Cupcakes are a preferable alternative to birthday cakes, whose constant accompaniment by off-key singing has depleted the planet’s finite supply of forced smiles. Garner genuine grins with today's Groupon to Enchanting Creations in Miami Shores. Choose from the following options:
- For $11, you get one dozen gourmet cupcakes (a $24 value).
- For $17, you get one dozen design cupcakes (a $36 value).
- For $32, you get two dozen design cupcakes (a $72 value).
Proprietor Karen Matamoros and her team of sugar gurus frost cupcakes in up to 10 flavors—including double chocolate, vanilla, and red velvet—and allow up to two flavor choices per dozen. Each gourmet cupcake sports an edible ornament atop a dollop of standard icing, such as an Oreo cookie on a cookies 'n' cream cupcake, or an entire key-lime pie balanced on a key-lime-pie cupcake. Dessert crafters decorate design cupcakes with icing and fondant in three available themes, including Field Day, in which puffy swirls of icing lie beneath stripes or stars, and Magic Garden, which arrives packed with enough edible sparkles to blend in seamlessly on a figure skater's unitard. Custom design treats are available for an additional fee ($0.50+ for each cupcake).
Cupcakes leave the store in an environmentally friendly box, and, although delivery is not a part of this Groupon, sugared treats can be sent from store to doorstep for an additional charge.
Enchanting Creations specializes in edible art created under the direction of owner and head designer Karen Matamoros. Karen and her husband, Alex, decided to open the bakery shop in their backyard after living in the community for more than two decades. In their free time, they pour themselves into art-⎯expressing themselves by painting murals, designing fashion, and building custom furniture⎯and the bakery has become an additional extension of their creative sides.
In running the bakery, they take their artistic aspirations to new heights with 3-D cakes: edible sculptures that represent a variety of cartoon characters and inanimate objects, such as a ribbon-wrapped present, Spider-Man, or a giant bowling ball. Their smaller treats—including cake pops, pastries, and cupcakes—combine rich cocoa, fresh fruits, fluffy cake, and sugary sweet icing into bite-size portions and delicate desserts. Testifying to Enchanting Creations' dedication to the environment, all orders ship out in eco-friendly boxes, unlike most bakery goods, which are packaged in wasteful styrofoam boxes, surrounded by styrofoam peanuts, and topped with styrofoam sprinkles.
210 NE 98th St.
Miami Shores, Florida 33138