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 $16, you get one dozen full-size, baker's choice cupcakes at Cupprimo (a $33 value).
Cupprimo carries more than 30 species of trophy treats, with a daily rotating cupcake menu served alongside regulars such as Primo Vanilla and guilt-free Red Velvet. Depending on the day, your dozen may include Snickerdoodle, Margarita, Longhorn Brownie, Almond Joy, or Chocolate Elvis. The cupcakery makes its cupcakes completely from scratch and bakes them in a quaint oven shaped like Jimmy Stewart's head. Ideal for entertaining, a dozen different flavors satisfies fickle friends of all palates or allows hosts to firmly redefine adulthood with a cupcake-tasting party that pairs a wine with each scrumptious treat.
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.
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