Deprived of nourishment in the womb by stronger, full-size cakes, cupcakes have overcome their physical shortcomings by maintaining dignity, even when covered in sprinkles. Give a high-five to the little guy with today’s Groupon: for $7, you get a dozen regular cupcakes delivered from The Cavity Shoppe on Staten Island (a $15 value).
The Cavity Shoppe's owner, Ck King, satisfies sweet teeth by baking batches of baby cakes in more than 30 frosted flavors. Time-honored traditional varieties include chocolate or vanilla with baker's frosting and red velvet painted with a cream-cheese portrait of Elvis. Apple crumb and coconut custard provide a serving or two of fruit, and cookies 'n' cream with Oreos offers a double dose of dessert. Paying homage to the most important meal of the day, the cheese-danish cupcake splashes in dewy chocolate drizzle, and the maple french-toast cupcake comes topped with crumbled bacon and the morning's funny pages.
Order your favorite flavor online; mixing and matching flavors costs extra.