Though less devastating than banana-cream pies, cupcakes still provide effective suppressive fire during fancy-dinner-party food fights attended by Larry, Curly, and/or Moe. Lock and load smile-inducing ammunition with today’s Groupon at the America's Biggest Cupcake Decorating Event - Baltimore Edition from Charm City Cupcakes, held on July 23 at Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel. Choose between two options:
• For $40, you get a Cupcake Decorating 101 workshop from 9 a.m.–11 a.m. (includes decorating kit, an $80 value).
• For $55, you get a Mommy/Daddy & Me cupcake-decorating workshop from 1 p.m.–3 p.m. (includes decorating kit, a $110 value).
The pastry chefs at Charm City Cupcakes hone apprentices' ability to artistically adorn baked goods through fun-filled, two-hour workshops that borrow directly from Charm City's cupcake classes. During the Cupcake Decorating 101 workshop, students slather prebaked chocolate and vanilla cupcakes with mouthwatering buttercream icing, creating cupcake borders and icing flowers and allowing tiny cakes to stylishly comply with standard "no shirt, no service" policies. Alternatively, the Mommy/Daddy & Me workshop facilitates quality time between parent and child as they take sweet-teethed cues from a friendly instructor. With prebaked cupcakes in hand, participants use multihued frostings and candies to modify their miniature cake, learning to create shapes and tasty floral arrangements. Afterwards, embellishment laureates in both workshops can take home their finished products to complement dinner or display in edible picture frames on the living-room wall.