What You'll Get
The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, but to make it that far you have to be disguised as cake. With today's Groupon, $35 gets you a two-hour Fondant I cake class at Sweet Wise, in the Music Valley Village shopping center. This Groupon is valid for the Fondant I cooking class only. Classes are normally $45, but in a special offer for Groupon customers, Sweet Wise is providing all materials, an additional $30 value.
Since opening in 2001, Sweet Wise has quickly developed a reputation as a premier cake, candy, and pastry supply store. Owners Kathy and John Gentry understand the crucial role a cake plays in any celebration, and their primary goal is to arm you with the basic skills necessary to create a fondant gift cake topped with a fondant bow—replacing the hassle of shopping for real gifts on birthdays, anniversaries, and weddings. Fondant is an elegant confection used to create subtle cake embellishments; it's similar to the creamy filling found inside Cadbury crème eggs. Wielding fondant, you can match any flavor and texture to sculpt cake decorations to your liking. Summon forth a chocolate skeleton riding a flaming marzipan motorcycle, or recreate in cake form the old church spire of Combray, delighting friends and nosy mail carriers.
The champagne of the dessert world, cakes transform even the most mundane occasion into a full-on celebration. Show the world that you can be its master, as you perfect your own race of atomic super-cakes. Classes at Sweet Wise are fun and informative, giving you all the skills you need to tame the most feral of wild cakes. If your intro class leaves you craving more, Sweet Wise also offers Fondant II and Fondant III classes (both $45; 2 hours, materials not included), though the intro-level class is packed with information and self-contained.
- The classes are AWESOME. I highly recommend fondant I and II. the store is wonderful [sic] they have almost everything, and the staff is very helpful! – kitkate33, Google Maps
- If you are a cake baker or candy maker (or want to be), there is nothing else out there like this store. – Lynn M., Insider Pages
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 13, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Class subject to availability. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Sweet Wise
Owner Kathy Gentry once relied on baking to console her during marathon studying sessions in college. Years later, Gentry has built a booming business devoted to celebrating cake’s charms. Staff guide budding and seasoned pastry chefs alike toward cake tools and instructors curate a packed schedule of courses that cover everything from finessing fondant to freeing trapped clowns from giant cakes. The chefs even film a hugely popular YouTube video series in which they meticulously guide bakers on sugar-laced odysseys.