The cupcake is the cooler sibling of the muffin, with its outrageous hairstyle and its penchant for riding a motorcycle while rocking out on the electric guitar. Up your “cool cred” and get two dozen of these bad boys with today’s Groupon: 12 iced and glittered cupcakes from The Cake Studio for R29.
The Cake Studio situated on Dan Pienaar Drive, has been gracing the world with jaw dropping cakes and tummy filling cupcakes for years. The experienced bakers at The Cake Studio wave their magic wands and produce delicious delicacies from cartoon cakes to cupcake towers. The first mention of the cupcake can be traced as far back as 1796; this makes it highly likely that when Jane Austen wrote her first draft of Pride and Prejudice , she may have celebrated by devouring a few of these bite-sized treats and shared them with her cat Anastasia, who loved making icing moustaches and meowing in a posh accent.
The Cake Studio promises to give you the tastiest cupcakes you have ever had with these 12 icing and glitter topped pieces of perfection. However, you will have to order these babies in advance as, much like things that go “poof” and disappear really quickly, the fancy cupcakes at The Cake Studio do not last long at all. Originally aimed at being a baked delicacy for kids, making them happier than a meerkat dancing to mariachi music, adults have also come under the wiles of this tasty treat. Decorated with everything from sponges that live in pineapples under the sea to rainbows and sassy sayings - these tiny titbits have been used as a party treat, a new take on wedding cakes and a simple ‘pick me up’ after a long day of working hard as an autocue roller or dinosaur hunter.
Cupcake fact: An infamous mobster was ambushed by the CIA in 1957 when he followed a row of pink post-it notes leading to a big box of cupcakes. The man, who was so engrossed in the icing treats, was apprehended and arrested on the spot, being placed in the CIA van with pink frosting still on his nose.