The best treats are often the smallest treats, such as cupcakes, chocolate chips, and rare locket-sized photos of Shirley Temple. See why small is tops with today's Groupon: for $11, you get a dozen minicupcakes (a $22 value) at Cake Bakeshop, located on Highland Avenue in Manhattan Beach. The boutique-baking barons at the family-owned Cake Bakeshop are proud Manhattan Beach natives, and their neighborhood spirit is demonstrated in each finely crafted, homemade pastry they make. All dairy, eggs, flour, and produce come from organic sources, enabling eaters to serenade their sweet teeth with fresh, high-quality ingredients. Minicupcake choices are culled from an ever-evolving menu that includes the likes of vanilla, chocolate, lemon, coconut, carrot, and peanut-butter buttercream.
Yelpers give Cake Bakeshop an average of four stars:
When the bakers at CAKE Bakeshop decide what creation to craft each day, they usually use one important criterion: are the ingredients for this recipe in season? If the answer is yes, then they add it to their roster of small-batch bakery items for that day. This means that their ovens can be cooking anything from fruit tarts in the summer months to pumpkin-spice blondies in the fall. During the cool winter months, they rely upon the interplay of non-fruit flavors, as seen in their ginger-molasses cookies and brown-butter rice-krispies treats. No matter what the season, however, they create traditional three-tier cakes—including triple chocolate and vanilla latte—topped with edible decorations and swirls of buttercream for customer celebrations.