Entirely unhelpful in hiding bachelor-party entertainment, cupcakes have instead had to settle for just being delicious desserts. Discover the cupcake goodness waiting to spring out and yell, "Surprise!" with today's Groupon: for $5, you get six cupcakes at For the Love of Cake (a $15 value), located in Liberty Village.
For the Love of Cake, helmed by cupcake countess Genevieve Griffin, offers dessert desirers freshly baked cupcakes made with quality ingredients. The bakery's 4-dimensional cupcake particularly stands out, with its multi-layered melding of cake, filling, topping, and garnish selected and arranged to yield a cohesive, complementary, and Facebook ready flavour profile. The decadent treats come in more than 20 flavours, and the bakery offers at least nine of those flavours each day. (Check the sweet spot's Twitter feed for daily offerings.) The Strawberry Shortcake cupcake injects juicy strawberry purée into its angel-food-cake fluff and tops it off with whipped cream and a strawberry slice, and the Crazy Carrot cupcake puts a pit of pineapple filling under a crowd of cream-cheese frosting and a candied carrot. Suffocate sweet teeth with the chocolate overload of the Death by Chocolate cupcake, or freshen up a frosted feast with the mint overtones, moist chocolate, and icy wit of the Grasshopper.
For barrel-chested circus strongmen who equate cupcakes with Danielle Steele romance novels, For the Love of Cake also serves up Mancakes. These macho-minded munchies pull from guy-friendly ingredients, such as beer, bacon, and more beer, to forge sweet sustenance—the Maple Bacon cupcake, for example, tops its maple-and-bacon-flavoured cake with bacon bits, otherwise known as “dude candy.”