What You'll Get
Cupcakes, like babies, are smaller, cuter, and more tempting to nibble on. Indulge your maternal/carnivoral instincts with today’s Groupon to Kupcakz. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get one dozen cupcakes (a $30 value).
- For $28, you get a baker’s choice holiday pack with one dozen cupcakes (a $56 value). A 48-hour advance order is required with this option.<p>
Kupcakz rises out of the made-from-scratch methods of owner Doreen Durano, a graduate of the California Culinary Academy. Doreen presents an elegant lineup of carefully composed edibles loaded with seasonally fresh fruits and a bounty of hand-mixed fluff-stuffs. With the first option, patrons can mix and match from the menu, whose current selections include Not a Carrot in the World, a walnut-laden carrot cake with a generous dollop of mascarpone cream-cheese frosting, and Morning Buzz, a choco-espresso creation infused with mocha buttercream, french-chocolate sprinkles, and a tiny elf that produces alarm-clock noises in an a cappella style.
With the second option, customers call ahead for a baker’s choice dozen, outfitted in festive trappings for Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Christmas. To guarantee cupcake consistency and peak freshness, all of Kupcakz’s demure treats are baked fresh every day in small batches from local dairy, produce, and imported ingredients that travel far and wide to answer the call of their delicious destiny. Today’s deal is good for pickup only—though buyers of the first option are advised to call 24 hours in advance to ensure the best selection available—and is not valid for mini cupcakes, discounted cupcakes, or cupcakes topped with miniature, discounted cupcakes.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 23, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts for dozen cupcakes option. Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as gifts for holiday pack option. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Pick-up only. Not valid for special orders, mini-cupcakes, discounted cupcakes, and monthly specials. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
Whirring and banging, whirring and banging—these mechanical sounds could come from a factory churning out machine-made pastries by the hundreds. At Kupcakz, though, a slower, more organic chorus fills the air as Doreen Durano blends, chops, and stirs ingredients for small batches of cupcakes by hand. Drawing upon studies in baking and pastry at San Francisco's California Culinary Institute, Doreen works with her team to craft each and every cake from scratch, armed with the items found in gourmet kitchens, such as creamy Plugra butter, much-revered Valrhona chocolate, and booster seats for stout kings. Each creation gets a whimsical name: the Morning Buzz's moniker comes from a base soaked in rich espresso, and the Sooner Than Later hints at a general timeframe for biting into cream-cheese frosting and red-velvet cake.