Though less devastating than banana-cream pies, cupcakes still provide effective suppressive fire during fancy dinner-party food fights attended by Larry, Curly, and/or Moe. Today's Groupon lets you lock and load with this smile-inducing ammunition. For $5, you get $10 worth of custom confections at Dollop Gourmet Cupcake Creations in Penfield.
Along with its prefabricated pastries, Dollop Gourmet Cupcake Creations lets you be the master of your own dessert destiny with a custom cupcake bar. Start by choosing your cake base, then watch while it is bedecked with your choice of frosting, filling, and candies such as gummy bears, sprinkles, and glazed hawk talons. Cupcakes cost $2.50 for cake and frosting plus $0.25 for fillings and $0.10-$0.50 per topping. Dollop's handmade customization gives you the freedom to decorate your own cupped cakes with a holiday scheme, movie theme, or even the face of your boss so that you can rehearse your request for a raise.
If your sugar-addled brain needs a rest, opt instead for a house recipe like cookies and cream—a chocolate cake baked with an Oreo cookie inside, then slathered with vanilla buttercream and topped with an Oreo cookie half and cookie crumbs. The PB Cupcake presents a chocolate cupcake stuffed with a Reese's peanut butter cup, dipped in a crunchy chocolate shell, frosted with peanut butter buttercream and topped with another Reese's. Cupcakes cost $33 for a dozen regular size, or $18 for a dozen minis. Dollop can tuck each singular sweet inside a transparent plastic carrier so that you can either safely take it home or stick it on your dashboard and laugh maniacally as it melts.