Some things, such as cupcakes, egos, and tax returns are better jumbo-sized. Enjoy the larger things in life with today's Groupon: for $10, you get six jumbo cupcakes at Let 'em Eat Cake in Livermore (a $21 value).
Let 'em Eat Cake's owner, Sara, draws upon more than a decade of experience as a baker to delight palates with lavishly frosted treats. The cupcake menu is a dulcet kaleidoscope of 11 core flavors, from minty Grasshopper to red velvet and chocolate with peanut butter. Weekly and seasonal specials, which have included maple bacon, lemon, and orange Dreamsicle varieties, dally intermittently in the pastry case to grant a sweet surprise, such as a blitz by Julia Child. Buttercream frosting twists in a sugary tower above moist cake bites, which nestle in handy paper wrappers to allow for easy portability and bribery of sweet-toothed zookeepers.
Let 'em Eat Cake
Though Let 'em Eat Cake formed under the direction of Anne Pickens, the torch has now been passed to her daughter, Sara. Following the teachings of her mother, but adding her own adventurous flair, Sara crafts baked treats that range from gourmet cookies and lemon bars to cupcakes and customized, full-sized cakes. Like an artist paints with a brush or a newborn burps, Sara wields buttercream and fondant with panache, using cake to sculpt 3-D renditions of anything imaginable, including newspapers, bottles of Patron, and Santa hats. Cakes are available in flavors such as carrot, strawberry, and vanilla.
For cupcakes, Sara has assembled an arsenal of more than 30 flavors, including pineapple upside-down cake, maple bacon, and pumpkin spice. Sara also consults for weddings, and crafts cakes for any occasion including graduations, birthdays, baby showers, and prison escapes.