Without dessert, diners desperate for closure would have no choice but to wash dishes or weep over the last few pages of A Farewell to Arms. Put an end to sad meal ends with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $14 worth of gourmet desserts at The Whirling Whisk Baking Company in Mooresville. All confections are peanut- and tree-nut-free.
At The Whirling Whisk, mother-daughter duo Paulette and Lily De La Rosa join generational forces to spin high-quality ingredients into edible works of art. Cake-craving connoisseurs can order a specialty cake ($30–$55), choosing from innumerable combinations of base flavors, fillings, and icings, or opt for one of the bakery's ambrosial brain-children, such as the cannoli cheesecake ($4.75 for a slice, $45 for a full cake), which uses airy ricotta filling to cushion the dainty tastes of chocolate chips, candied orange-peel flecks, and graham crust. Add sweet sustenance to dinner parties or high-speed car chases with a dozen cookies in flavors such as oatmeal raisin, chocolate marshmallow, and chocolate cherry toffee ($14–$18 for a dozen). The Whirling Whisk bakery sharpens the sweet tooth with a full menu of baked goods, offered as fresh as a just-hatched Peep.