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. Articulate what meter and rhythm cannot with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of fresh-baked cupcakes and more at The Bakery Boutique in Smithfield.
The Bakery Boutique's dessert-crafting doyens sate sweet teeth with a bevy of ambrosial treats, earning their confectionery the 2010 award for Best Cupcakes in Rhode Island by the Rhode Island Monthly. These illustrious cupcakes come in more than 60 variations, ranging from signature tongue pleasers—such as the dark-chocolate cupcake ($2.10) and the vanilla-buttercream-topped tuxedo cupcake ($2.10)—to avant-garde gastronomic delights, including the cannoli cupcake ($2.60) and the Nutella banana-filled cupcake($3). Put palates to the test with a delicacy from the unique wine-inspired cupcake collection, which provides all the delicious nuances of vino without purpling any feet or inducing uninhibited James Cagney impersonations ($3 each). Or lacquer taste buds with brownies, mini desserts—such as pintsize cheesecakes ($1.65)—or a spectrum of dipped treats that includes oreos ($4.95 for 7) and pretzel rods ($5.95 for 8) after they've been submerged in chocolate dunk tanks.
In its efforts to help find a cure for multiple sclerosis, The Bakery Boutique is raising money to boost awareness and financial support through its Race to Erase MS vanilla cupcake ($2.10). For each one of these sold in the month of May, $1 will be donated to the Nancy Davis Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis.