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 this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $12 for one dozen cupcakes (a $25 value). Choose from cake and icing combinations such as strawberry champagne, double dark chocolate, and old-fashioned vanilla.
- $10 for $20 worth of café fare for lunch. Dip a baguette into the steamy soup du jour ($6.25), which also pairs nicely with sandwiches such as the BLT with roasted red pepper aioli ($7.55) and grilled chicken caesar panini ($10). See the full menu.<p>
The Chocolate Vine
When faced with time off after graduating from Southeastern Louisiana University, Maggie DiMaggio took to baking cake after cake in her own kitchen. Seeing the potential in her baked treats, she soon began taking weekly pilgrimages to the Mandeville farmers' market to sell her cupcakes and fine breads. As the popularity of her creations grew, the special orders began pouring in—so many, in fact, that she had to open a storefront just to manage the demand.
That storefront soon evolved from its humble beginnings into The Chocolate Vine, a European-style bakery that also houses an intimate café. To foster a cozy, inviting atmosphere, Maggie furnishes the small eatery with tables and chairs from local antique stores and regularly applies a fresh coat of buttercream icing to the walls. When not crafting almond-, strawberry-, and chocolate-infused cakes , she cooks light lunches with fruits and vegetables from a local produce stand. Maggie also graciously opens up her wine cellar for regular tastings, during which guests sip on eight glasses of her finest reserves.
129 E Pine St
Ponchatoula, LA 70454