Most know that the way to an iguana's heart is through its stomach, but it is useful to remember that human stomachs can be reached through the mouth, nose, eyes, and—if it's an emergency—the number written on the refrigerator's dry-erase board. Today's Groupon stimulates your gentle iguana heart with a sensational feast of sweet tastes, smells, and sights at Sweet Spot Bakery in Melrose. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of any bakery items, excluding wedding cakes.
- For $19, you get $38 worth of any bakery items, excluding wedding cakes.
Owner Craig Verdini oversees Sweet Spot Bakery’s passionate bakers and decorators, whose menu of custom-made cakes, cupcakes, cookies, brownies and pastries comes cooked up from top-of-the-line ingredients, including butter, real vanilla, and heavy cream. Help a cupcake feel a sense of identity by getting it decorated with a character or special design, such as a dog, penguin, butterfly, panda, or Social Security number ($2.99). In the fruit tart, a cumulus cloud of fresh fruit hits the taste buds ($2.99). Or try a gourmet cake—available as a 6-inch ($14.99), 8-inch ($27.99), or 10-inch ($39.99)—such as the Fudgy Parrot, which delights audiences with its moist chocolate cake, ganache, chocolate-mousse filling, and squawky impressions of former vice presidents.
Customers can create their own special-order cake from a choice of flavors, fillings, frostings, and designs. Decorators can personalize cakes with elegant script to say "happy birthday" for dear friends or "this cake will explode if you touch it" for sneaky roommates. Special orders must be made 24 hours in advance.
Sweet Spot Bakery
Sweet Spot Bakery’s skilled confectioners source top-quality ingredients, including real vanilla and heavy cream, to sift, whip, and bake batters into cupcakes, cakes, and cookies fresh daily. The rotating menu spotlights such dishes as Boston-Globe mentioned chicken pies and treats such as chocolate-covered strawberries or French macaroons and holiday themed cupcakes. Fresh apples plot new strategies for keeping the doctor away inside turnovers and dumplings, and buttercream frosting crowns chocolate and white cupcakes with regal dollops of silky sweetness. Full-size cakes can titillate the sweet teeth of 4–75 people and are available in flavors such as lemon raspberry and carrot, or gourmet varieties such as fudgy parrot and caramel mousse. With 24 hours’ advance notice, bakers can design custom creations to match any event’s theme or a party planner’s spirit animal. Most cakes and cupcakes are available in gluten free.
163 W Emerson St.
Melrose, Massachusetts 02176