Sick of being mistaken for their breakfasty cousin, the muffin, cupcakes began to wear hats of icing to distinguish themselves as desserts and protect their delicate centers from famished roosters. Celebrate all manner of cakes with today’s Groupon to Crazy Lady Cakes in Helena. Choose between the follow options:
- For $8, you get six gourmet cupcakes (a $16 value).
- For $12, you get $25 toward a full cake.
Sweet-tooth sovereign Donna Ray McDow rules over a kingdom of decadent treats handmade from the freshest of ingredients. Each week, six of 24 gourmet mini-cake varieties—including southern red velvet, rocky road, and orange delight—are showcased in the store’s grab-and-go case, and orders for specific flavors can be placed ahead of time. Keep roving bands of physicians away with the wholesome apple-a-day cupcake, or paint a dreary beige tongue pink with the strawberry special, a chiffon cake base filled and covered with strawberry icing and artfully crowned with fresh fraise. The lemon-basil cupcake’s fruit-and-herb duet is accompanied by the smooth stylings of lemon Bavarian cream and candied peel, rendering it an ideally refreshing complement to a dinner of lemon-basil chicken or a cup of German lemon milk.
Those opting to follow Marie Antoinette’s timeless advice can mix and match an array of cake and icing flavors to create a quarter-sheet cake that serves 15–24 revelers ($24.99). Customers can also use their Groupon toward the cost of custom cakes (starting at $59.99) or specialty cakes (starting at $29.95) to commemorate special events such as anniversaries, holidays, and the birthday of the neighborhood security squirrel.