Deprived of nourishment in the womb by stronger, full-size cakes, cupcakes have overcome their physical shortcomings by maintaining dignity, even when covered in sprinkles. Give a high five to the little guy with today’s Groupon: for $18, you get a dozen cupcakes from La Dolce Pesca in Scottsdale (a $42 value). This Groupon is valid for two flavors per order and also gets you 10% off a future custom-cake order.
La Dolce Pesca creates specialty cupcakes from scratch, using high-quality ingredients and artistic flair. Hand-held sweet styles include an almond cake and Italian buttercream combo, chocolate ganache stacked atop a chocolate cake base, and the classic carrot cake. For an extra fee or a verbal agreement to include the baker in your will, La Dolce Pesca can dress up confections in frosted finery (decorations range from $0.50–$2.50 per cupcake).
Paula Jacqueline Cakes and Pastries
When they emerge from the Paula Jacqueline Cakes and Pastries kitchen, the wedding cakes, cupcakes, and cookies are almost too pretty to eat. This makes sense, as the bakery's seasoned pastry chefs handle their culinary creations as though they were works of art, decorating them with elegant fondant flowers, dazzling swirls, and whimsical patterns. Their gorgeous baked goods have made appearances at many a wedding, baby shower, and bar mitzvah, as well as in the glossy pages of Arizona Foothills and Arizona Bride Magazine.
The chefs customize cakes and pastries to order, taking time to meet with the customers beforehand to discuss preferences and administer tastings. They invite clients to choose from a variety of cake flavors, fillings, and frostings, or to choose from a selection of gourmet layer cakes, such as the German chocolate with coconut pecan frosting or the lemon mousse with candied lemon zest. The chefs can also tailor cakes to accommodate clients with wide variety of unique dietary concerns, such a birthday boy with a gluten allergy or a groom who turns into a frog whenever he eats a pecan.