Some things, such as cakes and dentist hands, are better small. Eat the superior version of a cake with today's Groupon: for $12, you get a dozen round cake pops in one flavor from The DeBiteful Cake Pop Shop in Redlands (a $25 value). Customers who live outside of the bakery's delivery area can pick up cake pops in the charming shop.
Bakers at The DeBiteful Cake Pop Shop create bite-size cakes from hand-mixed batter with icing and decorate them with chromatic sprinkles or candies to craft one-of-a-kind, eye-catching desserts. Unlike cakes, whose bulky nature renders them nearly impossible to consume on roller coasters or leisurely strolls to work, cake pops perch atop lollipop sticks in convenient single servings. A selection of nine flavors ranges from the rich Choc-o-lot, a biteful of chocolate cake and icing armored with sprinkles, to the airy red-velvet cake, dipped in cream-cheese icing and adorned with white-chocolate and red nonpareils. Bouquets of fruit flavors such as strawberry, banana, and lemon come wrapped and tied with a matching ribbon, and the 24-karat cake dipped in orange chocolate captures the vivid orange, white, and green colors of a vanilla cupcake stealing from a carrot patch.
Bakers can accommodate certain allergies with gluten-free and sugar-free options available at an extra charge. Customers also receive 10 percent off additional pops with their Groupon order, and upgrades are available for an additional fee.
The De"Bite"ful Cake Pop Shop
The De"Bite"ful Cake Pop Shop's display cases glitter with stick-mounted confections and cupcakes that earned the bakery a spot on Things to Do Inland Empire's 2012 list of Best Cupcakes in the Inland Empire. To make their signature cake pops, the bakers hand-roll bits of cake—including banana, zesty lemon, and red velvet flavors—and dip them in melted chocolate. From there, they can decorate the pieces with freshly mixed icings and sprinkles or shape them into animals or custom designs for special occasions.
Hands-on classes meet in the bakery's kitchen on the weekend. Amateur confectioners learn how to design their own cake pops before taking home their sugary creations and enrolling them in preschool.