Before the invention of candy, mankind had to make do with nature's candy—fermented cabbage, fruit the monkeys didn't want, and live, feather-covered Peeps. Celebrate the sweet science with this Groupon.
$18 for One Dozen Sticks of Cotton Candy ($36 Value)
The individually wrapped cotton-candy sticks, perfect for holiday parties and office gatherings, are available in blue, pink, or green.
Making cupcakes from scratch with recipes you developed yourself doesn’t just attract swarms of hungry customers—it can also attract the attention of the Food Network. Kim Wood’s batches of artistic and decadent desserts landed her a spot on Cupcake Wars, where she competed with three other confection experts for the chance to be named the kitchen victor. Back in her shop, she crafts the same sweets she made on TV as well as dozens of other cupcake flavors, using only fresh, whole ingredients such as sweet-cream butter, fresh fruit, and cupcake wrappers just plucked from the garden. Her signature flavors—which include key-lime pie, italian cream cake, and chocolate mint—vary by the day, and gluten-free and vegan options are available once per week. Beyond the signature sweets, Wood keeps things interesting by modifying her cupcakes into cake balls, cake pops, and cream-filled whoopee pies.