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 $10, you get $20 worth of cake pops, baked goods, and more at Mind Over Batter, a Tempe-based bakery.
Created by a home baker tired of boring, cookie-cutter confections, Mind Over Batter fashions a floury forest of handheld desserts, including cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and brownies, that double as edible artwork. A house specialty, cake pops—made of colorful, cakey domes posed atop handheld sticks—make for a cluster of temptation as pleasing to the eye as it will later be to the salivating mouth ($11.99 for a half dozen). 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.
A springtime addition to the jubilant cupcake selection, the birthday cake comes behatted with bright jimmies and a chocolate wafer cookie ($2.79 for one, $14.99 for a half dozen), and timeless standbys such as strawberry peanut butter, chocolate peanut butter, and strawberry chocolate, will ensure diners fulfill their daily requirements of the strawberry-chocolate-and-peanut-butter level of the food pyramid. Fans of frozen dairy treats can partake of eight flavors of ice cream, including chocolate malt crunch, butter pecan, and cookie dough.
Mind Over Batter’s inventive nibbles make excellent gifts for any special occasion, from Mother's Day and birthdays to Burton Gilliam Day and Burton Gilliam’s Mother’s Day. Tote your Groupon into the charming storefront Monday–Saturday to trade it for enticing edibles, or take advantage of their delivery service (for an additional fee) to have the desserts shipped straight to your door or the door of dieting frenemy.
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.
1805 E Elliot Rd.
Tempe, Arizona 85284Get Directions