Like driving a sports car or tapping a yeti on the shoulder, eating cake is better with a stick. Chew on a doweled dessert with today's Groupon: for $19, you get a dozen cupcake pops at The Cake Pop Goddess (a $40 value).
The Cake Pop Goddess's lollygaggers cook up trays of their spherical sweets in a variety of flavors before coating them in smooth chocolate and vanilla shells. Customers design their dozens by choosing from four fluffy cupcake flavors: chocolate, cookies 'n' cream, Funfetti, and red velvet, the latter named for its rich texture and ability to be hung on walls. A creamy shell of chocolate or vanilla protects each delicate center, with the base colored to the client's wishes, then topped with color-coordinating sprinkles. The bakers then wrap each pop in cellophane and festive bows before setting them in a bag for safe transport, out of the elements and away from open-mouthed children lying in wait on the sidewalk.