Deprived of nourishment in the womb by stronger, full-sized cakes, cupcakes have overcome their physical shortcomings by maintaining dignity, even when covered in sprinkles. Give a high-five to the little guy with today’s Groupon to Carmen’s Cupcakes in Prospect. Choose between the following options:
• For $12, you get one dozen cupcakes (a $25 value).
• For $25, you get one Lil Chefs cooking class (a $55 value).
Using a blend of wholesome ingredients, the bakers at Carmen’s Cupcakes whip up batches of traditional and innovative cup-sized indulgences. Each gourmet cupcake is made with a base of sweet, creamy butter; whole milk; and whipping cream and is then topped with frosting and thrown into watering mouth-caves. The bakery features a rotating cast of creations, including traditional staples such as chocolate, vanilla bean, and red velvet and more inventive flavors such as boston cream pie, banana split, and peanut-butter cup. Although Carmen's offers same-day service, it is recommend to order by phone 48 hours in advance before picking up treats to feed 12 friends or pelt a dozen passersby.
Pintsize students suit up in aprons and chef hats to learn the art of baking with Carmen's Cupcakes' Lil Chefs cooking class. Kids will measure ingredients, mix batters, and pipe an icing of their choice onto each cupcake before beautifying their concoctions with sprinkles, gummy bears, or framed Mona Lisa prints. After up to 90 minutes of laboring over hot stoves, young sugar-dabblers can taste their sweet experiments before bringing leftovers to toll-bridge trolls for safe passage home.