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    Macarons & Mimosas Making

    (12)
    If you love alliterations, macarons and champagne, you're going to love Give Me Some Sugar's Macarons and Mimosas Class! You'll grab a complimentary mimosa and learn how to create your own macarons. Your instructor will teach you how to make, pipe and bake the macaron shells and how to create three different fillings. From there, you will learn how to properly assemble the macarons and discuss other ways to use your newfound skills. My, my, my. The macarons were marvelously made but you were mostly there for the mimosas -- and the alliteration of course!
    Macarons & Mimosas Making

    2205 W Belmont Ave, Chicago

    • Join forces with Chicago's most rebellious cake decorators and learn how to make macarons
    • Make everything from scratch so you can recreate these treats at home
    • Learn the basic techniques to make macarons and three different fillings to put inside of them
    • Enjoy a complimentary mimosa as you bake
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    12 positive reviews
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    Cake Baking 101

    (12)
    Let them eat cake! Let them all eat cake! Once this workshop is complete, you'll be able serve delicious, yummy cake whenever you want! Master the delicious art of cake baking in a professional culinary studio. Learn to correctly measure dry and wet ingredients, and combine them into a perfect batter. You'll also get tips on baking temperature and learn to make an Italian Meringue Buttercream frosting to compliment your cake! On the menu are several mini-cakes that are yours to keep. Flavors include chocolate, vanilla, pound cake, and carrot cake. And then there's the eating part. We love the eating part.
    Cake Baking 101

    2205 W Belmont Ave, Chicago

    • Learn to bake cake during a professional culinary class
    • Pick up tips for measuring, mixing, and baking
    • Master a delicious buttercream frosting to compliment your creations
    • Finish class with several mini-cakes that are yours to keep
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    12 positive reviews
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    Tapas Party (Merchandise Mart)

    (6)
    Who doesn't love tapas? Those small, savory bites of authentic Spanish cuisine have a way of making mouths water and friends come together. Learn how to create the same tasty experience in your own home as your professional instructor uncovers the secrets to stellar Spanish cooking. In this class, you'll discover how to select the best ingredients and prepare them with proper techniques. From creating your own bean filling to perfectly roasting peppers and preparing empanada dough, you'll create a strong foundation of skills on which to build your culinary prowess. Break off into small groups to create recipes such as bacon-wrapped chorizo stuffed dates, black bean and cilantro empanadas, and baked goat cheese in tomato sauce. Then celebrate your success by feasting on your handiwork with fellow classmates.
    Tapas Party (Merchandise Mart)

    222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago

    • Learn how to create your own tapas by hand
    • Cook up recipes like black bean and cilantro empanadas and shrimp and mussel paella
    • Discover how to select and prepare the freshest ingredients
    • Gain Spanish cooking skills and add a new style to your home menu
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    6 positive reviews
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    Buttercream Flowers

    (12)
    You've been staying up, scrolling through all those photos of elaborately decked out cakes and daydreaming about making your own. The flowers look too precious to eat -- could they really be made out of frosting? Your experienced baking instructor will make your diy fantasy come true as you learn how to pipe buttercream flowers to top your own 6-inch chocolate cake. You'll cover: rose, apple blossom, anemone, daisy, mum, ranunculus, carnations along with buds and leaves. You'll leave the class with a confection that would look at home on even the most pretentious pinterest page -- but it will look even better on your plate at home!
    Buttercream Flowers

    2205 W Belmont Ave, Chicago

    • Join forces with Chicago's most rebellious cake decorators for a crash course on flowers
    • Learn to make the sugary flowers of your dreams into a reality
    • Practice pipetting buttercream flowers on a 6-inch chocolate cake
    • Learn to make rose, apple blossom, anemone, daisy, mum, ranunculus and carnations complete with
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    12 positive reviews
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    Essential Mixology

    (9)
    Knowledge is power and this class spreads the secret knowledge of some of the city's best bartenders. Whether you're looking to host a swanky cocktail party or trying to expand your drink repertoire beyond rum 'n coke, this interactive bartending course will teach you what you need to know. With A-List Startenders, you'll learn the basics of mixology, from essential cocktail recipes to the nuances of pairing fruit and herbs with unique spirits. Entertain your guests with a decadent Old Fashioned or a Mint Julep. Don't settle for a two liter and a half-gallon.
    Essential Mixology

    4401 N Milwaukee Ave, New York

    • Learn the essentials of cocktail creations
    • Expand your knowledge of liquors and discover the perfect pairings and proportions for each kind
    • Gain hands-on experience in concocting favorite drinks
    • Enjoy tasting all of your delicious creations
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    9 positive reviews
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    Sauce Boot Camp

    (24)
    What is the key difference between a bland sauce and mind-blowing one? The chef who created it. Learn to master the art of sauce in this all-levels class focused on bringing out the best of your culinary skills. A professional chef will take you through the process step by step as you practice techniques such as preparing reductions and emulsions, balancing flavors, sauteing pork, and using roux. You'll work in small groups to create various sauces such as bordelaise, béchamel, veloute, hollandaise, mushroom cognac pan sauce, apple cider gastrique, and truffle cream sauce. An assortment of meats, vegetables, and starches will complement your sauces. As you cook, you'll learn all about the mother sauces and practice important skills like making stock, preparing reductions and emulsions, deglazing, and balancing flavors.
    Sauce Boot Camp

    4747 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago

    • Learn the art of creating sweet and savory sauces in this comprehensive class
    • Prepare multiple types of sauces including bordelaise, béchamel, and veloute
    • Practice valuable skills such as making a pan sauce and preparing emulsions
    • Develop new techniques as you meet fellow culinary enthusiasts
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    24 positive reviews
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    Candy Bars from Scratch

    (12)
    You LOVE halloween. The costumes, the stupid parties, and the candy -- can't stress the candy thing enough. You don't have to wear a funny outfit and paint your face to enjoy your favorite candy bar -- learn how to make them in the comfort of your own home! Your experienced instructor will walk you through the step-by-step process of making: Peanut Butter Cups, "Chit-Chat" Bars, Twixters and Snicker-Snackers. Is there anything bigger than king-sized? Emperor-sized Snickers you say -- we can get behind that!
    Candy Bars from Scratch

    2205 W Belmont Ave, Chicago

    • Join forces with Chicago's most rebellious cake decorators and learn how to make your favorite candy bars
    • Make Peanut Butter Cups, "Chit-Chat" Bars, Twixters, Snicker-Snackers
    • Learn the secrets that make these sinful snacks so delicious
    • Improve your repertoire of recipes with these crowd pleasers
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    12 positive reviews
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    Basic Cake Decorating

    (12)
    After this class, decorating cakes will be a piece of .... Well, cake! Grab a premade chocolate cake and turn it into a work of edible art! You'll learn to level, cut, and fill like a professional during this hands-on class. Color buttercream with gel color, master the art of crumb coating, find out how to fill a piping bag, learn to use a coupler, and master piping techniques such as rosettes, shell bordering, dots, and handwriting! The icing on the cake? You get to take your project home with you!
    Basic Cake Decorating

    2205 W Belmont Ave, Chicago

    • Master the art of cake decoration during a hands-on workshop
    • Level a premade cake, fill it, and crumb coat it
    • Learn to fill a piper and use it to create rosettes, shell borders, and handwriting
    • Take your cake home with you to share and enjoy
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    12 positive reviews
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    Know Your Gnocchi (Lincoln Square)

    (24)
    These tasty little dumplings of Italian descent are ready to make an appearance at your dinner table. Follow along as a professional chef teaches you the secrets to creating such delicious dishes as potato gnocchi with sausage and leek ragu, spinach gnocchi with roasted garlic butter and toasted breadcrumbs, and cauliflower gnocchi au gratin with roasted red peppers and gorgonzola cheese. As you work alongside classmates, you'll practice essential skills like selecting potatoes, shaping and cooking gnocchi, selecting sausage, and working with leeks. When your dishes are ready, you'll grab a fork and reap the rewards of a job well done.
    Know Your Gnocchi (Lincoln Square)

    4747 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago

    • Learn the art of creating Gnocchi from scratch
    • Prepare tasty recipes like potato gnocchi with sausage and leek ragu
    • Practice shaping and cooking gnocchi with the guidance of a professional chef
    • Discover the secrets to cooking up an Italian favorite
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    24 positive reviews
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    Croissants from Scratch

    (12)
    People often say that you have to go to France to get a really good croissant. Not so -- clearly those people have never been to Give Me Some Sugar Bakery in Chicago! Learn the delicate (and flakey) art of making the perfect croissant. In this new class Chef Kelly will show you the stages of making croissant dough from scratch. After that you'll use the croissant dough to make Pain Au Chocolate; Plain Croissants; Almond Croissants; Ham and Cheese Croissants. Don't go to France, just head over to Give Me Some Sugar. After this class, you'll be able to eat homemade croissants for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert -- and you probably will.
    Croissants from Scratch

    2205 W Belmont Ave, Chicago

    • Join forces with Chicago's most rebellious cake decorators and learn how to make the perfect croissant
    • Make pain au chocolate, a plain croissant, an almond croissant, and a ham and cheese croissant
    • Discover the secret recipe for the perfect croissant
    • Have some fun in the kitchen and take home some new skills
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    12 positive reviews

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