Cupcakes, the most superficial dessert, obsess about their short stature and spend hours at the salon getting frosted. Boost their sweet self-esteem with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get a half-dozen gourmet cupcakes at Cakes By Mac on Highway 58 (a $10.50 value).
Cakes By Mac, recently featured in Chattanooga CityScope magazine, serves up handheld confectionary creations, artfully crafted and accessorized with flavorful frosting. The doubly decadent chocolate cupcake topped with fudgy frosting rouses sleeping sweet teeth from cocoa-less slumbers, and strawberry cake tickles tonsils with a strawberry buttercream beret. Cupcake recipients can luxuriate in pillowy white cake blanketed by silky soft buttercream or boost vitamin C with lemon-infused cupcakes and a head of broccoli.
Go with six of the same flavor or mix and match to accommodate persnickety samplers. Depending on the moods of fickle flavor gods, the four flavors currently offered might change, so keep all three eyes on the website for up-to-date announcements. Cupcake cravers should call at least 48 hours ahead to place an order, and pick-up is available on Fridays or Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.