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 $10, you get a dozen cupcake babies (a $20 value) at Vanilla Bake Shop, located in Santa Monica.
With layers and layers of delicious media mentions under their belts, the professional bakers at Vanilla Bake Shop ably fashion tasty cakes, cupcakes, and assorted sweets. Browse through the daily cupcake offerings to sample bite-sized versions of the Southern red velvet; bittersweet dark chocolate; or Decemberish flavors, such as gingerbread spice, chocolate peppermint, and Santa essence. At Vanilla Bake Shop, every day means we're a day closer to the release of Avatar 2 and a fresh batch made from high-quality ingredients, including vanilla beans from Nielsen-Massey and chocolate from Guittard and Callebaut.
Vanilla Bake Shop has received a lot of press. The Martha Stewart Show featured owner Amy Berman. Los Angeles magazine named it the Best Traditional cupcake as part of its 2008 Cupcake Challenge as well as one of the Top Twenty Best Bakeries in 2009, and CityVoters named it one of the five best cupcakes in 2008. More than 300 Yelpers give it a 3.5-star average, and Citysearchers give it an average of four stars:
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