Cups provide containment for life-sustaining water, protect the tender nether regions, and allow eavesdropping through walls. Combine these benefits with the scrumptiousness of cake with today's Groupon: for $8, you get eight California cupcakes at Tonnie's Minis in Harlem. Tonnie's candies the Big Apple with its decadent cupcake flavors and toothsome toppings, inviting visitors to relax and ruminate in the cozy glow of its confectionary café. California cupcakes are the perfect in-between size, pleasing customers and golden-locked little girls with a portion that's just right. Build the batter base from daily cake flavors such as golden sponge, chocolate, or red velvet, then fit it with a frosty cap of butter-cream, lemon, or cream-cheese icing before speckling it with a tapestry of toppings such as sprinkles, sliced strawberries, or sliced pineapples. Save time on cake architecture and skip hiring burly contractors by ordering a predesigned Village Favorite, such as the Taste of Coconut, a golden sponge cupcake topped with cream-cheese icing and shredded coconut. Tonnie's Minis offers gluten-free options, and a full list of flavors can be viewed on its online menu.
Yelpers give Tonnie’s Minis a solid 4.5-star average:
When he was only 7 years old, Tonnie's Minis founder Tonnie Rozier started cooking confections alongside his grandmother. As he grew older, he realized baking was more than a childhood pastime, and went on to found an at-home baking business. By 2005, he had so many orders that he quit his job to field ever-growing requests for his sweets. Soon, Tonnie found himself filling orders for all corners of the Big Apple, ranging from everyday Brooklynites to Jay-Z and P. Diddy. Today, he leads his crew of confectioners in hand-crafting a menu of notable cupcakes that have competed on Food Network's Cupcake Wars and nourished the studio audience of The Wendy Williams Show in the moments after a massive food fight.
The shop’s rotating list of flavors includes signature carrot cupcakes made with hand-peeled organic carrots by Tonnie himself and moist red velvet dainties crowned with cream-cheese icing. As the seasons change, the lineup shifts to incorporate flavors that represent the time of year, such as Halloween cupcakes, colorful dainties for spring, and morsels with the date of Secretary's Day written in their frosting.
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