Just Enough Dough to Make Bread

Date: Thursday, August 30, 2012

Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cost: $40.00

Instructor: Jane Lengacher

Learn how to make delicious and nutritious breads that don’t include all the additives you get in a store-bought loaf of bread. Our bread making demonstration shows how to mix and knead bread that falls out of the pan successfully every time. Course covers bread making terms, basics of flour, and the “how” and “why” of baking yeast and batter breads from scratch. Recipes and samples provided.

Minimum age: 14-years old

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It’s All About the Crust

Date: Friday, August 17, 2012

Time: 9:00 – 11:30 am

Cost: $35.00

Instructor: Jane Lengacher

We all know that the secret to a really good pie start with a great pie crust. “Easy as pie” some will say; but for many bakers, the unsuccessful pie crust making experiences is what sends us out the door to buy the pre-made pie shell. Register for this some hands-on class to learn how to turn a “blah” pie crust into a “ta-da” pie crust. A pie or two is prepared and enjoyed in the class, but the focus of this class is on the crust- handling the dough, lining, docking, blind baking and filling. Everyone rolls out their own pie shell. Time permitting, shells are baked in class, or students may choose to take their shell home to bake. Recipes provided.

Minimum age: 14-years old

Cupcakes A La Mode

Date: Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Cost: $45.00

Instructor: Shelly  Netherton

Cupcakes are not just for kids anymore! What was once a typical classroom party treat has now become a very trendy dessert served at both informal and formal events. You will learn how to fill cupcakes along with how to decorate cupcakes using different icings and decorating techniques. Cupcake flavors include chocolate, truffle, red velvet, tiramisu, and several more. You will leave the class with over half a dozen cupcakes.

Minimum age: 14-years old

Fun in the Sun Cookie Bouquet

Date: Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Time: 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Cost: $35.00

Instructor: Cara Wilson

Create a cookie bouquet packed with reminded of sunny days at the beach including cookies in the shape of flip-flops, beach ball, sun, and more. Students learn how to bake cookies on a stick (demonstration only), how to decorate the cookies using different techniques, and how to assemble a cookie bouquet. All supplies are provided. At the end of class, students take home a finishes cookie bouquet.

Minimum age: 14-years old

Advanced Gelatin Flowers

Date: Friday, August 24, 2012

Time: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Cost: $70.00

Instructor: Becky Carpenter

Now that you have learned the basic gelatin skills, continue to learn new techniques to create even more beautiful flowers and accents to add to your floral arrangement. Gelatin flowers and accents are fun and easy to make, long-lasting, and can be used on cakes and cupcakes or as gift accents. This class includes learning how to make an arrangement of geraniums, crocuses, tulips, irises, foliage and simple accents. This is an advanced gelatin class; the basics of gelatin will not be covered to allow more time to complete the advanced techniques. All supplies are provided for use during the class. 30 minute lunch break will be given during the class. Light snacks will be provided; however, students are welcome to bring their own lunch.

Minimum age: 14-years old

Prerequisite: Introduction to Gelatin Flowers or basic knowledge of working with gelatin flowers is required.

Introduction to Gelatin Flowers

Date: Thursday, July 12, 2o12

Time: 9:30 – 11:30 am

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Date: Thursday, August 2, 2012

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Cost: $25.00

Instructor: Becky Carpenter

Learn the basics of creating stunning stained glass-looking flowers. You will be amazed how easy and versatile this method really is. During the class, students will learn the gelatin basics from “blooming” the gelatin to painting the impression sheets. Then you will learn how simple it is to cut (pre-made) dried gelatin pieces and transform them into a beautiful lily. These basic techniques will allow you to create a multitude of flowers. All supplies furnished.

Minimum age: 14-years old

A Bouquet of Gum Paste Flowers

Date: Wednesdays, August 29 – September 12, 2012

Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Cost: $75.00

Instructor: Becky Carpenter

This three-session informative class will teach you the steps of making and wiring popular gum paste flowers and leaves including the rose, orchid, stephanotis, lily, and hydrangea. If time allows, more flowers will be demonstrated. You will also learn how to enhance the flowers and leaves using dusting powders and other coloring and tinting products to make them look realistic. Session 3 will include assembling the flowers and leaves into a floral arrangement for decorating cakes. All supplies furnished.

Minimum age: 14-years old

The Basics of Gum Paste

Date: Thursdays, July 19 and 26, 2012

Time: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Cost: $50.00

Instructor: Becky Carpenter

This 2-session class will introduce you to basic gum paste techniques used for decorating cakes and cupcakes. You will learn to make plaques, bows, 3-D pieces and an assortment of plunger flowers without wires. You will also learn to make basic rose, stephanotis and rose leaves on wires. All supplies furnished.

Minimum age: 14-years old

Basic Cake Decorating

Date: Mondays, June 25 – August 13, 2012

Time: 2:00 – 4:00 pm or 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Cost: $105.00

Instructor: Shelly Netherton

This extensive 8 week cake decorating course covers basic decorating skills. The course starts with learning the fundamentals of icing and smoothing a crumb-free 6″ buttercream iced cake that you will take home after the first session. Other sessions include hands-on practice, learning how to pipe a variety of borders, flowers and leaves, inscriptions and figures using a pastry bag. The course also includes a session on the basics of covering and decorating a cake with fondant. The course wraps up with students decorating an iced 6″ cake using all the piping techniques practiced during the course. Students take home the decorated cake. The costs include a full color lesson book, decorating tips with storage container, and small offset spatula that students keep at the completion of the course. All other supplies are furnished. Students also receive a discount for supplies purchased during the course.

Minimum age: 14-years old

Brief Cake Decorating

Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Time: 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Cost: $35.00

Instructor: Becky Carpenter

This introduction to cake decorating class has an added treat. Each student is provided with a small iced cake. After practicing various borders, leaves, flowers, and other simple techniques, you will decorate and take your cake home with you. We do not teach how to make roses in this class. All decorating supplies and a box to transport the cake are furnished. Students also keep the various decorating tips used in class.

Minimum age: 14-years old