Decorated cookies can express all kinds of sentiments, from hearts that say “I love you” to Christmas trees that say “I buried your car keys in the forest.” Send someone a message to chew on with today’s Groupon to Amazing Kakes. Choose from the following options:
- For $25, you get a Valentine’s cookie-decorating class for one (a $50 value).
- For $18, you get one dozen cupcakes (a $36 value).
- For $35, you get two dozen cupcakes (a $72 value).<p>
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Amazing Kakes’ artistically minded bakers, whose creations have been featured on both the Food Network and in The Knot’s Best of Weddings 2010, teach fledgling frosting artists the secrets of transforming cookies into tasty themed treats during a two-hour Valentine’s Day workshop. Pupils learn the art of embossing frosting with intricate designs along with roses and bows crafted out of ribbon, creating tasty treats that convey affection without the licensing requirements of leasing Cupid’s bow. Students leave classrooms with a dozen edible, aesthetically pleasing morsels in large and medium sizes as well as the knowledge of how craft chic cookies at home. All materials are provided, allowing students to observe firsthand Amazing Kakes’ efforts to use exclusively sustainable and nontoxic products. Alternatively, patrons can opt to take home litters of cupcakes, which grace taste buds in red velvet, chocolate, or vanilla flavorings and sweeten up Valentine’s Day presents when snuck into lunchboxes or a significant other’s back pocket.
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.