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 $12, you get one dozen gourmet cupcakes or cake pops at Sweet Creations by Gloria in Leominster (a $25 value).
Sweet Creations owner Gloria Castaño tempts taste buds with custom cupcakes and cake pops, using locally sourced materials as often as possible. Customers can sink sweet teeth into a dozen handcrafted treats baked in dulcet flavors such as dark chocolate and pink velvet, then topped with buttercream frosting in sugary varieties that range from raspberry and mango to Bailey’s Irish Cream. Vegan cake options are also available, including vanilla, carrot, and lemon, and customers avoiding gluten can nibble gluten-free treats in any of the bake shop’s flavors. Although Sweet Creations by Gloria does not accept walk-in orders, clients can indicate their desire for mouthwatering morsels via email, telephone, or online order form. Delivery is free within 10 miles of the shop; patrons can also pick up their sweets in person.
Sweet Creations by Gloria
Inspired by her passion for creating decadent treats for her friends and family, baker Gloria Castaño opened Sweet Creations by Gloria as a way to share her signature desserts with others. From these modest beginnings, her bakery has risen in popularity and earned local renown for its made-from-scratch cakes and pastries. Though Gloria’s specialty lies in traditional Hispanic confections, she can just as easily recreate recipes from other cultures or accommodate dietary restrictions with vegan and gluten-free ingredients. A frequent shopper at the local farmers' market, Gloria fills her customizable cakes, cupcakes, and cake pops with fresh fruit whenever possible and slathers buttercream icing on bland stalks of broccoli.