What You'll Get
For $30, today's side deal gets you a two-hour baking course of your choice from CakeLove bakery in Silver Spring, Maryland (a $60 value). Both the baked goodery's made-from-scratch sweets and its owner (Warren Brown, host of Food Network's Sugar Rush), have garnered national media attention. Since there's no purchase limit, you can complete all three classes, which are limited to six students to ensure individual attention. Choose from these three courses:
Intro to Baking/Baking 101 teaches the basics, from creaming butter and sugar to knowing when a cake is done.
Cake Decorating shows aspiring artists how to assemble a cake in rustic CakeLove fashion using buttercream and ganache. Each wannabaker will construct his or her own six-inch, two-layer cake.
Small Sweets covers the baking of palmable treats, including cookies, scones, and muffins, with the same ingredients used at CakeLove.
This Groupon is valid for these three baking classes only, and only at the Silver Spring location. CakeLove reserves the right to cancel classes due to low participation, but registered students will be rescheduled for another class.
CakeLove, founded by Warren Brown, the host of Food Network's Sugar Rush, was awarded Best Bakery in 2009 by the Washington Post Express. The bakery has received extensive local and national press coverage, including features on the Today Show, NPR, and the Wall Street Journal, among others. Online reviews are mixed, with some reviewers finding the quality to be inconsistent and the texture somewhat dry. More than 150 Yelpers give the Washington, DC location an average of 2.5 stars. They also give the Arlington and Silver Spring locations 2.5-star averages:
- The icing was absolutely delicious and proportionate to the amount of cupcake. – Jessica L., Yelp
- I enjoyed the lemon swirl a lot and thought the 44, salted caramel, was really good. – Katherine I., Yelp
- In downtown SS, when you get the cupcake crave, Cake Love [sic] is the easiest place to get your fix. – Yuh Wen L., Yelp
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 20, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person per class. Valid for baking classes only. Reservation required. 72-hour cancellation policy or Groupon is forfeited. Valid at the Silver Spring location only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.