Cups provide containment for life-sustaining water, protect tender nether regions, and allow eavesdropping through walls. Combine these benefits with the scrumptiousness of cake and alcohol with today's Groupon: for $5, you get a half-dozen alcohol infused cupcakes at Tip*C Cupcakes (up to a $15 value) in North Providence.
Playing mad scientist with both pastries and palliatives, TipC animates its often-arid namesake with alcohol infusions, adding extra bliss to bite-sized desserts. The bakery's flavor-synergizing shamans craft all edibles from scratch and have been known to showcase concoctions as outlandish as the Pool Boy, with a mix of coffee crème liquor and orange rum; the Devil's Red Velvet, a dervish of Godiva liquor, crème de cacao, and red velvet cake; and the Dirty Rich, infused with lemon vodka, peach schnapps, and aloofness. Although tastes of alcohol tickle partakers' tongues with each bite, mouth parties hosted by TipC are subdued and dignified soirees—the included liquor has no effect on the body, and the marinated mouthfuls are appropriate for all ages.
Those opposed to the symbiosis of spirits and sweets may opt for more innocent cupcakes. Cocktail-free sugar fixes come in flavors such as vanilla, green tea, and lemon-filled raspberry, perfect for capping a dinner party or tossing at an uncle's mouth after his ballet recital.