Advances in miniaturization technology led to a brief but intense dessert-shrinking frenzy that gave us the cupcake, the baked Rhode Island, and the gingerbread amoeba. Celebrate the world's most successful shrunken treat with today's Groupon: for $39, you get two dozen gourmet cupcakes (a $78 value) from Cakeology. Specializing in fresh, moist cupcakes baked with local ingredients, Cakeology offers an assortment of unique confectionary creations in flavors such as tiramisu and key-lime pie. An unlikely pairing is made in the chocolate-chili cupcake, full of dark chocolate and spicy chilies, and early risers can sweeten each crack of dawn by indulging in buttermilk-pancake cupcakes bespangled with chocolate chips and adorned with a swirl of maple-buttercream frosting. Cakeology also offers free delivery (48-hour-notice required) to Boston and Cambridge. Each cluster of delectable cupcakes provides a treat that’s sweeter than seizing victory in a gladiatorial baking bout.
- The cake portion is sweet, light and not too crumbly. The frosting looks mountainous but is light, fluffy, and achieves buttercream deliciousness without any icky mouth-feel. – Kristina B.
- Wonderful cake, a creative approach and a a [sic] business owner who is genuine and does not hesitate to go the extra 200 miles! – Aria M.
On the countertop at Cakeology—a Top 5 finisher in the 2011 Boston A-List's Best Cupcakes race and a winner of Food Network's Cupcake Wars—trays of the day's fresh cupcakes and French macarons stand at attention. Six best-selling cupcakes, including boston cream pie, carrot cake, and double chocolate, grace the menu year-round. They're joined each week by three rotating flavors, such as key-lime pie, Guinness, and white-chocolate coconut. Sharing these treats with all of Boston and Cambridge is The Brucemobile, a yellow delivery van painted with a picture of Cakeology's panda mascot, Bruce, whose bamboo cupcakes have yet to make the menu.