When Santa needed a place to greet the children of Danville in 2012, one of his go-to stops was Amen Affordable Bakery. The shop hosted an event for him, during which he jotted down toy requests while the kids decorated cupcakes and cookies. The activity was an apt fit for the bakery, whose culinary team adds an ornamental touch to its homemade cookies and cupcakes, no matter the time of year. Amen's made-to-order treats also include brownies, cherry danishes, pecan pies, and pumpkin muffins, which transform back into regular pumpkins if they aren't eaten before midnight.
Cake-Tastic's frosting-wielding mother-and-daughter team instills students of all ages with enthusiasm for embellishing baked goods during a two-hour cake-decorating party. The buttercream group package offered in today’s Groupon teaches groups of up to 20 students how to boost cakes' curb appeal with buttercream-frosting Spackle. The no-bake class furnishes each frosting neophyte with one beverage, a pre-iced six-inch round cake, and an ample supply of nozzles, cake-embellishing tools, and frosting. Instructors guide class members through basic techniques for prettying-up pastry, focusing on building skills without gobbling icing directly from the pastry bag. With each new lesson, cakes bloom with icing adornments as students get the hang of professional tips and tricks. At the end of the party, comestible masterpieces travel home with their makers in protective cake boxes to preserve delicate frosting flowers, scrolls, and Renaissance Faire miniatures.
Butterscotch pie, chocolate tarts, and toasted coconut donuts may sound like mutterings from a fever dream of a bona fide sweet tooth, but they're actually items on the menu of Maria's Bakery. Since 2010, owner Maria has been whipping up custom cakes, pies, and desserts of every stripe. She also crafts savory breads, including loaves infused with fragrant rosemary or cheddar cheese.
Crafting cakes of all shapes and sizes, the staff of Cakes by Chris Indy whips and frosts for all occasions. Custom projects range from three-tiered wedding cakes embellished with fondant bows, to Spongebob sheet cakes reading "Welcome Home from Your Submarine Mission." A variety of cake flavors and frostings include German chocolate, red velvet, and mint-buttercream, and each order includes delivery, setup, and free stand rental.
Vanilla Bean Bakery?s ovens constantly churn out moist cupcakes, cakes, and cookies in a lengthy roster of flavors. Once the treats are cool, the bakery?s frosting artists decorate them using glaze, frosting, and fondant. With two to three days' notice, the team can create custom cakes to celebrate anything from baby showers to tax-filing day. Cupcakes come in luscious flavors such as red velvet, lemon, coconut, and peanut-butter cup. The bakery?s gallery of custom cupcakes showcases its decorators' diverse repertoire. They adorn dozens with prom proposals and fondant ghosts. In addition, bouquets of cake pops in flavors ranging from pink champagne to butter pecan brighten up parties, or patrons can opt for stickless arrays of cake truffles instead.
Operating out of the kitchen of an Episcopal church, the talented bakers at The Cakehole offer only customized, made-to-order treats. Their sucrose skills allow them to replicate stills from a movie for Oscar-themed cupcake trays or create a whole nest of Angry Birds-adorned cupcakes. Armed with sugar, water, and dye, bakers create decorative, multi-tiered cake art emblazoned with characters and themes from pop culture, comic books, and outdated tax codes. They can also fuse cakes and cupcakes together for a full mise en scéne, such as a zombie-themed wedding cake with accompanying cupcakes topped with tiny gum paste body parts.