Cupcakes, like babies, are smaller, cuter, and more tempting to nibble on than their full-sized versions. Make a modest cake proposal with today's Groupon: for $9, you get a half-dozen gourmet cupcakes at Gigi's Cupcakes, located on South Hurstbourne Parkway. Gigi's won first place in the cupcake category in Southern Exposure Magazine's 2009 Sizzle Awards.
Serving cupcakes to your guests cuts down on dirty dishes and eliminates the shame of being the first one to cut into the cake. The cupcake selection at Gigi's upgrades handmade sweets to gallery status with swirling farm-fresh creamy butter, well-placed fruit and nut selections, and decadent chocolate sauces that look inviting enough to swim in if they weren't gummie-shark infested. Well-prepared customers can check the daily menu for currently available eats.
On a hot summer day, fortunate cake cravers snatch up root-beer-flavored yellow minicakes topped with buttercream frosting, layered in marshmallow cream, and accented with an appropriate gummie coke bottle and straw. Other refreshing choices include piña-colada-coconut cupcakes topped with cream-cheese frosting, a fresh cherry, and a functional paper umbrella for those who like piña coladas but dislike getting caught in the rain.
Gleaning her baking skills from her mother and grandmother, Gigi's Cupcakes' eponymous owner opened her first cupcake hub in 2008, drawing upon her entrepreneurial spirit and gift for crafting beautifully topped cupcakes. The franchised cupcakery now has 50 locations, each of which churns out 11 daily-rotating flavors that are made fresh every morning. The shop's selection of more than 40 flavors includes Canadian Maple, Southern Comfort, and Champagne—a bubbly-flavored base topped with an edible pearl. Patrons can pick out sweet treats from the daily selection or preorder them at least one day in advance online, by phone, or via singing telegram.
1977 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy.
Louisville, Kentucky 40220Get Directions