Friday, January 15, 2010

Spring (almost) Cooking classes at Sarah Lawrence

A new semester of deliciousness is about to start at Sarah Lawrence College! These classes are so much fun, packed with as much information as you can absorb, and in the end, you get to take home lots of goodies!

To register click on the class title below. For more information, contact Liz Irimter at

Come and join us!

Decadent Chocolate Desserts

Sunday, February 7
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Just in time to create something special for your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day. Indulge your senses and explore the richness and variety of chocolate in all its forms. In this hands-on session, we will discuss the production of chocolate, the difference between brands and types, and use it in all its forms to create the most unforgettable and satisfying dessert creations. Featured Recipes: Rich Chocolate Rose Mousse in Chocolate Tuille Cup, Molten Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Truffles, Spiced Hot Chocolate, Chocolate Almond Cream-filled Macaroons

All about Cheesecake
Sunday, February 28
1 – 5 p.m.

Rich and creamy cheesecakes are a popular dessert treat, but many people are intimidated by the seemingly complex techniques used to create them. Come to this hands-on class to understand the principles behind this simple baked custard, and finally master the perfect cheesecake! Feature Recipes: Traditional New York Cheesecake with Caramel Sauce, Marble Cheesecake, Lemon Ginger Mascarpone Cheesecake with mixed berry compote, Italian Amoretto Cheesecake

Spring Cookie Decorating

Sunday, March 28
1 – 5 p.m.

Focus on some of the techniques used to create the most fabulous frosted sugar cookies usually found only in the best gourmet pastry shops! Make beautiful butterflies, luscious lady bugs, fantasy flowers and perfect paisleys. After the class, you’ll be able to adapt your new skills to any design you can imagine.

Crowd Pleasing Hors d’oeuvres

Sunday, April 11
1 – 4 p.m.

The smallest bite can pack the biggest flavor punch. In this class you’ll create many wonderful recipes and learn useful techniques for turning your favorite ingredients into memorable hors d’oeuvres that fly off the plate. Featured Recipes: Bacon Wrapped Dates, Curried Chicken Triangles, Mini Camponata Quiche, Spicy Hummus Cucumber Bites, Mozzarella and Prosciutto Puff Pastires

Crazy for Cupcakes
Sunday, March 7
1 – 5 p.m.

Everyone is crazy for cupcakes right now, and why not? Their adorable and convenient individual size lends itself so beautifully to the most unique and delicious designs. In this class you’ll bake the most delicious cupcakes, and learn techniques to personalize them in charming ways. From Glazed High Tops, to small scenes created with fondant, and even the simplest swirl, you’ll be looking for any excuse to make these tempting treats!

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Sugar Couture on Brooklyn Bride!

When I moved into my current space, I made sure to develop an environment that I wanted to spend A LOT of time in- including many late nights- that would inspire me and help me find peace when things got a bit crazy. So I painted the walls a bright hydrangea blue, packed the shelves with the books I love, and generally sprinkled color everywhere, in and around the more industrial stainless. I think some people thought I was a bit nuts when I covered the walls in that bold of a color. But I knew exactly what I was doing.

Today, Brooklyn Bride, featured my studio (and me) in its Studio Tour column. Brooklyn Bride is a terrific source for all things modern bridal. To plan a gorgeous, one of a kind wedding, Brooklyn Bride should be your very first stop! Thanks so much to Vane for featuring SC!

For a peek at my studio, and all the gorgeous inspiration Brooklyn Bride has to offer head to...

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