Armed with real butter, eggs, and cream, the bakers at Dream Cakes by Carolyn sate sweet teeth with scrumptious cupcakes and custom cakes. Frosted red velvet, double-chocolate, butter-cake, and marble cupcakes incubate behind glass displays as they dream of growing into full-size confections. Before designing custom cakes ($90–$250), customers can browse the online gallery for ideas and select their favorite flavors and designs. Tasty red bows accent white stuccoed frosting on round layer cakes, whose compatriots go undercover as realistic handbags, old-fashioned turntables, or colorful Gucci purses. Towering cowboy hats perch on square confections that proclaim "happy birthday" as playful animals pose on tiered frosted habitats. Popular custom flavors include butter cake slathered with butter-cream or chocolate frosting, italian amaretto cake, and a combo cake of chocolate, strawberry, and red velvet, which struggles to forge a coherent culinary identity.
Radio-controlled cars speed along the dirt path of twin, 20,000-square-foot off-road racetracks at RC Hobby Shop, spurred on by shouts of encouragement and furiously twisting thumbs. Too colossal to fit inside the building, the tracks embody RC Hobby Shop’s serious approach to having fun. Inside the 9,400-square-foot retail space, stacks of toys line the aisles and beckon kids and hobbyists with battery-operated modern gadgets and timeless classics such as yo-yos and board games. Model makers of every age can stoke their creative sparks with detailed modeling kits that reconstruct classic cars, elaborate train sets, and Lilliputian crime scenes.
The five passes can be redeemed during regularly scheduled open bounce play periods on weekdays (find a time on the west or southwest location's calendar). Possibilities include preschool play date, family bounce night, or all-ages open bounce. Open bounce sessions may include music, flubber shoes, games, or snacks. Houston's summer camps include a three-day-a-week creative art camp (weekly till August 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; days vary by location).
Sky Zone's patented playing courts encourage guests to bounce off trampoline floors and angled walls during a slew of entertaining activities. After lacing up Sky Zone's special shoes, kids and adults can storm the courts for open jump, 3-D dodge ball or sky slam, where jumpers aim basketballs at hanging hoops. For more structured movements, instructors lead SkyRobics classes that can help burn up to 1,000 calories in one hour. Though not included with this Groupon, the facility welcomes groups for birthday parties, corporate events, and burning effigies of Isaac Newton.
In more than 1,112 stores worldwide, Edible Arrangements' Fruit Experts arrange pieces of premium fruit in stunning displays for all occasions. Customers can customize their order to suit any occasion, receiving chocolate-dipped fruit such as pineapples, granny-smith apples, and juicy strawberries that, unlike the sodas found in most mummies' crypts, don't contain any preservatives. Fruit Experts can dip fruit in gourmet semisweet or white chocolate. For birthdays and anniversaries, chocolate wielders can personalize bouquets with gifts such as plush teddy bears and mylar balloons.