Cupcakes, like babies, are smaller, cuter, and more tempting to nibble on. Indulge your maternal/carniveral instincts with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of cupcakes at Kupcakz on South Mingo Road. Valid for pick-up only, this Groupon is not redeemable for special orders, mini-cupcakes, discounted cupcakes, or in conjunction with monthly promotions.
Kupcakz rises out of the scratch-made methods of Doreen Durano, an upholder of gourmet standards. Working beside her husband Mark Chatfield, 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 kitchen-spun peanut butter and dustings of chocolate splitters and toasted peanuts; and Morning Buzz, a choco-espresso creation infused with mocha butter cream, French chocolate sprinkles, and a tiny elf that produces alarm-clock noises in an a cappella style.
Kupcakz received some excellent press, including a feature on Good Day Tulsa:
Yelpers give Kupcakz a 3.5-star average rating, and Tulsa Food Blog gave it a positive review. Seventy-four percent of Urbanspooners like it. > * Doreen told us that we would never be the same after eating the Lemon Drop cupcake and she was right, it was by far the best cupcake I have ever eaten in my life. – Tulsa Food Blog > * They looked just like the pictures on the website and tasted out of this world! – vlverd73, Urbanspoon
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.