Advances in miniaturization technology led to a brief but intense dessert-shrinking frenzy that gave us the cupcake, the baked Rhode Island, and the gingerbread amoeba. Celebrate the world's most successful shrunken treat with today's Groupon: for $9, you get half a dozen medium-sized cupcakes (an $18 value) at Wink Cupcakes in Queen Anne. Today's Groupon is good for in-store purchases only; champagne, Guinness, German chocolate, and special flavor cupcakes cost an extra $0.50 each.
Wink keeps its bakers busy concocting a delicious array of cupcakes and frostings in both traditional and unconventional flavors. Cakey classics such as chocolate, red velvet, and carrot share shelf space with creative confections such as espresso bean, hazelnut, and coconut, with the two factions occasionally devolving into finger-snapping musical rumbles. The cupcakes come crowned with an equally eclectic spectrum of icings, including sherry buttercream, lemon buttercream, and peanut butter. Like the orbit of our planet, the stock at Wink changes daily, so cupcake cravers should drop by to see what's on-hand—pairings might include red velvet cake with classic cream cheese or coconut cake with coconut cream cheese. Fortunate souls might also toast their soul-fortune with the champagne cupcakes, the Guinness cupcakes (made with real Guinness), and the German chocolate cupcakes (made with real chocolate and real Bavarian tuba players). Vegan and gluten-free cupcakes are also available in chocolate or vanilla (if ordering a full dozen) with three days advanced notice.
Wink's cupcakes don't include any trans-fats or preservatives, and the recipes use butter rather than shortening or flubber. And because the shop treats visitors to a view of its kitchen, curious cake connoisseurs can enjoy a latte and witness the miracle of cupped-cake birth firsthand.
- The visit to Wink was was [sic] worth it ... yesterday, the dozen+ cupcakes were an instant, uplifting hit for a few friends in much need of a wink and a smile. – Evan Pham, Citysearch
- I had the pleasure of serving Wink at my wedding last July. They did an amazing job. All of my guests raved about the cupcakes. – Sara M., Yelp
- The store is tiny but packed full of sugary love. – Kate K., Yelp
West Queen Anne
1817 Queen Anne Ave. N
Seattle, Washington 98109Get Directions