Though one-sixth as devastating as banana-cream pies, cupcakes still provide effective fire during fancy dinner-party food fights attended by Larry, Curly, and/or Moe. Today's Groupon lets you lock and load with this smile-inducing ammunition: for $17, you get a dozen cupcakes from Sweet Retreat in Edina (a $33 value). The charming boutique's petite treats were touted as the best cupcakes ever by Elizabeth Dehn in Minnesota Monthly.
Following a fine-tuned recipe calling for the freshest ingredients, careful mixing, and imported baby's giggle, Sweet Retreat expertly whips up batches of joy-inducing indulgences. Cakes and cupcakes are baked daily to ensure maximum freshness, and then hand-slathered with homemade butter-cream frosting to ensure maximum deliciousness. With today's Groupon, your very own batch of gourmet treats will be made to order in one or more of the flavors of your choice from the daily selection (e.g. red velvet, peanut-butter cup, banana, coconut, and more). Pick up a s'mores-flavored cupcake to celebrate the summertime camping season, or pay homage to your favorite shade of chocolate with a chocolate-on-chocolate.
The bubblegum-pink and chocolate-brown-striped store whisks visitors away to dessert-filled deserted-island daydreams without the accompanying sunburn. Call ahead to place your order (ask about delivery options), or stop into the parlor-style bakeshop and follow your eyes' nose to its favorite flavor.
Customers must select from the daily flavor options. Call at least 24 hours in advance to place your order and ensure flavor availability.
- Perfect pillows of buttery, rich, delicate goodness topped with fluffy, buttercream frosting hand-mixed using the ratio of fat to sugar that God intended. They’re the best cupcakes I’ve ever eaten. – Elizabeth Denn, Minnesota Monthly
- These treats can't help but tempt you. – PopFizz Daily
- Moist Yummy Goodness, Perfection in a Cupcake… – VegetarianPrincess, Urbanspoon
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