After the Association of Shaped Cakes and Shaped Cake Makers eschewed bucketcakes and drawercakes in 2006, cupcakes became a national craze akin to the presidency and staring contests. On the forefront, industry pioneer Cupcake Junction set up shop in 2007 to provide San Antonians with the cutting sweets edge. For $5, today's Groupon gets you six jumbo single-flavor, double-flavor, or filled cupcakes from Cupcake Junction ($13.50 value). Choose from any of the cupcake combos they've whipped up that morning, or mix and match the flavor combinations you cultivated through endless games of junior-high truth or dare.
Located 20 minutes from downtown in the Potranco Pointe Shopping Center, Cupcake Junction indulges even the most discerning of epicures with more than 20 flavors, such as carrot, watermelon, piña colada, and old standbys like chocolate and vanilla. For the strong-willed valedictorian types who know exactly what they want, single-flavor cupcakes blanket the tippytop of your cuppycake with a frosting that matches your cake flavor. If you're a little more ambivalent, opt for the double flavor, which lets you mix and match your frosting to cake (chocolate-banana and pumpkin-cheesecake are two of their most popular flavors). Those who want their cupcakes to have viscera can choose a handheld treasure cake filled with Boston creme or candy pieces.
In addition to acting as regular-sized cakes for baby dolls and giant cakes for action figures, cupcakes are perfect for serving at people parties. Because cupcakes are individually sized, guests won't have cake-cutting anxiety, and post-party cleanup will see fewer dirty dishes and utensils.
- After coming home from a long day at work, who wants to spend half the night baking cupcakes for a school party? Parents now have help on their side through Cupcake Junction… – San Antonio Express-News
- Delicious food and incredibly cheap pricing. I am completely addicted to cupcakes and when I want to treat for a large party and don't feel like cooking, this is definitely the place to go! – Holly B., Yelp
- The cake was moist and tender and the butter cream on top was rich and creamy. – Adam G., Yelp