Poetry would be composed entirely of haikus and sonnets dedicated to cakes and pastries if poets didn't devour their idyllic subjects before having a chance to write. Today's deal says what meter and rhythm cannot: for $36, you get a bouquet of a dozen cake pops from Mind Over Batter, a Tempe-based bakery. The bouquet itself normally costs $44, while delivery and tax add up to $28, giving this Groupon a $72 value. The delivery area includes Tempe, Chandler, Mesa, Gilbert, Scottsdale, Phoenix, and Paradise Valley; there is an additional $25 shipping fee for destinations outside of the area.
Cakes are undoubtedly delicious, but they lack the convenience of lollipops; lollipops lack the aura of authority that cake brings to the table. Cake pops—made of colorful, cakey bonbons posed atop hand-held sticks—are the logical bridge between disparate desserts. These surprising delights are wrapped in plastic and arranged in a bouquet of temptation as pleasing to the eye as it will later be to the salivating mouth. They make excellent gifts for any special occasion, from Mother's Day and birthdays to Burton Gilliam Day and jury duty.
Cake pops from Mind Over Batter are made from the freshest available ingredients and are organic whenever possible. The pops come in 12 flavors, which, as government code-breakers and kids with decoder rings will inform you, means there are up to 26 alternative combinations. Each bundle is custom designed to your specifications, sure to please chocolate-despising mothers and vanilla-loathing cousins alike. If there's anything else you want to order at the same time as the cake-pop bouquet, such as a fondant-coated cake in the likeness of Carol Channing, you'll get an additional 25% off. Call at least 72 hours prior to your desired delivery time to place your order.
Kudzu users give Mind Over Batter a perfect five stars:
- What I love most about Mind Over Batter is the personal touch and creativity that goes into every creation!...Not to mention the Cakepops are amazing! – Ginadob
- The product quality is exceptional and the personal service and attention is beyond expectation. – momsrock
- ...they have these cake pops that surpass any dessert I've ever had. They make the best gifts...and they're perfect to keep in the fridge for a "I NEED something sweet" moment. – Tand3Ls
- The cake will be the talk of the party, the cake pops will be the hippest favors, and MOB will be your new 'go to' cake shop! – Lesterj80
Mind Over Batter
Mind Over Batter, a confectionery delight in the heart of Tempe, opened its doors on Valentine's Day 2011 and shortly thereafter won the Phoenix New Times' annual Best Cupcakes award. After being dismayed by the banality of store-bought desserts and the lack of business ethics among shadowy sheet-cake cartels, the team at Mind Over Batter decided to set out on their own. The shop bakes cupcakes in an array of traditional and less common flavors, such as peanut butter and strawberry or chocolate chip and fudge, with the bite-sized cakes come adorned in glittering sugar crystals or technicolored layers of creamy icing. Cake pops weigh down skewers with cake spheres dunked into various buttercream icings and candy coatings. Custom-made cakes commemorate baby showers, weddings, or the weddings of love-struck babies with batters such as chocolate red velvet or classic butter yellow, and fillings such as chocolate fudge filling or seasonal fresh fruit.