Cups provide containment for life-sustaining water, protect the tender nether regions, and permit eavesdropping through walls. Combine these incalculable benefits with the scrumptiousness of cake and you have today's Groupon: for $18, you get a dozen cupcakes (a $36 value) from Crème de la Cake, a custom bakery north of downtown Fresno near Pinedale. Orders must be placed one week in advance.
Owned and operated by CIA graduate and pastry expert Liz Scott, Crème de la Cake is not a walk-in retail bakery but an appointment-only bakeshop that specializes in custom cake creations. Liz crafts cupcakes with the same custom care she gives to seven-tiered solid-gold wedding cakes—and you get to order a dozen of these miniature artisan treats tailored to your specifications. Cake flavors include—but are not limited to—chocolate, vanilla bean, and red velvet, as well as more-Proustian flavors such as love, bittersweet summer flings, and lost time. For décor, select a simple fondant flower, polka dots in colors of your choosing, or almost any other design that can be achieved with icing on a circular three-inch canvas. Finally, you can fill your custom cupcakes with flavors such as lemon curd or chocolate fudge for an extra $12 per dozen; further design aspects will raise the price accordingly. Chef Liz makes everything from scratch (and even makes the scratch from scratch) using only fresh, locally available ingredients that are often organic and always of the highest quality.
Cupcakes are commonly found in habitats that range from vending machines to couture baking boutiques. Today's deal to Crème de la Cake, however, uncovers a rare, metamorphic cupcake formation that changes shape to please each individual onlooker. Custom cupcakes are a lovely complement to a birthday, holiday celebration, or Burton Gilliam Day, so treat yourself and your besties to creative cakiness with today's Groupon.
90 E Escalon Ave.
Fresno, California 93710Get Directions