Cupcakes are a preferable alternative to birthday cakes, whose constant accompaniment by off-key singing has depleted the planet’s finite supply of forced smiles. Garner genuine grins with today's Groupon: for $12, you get one-dozen gourmet cupcakes at The Cupcake Orchard in Orchard Park (a $25 value).
Gen Perryman plumbs years of baking experience to craft The Cupcake Orchard's brand of decorative and scrumptious gourmet cakes. The recently opened bakery churns fresh pans out of the oven daily in a selection of everyday flavors. The chocolate-chocolate cupcake reiterates its cocoa philosophy with a milk-chocolate cream-cheese frosting on a chocolate pedestal, and the Sunshine traps bright, lemony rays inside both batter and frosting. Dress up fall festivities with seasonal flavors such as chocolate maple brushed with pure maple syrup or candy-corn-topped Halloween cupcakes to pay off door-to-door sweets auditors. The chocolate salted-caramel confection tops caramel-buttercream frosting with a caramel drizzle and a sea-salt sprinkle to fill sweet-and-salty quotas better than a Valentine's Day date with a fisherman.
The Cupcake Orchard
Gen Perryman, owner of The Cupcake Orchard, has always loved to bake desserts but admits that she was inspired to open her bakery by the influx of cupcake shops across the country. She says on her website, “As I saw these cupcakeries popping up around the country, I thought, 'why not package what I love doing into a sweet cupcake?'” Every morning, Gen and her staff freshly prepare each batch using eggs and butter from local farms, seasonal fruits, and Belgian chocolate. The shop carries eight to 10 rotating daily flavors, including chocolate salted caramel, very vanilla, and chocolate chip cookie dough.
4174 N Buffalo Rd.
Orchard Park, New York 14127