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: for $15, you get one dozen delivered cupcakes from Pin-Up Pastries (up to a $30 value).
Pin-Up Pastries treats taste buds to cupcakes in dozens of gourmet styles as well as basic treats that combine many cake flavors with frostings. Celebrity-inspired flavors such as The Elvis, banana cake frosted with peanut-butter buttercream, allow customers to nibble on something with a famous name without incurring a restraining order. In the All The Way Mae cupcake, chocolate-fudge cake overflows with caramel lava capped off with chocolate buttercream and a dusting of sea salt. The Sandra Dee white cake stays pristine beneath smooth almond buttercream, and The Bogart’s chocolate-ganache center wears a trench coat of red-velvet cake and a sardonic smile. Customers may choose up to two flavors to fill their orders.