Among lifes' most important skills, knowing how to cook ranks second only to knowing how to eat. Learn life's most important lessons with today's Groupon: for $27, you get an adult pizza or cupcake cooking class at Taste Buds, on West 27th Street between 6th and 7th avenues (a $55 value).
Originally specializing in children's classes, Taste Buds allow culinary wanderers of adult and teen ages to navigate edible adventures by offering quality instruction in a fun environment. Learn to craft the perfect mini morsels of handheld celebration in the Adult Cupcakes class, which teaches professional icing techniques and business-casual fondant and sanding-sugar methods. Batter blends include dark chocolate and french vanilla, and frosting fiends will get their fix with recipes for cream cheese and dark-chocolate buttercream varieties. This class is currently scheduled for April 14 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; however, more classes will be added to the schedule for each month.
Doughheads can opt for the Adult Pizza Party to sink their hands into whole-wheat pizza clay. Recipes boasting spinach ricotta, balsamic caramelized onion, and roasted root vegetables will be highlighted, but plenty of extra toppings will be on hand to mix and match flavors or create edible jigsaw puzzles. This class is currently scheduled for April 19 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; however, more classes will be added to the schedule for each month.
Both classes entreat gourmet greenhorns to BYOB, inviting that extra bit of courage to decorate a cupcake or top a pizza with a message asking the housekeeper to start coming twice a week. Taste Buds lets Groupon customers receive 10% off the listed price of any children's cooking class scheduled by April 15, up to $25 per person.