Cupcakes, like babies, are smaller, cuter, and more tempting to nibble on. Indulge your maternal/carniveral instincts with today's Groupon: for $5, you get four gourmet cupcakes from The Blushing Bakeshop on Ballantyne (an $11 value).
The Blushing Bakeshop specializes in delightful, gourmet cupcake creations crafted to please even the most discerning sweet teeth. A stalwart stack of eight regular flavors dominate the menu, and each week two rotating flavors are introduced for a dash of the unexpected. Moisten your mouth for a choice of four cupcakes with human names. The Shannon is a crowd-pleasing standby, vanilla cake topped with milk-chocolate buttercream, while the Bella Lucia has a crown of stracciatella buttercream over vanilla cake with a Nutella center.
The animal-byproduct averse can enjoy vegan Wednesdays, which introduce a new vegan cupcake flavor each week, while decadent souls will appreciate the weekly “adult” cocktail cupcakes, with one offered every Thursday. Blend the best parts of Saturday night and Sunday afternoon with a White Russian, vanilla and Kahlua cake topped with a shot of Kahlua buttercream, or the Irish car bomb, Guinness chocolate cake with whiskey ganache beneath a firm roof of buttercreamy Bailey’s.
Riding a tide of press from its old location in Washington, DC, The Blushing Bakeshop has already garnered media attention in its new Charlotte location, though reviews are limited. Both Charlotte magazine and the blog Cupcakes Take the Cake featured the bakery prior to its opening earlier this year. The Blushing Bakeshop's Thirsty Thursday special was featured by the Charlotte Nightlife Examiner. Seventy-five percent of Urbanspooners recommend the shop.
- These cupcakes are adorable—probably the most girly ones we've seen—and judging by the flavors, they're also quite tasty. – Charlotte
- Either way, one thing is for sure, once a guest enters the Blushing Bakeshop, he or she will live up to the shop’s name. The light, gently whipped cupcakes are enough to cause anyone to overindulge, and blush for doing so… – Sarah Coombes, Charlotte Nightlife Examiner
- These are the best cupcakes EVER!!!! I love'em!! Hands down....just don't tell my grandma I said it!! – Allie, Urbanspoon
14825 Ballantyne Village Way
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