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 $10, you get $20 worth of classic American desserts at Brownie Points Bakery in Summit.
Named North Jersey’s Best Cupcakes by New Jersey Monthly in 2009, Brownie Points Bakery crafts an array of edibles, all baked from scratch with gourmet ingredients such as fresh butter and Valrhona chocolate. The regular cast of cupcakes ($2–$2.50) stars in the dreams of local mouths, including buttercream-topped vanilla and chocolate as well as cream-cheese-frosted red velvet, with rotating weekly cupcake specials such as salted caramel, crème brûlée, and peanut butter and jelly as guests. Whoopie pies sandwich pillowy marshmallow buttercream between two chocolate cakes for a classic indulgence ($3.50), and Brownie Points' Duffins ($2.50) thrill and confuse the palate with an amalgamation of donut and muffin characteristics, ranging in flavors from raspberry jam to cinnamon sugar.