Though less devastating than banana-cream pies, cupcakes still provide effective suppressive fire during fancy dinner-party food fights attended by Larry, Curly, and/or Moe. Today's Groupon lets you lock and load with this smile-inducing ammunition: for $6, you get $12 worth of organic cupcakes and real fruit shakes at Cake & Shake, an eco-friendly cart located on the south central side of Washington Square Park.
Cake & Shake's cart features a menu of cupcakes made with organic milk, eggs, flour, and sugar ($3) and real fruit shakes ($5) lovingly crafted and served in biodegradable, compostable packaging. Fill your face-opening with a Whatchamacallit (milk-chocolate cake, caramel mousse, and nougat frosting) or quiet the distracting pleas of a sweet tooth with the explosive Warm Glow (spiced cake with nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice, carrot cream pastry, golden-raisin and coconut cream-cheese frosting, and candied walnuts). A Cup O' Joe (chocolate cake, dark-chocolate mousse, chocolate-mocha buttercream, bittersweet chocolate shavings) covers the bottom of stomachs in sweet bedding before a Huckleberry shake, filled to the brim with sweet berry bits, or a Haitian mango shake take a delicious nap.
Cake & Shake's cart is environmentally friendly, running on biodiesel fuel, electrical power from its solar panels and the dreams of cupcake-hopeful children.
Time Out named Cake & Shake one of the places to eat and drink in the city's green spaces, and NYDailyNews.com and Martha Stewart Living's The Radio Blog both featured it. Eight Yelpers give it a 3.5 star average rating.
- The texture of the shakes is just right. You can tell that the flavors are all-natural and the ingredients are fresh, especially true for the mango. – Auri G., Yelp
- I had the Whatchamacallit with its milk chocolate cake batter and caramel mousse with nougat frosting. Yummy from first to last bite and the perfect treat to pick up before you sit on the grass in the park or put your feet in the water. – Marc A., Yelp