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 to Lola and Me in Coral Gables. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get a dozen regular-size cupcakes (a $30 value).
- For $7, you get a dozen mini cupcakes (a $15 value).
Born from home baker Ileana Simpson-Alvarez's popularity on the bake-sale and birthday-party circuit, Lola and Me supersaturates soft palates with bite-size concoctions crafted from time-tested family recipes. With more than 23 cake and icing flavors to mix and match, snackers can style their cup- or demi-cup-size sweets with a multitude of combinations, pairing raspberry cake with lemon icing, peanut butter cake with cinnamon buttercream, or true vanilla cake topped with the results to its recent polygraph test. Guests overwhelmed by the choices can also opt to rely on the bakery's edible expertise by choosing from a list of specialty cupcakes. Infused with rich, already proven flavors, the selection includes dainty decadents such as the signature Lola cake, a pink champagne-infused cupcake coated with a double layer of buttercream, or the Hemingway––whose beer-flavored marble center, cream-cheese frosting, and handheld size make it aptly suited to moveable feasting.
Not merely taste-bud friendly, Lola and Me's fresh-baked bounty entices the eyes with visual flavor cues such as mint leaves and lime slices or delicious dioramas of smoothly iced curls adorned with pink roses and curious bumblebees. This boutique bake shop prepares its treats in small batches, ensuring each one is fresh and has received its equal share of oven-mitt snuggles.