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Class Schedule: Baking/Desserts Classes

Breads, tarts, pies, cakes, candy, etc. For some of us, the best part of a meal! All the yummy things that make us happy can be found here!
Karri Perry
Prize-Winning Apple Dumplings 
Hands-On Class
Karri Perry, award-winning baker and author of the blog Blue Ribbon Kitchen, will share all the details to baking up scrumptious, first-place apple dumplings. Learn the secrets to making pie dough, choosing the best apples, and using pie cut-outs. Karri will share her expert tips for baking success. Students will take home two oven-ready apple dumplings that they've prepared in class. Samples of baked apple dumplings and coffee will be served.
Karri PerryMonday, September 26 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00
Karri Perry
Best-of Show Carrot Cake 
Hands-On Class
This Ohio State Fair, first-place winning carrot cake will be your go-to dessert this fall! This suburb cake tastes even better the next day, which makes it the perfect make-ahead dessert. Karri Perry, author of the blog, Blue Ribbon Kitchen, will be sharing all the secrets to making this outstanding cake. Students will learn to make the batter, marzipan carrots, candy décor and cream cheese frosting. Each student will take home a selection of cupcakes that they've prepared, piped and decorated. Frosting a layer cake will be demonstrated and samples shared with the class. A small appetizer plate will be served.
Karri PerryTuesday, October 18 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00
John Chico
Homemade Pretzels & Beer 
Hands-On Class
John's pretzel class was such a hit - he's teaching it again (with new recipes)! Who doesn't love this classic combo? The soft pretzel with its satisfying chewiness of soft bread dough, savory or sweet, is one of the most enjoyed snacks. Pair it with a cold beer and you've got a match made in Heaven. In this hands-on class, John will demonstrate how to make homemade pretzels and then you'll roll up your sleeves and give it a go making classic soft pretzel favorites. Buttery Soft Pretzel Dough; Jalapeno Cheddar Soft Pretzel Twists. Pretzels will be paired with beer.
John ChicoTuesday, October 25 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00
Mary Cooney
The Great Pumpkin 
The fall harvest brings us many colorful squash varieties but none as popular as the pumpkin. It's the comforting ingredient that we all look forward to baking with this time of year. Mary will take you beyond the pie and show you recipes that highlight this most loved ingredient. Homemade Pumpkin Spice Coffee Syrup; Pumpkin Fudge; Pumpkin Tiramisu; Soft Pumpkin Cookies with Brown Butter Icing; and Pumpkin Pecan Toffee Bars. A small appetizer plate will be served.
Mary CooneyWednesday, October 26 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00
Mary Cooney
Christmas Candy  
Hands-On Class
Join this class and start your own Christmas candy making tradition. Mary will teach you the techniques for making scrumptious homemade Christmas candy perfect for hostess gifts, dessert platters or gift baskets. Caramellows (soft buttery caramel layer, topped with homemade marshmallow and dipped in chocolate); Peppermint Patties; Perfect Creamy Pralines; and Miracle Peanut Butter Crunch; (These squares are as flaky as butterfinger bars.) Students will go home with a small box of candy. Light snacks will be served.
Mary CooneyWednesday, November 2 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00
DLM Culinary Center Staff
Holiday Afternoon Tea Party 
Let Peggy, Ruth, Zebbie & Terry show you how to create an afternoon tea party with panache this holiday season. We'll give you tips and ideas for creating a tea party that is as much fun preparing for as attending. We'll show you how to host your own tea party with a personal touch and give ideas for a selection of finger foods and sweets that pair well with a variety of teas and/or a mimosa bar! Take a break from your holiday shopping and join us for this most special afternoon.
DLM Culinary Center Staff Sunday, November 6 • 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM • $35.00
Kathy Neufarth
Christmas Cookie Favorites 
Hands-On Class
Christmas may be more than a month away but we're ready for the celebrating to begin! We'll turn on the carols and set the ambience for a cooking-baking party with Kathy Neufarth. Kathy will show you how to make picture perfect Christmas cookies for all of your upcoming holiday gatherings. Everyone will take home a small box of cookies. Classic Spritz; Candy Canes; Gingerbread with a decorating twist; and Cranberry Pistachio Rounds. Light snacks will be served.
Kathy NeufarthMonday, November 7 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00
Karri Perry
Blue Ribbon Winner Pumpkin Cake 
This award-winning pumpkin cake will be a show stopper at your next gathering. Karri Perry, author of the blog, Blue Ribbon Kitchen, shares the simple and straightforward way to create this impressive dessert from scratch. Students will learn to make the delicately spiced batter, candy pumpkins for decor and a rich cream cheese frosting. Stacking and frosting a layered pumpkin cake will be demonstrated and sampled. Students will take home a selection of pumpkin cupcakes they create, pipe and decorate. A small appetizer plate will be served.
Karri PerryThursday, November 10 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00
Mary Cooney
Holiday Pies 
Learn to make pies that will impress family and friends for all of your holiday festivities. Mary is an expert pie maker and she'll show you how to make three popular pie recipes, as well as answer all of your pie making questions. After taking this class you will be able to make your holiday pies with confidence. Traditional Pumpkin; Bourbon Pecan and Pear Cranberry. Light snacks will be served along with a sampling of each pie.
Mary CooneyWednesday, November 16 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00
Karri Perry
Bûche de Noël Workshop 
Hands-On Class
Tis' the season for fun and fabulous desserts! Karri Perry, author of the blog, Blue Ribbon Kitchen, will spend the afternoon sharing her best tips to making a traditional Yule Log or, Bûche de Noël. Students will create a miniature version of a snowy birch log: chocolate sponge cake with chocolate filling, frosted in a vanilla butter cream. We will make candy pine cones, chocolate cherry mice and meringue toad stools to complete the wintery forest look. Each student will leave with a small, fully-decorated Bûche de Noël that will serve 4-6 guests. A small appetizer plate will be served in this class.
Karri PerrySunday, December 4 • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM • $75.00
Art Chatfield
Homemade Rolls and Cranberry Walnut Loaf 
Hands-On Class
There's nothing like the warm, buttery, yeasty goodness of homemade dinner rolls and bread. Join Art Chatfield, whose hobby turned him into an award-winning baker for this class and learn to make 60 Minute Dinner Rolls and Cranberry Walnut Loaf. These recipes will add a touch of homemade goodness to your holiday dinner table. Students will go home with a pan of ready-to-bake rolls. A delicious DLM soup will be served.
Art ChatfieldTuesday, December 6 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00