- The Cupcake Project
- Cake Decorating 101
- Gluten-Free Fall Comfort Foods
- Southern Cooking
- SushiSkool: Sushi with a Twist
The Cupcake Project
Have you been accused with cuddling cupcakes and flirting with frosting so often, some consider your feelings toward cake to be love? You can fulfill your guilty pleasure during the cupcake-baking frenzy we like to call “The Cupcake Project.”
During this hands-on class, we will experiment with flavor in favorites like our Funnel Cake Cupcakes and Buttered Popcorn Cupcakes with Sea Salt Caramel Frosting and Sauce. From dough to done, you’ll make twelve delicious gourmet confections! To top it off, you’ll get to take home a dozen cupcakes…without ever making a mess in your own kitchen. That’s what we like to call the icing on the cake!
Instructor: Christy Mershon
Date: Saturday, December 14th, 2013 from 1-4 p.m.
Fee: $49 (Includes all ingredients)
Christy Mershon is the assistant director of Extended & Continuing Education and has an extensive background in educational programming.
Cake Decorating 101
Want to WOW your friends and family this winter? This workshop is the perfect place to start! Katie, owner of Fancy That Cake, a home-based custom cakery in Jackson, will show you several tips and tricks that you can use to turn an ordinary cake into a cake that looks like a present! Katie will provide each student with one of her home-baked yummy cakes, filled, frosted smooth and ready to be decorated. During the workshop, you will learn how to knead and roll out fondant, learn three different ways to cover a square cake with fondant, and create two different styles of bows out of gumpaste. Then you will use your bows to decorate your present cake, along with edible ribbon and other cutout shapes! And best of all, you get to take your cake creation home to share with your loved ones.
Instructor: Katie Goodpasture
Date: Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 1 - 4 p.m.
Katie, or as we like to call her - "The Cake Boss of Southeast Missouri" – is an artist who uses cake as her medium. From three-dimensional (3D) sculpted cakes to custom wedding cakes to birthday cakes and cakes for any occasion, Katie works with clients to create the dream cakes! If you don’t believe us, check out her cake gallery at www.fancythatcake.com.
Whether for medical conditions or general well-being, many people are turning to a gluten free diet to improve their health. However, you don’t have to give up taste to be healthy. Join us as Emily Booth whips up fall vegetarian foods packed with nutrition and flavor. The class will demo an appetizer, entree, salad, and dessert. The only thing they’re missing is a fork!
Instructor: Emily Booth
Date: Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 9-3 p.m.
These aren’t your mother’s mashed potatos! Come join us as we learn a new take on old classics. We’ll prepare a salad, entree, and side. You’ll walk away with three new recipie cards, samples, and some new tricks. Leave the boring in the recipie box and surprise your loved ones this holiday season.
Instructor: Sean Lightfoot
Date: Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 5-8 p.m.
SushiSkool: Sushi with a Twist
Want to learn the secrets to creating great sushi at home but are afraid you won’t be able to find (or afford) the ingredients? Making sushi rolls, or “maki,” requires the proper technique but is easier than you may think. Join us for SushiSkool! Our fun-filled class takes you beyond the basics and shows you fresh new techniques and ingredients to make your sushi both delicious and affordable. It’s not just sushi; it’s sushi “with a twist.”
Instructor: Bryan Sunturp of Saffron Bistro
Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 from 6-8 p.m.