Some things, such as cakes and dentist hands, are better small. Eat the superior version of a cake with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of cupcakes at The Cupcake Shoppe.
The Cupcake Shoppe's founder and oven-master Rachael Miller artfully melds real butter, fresh fruit, dutch-processed cocoa, and pure extracts to produce daily batches of preservative-free cupcakes. Swirls of made-from-scratch frosting crown the petite cakes in up to 10 flavors and hold toppings and frosted treasure maps on their buttercream, whipped-cream, or cream-cheese dunes. Patrons can consult the pastry shop's menu of daily cupcakes ($3 for all single cupcakes; $15 for six), to nab an array of diminutive treats or go all-in with the colossal proportions of a big cupcake ($18 each). Sink cuspids into a cushion of red velvet cake and cream cheese or tackle a two-toned dessert that perches white chocolate chips and buttercream on a chocolate base, orbited by a rim of white-chocolate sprinkles and envious hummingbirds. A rotating list of specialty flavors includes Reese's cupcakes, which doff peanut-butter buttercream hats to courteous tongues, and a wedding-cake variety that hitches sweet teeth to a white, almond-infused centerpiece strewn with edible pearls.
The Cupcake Shoppe
After years as a nurse in an ICU, Rachael Miller wanted a career change and the chance to run her own business. So, she traded in her scrubs for an apron and founded The Cupcake Shoppe. Rachael always loved to bake, and now it's the first thing she does every day; she rises early to prepare the batter for her cupcakes, which she bakes in seven signature flavors available every day. These always-available staples include chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, and red velvet. But Rachel also gets creative, adding two additional specialty cupcakes to her menu every morning. These more unusual recipes often borrow flavors from other desserts—Oreo and snickerdoodle cupcakes, for example, have bits of cookie infused into them, while Boston cream cupcakes evoke the flavors of the cream pies American revolutionaries once threw in the faces of colonial soldiers.
3920 S Padre Island Dr.
Corpus Christi, Texas 78415