The rapid pace of modern society demands efficiency, which explains why cupcakes have replaced their full-sized progenitors and why people strictly communicate with fortune-cookie messages. Savor a treat that’s short and sweet with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of cupcakes and baked goods at Marla's Sweet Bites.
Marla's Sweet Bites orchestrates the creation of a delectable array of cupcakes, whoopee pies, and cake pops each day with a rotating menu of sweets. Traditional cupcake flavors such as classic chocolate and red velvet can be found snuggling up to specialty flavors such as chocolate fudge sundae and coconut snowball. Daily specials such as caramel banana and strawberry lemonade may be purchased as jumbo cupcakes ($3.75), or customers can commission a collection of standard cupcakes ($2.75 each; $16.50 for six) or "wee" bites ($1.50 each; $18 for 12) in advance, allowing the confectionery mad scientists enough time to shrink them to a desired size inside a sauna.
Swirling murals and inviting pink hues adorn the inside of the bakery, which also houses painted table sets and comfortable café-style seating. In addition to crafting elegant candle cushions, Marla's Sweet Bites also hosts cupcake-decorating parties.
478 Central Ave.
Highland Park, Illinois 60035