Poetry would be composed entirely of haikus and sonnets dedicated to cakes and pastries if poets didn't devour their idyllic subjects before having a chance to write. Today's Groupon says what meter and rhythm cannot: for $23, you get an eight-inch classic yellow rum cake (a $46 value) at Lisa's Rum Cake (formerly Cathy's Rum Cake World Wide) in Gilbert. Cakes must be preordered and are available for pickup or for delivery at additional cost. Long-celebrated as a precious pastry institution, Lisa's Rum Cake slathers rich Italian whipped-cream frosting over alternating layers of moist saffron-colored cake and Italian rum custard. For an additional charge, Groupon customers can tailor their cakes to taste, tacking on goodies such as fruit and flavors. Lisa's can also add personalized messages and decorations, making it easy to celebrate extremely special occasions, such as Baby's First Skydive and backyard space shuttle launches. Groupon customers also receive 15% off any additional cakes.
Lisa’s Rum Cake
For some families, a new generation means baby showers and tiny clothes. For the Power family, it means shock-freezing technology, online ordering, and a high-tech factory specially tuned to quickly churn out delicate rum cakes. In fact, the family recipes Lisa Power uses are the only old-fashioned parts of her eponymous business, which she runs with her husband and their three daughters. Together, they separate moist layers of cake with rich custard, finishing off each creation with a topcoat of thick icing. Creative combinations of custard, cake, and sometimes fruit, candy, and sauces help build an eclectic spread of flavors. Drizzles of caramel over slices of apple make the aptly named caramel-apple cake an autumnally flavored confection, and the stars-and-stripes cake alternates strips of red velvet with vanilla custard and whole organic blueberries. Thanks to the factory’s packing and freezing technology, customers across the nation can indulge in Lisa’s signature desserts; they have shipped cakes to more than 300 cities in 40 states, but still just the one planet.