Cups provide containment for life-sustaining water, protect the tender nether regions, and allow eavesdropping through walls. Combine these benefits with the scrumptiousness of cake with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of cupcakes at any of Cupcake Craving's four Sacramento-area locations.
Owned by three friends dedicated to sustainability and good baking, Cupcake Craving has garnered a loyal following of sweet teeth since opening its doors in 2007—including a 2008 nod for Best Cupcake from Sacramento magazine and inclusion in the list of Top Five Best Desserts from City Voters and KCRA 3. Get your sugar fix with the 24K craving ($2.50) or mint meltdown ($2.50), which are baked fresh daily alongside 23 other flavors. Indecisive party planners can mix and match flavors in a craver's dozen ($27.50), get a dozen mini gourmet cupcakes ($15) or work with an on-site cakeologist to create a personalized and very meta cupcake cake (call for a quote) for any occasion.
Cupcake Craving is the brainchild of three stay-at-home parents who wanted to create a business that would reinforce their friendship and ties to the community. As a result, their cupcakes are packed with stabilizing flavor crystals that generate unity and togetherness, bringing us closer to world peace with every butter-cream-covered bite.
Sacramento magazine readers named Cupcake Craving as Best Cupcakes in their 2008 Diners’ Choice Awards. The bakery also placed third for Best Desserts from CityVoters and KCRA 3. Nearly 120 Yelpers give the Arden Way location an average of three stars. Although some customers’ opinions vary about the taste, many praise the presentation of the cupcakes and the customer service:
Run by a duo of longtime friends with a mutual love for baking, Cupcake Craving rocketed to popularity from its modest beginnings—within a year of the first store’s grand opening, Sacramento Magazine awarded it the Diners’ Choice Award for the area’s best cupcake. Since then, the bakery has become a mainstay on CityVoters and KCRA 3's top-five dessert lists, and its handcrafted creations continue to earn new fans. Artful swirls of buttercream or cream-cheese frosting top the bakery’s diminutive cupcakes, which come in more than 20 traditional and signature flavors. The bakery can also handle orders for large parties and special occasions; an on-site artist designs custom cupcake cakes with special flavors and decorations to celebrate birthdays and welcome new gallons of milk into the home.