Join me for a class! Currently I have a few classes available to choose from that will be hosted at The Mix and Columbus State Community College (my alma mater!) Click the link for whichever class you’re interested in signing up for to be redirected to Eventbrite for tickets.
Have you always wanted to learn how to make doughnuts? Work alongside me to make your very own yeast doughnuts from scratch. We’ll dive right in by making the yeast dough. Then, while it’s rising, I will demonstrate how to make the chocolate hazelnut pastry cream filling. You’ll fry your doughnuts, give them a tasty chocolate dip, and fill them with the pastry cream. After class, arrive home with a provided bakery box filled with your very own freshly baked doughnuts!
Pizza night done right! Learn to make pizzeria-quality pizza at home. Follow along as I guide you through the process of making this thin-crust sourdough pizza from start to finish. This sweet and spicy pizza will be topped with homemade pizza sauce, fresh mozzarella, spicy pepperoni, basil, and crushed red pepper flakes. Then, when our pizzas come out of the oven, we’ll finish them with a generous drizzle of honey. Leftovers—if you have any!—can go home in boxes we provide.
Learn the baking basics from Columbus State graduate, baker, and food blogger Autumn LeAnn! In this five-day hands-on boot camp, you’ll explore the fundamentals of professional baking and how you can apply them to baking at home or in a professional setting. This camp is great for teenagers aged 13 to 17 who are interested in acquiring baking skills and having fun along the way! A daily light breakfast and afternoon snack will be provided.
Day 1: Basic Skills and Equipment Overview
On the first day of boot camp, we’ll review basic professional baking skills such as food safety and sanitation, proper measurement of baking ingredients, and use of professional baking equipment. Leave your first day with a solid base knowledge of the baking industry and the different careers it offers.
Day 2: Quick Breads
Learn professional secrets behind making delicious biscuits, muffins, coffee cakes, and corn breads. We’ll cover mixing and production methods, makeup procedures, and how to troubleshoot your quick breads if something goes wrong. Chef Autumn will demonstrate how to make buttermilk biscuits, and participants will follow along to make some yummy coffee cake muffins!
Day 3: Cookies
Learn why different cookies have different textures, and several methods for mixing and forming cookie dough. Participants will taste-test cookies to understand how different mixing and makeup techniques yield different outcomes. Finish the day by making your own batch of cookies to take home with you!
Day 4: Cake Mixing and Baking
Chef Autumn will review methods for mixing cake batters and which methods work best for which cakes. Participants will taste-test cakes made with different mixing methods for a better understanding of how they affect cake texture. Each participant will make their own cake layers from scratch. We’ll assemble, frost, and decorate them on Day 5.
Day 5: Frostings and Fillings
On our final day of boot camp, Chef Autumn will teach you methods for a few varieties of frostings and fillings you can use for your own baked goods! Participants will get to make frostings for their cakes and choose a filling to go between their Day 4 cake layers. Chef Autumn also will demonstrate different frosting techniques and each participant can decorate their own cake to take home.
Are you ready to decorate cakes like the pros? Join me as I guide you through how to make the perfect American buttercream frosting, and then decorate a layer cake from crumb coat to decorative piping. I’ll demonstrate a variety of piping methods you can practice on your own cake. Each participants takes home their own completed layer cake.