Cupcakes are a convenient wedding-cake alternative at high-security movie-star weddings, where you're not permitted to have a knife. Have a celeb-ration with this Groupon.
- $28 for a sampler pack of 24 mini-cupcakes ($50 value)
- Click here for a list of potential flavors
Cups and Cakes
At Cups and Cakes, pretty much anything goes. Cupcakes might be seven inches wide. Cakes might be only four. The toppings might even include fried chicken. This delight in bending the rules is thanks to owner Jennifer, who—since the day she ran out of cake mix in her home kitchen and had to try baking from scratch—has reveled in experimentation. As a self-taught baker, she's figured out how to decorate her creations by hand, mix batter the Bay Guardian called "moist and addictive," and even turn carrot cake, of all things, into one of the bakery's most popular flavors—even without having to sweeten it with radishes.
The complete list of 81 flavors bears plenty of surprising concoctions, including cherry cola, margarita (with tequila-infused frosting, of course), and the art house—a ginger-beet cake with ginger-cream-cheese frosting. Flavors can be ordered as oversized, regular, or miniature cupcakes, and can, when possible, accommodate various dietary needs, especially acute cupcake deficiencies.