The recipe for a great afternoon: One delicious cupcake, a scoop of butter cream frosting, a dash of sprinkles, a pinch of creativity, two little hands and lots of giggles. Put it all together and you have Sweetology.
Opened in late April 2014, Sweetology helps visitors tap into their inner pastry virtuosos to create one-of-a-kind confectionary masterpieces. Guests purchase a kit that includes plain sugar cookies, a cake, or large cupcakes. Cupcakes and cakes are available in chocolate or white. Guests then select an all-over frosting and an accent frosting (chocolate or vanilla buttercream and fondant in a rainbow of colors); a variety of sprinkles and edible glitters; and a piping bag and tips.
After choosing their canvas and supplies, pastry artists can decorate their masterpiece in Sweetology's studio, called the Makery, where they have access to staff expertise and an arsenal of cookie cutters, rolling pins and other equipment. Chefs can then enjoy the sweet fruits of their labor with a cup of espresso or cup of drinkable chocolate, package them to give as a gift or serve them at a special event.
A six-cupcake/cookie kit is $33.99. There is an additional fee of $4.99 per person for using The Makery. Getting tips from Sweetology staff is a major perk to using the studio space; even sweeter is having all the fun of decorating cupcakes and cookies without having to clean up your own kitchen afterward. The Makery accepts walk-ins. Reservations are suggested for larger groups.
Kits can also be purchased and packaged to go for sleepovers and birthday parties. Talk with a Sweetology specialist to find out what supplies you'll need if you plan to take a kit home; while take-home kits include most of the basics, a rolling pin, powdered sugar and cookie cutters are recommended when working with fondant. Also, a quick tutorial from a Sweetology employee is helpful, particularly if you're a pastry bag rookie.
For young chefs, Sweetology hosts a variety of summer camps where kids can learn the basics of cake decorating by creating themed cakes. Sweetology also offers Do It Yourself Cake Decorating Parties. With a wine selection and chic décor, it's a great destination for bridal and baby showers, birthday parties, retirement parties and corporate events. Sweetology has signature, pre-decorated cakes available for order and bulk candies in a range of flavors.
Sweetology moved to a new location in April 2017; it is now located at 1232 Town and Country Crossing, Town and Country, MO. Call 636-220-3620 for party room reservations, information about upcoming camps, and other details.
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