Cupcakes are a preferable alternative to fruitcakes, whose constant accompaniment by off-key caroling has depleted the planet’s finite supply of forced smiles. Garner genuine grins with today’s Groupon for gourmet cupcakes at DreamScape Desserts in Comstock Park. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get four dozen gourmet mini cupcakes in two flavors (up to a $40 value).<p>
- For $25, you get two dozen regular cupcakes in two flavors (up to a $50 value).<p>
At her in-home bakery, Julie Couturier whips up more than 15 flavors of cup-size and miniature treats topped with puffs of flavored frostings. After perusing the menu, sink sweet teeth into two flavors of cupcakes that huddle inside boxes and bear flavors of such recipes as cookies and cream, red velvet, and lemon. More adventurous taste buds seek excitement within nibbles of peanut-butter-and-jelly, root-beer-float, and sea-salt-caramel cupcakes, which meld together salty and sweet like love songs penned by a sailor. Guests may order regular or mini cupcakes in any two flavors of their choice, and a 72-hour notice is required for all orders.
DreamScape Desserts founders Dan and Julie Couturier watched their company grow from a cottage industry based in their kitchen to a bustling cake-baking business that has won multiple bridal awards and countless loyal customers. But their success wasn't accidental. The pair of bakers work hard for their clients, whipping up handmade cupcakes and wedding designs with classic flavors and fillings such as Strawberry Lemonade, Cookies N' Cream, and Strawberry Shortcake. They don't just dabble in the classics, though. Their kitchen creations also include inventive styles such as salted caramel, peanut butter cup, and root-beer float.