Without the promise of sweets, mouths would never have the patience to stay open during dentist's appointments or closed during beekeeping demonstrations. Keep mouths copacetic with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of cupcakes and cakes at Merrill's Desserts in Suffolk.
The bakers at Merrill's Desserts, founded by Sandra Merrill, whip up batches of traditional recipes and innovative cup-sized ($1.75+) and cake-sized ($18+ for 8") confections. Cakes of all dimensions and levels of sentience can be engineered in more than 20 flavors, ranging from classic chocolate and vanilla to the adventurous amaretto or piña colada. Hand- and plate-held cakes can also be filled with fruits or custards including bavarian cream, cherry, and lemon. Reduced-sugar options such as cran-oat and chocolate-chip cookies, as well as sugar-free yellow-almond, chocolate, and carrot cakes, keep mouths watering and waistlines trimmer than a bodybuilder's hourglass collection. Merrill's cakesmiths bake all their moist masterpieces in-house and top them with homemade buttercream frosting.