Being struck by love is like being struck by lightning: It's sudden, electrifying, and explains why Benjamin Franklin was voted World's Sexiest Man in 1752. Make your own sparks fly with today's Groupon: for $20, you get a tiramisu Valentine's cake at Honey Moon Sweets Bakery & Dessert Bar in Tempe (a $40 value).
Crafting creative concoctions with culinary prowess and playful whimsy, Honey Moon Sweets proffers pastries, cookies, and cakes made from scratch and adorned as edible art. Sweetness-savvy suitors can court beloved companions, hoped-for heartthrobs, and favored dentists with the light but decadent gift of a 6-inch tiramisu specialty cake. A base of cloudlike sponge cake holds mascarpone cream between layers of espresso- and kahlua-soaked ladyfingers, which are delicately blanketed in a sheath of whipped cream, dusted with cocoa, and ornamented with curls of chocolate. After being gilded with gems of fresh fruit, the tempting treasure is topped with a valentine ribbon and a marzipan plaque announcing “I love you,” mending the bruised egos of pouty mouths after being teased by vindictive cheesecakes.
The delectable treats at Honey Moon Sweets Bakery & Dessert Bar are no secret to the press. The bakery won second place at Caramelpalooza and was voted as one of the Best Wedding Cake Bakers of 2010 by TheKnot.com users. Twenty-two Yelpers give the bakery an average of 4.5 stars, 87% of Urbanspooners recommend it, and more than 770 Facebookers like the business: