Poetry would be entirely composed of haikus and sonnets dedicated to cakes and pastries if poets didn't devour their idyllic subjects before having a chance to write. Say what meter and rhythm cannot with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of mini cupcakes and French macarons at Sweets Bakeshop’s locations in St. Paul and Minneapolis.
Ly Lo, the confection creator at Sweets Bakeshop, sculpts ingredients into a menu of handcrafted sweets. Customers can peruse a plethora of mini cupcakes and French macarons ($2 each; $7 for four; $9 for six; $12 for eight). The mudslide stuffs a soft, chocolate cake with with mocha ganache and Kahula with Bailey's buttercream. Or, savor the pucker up cupcake, lemon cake filled with berries and topped with lemon buttercream. A crunchy alternate to dwarf cakes, pastel-colored French macarons parade their array of fillings across glass display cases.
Cupcake Caramel by Sweets Bakeshop
From autumnal cupcakes topped with Halloween embellishments to colorful stacks of french macarons awarded Best of the Twin Cities by Minnesota Monthly, the meticulously designed treats at Cupcake Caramel by Sweets Bakeshop come from all-natural ingredients. Bakers carefully top pumpkin spice cake with sweet cream buttercream frosting to create this month's seasonal cupcakes, or drizzle caramel atop year-round favorites. Caramel cream and chocolate ganache pour into cupcakes and macarons alike, the latter of which spring from the oven in six different flavors daily. The confectionary team tailors orders of specific events, tinting colors to fit a particular party theme or presidential concession speech.