Cinnamon rolls are like Post-it notes: fun to peel apart in layers and sticky enough to adhere to coworkers' foreheads. Sample this versatile treat with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of scones, cupcakes, cookies, and more at Dolce Baking Company in Prairie Village.
Named one of the top-five bakeries in the Kansas City area in 2009 by CityVoters, Dolce Baking Company whips up small batches of delicately beautiful specialty pastries every day. Dolce's menu features traditional sweets as well as creative treats that incorporate seasonal ingredients and flavors, such as an apple cinnamon roll drizzled with a local apple-cider reduction ($3), sweet-potato scones donning a maple glaze ($2.65), and pumpkin whoopee pies teeming with cream-cheese filling ($3.25). Perennial favorites include cupcakes ($2.25), rustic apple tarts ($4 per slice), and the chocolate blackout cake ($17 for a 6 in., serves 4–6), which may cause power outages.
Dolce's pastries are the tasty embodiment of the passions of local owner and operator Erin Reynolds Browns, who has a culinary degree and a sensitivity to the wily ways of every pasty ingredient, be it rich dark chocolate, finely ground flour, or eau de daydreams. Ms. Reynolds Brown and her friendly, patient staff are always on hand to assist even the most indecisive indulger in deciding which streusel to savor or tart to tackle.
Dolce Baking Company is closed on Mondays.