Like a boss' bobble-head figurine, cupcakes often garner greater affection than their full-scale counterparts and look less unseemly when dressed in frosting. Send yourself a dozen sweet desk adornments with today's Groupon: for $21, you get one dozen cupcakes delivered to your door from The Cupcake Café (a $43 value including delivery). Today's deal is good for one dozen cupcakes of a single flavor any day, or the Baker’s Choice dozen on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday. Deliveries are made anywhere in the Valley.
From its online storefront, The Cupcake Café sets taste buds aflutter by shipping 20 varieties of handcrafted dessert delectables to sweet-toothed stoops. All cupped cakes are made from scratch and recipes derived from close friends, family, or maternal Ouija boards. The southern red velvet seduces all senses, with smooth cream-cheese frosting that occasionally croons "baby" and a dusting of red glitter. The Banana Dream dresses moist banana cake in a buttercream-frosting pinafore topped with a figure-enhancing banana chip, while a cinnamon-spangled churro cupcake lassoes bucking tongues and rides them like ecstatic steers. Indecisive indulgers, however, will prefer the Baker’s Choice dozen, which uses the southern red velvet as a cornerstone for a winning mélange that might contain the Guinness-infused Dubliner, Great Pumpkin, or mexican hot chocolate.