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 $15, you get two-dozen mini cupcakes (a $31.80 value, including tax) from Charm City Cupcakes’ downtown location, open Tuesday–Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mini cupcakes are available by the dozen in sets of chocolate, vanilla, or a variety pack of popular flavors; you can mix and match sets when choosing your own two dozen. The building can be a little tough to find, so pack a compass and follow your nose to the bakery, which is inside Brown’s Arcade at the cross streets of Charles and Saratoga. $1 from every Groupon purchased will go to the American Cancer Society.
The skilled pastry chefs at Charm City expertly whip up batches of joy-inducing indulgences on a daily basis. This cute cupcake boutique offers small, tempting treats to suit nearly any occasion, whether you’re celebrating a birthday, birth, day, or simply hoping to fill cupcake-sized pockets. Enjoy favorites including classic chocolate and vanilla, or opt for a variety pack to sample the Baltimore Black Bottom, Black-Eyed Susan, and Grand Marnier flavors, all of which follow fine-tuned recipes of the freshest ingredients, careful mixing, and the giggles of hundreds of babies.
Cupcakes are baked daily to ensure maximum freshness, and then diligently dressed in fancy frosting to stylishly comply with the standard “no shirt, no service” policy. A percentage of Groupon proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign, which educates women and encourages them to put their personal breast health first. In addition to having generous souls, Charm City’s cupcakes provide fail-proof arm-candy companionship for cozy autumn evenings, barhopping, and power lunches with donut-based CEOs. Call two days ahead to place your order.
Charm City Cupcakes was included in the Baltimore Sun’s Top 100 Holiday Gifts 2009 and received a positive review from the Baltimore City Paper. Yelpers, as well as Google Mappers, give it an average of 3.5 stars. Ninety-three percent of Urbanspooners recommend the shop: > * The smiles persisted after we left with one red velvet and one vanilla with praline drizzle…We were told to come early in the day for the biggest selection of flavors, but both our picks were stellar. The red velvet cake was moist and flavorful. – Anna Ditkoff, City Paper. > * If you’re in Baltimore, Charm City Cupcakes is a must. – Marc M., Yelp