Some things, such as cakes and dentist hands, are better small. Eat the superior version of a cake with today's Groupon: for $13, you get a dozen cupcakes at Carolina Cake Company in Durham (a $27 value).
The pastry pros at Carolina Cake Company fashion delectable desserts from scratch, employing gourmet ingredients such as Dutch-process cocoa, European chocolates, fresh fruit, and pure butter. Fifteen batter flavors, such as the cocktail-inspired Harvey Wallbanger, red velvet, cheesecake, and apple spice swell into sweet bases begging to be crowned by icing, devoured, and as loved as a firefly in a power-outage. Sweet teeth sing ballads of the good life when cavorting with one of 12 icing flavors, such as cream cheese and white-chocolate butter cream, all derived from italian meringue butter cream, a creamy spread that is responsible for the rich, smooth flavors of its standard icing base and the influx of overbooked flights to Rome.