For years, food scientists have extolled the health benefits of chocolate, harnessing its flavonoids to quash leprosy, baldness, and feelings of persecution. Put an end to your maladies with today's Groupon to Sweet Perfection. For $6, you'll get $15 worth of chocolates and other tasty treats in-store at the charming Olathe confectionery.
Sweet Perfection has perfected handmade chocolates, cakes, and cookies, many of which are Valentine's Day–themed. Put your Groupon toward a box of assorted chocolates ($16.99) or a dozen chocolate heart-shaped suckers ($12). You could also purchase the deceptive chocolate box heart cake ($35). This undercover cake lurks beneath a blanket of candies and makes a fitting metaphor for your tax-break based relationship. Your Groupon is good towards non-Valentine's viands as well, such one dozen cinnamon rolls ($24), a 9-inch chocolate cream pie ($15), 16 chocolate-covered cherries ($14.99), or whatever other delectables you discover.
If sugar makes your eyelashes itch, Sweet Perfection also serves up savory soups and sandwiches for lunch. The confiserie is open from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. on weekdays and from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturdays, so be sure to plan your trip accordingly.
Sweet Perfection Bakery
Sally and Robert Bennett, their children beside them, stood at the edge of the busy intersection in Overland Park the day after Thanksgiving. They clutched bundles of business cards tied to samples of their homemade chocolate and passed them out to idling drivers. The success of their street-side pitch led to Sweet Perfection Bakery and its display cases of housemade candies and cakes. Aided by a few other bakers, the duo crafts most baked goods from family recipes—such as grandma's sugar cookies and a pie Robert created during his time serving in the Marines. As evidence of the bakery's strong familial ties, family members—such as children and nieces—frequently help with daily kitchen operations.
Much like da Vinci painted a new Mona Lisa each day to keep her from changing her hairstyle, the bakers build cinnamon rolls, fruit pies, and seasonal cakes in-house every morning. Their confectionary delights snub preservatives in favor of real fruit and hearty buttercream frosting. An on-staff cake decorator embellishes lemon-raspberry and german-chocolate cakes with Happy Birthdays and Well Wishes, and blueberry pies garner praise as a customer favorite. Bakers also design custom orders, sometimes completing cakes last-minute when needed, once finishing a decorated cake on the spot for a distraught mother, whose first cake tumbled to the floor less than two hours before her son's birthday party.