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Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth: The Best Dessert Classes in Manhattan

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth: The Best Dessert Classes in Manhattan

Are you the type of person who just can’t get enough sweets? Is your favorite board game Candyland? Do you dream of lollipops and chocolate cake? Have you had more cavities than you can count? Perhaps even brush your teeth with soda on occasion? Well, if you are sick of wasting all of your money on generic, store-bought desserts and want to try your hand at whipping up some of your own, then we’ve got the list of the best places to do it:

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    Japanese Dessert
    Japanese Dessert

    SOY NYC

    If you want a somewhat more exotic dessert experience, then definitely check out this class offered by SOY NYC. You’ll learn the skills behind creating traditional Japanese desserts, which are known to be delicious, fun, and low fat! Some examples of treats you will prepare include dango, mochi, and tofu pudding. As an added bonus, you get to eat what you make!

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    Gelato Making Class
    Gelato Making Class

    Mia Chef Gelateria

    Many would argue that most people don’t have enough of this delicious Italian delight in their lives. Gelato is creamy, cold, sweet, flavorful, and scrumptious so what could be better than going out and buying some right now to eat? Making your own! This class will guide you through the ancient process behind making this delicious dessert. You’ll learn about the history of gelato, have a lot of fun making your own, and, best of all, you get to take what you make home to share with you family and friends (...but no one will judge you if you keep all of its creamy goodness for yourself).

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    Truffles, Truffles, Truffles
    Truffles, Truffles, Truffles

    Institute of Culinary Education

    If you’re a chocolate person then you have to try this activity out. The Institute of Culinary Education's truffle class teaches you the basics behind making over five distinctive kinds of chocolate truffles. You will learn the proper techniques needed to temper chocolate and achieve perfect smoothness. Some delectable truffle flavors you might create include cognac, raspberry, Madagascar vanilla, and milk chocolate spice. You’ll even be lucky enough to take home the recipes!

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    Cookies Unlimited
    Cookies Unlimited

    Institute of Culinary Education

    This four and a half hour class will teach you how to make a large variety of different specialty cookies. You’ll easily be able to impress your friends and family after learning to bake extravagant cookies such as Tennessee icebox cookies, Sicilian fig pinwheels, Palm Beach lemon cookies...and many, many more! Experienced instructors will teach you how to prepare drop, bar, refrigerator, and rolled cookies. You’ll be the cookie maven you’ve always wanted to be in no time.

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    French Macaron Workshop
    French Macaron Workshop

    Mille-Feuille Bakery

    Macarons are without a doubt one of the most popular desserts in Manhattan right now. Here’s the good news: they are incredibly yummy, crunchy, chewy, and delicate. Now, here’s the bad news: they are not the easiest to make...especially on your own! This class is a great way to learn the complex techniques behind creating these delightful treats. You will learn the history and theory behind the French macaron and then have the opportunity to bake 30 of them from scratch.

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    Cupcake Class (East Village)
    Cupcake Class (East Village)

    Butter Lane

    This class from Butter Lane promises to teach you three different delectable cupcake recipes (meaning three different cakes and three different icings!) You’ll learn all of the skills behind baking the perfect cupcake, all the while having the opportunity to learn the secrets behind some of Butter Lane’s famous flavors. Vanilla bean, American chocolate, and cream cheese icings? Cinnamon, raspberry, and peanut butter batters? Yes, please. You’ll even be taught how to master the distinctive Butter Lane swirl! Sounds like a dream.

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