Most people know that the way to an iguana's heart is through its stomach, but it is useful to remember that human stomachs can be reached through the mouth, nose, eyes, and—if it's an emergency—the number written on the refrigerator's dry-erase board. For $15, today's Groupon stimulates your gentle iguana heart with $30 worth of sweet tastes, smells, and sights at Everything Frosted, located in lower Manhattan.
Everything Frosted is owned and operated by frosting front man John Wu, a pastry artisan known for crafting edible masterpieces fit for any confectionary occasion. Make an even exchange by trading in this Groupon for a dozen cupcakes, available in signature flavors such as boston cream, toasted almond, and choco-nut ($2.50 per cupcake); or, mix and match cake and frosting options to create a newfound flavor phenomenon, such as a pink champagne cake with strawberry frosting or a black sesame cake with black sesame frosting.
For grownups with grown-up-sized frosted needs, today's Groupon can also be used toward an array of preordered desserts, including full-sized, single-tier cakes ($40 for a 6" cake that serves 6–8). Each cake features three layers of filling nestled between four layers of cake, all topped with butter-cream frosting and decorated according to your custom, creative direction. New York–style cheesecakes are also available in large ($30/6") or individual ($4.50) sizes, as are tiramisu cakes ($25/6", $4.50/individual), which, perplexingly, contain ladyfingers but do not contain ladies, fingers, or harsh preservatives.
- The owner, John Wu, is a chef who worked with Bill Yosses, the White House pastry chef, when Mr. Yosses was at Citarella and at Joseph in Rockefeller Center. His fine-grained cakes are moist but with enough texture to make them satisfying, not just vehicles for frosting. – The New York Times
- What makes this place so special is the flavors! I got a green tea cupcake with jasmine white chocolate frosting. It was fantastic and unlike any other cupcake I've had. – Nat B., Yelp