Before cupcake pans, personalized dessert portions were made by baking full-sized cakes and shrinking them in the dryer. Skip extra steps with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of cupcakes at TopIt Cupcakes in Gilbert.
The Le Cordon Bleu London–trained hands of TopIt Cupcakes pastry chef Rachel Saunders mix the batter and set the oven for tasty morsels every day. Peruse the cupcake menu ($3 each; $33/dz.) to load abdominal cupholders with daily offerings in classic flavor combos including red velvet with cream-cheese frosting and vanilla with vanilla-buttercream frosting waiting to be doused or sprinkled in any number of toppings from the custom topping bar. Nab a bite in a slightly wackier flavor-of-the-day such as s'mores on Tuesday, pancake with maple-cream frosting and bacon on Friday, and recyclable cupcakes with hollow centers for subsequent frosting refills.
After making desserts at Vincent on Camelback and La Dolce Vita, Le Cordon Bleu London–trained pastry chef Rachel Saunders became the co-owner of TopIt Cupcakes, where she handcrafts a rotating variety of cupcakes. Standards, such as salted caramel on chocolate cake, are available every day, and special-guest confections, including pancake maple and bacon, french toast, and s'mores, make cameos on the menu once a week. She can finish cupcakes with special designs upon request, or leave them bare for patrons to frost and top their treats with an assortment of candies or IOUs spelled out in sprinkles.
1030 South Gilbert Road
Gilbert, Arizona 85296