A Valentine’s Day gift makes love tangible, whether it’s a heart-shaped box of chocolates or a couple of hamsters rubber-banded together so that it looks like they’re hugging. Show you care with today’s Groupon: for $35, you get a Valentine’s Day basket at SweetCakes & Candy Emporium (a $78.37 total value). The basket includes:
- A heart-shaped king cake with strawberry filling (a $30 value)
- Two small bottles of wine (a $10 value)
- Two wine glasses (a $10 value)
- Chocolate-covered fruit (a $5 value)
- Special gift-wrapping (a $23.37 value)<p>
At SweetCakes & Candy Emporium, confectionary wizard Batini D. Brown bakes fetching pastries fresh to order. Brown fashions king cake dough into a heart shape before inserting a rich strawberry filling freshly tapped from Louisiana’s strawberry trees. Two small bottles of wine fill two glasses, enabling sips from interlocked arms, and chocolate-covered fruit can be romantically hand fed or precisely launched from a catapult.
SweetCakes & Candy Emporium
Despite Batini Brown’s belief that “taste trumps design,” the chef, owner, and pastry designer at SweetCakes & Candy Emporium turns her delectable treats into miniature works of art, crafting everything from butterflies to shark fins out of sugar and chocolate. As a baking class once changed Ms. Brown’s life by showing her a new career path, she pays it forward by offering both group and private workshops that cover baking, decorating, and the most poised way to extract one’s face from a cake at a party.