Cupcakes are a preferable alternative to birthday cakes, whose constant accompaniment by off-key singing has depleted the planet’s finite supply of forced smiles. Garner genuine grins with today's Groupon: for $6, you get $12 worth of gourmet cupcakes at Just Cupcakes, valid at two locations in Virginia Beach.
Just Cupcake's creative bakers snatch small batches of cupcakes from the oven to fill a rotating menu with a dozen flavors per day. Batter artisans craft cupcakes ($3 each) from scratch using Guittard, Callebaut, and Valrhona chocolates, dashes of Madagascar bourbon vanilla, and gobs of sweet-cream butter, then they swirl tops with handcrafted frosting and decorative flourishes such as sanding sugar, pure-chocolate sprinkles, or antique ottomans. The Frankly Scarlett cupcake's classic red velvet and cream-cheese buttercream combo sports a hand-cut fondant heart, and the lemon puckerup buttercup cakes are filled with tart, house-made lemon curd. Customers can also flap the lid open and shut on a larger box ($18/half-dozen; $33/dozen) to teach groups of babies or escalators about object permanence.
Our customers loved this deal last year, earning Just Cupcakes a spot on Groupon's Best of 2011 list.
Chocolate from Guittard, Callebaut and Valrhona, organic vanilla beans, and a host of other all-natural ingredients elevate Just Cupcakes’ handcrafted confections above the pastry’s work-a-day reputation. Their team of bakers whips up an ever-changing menu of treats, in flavors that range from apple cinnamon and chocolate peanut butter to coconut and s’mores. For more options, clients can peruse the more comprehensive online flavor catalog.