Cupcakes, like a box of sparklers, must be unwrapped and set on fire before they can be enjoyed. Set your palate aglow with today's Groupon: for $18, you get one dozen Valentine's Day cupcakes at Dream Cakes by Carolyn in Stafford (a $36 value).
Armed with real butter, eggs, and cream, the bakers at Dream Cakes by Carolyn sate sweet teeth with scrumptious cupcakes. Frosted red velvet, double-chocolate, butter-cake, and marble cupcakes incubate behind glass displays as they dream of growing into full-size confections. A new cast of flavors takes the stage on a regular basis, supplemented around Valentine's Day by a special confection of chocolate or strawberry ganache atop a buttercream foundation. Amour-minded customers are also welcome to select any other flavor in stock, should they be approaching their vanilla anniversary.