Before cupcakes, the only vehicle for frosting consumption was the bare hand, and the only place to load frosting onto that vehicle was the neighborhood frosting bucket. Eat frosting the evolved way with today’s Groupon to Bella Cakes, Inc. in Newport News. Choose from the following options:
- For $5, you get a half-dozen holiday cupcakes (a $10 value).
- For $10, you get one dozen holiday cupcakes (a $20 value).
- For $12, you get $25 toward a custom cake order.<p>
The batter-beating ladies of Bella Cakes, Inc. crown creative holiday treats with fresh, house-made buttercream frosting. Seasonal cupcake flavors include pumpkin with cheesecake, bananas foster, cinnamon bun, and cranberry Grand Marnier, and boxes of the festive desserts provide ideal fuel for small office parties, book-club meetings, or a dental visit. Alternatively, celebrate winter revelry with a customized cake in 1 of more than 20 flavors, including english toffee, red velvet, and cookies ‘n’ creme. The sugary sponges come in many novel shapes, such as that of a wrapped present, which feeds 10–12 people ($40), as well as simple 8-inch birthday rounds ($25) to help a favorite basketball celebrate another year on the court. Customers should call at least 48 hours in advance for custom cake orders.
Bella Cakes, Inc.
As spotlighted in the Daily Press, the confectionary skills of Bella Cakes' owner, Anna Lilly, bloomed in time to pull her family from the brink of bankruptcy. Now, with a booming business that was voted "Best of the 757" in 2013 by HamtptonRoadsMag.com, Lily leads a crew of bakers that swathes a weekly rotating cast of fluffy cakes in homemade buttercream icing and stuffs their cores with 12 creamy fillings, contributing a portion of weekly cupcake proceeds to charitable causes. In addition to freshly baked cookies, muffins, and bread, the boutique bakery specializes in wedding cakes whose dazzlingly detailed fondant exteriors and towering tiers provide ample cover for bouquet-hunting bridesmaids. Lilly also happily works with clients to design custom cakes and can even invent new flavors to suit particular palates.