Although fez hats knit with sports logos can capably broadcast your team allegiance, the best way to honor local athletes is by barraging strangers with mascot-shaped cakes. Use customized edibles to grab attention with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of custom cakes, cookies, and more at Sweet Art Bakery in McKinney. Using high-quality ingredients, the bakery buffs at Sweet Art Bakery carefully craft inventive cakes in a variety of flavors for all occasions. Though they're a totem of trademark tastiness, cakes are just the frosty tip of Sweet Art's sugary iceberg; confections such as cookies ($1–$5 per cookie) flank other fang-friendly sweets including truffles and chocolate-dipped strawberries.
Sweet Art Bakery
On any given day, Sarah Halterman can be found making handbags, corsets, baseball jerseys, or guitars—out of cake. Once an elementary schoolteacher, she founded Sweet Art Bakery in 2007 as an outlet for her love of custom baking. Today, she leads a team of five design assistants who help her turn 10 cake flavors such as dark chocolate, red velvet, strawberry, and spice into works of art suited to her customers' specifications and interests. She breathes life into her treats with 10 types of filling and icing, which include raspberry preserves, peanut-butter mousse, and chocolate buttercream. When not crafting custom cakes or their miniature cupcake cousins, Sarah fashions butter-citrus sugar cookies into the shapes of hats, owls, and snowmen, rolls cake balls and profiteroles, and dips strawberries in chocolate. She also leads monthly cake-decorating classes which, though geared toward beginners, also teach experienced bakers how to execute advanced kitchen moves or protect cakes from impatient guests by disguising them as scary predators.