Without cake, birthday candles would be an unsupported fire hazard, and newlyweds would have nothing to rub in each other's faces but incriminating bachelor-party photos and subsequent servings of humble pie. Celebrate this pastry peacemaker with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of custom cakes and cupcakes at Artrageous Desserts.
Artrageous's chef Teri Scheff has award-winning backgrounds in both ceramic sculpture and the culinary arts, using her dual talents to mold, chisel, and hew only the most scrumptious, statuesque sweets. Snag cute custom cupcakes ($0.65––$3.50 each) topped with icing poodles, ladybugs, or sunflowers to add character to bare cupcake trees. Or choreograph flavors such as chocolate turtle, opera cream, and peanut-butter cup into numeric arrangements to commemorate a birthday, anniversary, or improved credit score. Rich tortes such as the apricot- and raspberry-filled amaretto stone sour refine blasé dinner parties in petite 6-inch ($20) and buff 8-inch ($37) varieties, and the ganache-covered chocolate-mousse bomb makes a perfect visual aid for schooling young CIA agents in the art of defusing an explosive with your mouth.
Alternately, use today's Groupon toward one of Artrageous Desserts' signature cake sculptures, which can be shaped to resemble anything, from a colorful racecar or pendant-dripping castle to the dress of an actual childhood doll. A 2011 winner of The Knot's Best of Cincinnati/Dayton, wedding cakes ($3.25–$4.00 per person) are another Artrageous specialty and come engineered in anything from crème brûlée with chocolate-truffle filling to key lime with raspberry, and extreme wedding cakes can be sculpted into shapes ranging from a giant, fondant covered present to a life-size likeness of pro skateboarder Tony Hawk.
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