Bigger is always better, but not necessarily cuter, as proven by cupcakes, dollhouse furniture, and the adorable pigmy Sasquatch. Miniaturize dessert for imaginary friends with today's Groupon: for $30, you get two dozen delivered cupcakes from Grandma's Secrets (up to a $60 value) in Harlem.
Featured by Time Out New York and O, The Oprah Magazine, Grandma's Secrets customizes cakes, pies, cookies, and more. Celebrate a forkophobe's birthday with two-dozen gourmet cupcakes that come in vanilla, chocolate, and yellow cake flavors, and are topped with rich buttercream frosting. Each petite treat is freshly baked without the use of preservatives, animal by-products, or dolphin unfriendly nets.
Deliveries of half-pint desserts can be made to doorsteps located in the greater New York metro area as well as windowsteps in the outer boroughs. Upgrades to other flavors such as red velvet and carrot cake with cream-cheese frosting, and specialty cupcakes for diabetic and vegetarian sweet teeth are also available for additional fees.
Time Out New York featured Grandma's Secrets.
For Regina McRae, some of her fondest memories were days spent baking alongside her grandmother. So when she grew up, she knew there was only one thing she wanted to do: share her love of baking with others at her own bakeshop. And for the last 18 years she's been doing just that at her shop, Grandma's Secrets. There, she bakes up gooey brownies, her Grandmother's signature sweet potato pies, and custom cakes. She uses her grandmother's original recipes, so every cake is baked without preservatives or additives.
For her signature cakes, she crafts a variety of flavors, including red velvet, carrot, and sweet potato. And with certain flavors, she can even accommodates dietary restrictions with gluten-free, vegetarian, and diabetic-friendly recipes. For those looking to learn how to make their desserts both sweet and stylish, she offers classes that cover the basics of baking. She also shares her secrets for her more difficult techniques in advanced classes, which cover topics such as using fondant to make scenes, shaping cakes for children, and hiding the fact that there were two cakes here originally.