Cupcake technology has advanced exponentially since frosting was ham-fistedly blasted by artillery cannons into cake-lined fields. Hand-catapult cup-sized cakes over tooth-walls with today's Groupon: for $15, you get 15 cupcakes at Cakes by Adrienne (a $30 value), located in Laurel. Cupcake cravers must order at least 24 hours in advance for a free pick-up. This deal is not valid for delivery.
Cakes by Adrienne creates whimsically decorated and sweetly flavored cakes, handcrafting each pastry with painstaking attention to detail. Delve into 15 delectable cupcakes ($2 per cupcake), packaged in petite pink boxes. A lineup of five flavors changes daily, with selections such as Neapolitan, boasting raspberry cream tucked between vanilla and rich chocolate fudge cake, and sweet 'n' sour lemon pleasing palates. Tantalize taste buds with the red velvet cake, slathered with vanilla cream-cheese frosting, or enliven edibles with the sweet-potato spice cake, topped with marshmallow and crispy granola.
With culinary artistry in each attractive cake, you won't know whether to eat it or use its frosting to recreate Monet's Still Life with Sprinkles. Hop into the bakery's pink-and-chocolate-adorned shop and leave stocked with a Carmelo Anthony's jersey number's worth of baked beauties with today's Groupon to Cakes by Adrienne.