Although Marie Antoinette did say, "Let them eat cake," her quip stemmed not from ignorance but from the desire to keep all the cupcakes for herself. One-up French peasantry and enjoy both with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of custom cupcakes, cakes, baking supplies, and dessert decorations at The Cup Cakery in Owensboro, Kentucky.
The Cup Cakery's sugar mavens custom-bake lavish cupcakes, tiered delights, and all manner of cakes to order. A gourmet cupcake is perfect for swaying the judge in a bribery trial ($2/each), and a dozen hot-fudge sundae cupcakes can unite the entire jury ($21). Bakers layer cake upon cake to create tiered sweets ($45+) for bridal showers, baby showers, and meteor showers. The shop also stocks rentable cupcake tree stands and silver cake bases to display sweets ($10–$30 plus deposit), as well as chocolate suckers, cookies, and brownies to broaden confectionary diversity. Home bakers can stock up on baking supplies such as icing emulsions, satin fondant, candles, and a plethora of decorations ($0.99–$17.99).