All About Piping

In this hands on class you will learn how to make some of the most beautiful eye catching cakes ever pinned!  With the expert direction of Pastry Chef Thanh Tang you will start whipping up a French Buttercream frosting. Then its practice makes perfect! You will learn about the different options of tips, how to properly fill a piping bag and most important of all, the art of piping.  Once you are an expert piper, you can move on to decorate your very own multi-layer cake. You will learn how to frost a cake, pipe borders using; shells, reverse shells, stars and rope, and decorate with basketweave, lace, ruffles, drop flowers, rosettes and leaves.

Using the skills you just learned, you will decorate your own cake* to take home to wow your family and friends!

*Whisk will provide a 6″ cake for each student to decorate.  Buttercream demo and recipe will be provided in class.

This classes emphasizes cake decorating techniques.

The French Macaron

French Macarons are elegant almond meringue cookie, sandwiched together with a light buttercream. They are the perfect small bite to serve with coffee or after dinner and they freeze well. In this hands-on class, learn the tricks to mastering these naturally gluten-free cookies and a go-to-recipe for a creamy Swiss buttercream you will want to use for frosting all your cakes. Previously the pastry chef at Poppy, Chef Thanh Tang will share the techniques for making the perfect macaron batter, how to pipe, fill and flavor the evenly-sized cookie.

You will make:

  • Classic Almond Shells with
  • Decadent Chocolate Ganache and
  • Nostalgic Orange Creamsicle

Sample in class then take the rest home to impress family and friends.

Biscotti 3 Ways

Nothing beats a cup of afternoon tea or Joe with an Italian Biscotti dunker. These cookies, named Biscotti because they’re “twice-baked”, are an excellent cookie for all.  More so, they delight anyone who is lucky enough to receive as a gift. In this hands-on class, you will learn how to choose the best ingredients to make perfect Biscotti every time.  Italian expert Iole Aguero will teach you her techniques to get exact and repeatable results with these versatile Biscotti cookies. In this hands-on class, you will make three of Iole’s famous Biscotti recipes.

Cranberry and Pistachio Biscotti drizzled with White Chocolate

Lemon Biscotti with a Lemon Frosting

Espresso Biscotti dipped in Chocolate

You’ll take home your baked Biscotti from dough the chef pre-made as well as your prepared dough to shape and bake the next day or freeze for future use.