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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Be prepared for the hot summer! 

In this three-day, hands-on course with Chef Patrice Caillot, World Pastry Champion discover the tricks of the trade of making homemade ice cream and frozen desserts.  Chef Caillot will demonstrate refreshing summer treats while expanding your pastry skills. Our quick and easy recipes will be a great addition to your summer backyard parties and for the whole family to enjoy.  

 

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Preserving foods have never been so trendy!  Discover the age old practices of preserving and canning foods under the guidance of Chef Patrice Caillot of The French Pastry School.  Chef Patrice will demonstrate a variety of techniques and recipes that will feature fruits and vegetables from our local summer harvest.  You will learn to extend the season’s bounty throughout the year in this three-day, hands-on workshop.

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Monday, July 18, 2016

Join Chef Sunny Lee, recently crowned Master Cake Artist, in this  four-day gumpaste flower and advance cake decorating techniques class.  Chef Sunny will teach you intricate techniques for making memorable wedding or celebration cakes.  The class will begin by creating an array of unique and sophisticated gumpaste flowers such as peonies, orchids, anemones, poppies, leaves, buds and flower fillers to adorn an elegant, breathtaking cake masterpiece.  In addition to the gumpaste flower embellishments, your decorating skills will be enhanced learning multiple piping styles

Thursday, July 21, 2016

After a reception of freshly baked treats, the chefs of The French Pastry School will show you how to make an assortment of classic French sweets and desserts!  Of course, you’ll get to sample everything as it comes straight from the oven and take home the recipes to recreate in your own kitchen.  You’ll even have a little French Pastry School specialty to take home and share with your family and friends.  The recipes at each event may vary.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

After a reception of freshly baked treats, the chefs of The French Pastry School will show you how to make an assortment of classic French sweets and desserts!  Of course, you’ll get to sample everything as it comes straight from the oven and take home the recipes to recreate in your own kitchen.  You’ll even have a little French Pastry School specialty to take home and share with your family and friends.  The recipes at each event may vary.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Chef John Kraus, most recently a member of the bronze medal winning 2015 World Cup Team USA in Lyon, France and owner of Patisserie 46 in Minneapolis, MN will be visiting his old stomping ground ...The French Pastry School!  Chef John will be sharing ideas and recipes of his highly acclaimed desserts in The French Pastry School's new continuing education class.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Calling all foodies! Master Sugar Artist, Chef Sunny Lee, of The French Pastry School will bring her expert baking and decorating skills to you in this three-day, hands-on workshop. You will learn tips and tricks to create French-style petits fours and mini pastries for your next family fete or gathering. In this course, Chef Sunny will guide you on how to plan festive occasions, expand your pastry skills, and execute impressive desserts for entertaining.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

After a reception of freshly baked treats, the chefs of The French Pastry School will show you how to make an assortment of classic French sweets and desserts!  Of course, you’ll get to sample everything as it comes straight from the oven and take home the recipes to recreate in your own kitchen.  You’ll even have a little French Pastry School specialty to take home and share with your family and friends.  The recipes at each event may vary.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Learn the skills to apply fondant and gum paste decorations from the newly crowned Certified Master Sugar Artist, Chef Nicole Bujewski.  Discover comprehensive techniques to enhance your cake decorating skills in this three-day, hands-on workshop.  You will learn to overlay fondant on a cake creating a smooth finish, the importance of structural supports, and skills to design gum paste embellishments using silicone molds.  Some of the unique designs taught by Chef Bujewski will include fabric effects, a simple gum paste flower topper, and royal icing designs.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

In this three-day, hands-on sculpted cake class with Certified Master Sugar Artist, Chef Sunny Lee, you will learn the skills to create two stunning 3-dimensional cakes.   One of the sculpted cakes is a female in motion design embellished with modeled gum paste attributes.  The second carved cake is an animal figure adorned with modeled gum paste ornaments.  The focus of this workshop is to learn to carve a cake into a realistic shape, understand the importance of structural support and stability, and how to realistically add the finishing touches to define and frill scu

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