Advances in miniaturization technology led to a brief but intense dessert-shrinking frenzy that gave us the cupcake, the baked rhode island, and the gingerbread amoeba. Celebrate the world’s most successful shrunken treat with today’s Groupon to Bellatorianna Gourmet Cupcakery in Marion. Choose between the following options:
- For $12, you get a box of 12 cupcakes in any flavor (a $24 value).
- For $24, you get a box of 24 cupcakes in any flavor (a $48 value).
Bellatorianna’s owner and baker, Mary Jo Marsh, makes 24 flavors of gourmet cupcakes. S’mores cupcakes tap into nostalgia for nights spent around an Antarctica campfire, with chocolate cake and tentworthy toppings including chocolate frosting, marshmallow, and graham cracker. Citrusy flavors, including Orange Blossom and Lemon Blossom, top vanilla frosting with their namesakes’ zests, and cookies ‘n’ cream smothers chocolate cake in Oreo-infused vanilla frosting. The chocolate-strawberry flavor allows easy enjoyment of the berry without having to bribe the leprechauns that guard most strawberry patches. Inside the cupcakery, festive pink walls evoke the bright peaks of fluffy frostings, hugging speckled café tables, and bright, frosted cupcakes pop through a glass display case. Cupcake charm spills all over the interior, which is decked out with birthday decorations, a crystal chandelier, and a gumball machine that helps teeth practice before biting into a decadent cupcake.