Deprived of nourishment in the womb by stronger, full-size cakes, cupcakes have overcome their physical shortcomings by maintaining dignity, even when covered in sprinkles. Give a high-five to the little guy with today’s Groupon: for $8, you get a half-dozen cupcakes at Icing on the Cupcake (a $16.50 value). This Groupon is redeemable at all three locations, in Sacramento, Rocklin, and Folsom.
Conjuring a massive array of cupcakes from a homemade recipe and topping each with an artfully arranged plume of frosting, Icing on the Cupcake has garnered the KCRA A-List 2010 Best Dessert award. A frosted phantasmagoria of flavors parade across the menu each day, including the shop’s signature Pinkdelicious (chocolate cake with pink buttercream frosting), chocolate mint (chocolate cake crowned with a coiffure of peppermint buttercream), and confetti cake (confetti buttermilk cake topped with candy). The cupcakery also plays a tasty game of Russian Roulette every day of the week with six inventive gourmet flavors. Raise a toast to Thor’s Day with a round of spicy chai cupcakes haberdashed in candied ginger, or pack all the flavors of Sunday brunch into a maple-bacon cupcake, which juxtaposes its rich maple frosting with a sprinkle of real bacon bits and fleur de sel. Icing junkies can also indulge in Baby Bites, the shop’s miniature version of its already miniature version of actual cakes. For residents of the greater Sacramento area, Icing on the Cupcake’s delivery service (additional $12 delivery charge, 24-hour notice required) will bolster children’s belief in the Cupcake Stork, even though everyone knows that it was hunted to extinction for its delicious gall bladder.
Sacremento Press featured Icing on the Cupcake. More than 120 Yelpers give the Rocklin location an average rating of 4.5 stars, more than 30 give the Sacramento location an average of four stars, and 25 Yelpers give the Folsom location an average of four stars. More than 6,900 Facebookers are fans. > * I wasn’t really a cupcake person, but when I tried Icing on the Cupcake, I became a new me. – Riz and Jane E., Yelp, 10/23/10, Rocklin location > * I don’t know who does their hiring but, apparently they’ve scoured the Juilliard of customer service schools and picked only the magna cum laude. The young ladies are always so friendly and pleasant. – Tanisha B., Yelp, 1/31/11, Sacramento location
Icing on the Cupcake
Icing on the Cupcake’s innovative, meticulously crafted cupcakes have made the shop a top local dessert business on the KCRA A-List for the past three years. Drawing from a cumulative 50 years of baking experience, chefs whip up a daily-changing menu using gourmet ingredients, such as madagascar bourbon vanilla, buttercream frosting, and bacon bits. Colorful displays of cupcakes stack up beneath contemporary decor inside the shop. The bakery also offers delivery services throughout the Sacramento area, bringing freshly baked morsels to customers' homes, offices, or hiding places behind the curtains of their favorite newscasters.