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Elvira's Cakes

3838 Independence Avenue, Kansas City

Baked Goods at Elvira's Cakes (Up to 46% Off). Two Options Available.

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Highlights

Over eight skilled bakers work together to create rich baked goods that can satisfy diners’ sweet cravings

Customer Reviews

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Veronica
5 ratings4 reviews
April 3, 2021
Great friendly service, everything there is delicious
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ScottTOP REVIEWERHELPFUL REVIEWER
95 ratings38 reviews
March 27, 2021
Always good food and great people .
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Jessica
8 ratings3 reviews
March 22, 2021
Great tasting cake 3 leches with butter cream and fresh fruit
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craigTOP REVIEWER
93 ratings83 reviews
March 16, 2021
The Cakes are delicious
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Janelle
3 ratings1 reviews
March 14, 2021
Very helpful for first time customers. Enjoyed everything I got to pick. Food is great.
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DanaTOP REVIEWERHELPFUL REVIEWER
10 ratings9 reviews
February 26, 2021
We really enjoyed the pastries we bought here. They were moist and not too sweet. We are Looking forward to going back again.
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Areli
2 ratings1 reviews
February 26, 2021
Everything is amazing here!!
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HazelannTOP REVIEWER
70 ratings43 reviews1 photos
February 23, 2021
Love these kind souls and they do beautiful work
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About This Deal

Choose Between Two Options

  • $15.50 for $25 toward one in-store or custom-ordered cake
  • $12.75 for three vouchers, each good for $8 toward baked goods or lunch items ($24 total value)

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Buttercream: A Piece-of-Cake Frosting

The frostings here don’t just look pretty—they’re also sweet, rich, and creamy. Read on to find out what goes into a perfect buttercream.

Sure, things like spices, fruit, and chocolate are nice, but the irresistible power of most desserts flows in large part from fat and sugar. In fact, that’s all you need to make a buttercream frosting. The “cream” part of the name comes not from the dairy product but from the mixing method: for a basic version, you vigorously blend—or cream—a source of fat into powdered sugar. Margarine and shortening may not taste as rich as butter, but their higher melting point can be an advantage, since the frosting will hold up better under heat.

Buttercreams of the World

Whether you get more complex than that depends on the style you’re working in. French buttercream starts with a thick sugar syrup, which is whipped into a mixture of egg yolks and butter, making for a thick, spreadable meringue. For an airier texture, Italians use beaten egg whites instead, and Swiss meringue buttercream takes the shortcut of whisking the sugar and egg whites together over heat. Some recipes may even call for milk, depending on the consistency desired, and any variety can serve as a filling between cake layers or the mortar of your buildings in a gingerbread earthquake scene.

Bonus Points

  • French buttercreams tend to be least prone to separation because of the natural emulsifiers (substances that help fat and water mix) found in egg yolks.
  • Bakers have a trick for producing ultra-smooth buttercream surfaces: the “crumb layer,” which is created by chilling the frosted cake before adding a second layer of frosting to even things out.

Fine Print

Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. May be repurchased every 90 days. Limit 1 per visit. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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