Without the promise of sweets, mouths would never have the patience to stay open during dentist's appointments or closed during beekeeping demonstrations. Keep mouths copacetic with today's Groupon to Cake Supplies Depot in Plantation. Choose from the following options:
- For $15, you get $30 worth of baking supplies.
- For $28, you get a cake-decorating class (a $50 value).
- For $38, you get a baking class (a $70 value).
Inside Cake Supplies Depot, customers are greeted by candy-like pink and white stripes, homey wood floors, and shelves stocked with professional baking tools. Guard yourself against an Armageddon-like shortage of sweets by sticking your pantry with a surplus of baking pans in various sizes and shapes. Or arm your arms with a 20-inch-wide glide rolling pin ($21.99) from Wilton, perfect for rolling fondant or deflecting pop flies. Soothing songs by Billie Holiday and Louis Armstrong mingle with the sweet scents of baking wafting from the kitchens, frequently inspiring shoppers to drop everything and bake up a batch of hello dollies on the spot.
The expert cake artisans at Cake Supplies Depot impart their sugary wisdom to both aspiring cooks and seasoned bakers, leading them through aisles upon aisles of quality kitchenware and helping them tap into their culinary creativity a wide range of classes. The four-hour cake-decorating class leads students through the beautification of a cake using professional tools and the occasional wig. Depending on the direction of the class, some students will learn to mold sweet fondant icing or design gum-paste cake toppers, and others may create figurines appropriate for specific occasions such as weddings or holidays. Students can opt to practice on a Styrofoam cake lookalike or bring in a cake of their own to decorate, though attendees to this course must bring their own supplies. During the four-hour baking class, instructors patiently explain the science behind baking, so students may never again wonder why their soufflés fall or how the gingerbread man came to walk upright. Trainees also adopt the basics of culinary presentation such as garnish placement and return home with a selection of ready-to-eat treats.