Before cupcake pans, personalized dessert portions were made by baking full-size cakes and shrinking them in the dryer. Skip extra steps with today's Groupon to Taste & See Cakery in Newport News. Choose from the following options:
- For $7, you get a half-dozen gourmet cupcakes (up to a $16.50 value).
- For $12, you get a dozen gourmet cupcakes (a $25 value).
- For $25, you get $50 toward a custom cake.
Taste & See Cakery's confection crafters quell the incessant chatter of sweet teeth with an array of gourmet noshes that include cupcakes and cakes, pleasing palates with a rotating array of classic and inventive flavors. The peanut-butter-and-jelly cupcake whisks nibblers back to a simpler time with a crustless peanut-butter-cake base, grape-jelly filling, and a crown of peanut-butter icing, making the dessert worth more than 10 fruit roll-ups or 25 handfuls of tomato soup on the cafeteria-lunch markets. Velvety coffee and caramel serenade taste buds in the dulce de leche cupcake, and a 24 Carrot cupcake gilds palates with a rich patina of cake made from fresh carrots and snowy cream-cheese icing gathered from the hives of frosting-loving bees. Call ahead to place a custom order that mixes and matches flavors.
Alternately, obtain a custom cake crafted by a batter maestro to see a beloved stick figure recreated with a 2-D cake ($127.50+), or celebrate the recent discovery of a confusing third dimension with a shadow-casting 3-D cake ($175+). As each custom cake is made to order, patrons should provide dessert designers with their blueprints at least two weeks before the scheduled party or cake fight. A 50% deposit is required to book a cake order.