A job well done is its own reward, but a job well done and a cupcake is a promotion. Indulge rightfully with today’s Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of treats at Baked by Betsy in Park Ridge.
Betsy Braack lovingly constructs cookies, cakes, and pies by hand that are reminiscent of the sweet treats of her childhood. Her signature bite-size butter melts cookies ($4/dozen, $10/three dozen) come with crowns of powdered-sugar icing, and hand-decorated cut-out cookies topped with buttercream are available in hundreds of shapes ($1.75+) such as seasonal, sports, or occasion-specific motifs such as baby’s first thumbs up. Cupcakes ($1.85–$2.15) come in rich flavors such as red velvet with decadent cream-cheese icing, or can inflate to the shape of a full-sized cake ($30.50+). Crowd-pleasing pies give hosts the opportunity to put their hard work into chewing instead of baking and come in distinct flavors, such as cherry with a hint of almond and dutch apple with crumb topping.