Though less devastating than banana-cream pies, cupcakes still provide effective suppressive fire during fancy dinner-party food fights attended by Larry, Curly, and/or Moe. Today's Groupon lets you lock and load with this smile-inducing ammunition: for $10, you get $20 worth of pastries, cupcakes, and more at the Pastry Palace.
A clan of delicacy decorators owns this sugary sanctuary, specializing in serving up a selection of unique cupcakes, pastries, and cakes infused with fresh ingredients. Confectionary craftspeople collaborate with Sin City's bewildered new brides, baby-faced baby bearers, and birthday party planners to create personalized cakes (starting at $45 for 1/4 sheet) fit for finicky taste buds. Cupcakes ($2) come in all shapes and sizes, from flora-festooned sugar circles fenced in by decorative paper and crippling fear of life outside the safety of their wrappers, to teddy bear topped frosting fortresses. A fiesta of flavors permeates cakes and creams made from scratch, from red velvet rounds with a blanket of butter cream to marble masterpieces donning dark chocolate ganache. Secure a slice of moist carrot cake, tantalizing tiramisu, or an exquisite éclair ($3) from the shop's stockpile of pastries.
Puppy dogs. Basketball shoes. A bottle of fine liquor. A mother unicorn and her baby. These are just some of the cakes customized for weddings and other events from the inside out by the Pastry Palace's bakers and treat sculptors. While the staff works from a long list of standard flavors for the cake, filling, and icing, they've been known to create custom flavors according to the client's needs, whims, or all-purple food diet. They can even accommodate the culinary criteria of customers who adhere to vegan, gluten-free, and sugar-free diets. The bakery also extends its talents to other baked goods, such as cookies, cupcakes, and other pastries.