Before frosting was invented, the cupcake’s topless nature forced it to become a cave-dwelling species, shunned by a society that deemed it tasteless. Revive the reputation of innocent cakelets with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get a dozen assorted cupcakes at Sweetly Scrumptious (a $20 value).
Sweetly Scrumptious features small batches of freshly baked cupcakes made with the best ingredients from local Kansas distributors. These miniature frosted wonders can be mixed and matched at your whimsy, which will help to avoid office brawls caused by the varying tastes of coworkers' sweet teeth. Fruit-lovers and vegetarians indulge in the banana-nut and carrot cupcakes, and omnivores sink their incisors into the jungle-fever option, which comes adorned with an iced animal cookie. Surprise friends or a hardworking spouse with the lime-margarita and piña colada cupcakes, two virgin concoctions sure to make anyone slur their sprinkles.
On their days off, cupcakes can often be found battling evil muffin trolls and helping Sweetly Scrumptious support various charities, including the Wichita Art Museum, Habitat for Humanity, the Leukemia Society, and many others.
Though the journey of a Sweetly Scrumptious dessert almost always ends with an empty cupcake liner or an undressed cake-pop stick, it begins with ingredients culled from local distributors. These ingredients make their way into more than 30 flavors of cupcakes, cake balls, and cookies baked in small batches throughout the day. While waiting for the next fresh batch to pop out of the oven, the bakery’s crew devises new flavors to add to the menu. The results can be sophisticated variations of classics—the cinnamon-dusted carrot cupcake comes to mind—or new inventions entirely, such as the lime-margarita cupcake rimmed with green sugar sprinkles and blended upon request.