A spin-off of traditional, larger cakes, cupcakes placate guests with smaller portions, faster distribution, and an ability to fit snugly into any regulation-sized wallet. Indulge in a conveniently conveyable confection with today's Groupon: for $5, you get six gourmet cupcakes (a $10 value) at Sweet Art Cakes in Dayton.
At Sweet Art Cakes, self-taught baker Becky White freshly fashions a toothsome selection of cupcakes that are fit for all occasions. Give in to the demands of six sweet-talking sweet teeth by mixing, matching, and macerating a sextet of made-to-order flavors, including birthday cake—a classic butter cake topped with fresh buttercream and sprinkles—or classic red velvet, a rich, ruby-hued cake coated in cream-cheese buttercream, much like the Southern parlor furniture of yore. A cookies-and-cream cake pairs chocolate cake with cookies and creamy white frosting, whereas lemon cake showcases a more genial side of the bitter fruit by topping the citrusy confections with lemony cream-cheese icing.
Cupcake technology has advanced exponentially since frosting was ham-fistedly blasted by artillery cannon into cake-lined fields. Shedding cloying ammunition for high-powered mixers, today's Groupon to Sweet Art Cakes offers a convenient way to hand-catapult cup-sized cakes over tooth-walls.