Deprived of nourishment in the womb by stronger, full-size cakes, cupcakes have overcome their physical shortcomings by maintaining dignity, even when covered in sprinkles. Give a high-five to the little guy with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of cupcakes, sweets, and more at The Sweet Tooth Fairy in Draper, Midvale, Salt Lake City, Provo, St. George, and Layton.
Owner Megan Faulkner Brown started baking as a child, assisting her mom in the kitchen, and now transports customers to blissful, childlike states on a parade float made of fresh-baked gourmet goods, including cupcakes, cookies, cakebites, brownies, bars, and assorted sweets. Frequently featured in both local and national media, including the Rachael Ray Show, The Sweet Tooth Fairy conjures up dozens of cupcakes ($2.35 each) that rotate daily, including red velvet, toasted coconut, and double fudge. Pacify sucrose-craving taste buds with sweets such as lemon bars and peanut butter wonder bars ($2.25 each); snickerdoodles and chocolate truffle cookies ($.95 each); or assorted like cinnamon-glazed almonds, cinnamon rolls, caramel apples, nostalgic candy, dipped pretzels, and chocolate-dipped Oreos (prices vary).
The Sweet Tooth Fairy
Stepping into The Sweet Tooth Fairy shop is like walking into another era: round tables and high-backed chairs surround an old-fashioned soda fountain, and oldies music plays softly nearby. Pale-blue walls and white crown molding stand behind a glass case full of sweet treats, which are baked daily and earned proprietor Megan Faulkner Brown two appearances on The Rachael Ray Show—one when she was still baking in her basement kitchen, and the next three years later, when her business had grown to nine locations.
Megan uses the "most ordinary" ingredients to whip up her extraordinary pastries, which include chocolate-chip and iced oatmeal cookies, brownies, lemon bars, and a variety of cupcakes and full-grown cakes. Signature cakebites don coats of chocolate or white chocolate flecked with sprinkles. Flavors of baked goods rotate monthly, with some favorites available on a daily basis. Gluten-free options are available, as are frosting shots designed to save time usually spent licking every drop of frosting off the top of a full-size cake.