Cups provide containment for life-sustaining water, protect the tender nether regions, and allow eavesdropping through walls. Combine these benefits with the scrumptiousness of cake with today’s Groupon to That Takes the Cake. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get a dozen cupcakes (a $33 value).
- For $18, you get two dozen mini cupcakes (a $36 value).<p>
Keisha and Brian Williams, the cofounders of That Takes the Cake, bake up trays of festive, handheld sweets in dozens of creatively mixed flavors forged from natural, fresh ingredients. Patrons choose two flavors from the pantheon for the tray they select. The seasonal Santa’s mint flavor brings to mind the chilly taste of candy canes, and the Hella Nutella hides away an untapped well of cream until the filling gets mined by a wily Keebler elf.
Cocoa explodes from every fluffy nook of the Double Trouble cupcake, a concoction of devil’s food cake made more diabolical with chocolate chips, chocolate-buttercream frosting, and a solitary Rolo at its peak. Beloved drink flavors infuse the cocktail cupcakes, with varieties such as Cosmopolitan and Bailey’s Irish Cream setting the stage for a delicious toast at a party, though guests will have to create their own “ding” sound.
That Takes the Cake
Husband-and-wife team Keisha and Brian Williams, nostalgic for the basic confections crafted by their grandmothers, opened That Takes the Cake with the hopes of escaping back to that simplicity. Under Keisha’s capable command, a team of cooks brings playful accents to the treats as they bustle about the kitchen, baking and frosting by hand and grinding snowflakes down into flour. Out of the warm embrace of ovens emerge treats in unique flavors such as green-tea cake crowned with lychee buttercream and The Professor’s Favorite, a ginger and spice cake draped in lemon buttercream with a gentle tartness. Along with traditional cupcakes, Keisha also whips up variations on the sugary theme with a roster of filled cupcakes and cocktail cupcakes infused with a variety of libations.