Some things, such as cakes and dentist hands, are better small. Eat the superior version of a cake with today’s Groupon at Cowgirl Cupcake Co. & General Store in Franklin. Choose between the following options:
- For $17, you get a dozen gourmet cupcakes (a $35 value).
- For $13, you get $26 worth of cupcakes and baked goods.
Cowgirl Cupcake Co. & General Store owner Tracy Rice whips up a menagerie of cupcakes in small batches every day. Patrons can hem, haw, and haggle over 27 flavors ($7 for two; $13 for four) that turn the traditional cupcake on its icing hair. Oven doors unfurl, revealing such delectables as the Pink Whiskey, a pink vanilla-bean cupcake injected with vanilla-bourbon custard and given a rich chocolate ganache hat and pink glitter flag, or the Toasted Almond, a vanilla-bean cupcake slathered with Amaretto and Kahlua buttercream and amaretto cookie crumbs. Dessert aficionados can meet daily cocoa requirements with the Whoop de Doo chocolate-covered moon pie ($7), or feast sweet fangs on occasionally available cupcake pops emblazoned with icing icons of lobsters or saccharine references to the stonemasons’ secret branch of gentleman bakers.
Cowgirl Cupcake Co. & General Store
Tracy Rice has a lot of words for her gourmet cupcakes: whimsical, elegant, rustic, high-end. She isn't wrong, but these one-of-a-kind treats fall under the umbrella of Cowgirl's most defining aspect: its creativity. It hasn't gone unnoticed, either.
Cowgirl's creations have wowed audiences of CMT and Food Network, and are regularly consumed by celebrities such as Miranda Lambert and Bret Michaels. Small batches emerge from ovens every day, with 27 unique flavors donning top hats of frosting made of rich vanilla-bean buttercream, vanilla-bourbon custard, and chocolate-espresso ganache.
Some treats crown themselves in signature garnishes, such as golden Buddhas on cupcakes, colorful flags that billow above moon pies, and cloaks of chocolate that cover Oreos. Cowgirl's confectionary artists can also create custom sugar work to celebrate occasions such as birthdays, weddings, and a baby's first thumbs-up.