Before cupcake pans, personalized dessert portions were made by baking full-sized cakes and shrinking them in the dryer. Skip extra steps with today's Groupon: for $25, you get two dozen cupcakes and delivery within Ottawa from Kimotion Cupcakes (a $60 value).
Kimotion’s founder, Kim Hoang, conjures cupcakes from scratch in her home bakery. Mini models as intricate as paper-clip figurines of Everest, the desserts assume three frosted flavours. The chocolate devil’s food cake cupcake tempts tongues with a veneer of chocolate-buttercream icing and a tam of chocolate ganache, and the classic vanilla cupcake embodies the same crisp minimalism as tennis whites and sports a visor of vanilla buttercream. To colour-coordinate dessert courses with Mars, shoppers can opt for red velvet cupcakes, which tuck themselves beneath a blanket of vanilla cream-cheese icing and fresh berries, and dream of being chased by a drizzle of white chocolate.