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 $13, you get one dozen cupcakes at Brownie Points Bakery in Summit (up to a $33 value).
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 store's vanilla, chocolate, and red-velvet cupcakes regularly star in the dreams of local mouths, and weekly cupcake specials such as salted caramel and crème brûlée drop in as guest stars and awkwardly visible boom mic operators. A dozen miniature delicacies can provide novel refreshment at afternoon tea parties, children's birthdays, or frosting-and-cheese-pairing parties.
3 Beechwood Rd.
Summit, New Jersey 07901