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 Sweet Tooth Fairy in Foothill Village, Draper Peaks, Fort Union, East Bay, and Pineview Plaza. 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, Sweet Tooth Fairy conjures up daily and rotating cupcakes ($2.35 each), including red velvet, toasted coconut, and german chocolate. Pacify sucrose-craving taste buds with lemon bars and peanut butter wonder bars; snickerdoodles and chocolate truffle cookies; or assorted like cinnamon-glazed almonds, dipped pretzels, and chocolate-dipped Oreos.
The Sweet Tooth Fairy has received a lot of press. Rachel Ray featured the bakery's double chocolate fudge cake bites. The Daily Herald mentioned its Valentine's Day offerings, and Salt Lake Tribune blog, Bite by Bite featured it. Google Mappers give it an average of 3.9 stars. More than 4,000 Facebookers like the bakery.
- We love their rich little cake truffles too--blurring the lines between fudge, cake and truffle, these are little gems of pure pleasure in your mouth. – Cakespy.com
- [The cookies 'n cream cake bites are] delicious and fun, and will leave a sweet impression when dropped on neighbor’s doorsteps this holiday, especially thanks to their party-perfect packaging. – Your Heart Out
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.