Bakers at Contenti Cupcakes top scratch-made confections with thick layers of buttercream and cream-cheese frosting made in a multitude of flavors. The key-lime cupcake's graham-cracker crust and citrus-infused key-lime buttercream transport taste buds to tropical climes, where they evolve into ever-larger blobs studied by curious naturalists. Chai-tea cupcakes proudly wear crowns made with sweet spoonfuls of honey cream-cheese frosting. Customers can play it safe with classic chocolate-and-vanilla cupcake combos, or venture to lick the chocolate High Hat, which adorns chocolate cake with a cap of vanilla buttercream inside a shell of chocolate ganache, which is also used to encase the helmets worn by all Canadian Mounties. Patrons can upgrade standard cup-size cakes to specialty flavors (additional $9/dozen) such as the BBB, where roasted-banana cake, blueberry buttercream, and salty bacon bits mingle to create a flavor both sweet and savory.
Instead of turning to friends to set them up or winging it online, Miami's singles often seek out the expertise of Heart Tango, a speed-dating enterprise that helps match young professionals with like-minded individuals. Daters meet up at area eateries and lounges known for their romantic vibes and heart-shaped restrooms. Once there, singles search for a match among approximately 20 people, spending a few minutes each with prospective significant others. After the two- to three-hour events, daters can log into their profiles, which become available 24–48 hours after the close of the evening and alert them to mutual love connections.
Led by well-traveled shutterbug Marguerite Beaty, Crea8fotos' staff instructs owners of DSLR cameras how to professionally operate their equipment. During Introduction to Digital Photography I, Marguerite reveals how camera settings can manipulate light quality and image sharpness and trains students to control focus, particularly in the event of a photo bomb by sasquatch. After studying the camera's various knobs and switches, students compose and frame shots to produce their own eye-catching photos.
With its home base in Bogotá, Colombia, the staff at United Languages and Media Group has made its way to Miami. Its international presence reinforces its mission of helping students advance their careers and enrich their lives by undertaking the study of a new language. To facilitate this process, they offer Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, and English classes both online and in their classrooms.
The Miami Taste of Brickell Food and Wine Festival's many events throughout the year serve culinary samples from popular Miami restaurants, endless fine wine and spirits, and international rhythms. Those chefs hail from a wide variety of acclaimed area eateries. Meanwhile, wine experts entice visitors to try new vintages by hosting tasting demos and dispensing samples. A portion of all event proceeds help fund local charities.