Back when the snickerdoodle and the Thin Mint were nothing more than dance crazes, sock-hopping teens secretly wished for tiny candied Frisbees to complement their moves. Wishes do come true with today’s Groupon: for $27, you get an admission to the Sweets for My Valentine workshop from The Gingerbread Shop at the Courtyard Marriott in West Homestead (a $54 value). Choose from the following dates and times:
- Saturday, February 11, at noon
- Saturday, February 11, at 1:30 p.m.
- Saturday, February 11, at 3 p.m.
- Sunday, February 12, at noon
- Sunday, February 12, at 1:30 p.m.
- Sunday, February 12, at 3 p.m.
The sugar-savvy staff of The Gingerbread Shop guides guests to furnish four types of festively shaped sugar cookies during 60-minute Valentine’s Day–themed confectionary workshops. During the decorating festivities, aficionados share aesthetic tips and techniques, such as finding complimentary colors and how to fit an entire love sonnet onto one side of a cookie. Participants dress up their two-dimensional works in warm, festive fashion using varied confections from a candy buffet as well as a plethora of other colorful decorating supplies. When done designing their sweet holiday themes, guests can surround a card-decorating station to design custom love notes, well wishes, and illustrations of Michael Bolton’s likeness using a range of provided craft supplies.