Like fending off monsters in the backyard, decorating a cake pop requires one to have a wild imagination and a firm grasp on a stick. Add an imaginative layer to a sweet treat with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $39 for a cake-pop-decorating class for one ($80 value)
- $69 for a cake-pop-decorating class for two ($160 value)<p>
Under the tutelage of professional cake decorators, students transform balls of dough on the end of sticks into colorfully frosted, edible sculptures. Supplies will be provided to students during the class and available for purchase after class. Classes are currently scheduled from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on the following Wednesdays: May 23, May 30, and June 6; and the following Saturdays: June 9 and June 30. More classes will be scheduled on an as-needed basis.<p>
Jeri Kopecky baked her first cake with her mother in the kitchen of her family's home in Ennis, a city south of Dallas. Batter wasn't the only thing transformed by the heat of that oven, and after years of helping her mother decorate cakes for friends and neighbors, Jeri took it upon herself to make her passion her career. In 1998, she bought a cake shop, expanded its size to 4000 square feet, and leapt into business for herself. One short year later, her own daughter Kelli joined her in the baking business, and the pair now whip up multilayer bridal cakes and creative birthday cakes for their ever-growing neighborhood. Cake Carousel's ample kitchens also provide a venue for eager students to come and learn the decorating techniques that have twice been passed from mother to daughter. Basic classes teach everything from leveling batter to simple frosting-piping techniques, and students in advanced sessions sculpt complex sculptures out of fondant or learn the elements of design behind a cookie bouquet. Several instructors aid Jeri and Kelli in keeping their year-round calendar of classes running. Occasional guest and celebrity sugar artists—such as Lauren Kitchens, various Food Network chefs, or a peanut-flavored fondant sculpture of George Washington Carver—supplement the lineup with classes in their particular specialties. The candy and cookie store also offers supplies for cake, candy-making, and cookies such as gelatin, isomalt, fondant, and gum-paste.