Poetry would be entirely composed of haikus and sonnets dedicated to cakes and pastries if poets didn’t devour their idyllic subjects before having a chance to write. Say what meter and rhythm cannot with today’s Groupon to Village Confections in Canton. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of custom king cakes.
- For $25, you get one admission to a petit-four baking class (a $50 value).<p>
Village Confections is now operating as Sweet Designs Bakery and Gifts. Purchasers may continue to use their Groupons at Sweet Designs Bakery and Gifts through the expiration date.
Lou Van Velkinburgh draws upon more than 30 years of baking experience to preside over the tasty bites and elucidating classes that fill Village Confections with jubilation. King cakes ($14–$31) don customizable colors to blare sweet school spirit to rivals and mouths in shareable sizes that include an 8-inch circle and a 10”x18” parallelogram. The cakes enable fans to seize the attention of tailgaters, fuel sucrose-lacking athletes, or provide a well-matched accessory to a peacock mascot.
In intimate 10-student petit-four classes, bakery founder Lou grants her charges the skills to craft delicate pastries on a whim. During the two-hour session, hands gain the ability to bake, measure, and cut the bite-size confections and adorn them with garnishes, icing, and buttercream frosting made in class. Pupils tote home at least six petit fours and a recipe for easy at-home baking. Village Confections holds classes on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and Thursdays at 6 p.m., but the bakery can schedule other class times upon request if it can coordinate 10 willing students or stand-in simians. A large portion of the bakery’s proceeds, including 100% from every petit-four class, benefits The Christmas Village Foundation, a residential ministry that supports disadvantaged women. Women residing at The Christmas Village acquire job-skills training by working at Village Confections.