Dinner without dessert is like a foreign movie without subtitles—you can digest both, but you'll probably miss out on the good parts. Fast-forward to tasty endings with today's Groupon: for $100, you get either a cupcake-decorating party for six people or a chocolate-making party for eight people from Cream & Sugar (a $200 value). Parties can be held at locations within a 8-mile radius of Cream & Sugar's home at the University of Pennsylvania, with an extra fee for any tolls.
Cream & Sugar's effervescent hostesses sprinkle parties with garnishing expertise and all of the edible ingredients for 75 minutes of frosted fun. Select a cupcake-decorating party, where up to six sweet-toothed guests adorn one dozen cupcakes in three colors of rich butter-cream frosting. The party host selects of the number of chocolate and vanilla cupcakes in advance, then nominates two of four flavors of butter cream fresh for the topping. Dexterous instructors sculpt immaculate frosted flowers and Sesame Street characters to illustrate proper techniques to pupils, and ambitious fingers can dip into frosting to append sprinkles and m&m's for finger-licking extra credit.
Or choose a chocolate-making party, where similar toppings are mixed into 2 pounds of chocolate with the hands of up to eight guests. A pint of fresh strawberries and a pound of pretzels await immersion therapy in a molten chocolate bath, and Cream & Sugar's secret truffle recipes emerge from hiding to help hands realize dense confection from delicious smells. Guests of either party may take home two decadent creations.
Although not included in the value of today's Groupon, additional flavors of frosting, types of chocolate, toppings, and other ingredients may be purchased to supplement either party's bounty. Large groups can also be accommodated at either party for an additional cost.