Like a materialistic lover, cake frosting doesn’t play nice unless you fork over a lot of dough and give it some sugar. Have a slice with today’s Groupon to Amazing Kakes. Choose between the following options:
- For $12, you get one dozen cake pops of assorted flavors (a $24 value).
- For $50, you get a $100 worth of Silver Collection custom cakes.
Amazing Kakes’ fiery ovens dispense layer after layer of divine batters and painterly bakers dress treats in fine buttercream and fondant decorations. Customers phone 48 hours in advance to place orders or set meetings on the by-appointment-only calendar, whether dropping in for a cake-pop pick-up, custom-cake consultation, or to frost a neighbor’s poodle for their birthday. Silver Collection custom cakes ($60+) demurely conceal baked batters such as the coffee-infused dark-chocolate mocha or the swirled marble beneath draped, delicious gowns of white-chocolate fondant. Sweet teeth submerge in smooth lemon-cream cake or classic raspberry, filled with a fruit-infused buttercream icing also used to power ice-cream trucks and rocket pops.
Amazing Kakes’ menagerie of frosted fineries bake in a veritable spectrum of colors, but the bakery’s philosophy remains monochromatically green, with efforts to use exclusively sustainable and nontoxic products.
Amazing Kakes sugar artists Yvette Humbert and Kim Sanchez, whose creations have been featured on the Food Network and in The Knot’s Best of Weddings 2010, apply their artistry to made-to-order wedding cakes, cupcakes, and cake pops. The flavorings and fondant in their cakes hail from Switzerland, imparting a distinct European note to flavors that range in complexity from red velvet to champagne bellini. The duo's commitment to detail extends to its firm stance on only designing wedding cakes in-person, though the two have flown as far as San Francisco and the moon to construct and attend to celebratory pastries.
Humbert and her fleet of instructors share their expertise in cake-making classes, teaching students to mimic their magic in a roomy, sunlit classroom. In general classes, including topics such as how to make fondant or gum-paste flowers, bakers add new techniques to their repertoires, and during more specific classes, they learn to build cakes that resemble anything from the University of Texas at Austin tower to a high-heeled shoe. All materials are generally provided, allowing students to observe firsthand Amazing Kakes’ efforts to use exclusively sustainable and nontoxic products.