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. Today's Groupon says what meter and rhythm cannot: for $16, you get one dozen gourmet cupcakes at The Cupcake Lounge in Moore (a $32.48 value, including tax).
The expansive bake case at The Cupcake Lounge brims with handheld desserts baked in-house in flavors inspired by candy, soft drinks, and infamous celebrity cravings. Shunning cake mixes and bucket frostings, the shop's bakers craft 15 cupcake varieties from scratch each day, including regular flavors such as the Straight Laced⎯vanilla cake crowned with classic buttercream. Succulent red velvet cake congregates with cream-cheese frosting and chocolate flakes for a divine delight known to its friends as Amazing Grace. The King tips its frosted hat to Elvis with a royal marriage of banana cake and peanut-butter icing, filled with a chocolate kiss.
Daily flavors rest alongside ever-rotating, ever-innovative specialties such as Cherry Coke and Cotton Candy. The lounge's hot-pink and lime-green storefront leads customers to a spacious lounge where they can rest toothsome treats on multicolored tables while seated in chairs, cushy couches, or the frosting-stuffed ottomans of Victorian dessert barons. While not included with today's Groupon, The Cupcake Lounge boasts a wealth of other food and drink options, including lunch and dinner specials with homemade chicken salad, custom-designed fondant cakes, coffee, and wedding cakes.
The Cupcake Lounge
Attempts to sip a cupcake up a straw rarely succeed, but the staff of The Cupcake Lounge encourages customers to try with their Cherry Limeade cupcake. The confection is made of a lime-infused cake base topped with whipped cherry frosting and comes garnished with a lime slice and a tiny straw.
This drink-inspired treat is one of only 10 cupcake flavors the shop stocks daily. The rest of the menu is a rotation of funkier flavors, including a banana cupcake with a Hershey’s Kiss hidden inside and crowned with peanut-butter frosting. For further sweet treats, diners can nibble at an array of cookies or sip espresso creations infused with amaretto, hazelnut, and other flavors. The bakery also caters to sweet teeth with classes that teach students how to adorn a cake without just stacking another cake on top of it.