Before cupcakes, the only vehicle for frosting consumption was the bare hand, and the only place to load frosting onto that vehicle was the neighborhood frosting bucket. Eat frosting the evolved way with today's Groupon: for $8, you get a baker's choice of six cupcakes at Cupprimo Cupcakery (a $16.50 value).
The bakers at Cupprimo Cupcakery fill the shop’s rotating menu with more than 30 cupcake flavors made from scratch, including the s'mores cupcake, which the Austin Chronicle praised in its Best of Austin 2011. Bakers hand-select a combination of six cupcakes for each customer, providing a sweet surprise with as many variations as an edible Rubik’s cube. Flavors include classic red velvet, honey chai, and brownie sundae, as well as taste-bud-tickling seasonal pumpkin-chocolate-chip and harvest spice cupcake varieties. The lime-infused margarita cupcake evokes memories of lounging beachside or bobbing for limes. Premium-roast espresso drinks from the coffee menu, not included in the price of the Groupon, complement treats with warm bursts of caffeine.
Inspired by the ice-cream namesake, the bakers of Cupprimo Cupcakery layer three flavors of batter into the neapolitan cupcake, and they go a step beyond conventional by capping the cupcake off with a two-frosting swirl. That colorful and original concoction was part of owner Amy Brown’s arsenal when she battled another local baker on Food Network’s Cupcake Wars. Though she didn’t win that bout, Amy and her desserts aren’t without decoration; her s’more cupcakes garnered a spot in the Austin Chronicle’s Best of 2011 lineup, hailed as “an incredibly sticky mash-up of deliciousness.” These flavors join a rotating menu that also includes simple chocolate and strawberry flavors and creative honey-chai and mimosa cupcakes that, like a celebration of 11:14 a.m., can be enjoyed on a daily basis.
8650 Spicewood Springs Rd.
Austin, Texas 78759