmet cupcakes and instead of the money going to a pep rally it goes to people in need. So pony up, get your Groupon and your give-on...the reward is sweet.
Deliveries can be scheduled for anytime between 6am and 3pm, Monday thru Friday and 8am to noon on Saturdays. Limited Easter Day deliveries will also be available on a first-come basis. Deliveries after Easter on April 12 will receive an assortment of yellow, devil's food, red velvet and carrot mini-cupcakes. The assortment is also available upon request before Easter.