Cupcakes are a preferable alternative to birthday cakes, whose constant accompaniment by off-key singing has depleted the planet’s finite supply of forced smiles. Garner genuine grins with today's Groupon: for $10, you get one dozen cupcakes at The Cupcake Shoppe in Greensburg (a $21 value).
The pastry chefs at The Cupcake Shoppe handcraft cupcakes from scratch daily using natural ingredients and sculpt gourmet frosting caps and gum-paste flower decorations. Moist, handheld delicacies dress up in classic flavor tuxedos of vanilla, chocolate, and red velvet, and chocolate-espresso cupcakes energize people like motivational speeches by a light socket. Salted caramel cupcakes serve the flavor without trying to steal your fillings, while smiles and puckers tango on lips as guests devour lemon meringue cakes, a brew of fresh lemon juice and zest folded into cupcakes that ensconce puffs of tasty meringue. In the glow of a crystalline chandelier and the imagined glow of a trompe l'oeil fireplace, pictures of long-gone baked masterpieces insult the lip gloss of gussied up cupcakes huddled on covered, snow-white cake stands.
Orders must be placed 24 hours in advance of pickup.
The Cupcake Shoppe
The Cupcake Shoppe passes on cake mixes in favor of all-natural ingredients, making cupcakes from scratch daily and hand-decorating each so the presentation matches the taste. The shop doles out its creations individually, or by the half- or full-dozen, and offers to top off bites with different icings, such as cream cheese and caramel whip. For special occasions, customers can have the shop concoct personalized batches, complete with treat boxes and decorative wrappers.