The Croissant Workshop

Learn the art of making croissants at home! Pastry Chef Thanh Tang will take you step-by-step through the croissant making process. Your guests will be left wondering if you took a quick trip to France for them! In this hands-on class, you will make the détrempe and beurrage, then learn how to properly shape, fill and bake to achieve flaky, delicate croissants. Topics and techniques explored in this class include dough composition and lamination, yeast fermentation, gluten development and flavor formation.

Recipes in this class include:

  • Croissant Dough, Master Recipe (Butter Croissant)
  • Pain au Chocolat  (Chocolate Croissants)
  • Croissant au Jambon  (Ham and Cheese Croissant)

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

The Croissant Workshop

Learn the art of making croissants at home! Pastry Chef Thanh Tang will take you step-by-step through the croissant making process. Your guests will be left wondering if you took a quick trip to France for them! In this hands-on class, you will make the détrempe and beurrage, then learn how to properly shape, fill and bake to achieve flaky, delicate croissants. Topics and techniques explored in this class include dough composition and lamination, yeast fermentation, gluten development and flavor formation.

Recipes in this class include:

  • Croissant Dough, Master Recipe (Butter Croissant)
  • Pain au Chocolat  (Chocolate Croissants)
  • Croissant au Jambon  (Ham and Cheese Croissant)

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

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 make 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 on 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.

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 make 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 on your very own multi-layer cake. You will learn how to frost a cake, pipe boarders 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.

Teens at Whisk – The French Macaron

This session is designed ages 13 and up!

French Macarons (with one ‘O’) are elegant, meringue-based almond cookies, sandwiched together with a decadent filling. They are the perfect small bite to serve anytime of the day. Join Chef Thanh Tang as he shares his secrets to mastering these naturally gluten-free cookies and a go-to-recipe for velvety buttercream. In this hands-on class, you will learn the key to whipping a stable meringue, how to properly fold macaron batter, and techniques for using a piping bag to pipe and fill evenly-sized cookies. Sample cookies in class, and then take the rest home to share with family and friends.

Macarons au Chocolat (Chocolate Macaron Shells)

Chocolate Ganache

Crème au Beurre (Vanilla Bean Kissed Buttercream)

The French Macaron

French Macarons are elegant almond meringue cookies, 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 that you will want to use for frosting all of your cakes.

 Pastry Chef Thanh Tang, will share the techniques for making the perfect macaron batter, how to pipe, fill and flavor the evenly-sized cookie.

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

You will make:
Classic Almond Shells
Bailey’s Irish Butter Cream
Orange Flower Ganache

The Holiday Croissant Workshop

Learn the art of making croissants at home!  Pastry Chef Thanh Tang will take you step-by-step through croissant making that will leave your guests wondering if you went to France to get them! In this hands-on class you will make the détrempe and beurrage, then learn how to properly shape, fill and bake to achieve flaky, delicate croissants. Topics and techniques explored in this class include dough composition and lamination, yeast fermentation, gluten development, and flavor formation.

Recipes in this class:
-Croissant Dough, Master Recipe
-Traditional Butter Croissants
-Croissant aux Coq au Vin (Coq au Vin filled)
-Pain au Noisette et Chocolat (Hazelnut and Chocolate filled)

Eat some in class and bring the rest of your masterpieces home to share.

You’ll take home baked croissants from dough the chef pre-makes and you shape, as well as the prepared dough you make to shape and bake the next day or Christmas morning!

The Holiday French Macaron

French Macarons are elegant almond meringue cookies, 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 that you will want to use for frosting all of your cakes.

Pastry Chef Thanh Tang, will share the techniques for making the perfect macaron batter, how to pipe, fill and flavor the evenly-sized cookie.

Sample in class, and then take the rest home to impress family and friends. You will make:

Almond Macaron with Honey Roasted Chestnut Butter Cream

Cinnamon Macaron with Spiced Cranberry Buttercream

Kids in the Kitchen – Gingerbread Workshop

This class is designed for kids 8 to 12 year old.

The holidays are full of excitement and merriment! Whether you’re roasting chestnuts over an open fire or making tantalizing treats for the family, get your kids ready with a few holiday recipes to kick things off. Pastry Chef Thanh Tang will teach his easy recipes for these warm and spicy holiday delights.

In this hands-on workshop you will make:

Fluffy Gingerbread Spiced Marshmallows – perfect for serving with hot chocolate or just for snacking, and

Timeless Gingerbread Cookies – always fun to eat, pipe and decorate with royal icing

Start early and get in the holiday spirit!

Thanksgiving Pies

There are few desserts that are more loved than a homemade pie. Whether it is a double crust pie bursting with fruit and topped with a lattice of flaky pastry or a single crust custard pie, these recipes from Pastry Chef Thanh Tang are sure to please any guests lucky enough to be invited for a slice. In this hands-on class you will learn the secrets to making the most perfect flaky pie dough, the best way to line a pie dish, and how to properly weave the perfect lattice top. Back by popular demand…You will make and take home a Bourbon Pumpkin and a Lattice topped Apple Rose-hip Pie, ready for Thanksgiving, with no mess at your house!

Pies can be baked here and or frozen (apple only) for future enjoyment.