Baking for Celebrations! 7 NYC Classes to Try
It's time to party. And the way that any reasonable person likes to celebrate a holiday is with some baked goods. From bread to cupcakes to pies, we sure do love homemade baking. We've gathered some of our favorite baking classes around New York City so you can bake the best batch for any upcoming holiday - whether it's a birthday or just a Wednesday. No judgement here.

Bread Baking Basics

Bread - the enemy of dieters everywhere and the best friend of bakers and people who say to hell with dieting. For bakers or aspiring ones, this three-hour intensive bread making and breaking course will refine your baking skills and teach you the ten steps to baking the perfect loaf. From selecting ingredients and kneading the dough to shaping, scoring and baking, you'll love the hands-on nature of this class. Just remember not to burn the fruit of your labor!

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Truffles, Truffles, Truffles

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Perhaps "baking" truffles doesn't require the finesse of baking a soufflé, but there is an artform to it - which you will learn to perfect in this hands-on class. Using a never-fail and top-secret technique, your truffle centers will be perfectly smooth and equally delicious and you'll be able to enjoy some chocolatey goodness, knowing you made it all.

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Did someone say cupcakes?

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American Chocolate, Vanilla Bean and Cream Cheese - these are the cupcakes you can look forward to making (and then devouring) in this intro cupcake class from the acclaimed Butter Lane. Three cakes, three icings and one cupcake of your own creation, the class is designed for cupcake enthusiasts and wannabe eaters looking to have a blast. Did we mention cupcakes are a good celebratory food?

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Unlimited Cookies

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Hahaha - you probably believe cookies are a holiday tradition or bake sale chore. On the contrary, you are wrong. Cookies are a year-round snack that come in a variety of shapes and flavors. If you're seeking an outlet to try out some new recipes on some fellow baking champions, then here's your shot. Experiment beyond the classic chocolate-chip cookie to make Elegant Almond Bars, Espresso Brownies, Chocolate-Iced Peanut Squares, Brown-Edged Pecan Wafers, Tennessee Icebox Cookies, Palm Beach Lemon Cookies, Sicilian Fig Pinwheels, All-American Coconut Macaroon and more.

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Pies & Galettes

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And you were singing all class long, "Bye bye, Miss American Pie." Pie is on the American mind all-year round and come each season, you'll want to make a pie-appropriate dish. Whether it's winter, spring, summer or fall, you'll learn how to refine your baking and pie-making skills. Who knows - you might even win a blue ribbon in somethin' one day.

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Pie Crust Intensive

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As your mother always said, a good pie is nothing without a good crust made from scratch. And mothers always know best when it comes to pies. In this crust-exclusive class, you'll master making an incredibly flaky and tender double-crusted apple pie. In a relaxed environment, you'll enjoy appetizers, wine and pie tastings as you double-down on your new skills as a baker.

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Gluten-Free Baking

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Gluten-free diets are all the rage these days, as gluten (a protein found in flour, for instance) can cause stomach pains and other health problems. For some, going gluten-free means cutting out bread and other delicious treats. For other foodies, this is not an option. Instead of cutting out your favorite treats, learn to make them sans-gluten by choosing healthy alternatives like chickpeas and buckwheat. You don't have to deprive yourself of bread and other desserts just to jump on the bandwagon.

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