Deprived of nourishment in the womb by stronger, full-size cakes, cupcakes have overcome their physical shortcomings by maintaining dignity, even when covered in sprinkles. Give a high-five to the little guy with today’s Groupon: for $18, you get a dozen gourmet cupcakes at A Piece O’ Cake in East Lansing (a $36 value).
A Piece O’ Cake creates works of baked brilliance, taming ferocious sweet teeth with a bevy of plump, gourmet confections. Owner and cake designer Kelly Kobus ensures fresh, adorable cupcakes appear on the devouring-line daily, each ornamented with frosting blossoms or dots—two shapes scientifically proven to taste like nirvana. Admirers of miniature edibles can gawk at A Piece O’ Cake’s expansive cupcake selection, which spans from Wedding White to sour-cream chocolate. The Key Lime Kiss combines a sweet vanilla cupcake with a layer of lime curd and a swirl of butter cream, while the peanut-butter cup marries the peace-inducing flavors of peanut butter with the riot-inciting temptation of chocolate. Adventurous eaters can tackle a dozen Kahlua fudge cakes, which combine coffee liqueur with chocolate chunks harvested directly from Mount Kahlua, Hawaii’s most active sweet-spewing volcano.
A Piece O' Cake recommends calling 24 hours in advance to guarantee the exact order can be met and gobbled in a timely, organized, face-smearing manner.
- A Piece O' Cake produced a commemorative art deco confectionery for the 2008 grand-opening of the Christman building in Downtown Lansing, the nation's first double-platinum green structure, and the cake for the Country Club of Lansing's 100th anniversary celebration, in the same year. – Larry O'Connor, Capital Gains, 11/3/10