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 today’s Groupon: for $6, you get six signature cupcakes at Tidbits Bakery in Lindale Mall in Cedar Rapids (a $12 value).
Tidbits Bakery's bakers concoct more than 18 cupcake flavors each day, all of which are made in small batches so bakers can spend time inspecting each treat. Flavors range from classic red velvet to pink lemonade—a lemon cupcake with cherry drizzle and cherry-almond icing. The Happy B-Day vanilla cupcake hoards confetti sprinkles within its buttercream filling and tops itself with marshmallow icing, and the Black Pearl places dark-chocolate-frosting top hat on a cream-cheese-filled chocolate cupcake. Tidbits Bakery also crafts custom cakes for weddings, birthday parties, and not-guilty verdicts, along with cake pops, cookies, and more.