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.
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.