Unlike birthdays and catchphrases, the palm-sized pleasures of a cupcake will never get old. Today’s Groupon gets you a dozen delivered, frosted treats from Sweet City Cupcakes, a sugar shack deemed Best Bakery in the Kansas City Area 2009 by Kansas City’s A-List voters.
Owners and sisters Franny and Susan fled the Big Apple to avoid Cloverfield and to sink their sweet teeth into more confectious career pursuits. Priding themselves on using local and organic ingredients whenever available, they whip up bitty batches and deliver the tasty treats direct to your door. From coconut-crested seasonal sweets to dainty floral cups fit for a tea party, their perfectly portioned cakes are ideal for a quick, guilt-free fix.
Choose from vanilla, chocolate, coconut, lemon, or red velvet, the latter of which is topped with indulgent cream cheese icing. Other flavors are swooped with signature Swiss meringue buttercream icing (try vanilla, chocolate, raspberry, strawberry, coconut, or lemon). Sweet City also creates specialty flavors, which change seasonally. All dozen cupcakes you order must be the same cake flavor/icing combination.
Sweet City Cupcakes is a delivery-only service, and delivers anywhere within 15 miles of the Plaza. Send outside the included area for a charge of $.75 per mile, so New Yorkers can get the goods delivered for a mere $823. This Groupon is perfect for resolving feuds when words seem superfluous, thanking your tweenage baby-sitter, and staving off friends who always insist on eating “just a yardcarton” of your dessert.
In addition to the A-List award and unanimous thumbs-up reviews, Cupcakes Take the Cake blog also spotlighted Sweet City:
- The frosting is a mousse that makes all other cupcakes taste like dirt! And I like all other cupcakes. I'm just saying.... – Mo D., A-List
- Mmmmm. Fabulous designs and sooooo good! Red Velvet is my fave. – Leah E., A-List
- The best cupcakes in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD!! *(and I know cupcakes)... yummy and nutritious too! – Connie F., A-List
Cake vs. Cupcakes
Cupcakes are slowly becoming even more popular than their larger cousins, the cake. What is causing this shift? Here’s a leaked copy of a memo from the Cupcake Baker’s Association entitled Dynamic Strategies for Increasing Cupcake Desirability vis a vis Public Attitudes Toward Full-Size Cakes:
For too long, cupcakes have been viewed as the smaller, and, therefore, inferior version of cake. To increase cupcake consumption, we must change this perception. Here’s how:
- Cease using the term cake to refer to regular-sized cakes. Begin calling cake: Multi-Portioned Overflowed Cupcake Accident Mistake Scary.
- Call cake’s patriotism into question, e.g.: Why are so many cakes decorated with American flags? Because cakes are hiding something? Remember, cupcakes are distinctly American because Susan B. Anthony invented them.
- Is there a link between cake and rising childhood swear-word-usage? This is a fair question.
- Cakes, due to their overly large size, are possible hiding spots for drug lords looking to avoid prosecution. Cupcakes will not harbor criminals.
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