Cupcakes are a preferable alternative to birthday cakes, whose constant accompaniment by off-key singing has depleted the planet’s finite supply of forced smiles. Garner genuine grins with today’s Groupon to Nothing Bakes Like a Parrott in South Portland. Choose between the following options:
- For $16, you get one-dozen cupcakes or whoopie pies (up to a $33 value).
- For $45, you get three-dozen cupcakes or whoopie pies (up to a $99 value).<p>
Nothing Bakes Like a Parrott owner Jessica Parrott crafts cupcakes and whoopie pies from fresh fruit and real butter in her bakery in South Portland. Customers can peruse a long list of flavors such as german chocolate, carrot, red velvet, vanilla, and coconut to pick the cake base for each of 12 or 36 cup-size confections. For a finishing touch, Parrott crowns each cake with creamy buttercream frosting and can also fill them with chocolate ganache, buttercream, pistachio pudding, or ideas so crazy that they just might work. Alternatively, whoopie pies sandwich cake circles and creamy filling into portable hand-held treats.