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 $18, you get a cupcake package from Coronado Cupcakery (a $37.49 total value). The package includes:
- One dozen cupcakes (a $34 value)
- One box of candles (a $3.49 value)<p>
The brainchild of four sisters, Coronado Cupcakery pleases sweet teeth with 23 rotating flavors of freshly baked cupcakes. Patrons can sink teeth into the banana-nut cupcake frosted in a rich cream cheese–banana cinnamon icing, or recall summer camp without the bug bites and man-eating sleeping bags with the marshmallow-stuffed s’mores. Named for the owners’ beloved mother, the Mama Rosa shelters Bavarian crème in a chocolate-cake shell crowned in chocolate-buttercream frosting. The 12 mini cakes come accompanied by a box of twinkling candles, making them ideal for celebrating important events such as 90th birthdays and Take Your Houseplant to Work Day.
Helmed by sisters Rosalina, Monica, Lorena, and Giovanna Ascolani, Coronado Cupcakery brings a welcome dash of the familial to the cozy confines of Coronado. Following in their cupcake-loving mother’s footsteps, the siblings craft creatively flavored desserts each day in the form of red velvet, coconut cake, and lunch-friendly peanut butter and jelly cupcakes—a cousin of the chocolate cake sandwich. In addition to their daily flavors available in store, they custom-design birthday cupcakes, cater weddings, and bake muffins, cookies, and regular-sized cakes.