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Taste Buds – Creative & Unique Cooking Events for Kids & Families

Taste Buds (formerly known as Cupcake Kids!), located in New York, was founded by Jessi Walter in 2007. What began as a few holiday baking classes and cupcake making birthday parties quickly evolved into a diverse line of cooking events focusing on many foods and cuisines (and not just cupcakes!). An ever-growing variety of hands-on cooking classes for kids, moms and families including classes, camps, birthday parties, school field trips and more, the company was renamed Taste Buds in 2010.


A few types of upcoming classes:

  • Weekly Semester Classes
  • Summer/Holiday Camps
  • Gingerbread Houses
  • Adult Classes – Each class features a different cooking theme

Celebrate your child’s birthday with a hands-on cooking party! Ages 2 to 14. For special events like Baby or Bridal Showers, Bring Your Child to Work Day, Team Building Events or more Taste Buds can help bring a unique idea that no one will forget!

For Kids

Cooking Party Extravaganza

Great for your budding chef and expert alike. They’ll whip up a masterpiece from scratch to excite everyone’s taste buds in this 90-minute party. Cooking themes include: Pizza Party, Cupcake Making & Decorating, Pinkalicious Pink Cupcakes, Tea Party Time, Lasagna Lovers, Pretzel Twist and Gingerbread Houses (seasonal).

At Home Cooking Party

They’ll come to you! Their amazing teachers bring all ingredients & supplies for a 1-hour culinary adventure for ages 2+. Includes the cooking theme of your choice, an apron for each child, chefs hat for the birthday child and party favors. You are the host and were the entertainment. And they promise, they’ll clean up any mess.

Party Play Date

Don’t want a big party this year? Invite 5 friends (plus the birthday child) for some cooking fun. Includes everything in the Cooking Party Extravaganza. Make it Deluxe for an additional charge. Only available on weekdays. Limit 1 adult per child.

Decorating Station

Already have your party planned? They’ll bring a 30-minute decorating station for a sweet treat. Choose either cookies or cupcakes and well set-up a fun add-on decorating activity to any party. Great for all ages!

For Adults

ADULT Cupcake Making & Decorating!
Grab your friends and join us for a cupcake culinary adventure. Taste Buds provide the kitchen, ingredients and know-how. You provide yourself and your friends! Great for birthday parties, showers and corporate events. During this two hour special event, you’ll use industrial-grade mixers and ovens to whip up two to three of our favorite cupcake and icing recipes. You’ll do everything from mixing the dough to shaping your special fondant designs. To top it all off, you’ll learn secret industry tricks to get that perfectly iced and decorated cupcake every time!

ADULT Wine Tasting & Cupcake Decorating!
Taste Buds has partnered with Swirl Events to offer you a brand new “Cupcake Decorating & Wine Tasting” Package. Sounds like a pairing make in heaven, right? It’s different than the “same old, same old” and a perfect solution for Bridal Showers, Bachelorette Parties and Ladies’ Night Out! They provide everything you need including different wines with cupcake pairings, wine guides, stemware and a team of young, dynamic and savvy wine and cupcake experts on hand to show guests how to create a gorgeous cupcake creations complete with fancy icing techniques and fondant creations – all in the comfort of your own home, Taste Buds’ amazing kitchen or any venue you provide.

For more information about Taste Buds or to schedule your next class, party or event check out or find them on Facebook at


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