Donuts are like Post-it notes: fun to peel apart and sticky enough to adhere to coworkers' foreheads. Sample this versatile treat with today's Groupon: for $22, you get two dozen gourmet donuts—including 12 glazed and 12 flavored—at Castle of Cakes. Customers may split the two dozen donuts between two visits.
Founded by a certified cake decorator, pastry designer, and Wilton Method instructor, Castle of Cakes invites tongues to test drive a range of inventive, doughy wheels. Patrons can celebrate National Donut Month (October) by playing ring toss with an initial payout of 12 glazed donuts, saving the second dozen for National Donut Month memorial services in November. Six inventive flavors infuse the bakery's fancier rounds. A perfect complement to hot coffee, the decadent Cinnabrow tickles tonsils with vanilla glaze, cinnamon, and brown sugar. The lemon-ginger-crunch donut wakes groggy taste buds with citrusy glaze and crushed gingersnap cookies, and Monkey Dance pastries fuse peanut butter and banana glazes with pretzels to create a treat incomprehensible to most meal taxonomists. Due to high demand, Castle of Cakes recommends that patrons call ahead to ensure availability.
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 89183