Cupcakes, like babies, are smaller, cuter, and more tempting to nibble on. Indulge your maternal/carniveral instincts with today's Groupon: for $14, you get one-dozen cupcakes at Kupcakz (a $28 value).
Kupcakz rises out of the scratch-made methods of owner Doreen Durano, a graduate of the California Culinary Academy and upholder of gourmet standards. Doreen provides an elegant lineup of carefully composed edibles loaded with seasonally fresh fruits and a bounty of hand-mixed fluff-stuffs. Currently, the menu is stocked with original selections such as Not a Carrot in the World, a walnut-laden carrot cake with a generous dollop of mascarpone cream-cheese frosting; My Peanut Buttercup, a dark, dark-chocolate cupcake topped with peanut butter frosting and dustings of chocolate splitters and toasted peanuts; 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.
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 pick-up only, though you 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.
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.