Some things, such as cakes and dentist hands, are better small. Eat the superior version of a cake with today's Groupon: for $15, you get one dozen cupcakes at Bakery Gingham (a $30 value), valid at two Columbus locations.
Amanda Ellis funnels her joy for cake making into each of Bakery Gingham’s handmade confections, packing cupcakes full of fresh, creative ingredients that she whips together daily. The kitchen’s five signature flavors charm taste buds and ensnare wild sweet teeth with variations such as the rich and fudgy Haute chocolate or the coconuty Snowball. Customers mix and match decadent dozens from an extended list of more than 35 specialty flavors, which includes the Short and Stout, a chocolate stout cake filled with ganache and topped with cream-cheese buttercream, and the Elvis, a banana cake brimming with peanut-butter icing and sultry dance moves. On Tuesdays, Amanda unveils her latest creations, adding to her roster a flavor laced with heady cabernet buttercream or infused with fruit.