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 $20 worth of cupcakes and cake pops at Cupcake Cutie Etc. in Bartlett.
The crafty bakers at Cupcake Cutie Etc.'s custom cupcake bar whip up fresh batches of mini cakes each day, which customers can ornament in an ever-changing selection of icings, filings, and toppings. Standard- ($1.65+ each with one topping) and jumbo-size ($3.50+ with one topping) chocolate-, red-velvet-, and lemon-flavored cupcakes emerge from the pan as fluffy as a cloud fresh from the dryer. Swirls of buttercream, caramel, and whipped icing provide a landing pad for free sprinkles and choices from up to 31 toppings, including chocolate chips, oreos, and almonds. Teeth sink into each cupcake to excavate gooey fillings such as cream cheese and strawberries. Cupcake Cutie's baking team also crafts cupcake bouquets ($35) and cake pops ($24 for one dozen). Patrons can arrive in store to see how many of the daily varieties they can pack between their cheeks at once, or call ahead and order custom creations.
Cupcake Cutie Etc.
The bakers at Cupcake Cutie Etc. whip up fresh batches of cupcakes throughout the day, which customers can ornament in an ever-changing selection of icings, fillings, and toppings at the custom cupcake bar. Chocolate, red velvet, and lemon-flavored cupcakes emerge from the pan as fluffy as a cloud fresh from the dryer. The bakers lavish the cakes with choices of seven different icing flavors such as buttercream and caramel, then shake on free sprinkles and let guests choose from up to 31 toppings, including Cinnabon swirls, oreos, and almonds. Cupcakes may also harbor gooey fillings such as cream cheese and strawberries.
In addition to baking cupcakes, sculpted cakes, and tiered wedding cakes, bakers also make cake pops, which free hands to tie intricate sailor’s knots without depriving mouths of sugar. They also rent out their mocha-colored café for parties and special occasions.