What You'll Get
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 Margaret’s French Bakery in Campbell. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get one dozen cupcakes (a $30 value).
- For $50, you get $100 toward a wedding cake.
Margaret’s French Bakery handcrafts towered treats using only fresh ingredients, such as 100 percent butter and locally grown berries, and crafts all cakes from scratch. Made-to-order cupcakes come cloaked in a variety of flavor bases, such as vanilla, red velvet, carrot, and banana, and can be topped with one of a cadre of frostings, including lemon buttercream, cream cheese, and vanilla buttercream. Upgrades, such as fillings ($1 per cupcake), decorations ($1.50 per cupcake), or wrappers fashioned out of hundred-dollar bills (market value), can be applied for an extra charge (not included in the Groupon).
Fully customizable wedding cakes, which show what loves looks like in three dimensions, are baked and decorated by Margaret’s creative kitchen staff. The special-occasion sweets ($5+ per person) treat tongues to flavors such as strawberry grand marnier, chocolate truffle torte, triple vanilla cake, and princess cake. Before deciding on what taste wedding guests will remember for the rest of their lives, couples can sample at least a dozen cakes.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 6, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1/person, may buy 2 addl as gifts. Limit 1/order. Limit 1/visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reserv reqd 3 days in advance. 24hr cancel notice reqd. Wedding cakes must be for parties of 100+. Cannot be used toward wedding cakes already purchased/booked. Tax included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Margaret's French Bakery
In the 1960s, Margaret took her first trip to Paris and fell in love with the sights and sounds that filled the teeming streets. But mostly, she fell in love with the flavors. "I ate my way through that city," she says with a laugh. When she returned to the States, she could not find anything that measured up to what she'd tasted in France, so Margaret, who'd been cooking since the age of 10, began trying her hand at re-creating the flavors and textures that left her enamored with the City of Lights.
When she opened her first shop in 1983, she began crafting croissants, brioches, and tarts. Now, in her appointment-only headquarters, Margaret and her team continue to create those French confections as well as custom cakes, which serve as impressive centerpieces at weddings and natural habitats for tiny, well-dressed couples. Fondant and marzipan from Switzerland shield the towering creations, which are filled with Belgian chocolate and locally grown fresh fruit. Popular creations include a cake steeped in strawberries and Grand Marnier, a chocolate-raspberry mousse torte, and a princess cake, which layers spongy vanilla génoise, raspberry preserves, and Amaretto cream filling.
Margaret especially relishes the challenge of sculpting unusual cakes. In her kitchen, she holds her breath while putting the finishing touches on a batter-based construction sculpted into the shape of a stack of tires, which she is building for the wedding of two Jeep lovers.