Some things, such as cakes and dentist hands, are better small. Eat the superior version of a cake with today's Groupon: for $14, you get one dozen gourmet cupcakes at Lulu’s Sweet Shoppe (a $28 value).
Pure, all-natural ingredients abound at Lulu’s Sweet Shoppe, where skilled bakers whip up a staggering selection of cupcakes made from scratch each day. Dollops of creamy frosting crown 24 handheld creations fashioned in tasty flavors such as red velvet, s’mores, chocolate peanut butter, and pistachio with port. Bites of Lulu’s signature cupcake unleash a comforting flood of rich cream filling, underscoring nibbles on whoopee-pie cupcakes that deftly reimagine the moist chocolate cake and velvety cream center of the sandwich-like original. Patrons can peruse an epic spread of sugary treats and baked goods in Lulu’s vivid interior before toting their decadent dozen home to add a sweet touch to any tea party or police interrogation.
Lulu's Sweet Shoppe
Even though Lulu’s Sweet Shoppe's owner, Sandy Russo, perfected her baking skills at culinary school, her confectionary education began many years before that. As a child, Sandy's mother taught her the basics of mixing, measuring, and baking treats that had all their neighbors clamoring for more. Later in life, Sandy decided to help others enjoy the same level of giddy indulgence by opening her own sweet shop, where she transforms 24 different flavors of batter into desserts ranging from dainty mini cupcakes to half-sheet cakes that serve 48.
She crafts each treat from scratch, using premium ingredients to create flavors such as s'mores, German chocolate, red velvet cheesecake, Nutella, and lemon curd. To complement her menu of cupcakes, she also stocks the shop with retro candies that jog memories of childhood more effectively than a tattered teddy bear trained in hypnotism.