Sweetness in desserts, like sweetness in people, is best measured by the degree to which it can pacify bawling babies and reverse court decisions. Give sweets a chance with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of cupcakes and other baked goods at Buttercream Bake Shoppe. This Groupon is valid at the locations downtown, at the Calgary Farmers' Market, and in Rocky View.
Buttercream Bake Shoppe comforts sweet cravings with a variety of daily baked goods, including cupcakes, cookies, and cakes made with natural ingredients. Fill a burlap sack with the bakery’s more than 35 flavours of scratch-made cupcakes ($2.95 each, $15.95 for six), 12 of which are offered daily and arrive stomachside hand-decorated. Customers can chew through weekly and monthly cupcake offerings that include specially baked flavours—depending on the week—such as lemon coconut and raspberry cheesecake and monthly specials such as June’s mango and July’s pink lemonade. The confectionery also boasts fruit-flavoured buttercreams crafted from fruit purées and elegantly adorns its sweet treats with chapeaus of sprinkles, chocolate shavings, nut garnishes, and more.
Patrons can also browse a bevy of cookies bearing Smarties or peanut butter, dough medallions of oatmeal raisin, or cranberry-almond shortbread ($1.85–$2.75 each). Squares and bars ($2.50 each) fill sweet-seeking soul cavities in varieties including turtle brownies, butterscotch squares, lemon love notes, and caramel neighbourhood newsletters.