The story of the Gingerbread Man, a cherished part of Christmas tradition, is based on the Old English belief that cookies came to life on Christmas Eve to weatherproof storm windows and test smoke detector batteries. Equip your home for sweet seasonal eatings with today's Groupon: for $25, you get an assortment of two dozen holiday cookies (a $50 value) from Castle of Cakes on East Pyle Avenue. In the warm ovens of Castle of Cakes's cooking keep, confectionary cobblers craft delectable discs designed for enhanced holiday snacking. Today's Groupon gets you a gift box filled with 24 homemade gingerbread, sugar, and gourmet oatmeal-chocolate chip cookies formed into classic holiday shapes--such as snowmen and Santa Claussi for Christmas and hearts for Valentine's day. Use your snack pack as a sweet present for holiday gatherings or leave it as a thank-you for St. Nick on his annual round of reverse-burglary.
Castle of Cakes
Cake artist Sonya Washington has seen a lot in the last 30 years. She left behind a corporate position to pursue her confectionary dream, and even spent nine months homeless while working to save her fledgling sweet shop. But all those trials are behind her, and they’ve paid off.
With educational certificates in cake decoration and pastry design, Sonya and her business have become so successful that she gives away more than 10,000 mini cupcakes annually, either to charity or as samples. She trains new generations of sweets makers with daily classes, which cover topics including baking for couples, advanced cupcake creation, and how to spot counterfeit buttercream frosting that is actually just gold. While waiting to pick up cake pops in gluten-free or sugar-free configurations, patrons press their noses against glass to peer at Sonya’s cakes, which have included some shaped like guitars, cars, and hats.
750 E Pyle Ave.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89183Get Directions