of just desserts is the only way to consume the FDA’s recommended daily allowance of frosting. Meet your mouthwatering nutritional needs with today’s Groupon to SweetCakes & Candy Emporium. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get a medium king cake, which serves 10–12 people (a $30 value).
- For $20, you get a large king cake, which serves 15–20 people (a $40 value).<p>
At SweetCakes & Candy Emporium, confectionary wizard Batini D. Brown bakes fetching pastries fresh to order. After taking orders by phone or gingerbread chasqui, Brown blends together the king cake dough, available in either original king cake, apple, cream cheese, or cream cheese with praline. A coat of Mardi Gras–hued sprinkles readies the fluffy confection for revelry, or New Orleans Saints colors lure home missing mascots. To ensure a timely order, customers should request cakes three days in advance. Pickup times are Monday–Friday from noon to 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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.