Coffee & Treats in Crofton

Ice Cream and Shakes or Cakes and Cupcakes at Cold Stone Creamery (50% Off)

Cold Stone Creamery- College Park

College Park

Mix-ins blend with fresh-churned ice cream to create unique flavor combinations

$10 $5

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8 Ice-Cream Cones or 1 Year of Ice-Cream Pints from Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream (Up to 58% Off). Two Options.

Ben & Jerry's

Multiple Locations

Celebrate the Cherry Blossom Festival with a scoop of Cherry Garcia ice cream, a cherry ice cream chock-full of cherries and fudge flakes

$34.08 $17

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$10 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Yogurt at Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt ($20 Total Value)

Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt

Calverton

Rotating selection of frozen yogurt in classic and seasonal flavors

$10 $5

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Take-Home Thanksgiving Meal or Cookbook & Cookie Package from Chef Carla Hall (Up to 41% Off). Three Options.

Chef Carla Hall

Alchemy

The Chew cohost provides a comfort-food feast for Thanksgiving or a sampler of her artisanal cookies with an autographed cookbook

$66 $39

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$22 for One Dozen Assorted Cupcakes at Red Velvet Cupcakery ($39.60 Value)

Red Velvet Cupcakery

Multiple Locations

Pastry chefs frost devil’s food cupcakes with Valrhona chocolate ganache and bake vegan and gluten-free varieties

$39.60 $22

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Ice Cream or Ice-Cream Cake at Cold Stone Creamery (Up to 37% Off). Three Options Available.

Cold Stone Creamery

Baltimore

Mix-ins blend with fresh-churned ice cream to create unique flavor combinations

$12.78 $8

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One Dozen or Two Dozen Cake Pops at Enchanted Cakes and Treats (Up to 50% Off)

Enchanted Cakes and Treats

Baltimore

Chocolate, red-velvet, yellow, strawberry, and lemon cake pops infused with buttercream and dipped in white or milk chocolate

$18 $9

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Chocolate-Covered Strawberries or Cupcakes at Corazon Cakery LLC. (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Corazon Cakery LLC.

Greenmount West

Baker creates artisanal desserts from scratch using premium ingredients in flavors such as earl-grey tea, avocado, and lemon curd

$30 $15

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American Breakfast Fare and Drinks at Fresh Farms Cafe (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Fresh Farms Cafe

Baltimore

Cooks make a lineup of artisan breakfast dishes, sandwiches, and wraps using fresh local ingredients from eco-conscious suppliers

$10 $6

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One or Two Dozen Cookies or a 16-Inch Cookie Cake at Great American Cookies (Up to 45% Off)

Great American Cookies

Inner Harbor

Chefs at the Entrepreneur magazine–lauded bakery craft cookie cakes from a generations-old recipe and decorate them by hand

$29 $16

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One or Two Dozen Specialty Cupcakes at MTD Bakery (Up to 50% Off)

MTD Bakery

Baltimore

This bakery at Hollins Market whips up cupcakes made fresh each morning from scratch in a variety of creative flavors

$30 $17

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$20 for $40 Worth of Cupcakes — Sweet Doves Cupcakes

Sweet Doves Cupcakes

Oxon Hill - Glassmanor

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$40 $20

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Two-Hour Cupcake-Decorating Class for One or Two, or One Dozen Cupcakes at Occasionally Cake (Up to 55% Off)

Occasionally Cake

Mount Vernon

Classes teach cupcake-decorating techniques; cupcake flavors range from red velvet to cookies ‘n’ cream with Oreo buttercream

$42 $19

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10 Chocolate Drinks or $29 for $40 Worth of Two-Hour Chocolate Classes at Artfully Chocolate

Artfully Chocolate

Multiple Locations

Classes teach students the history of chocolate or how to pair it with wine; Sip chocolaty drinks inspired by the careers of famous women

$40 $20

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$14 for Dessert Tastings for Two at The Sweet Life Sugar Tour Dessert Expo on December 7 ($20 Value)

The Sweet Life Sugar Tour

Hilton Garden Inn

Taste and shop for sweet treats from a dozen local bakers and confectioners, including sweet-potato cakes from Delectable Bakery

$20 $14

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10 Espresso Drinks or Chai Lattes with Optional Pastries at The Curious Grape (Up to 51% Off)

The Curious Grape

Fairlington - Shirlington

Seasonal pastries and 12-ounce lattes, chai lattes, or cappuccinos made using hand-pulled espresso and local organic milk

$31.90 $16

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Cake Balls, Alcohol-Infused Cupcakes, or Fondant-Cake at Poor Little Rich Girl Cupcakes & Cake (Up to 39% Off)

Poor Little Rich Girl Cupcakes & Cake

Essex

"Texas-sized" cupcakes in flavors like strawberry shortcake or with alcohol-infused filling; single-tiered cakes are covered in fondant

$25 $16

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$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Café Fare at Melt Cafe and Gelato Bar ($20 Total Value)

Melt Cafe and Gelato Bar

West Rockville

Panini sandwiches and sweet or savory crepes served alongside more than 30 flavors of rich Italian gelato

$10 $6

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One Dozen Cupcakes or Single-Layer Sheet Cake at Bakers Park (Up to 53% Off) 

Bakers Park

King's Point Plaza

Edible balloons and flowers adorn vanilla or chocolate sheet cakes, while swirls of icing cap cupcakes in flavors such red velvet

$30 $15

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$12 for Five Groupons, Each Good for $4 Worth of Yogurt at Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt Towson ($20 Value)

Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt Towson

Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt

Frozen yogurt in flavors such as cake batter, peanut butter, and mango sorbet along with dozens of toppings options

$20 $12

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Vince’s Tasty Creations fuels festivities with platters of palatable appetizers, entrees, and custom baked goods. Vince's staff can meet with customers to devise menus that accommodate an event's theme, atmosphere, or expected number of hot-dog-eating champions in attendance. Since robotic caterers are no longer legal, Vince's furnishes a professional human staff to assist with serving and carving stations. Delectable deli sandwiches accompany gourmet entrees of eggplant parmesan and honey-citrus baked ham to create an enticing midday function. For breakfast gatherings, a hot buffet of eggs, bacon, and home-fried potato helps daybreak diners awaken. Specialty red velvet, peanut-butter, and double-chocolate cupcakes emerge from ovens within 24 hours of their scheduled pickup time. The pastry professionals can also decorate wedding cakes with messages, personalized drawings, or fondant sculptures of couples' favorite love boats.

1268 State Route 3 S
Crofton,
MD
US

Ice cream cools hot mouths, gives spoons a purpose, and turns into soup, so it's both a dessert and second course. Try one of Baskin-Robbins's ice cream cakes—including flavors such as fudge crunch, Oreo Cookie, Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, and brownie a la mode—or indulge in soft serve, ice cream, sundaes, and more. For other sweet treats, go with doughnuts, which are renowned for being a superior form of bread; standout flavors include blueberry cake, Bavarian creme, Boston creme, glazed cake, jelly filled, French cruller, apple crumb, and more. If you prefer non-sweet food, bite into a bagel or one of the oven-toasted flatbread sandwiches that come in flavors such as chicken parmesan, ham and swiss, and turkey, bacon and cheddar.

6101 High Bridge Road
Bowie,
MD
US

After more than 20 years of delighting family and friends with her decorated cakes, owner and head cake designer Sharon White decided to turn her love of all things sweet into a full-time cake-design business. Following the success of her 1950s-inspired shop, Nostalgia Cupcakes, Sharon was ready to test her sugar-sculpting skills on more opulent sweets, and so she left the retro-theme desserts in the past and forged a more sophisticated future with a custom couture-cake boutique, The Cake Courtesan. After just one year in business, the shop had already earned a spot on the 2012 Platinum List from luxury wedding source Grace Ormonde thanks in part to the detail of Sharon's designs, which have been known to include everything from giant handmade sugar flowers to frosting-based lacework. Her boutique crafts its gourmet treats in fresh, limited amounts every day, offering a long list of rotating flavors as well as daily favorites that prefer to sit still.

6926 Laurel Bowie Rd
Bowie,
MD
US

Every day, Rita's serves up fresh, fruitified Italian ice ($2.39 for a regular) in more than 30 flavors, with sugar-free, fat-free, cholesterol-free, and trans-fat-free ices available. Achieve Ty Cobb–like levels of coolness with the Georgia peach ice, get caught in the rain of the refreshing piña colada, or visit the Sunshine State without leaving the comforts of your bomb shelter with the Florida orange. Other flavors include strawberry, root beer, Swedish Fish, chocolate chocolate chip, vanilla, key lime, the unearthly RitaBerrious (formerly Mystery Ice), and even a Peeps flavor. All ices are served within 36 hours of mixing, ensuring that Rita's customers are getting drinks as pure as the driven Technicolor snow.

9407 Lanham Severn Rd
Lanham,
MD
US

Adam Greenberg refers to himself as “the world's pickiest eater,” which may explain Bagels 'n Grinds’ distinctive take on the celebrated baked good. Greenberg’s self-professed culinary perfectionism led him to create a secret 10-step bagel recipe that involves a colossal water-purification system, visible to patrons through a glass wall. With scientific precision and occasional mad-scientist cackles, the newly opened shop's staffers create 16 types of bagels that manage the tricky balance of crisp surfaces and soft insides.

Patrons can smear their bagels with low-fat, housemade cream cheeses infused with ingredients such as strawberries or lox, or opt for one of the café’s other creations, such as Bagnini sandwiches topped with piles of meat or marinated portobello mushrooms. Water from the café's purification system also goes into free-trade organic coffees and three different iced-coffee brews. Custom salads incorporate gourmet ingredients such as hormone-free chicken, candied walnuts, or toasted-parmesan crisps, while six distinctive soups are served in cups or bagel bowls. Non-edible amenities inside the new shop include free Internet access, a semi-private conference area, an 18-foot coffee bar, outdoor patio, and flat-screen TVs.

7791 Arundel Mills Blvd
Hanover,
MD
US

From behind a frozen granite slab, the staff of Cold Stone Creamery uses twin spades to blend custom servings of ice cream and creative mix-ins to fit customers? exact specifications. Founded by Donald and Susan Sutherland in 1988, Cold Stone began under the hot Arizona sun, eventually spreading its frosty fingers to encompass more than 1,400 locations worldwide. Despite the size of the company, each location?s staff keeps up the handcrafted quality, making ice cream onsite every day and using those signature spades to create delicious pointillist art against the freezer wall.

880 Capital Centre Boulevard
Upper Marlboro,
MD
US