For over 45 years our family has been eagerly making our customer's dream cakes come true. Providing them with not only the look and design they desire, but the taste their guests can't get enough of. Their satisfaction can only be demonstrated by the endless compliments, Thank You's, and hugs.
"If you make it, you will taste it" is the motto founders Julie Fabing Burleson and Suzy Vinson Nettles envisioned when they created Young Chefs Academy. In addition to giving youngsters hands-on exposure to culinary techniques, kitchen safety, eating etiquette, and table setting, the academy's philosophy ensures that kids like 10-year-old former veggie-hater Camille gain an appreciation for healthy homemade cuisine. With centers in more than 10 states, Young Chefs Academy enriches growing minds ages 3–18 with engaging cooking classes, camps, and birthday parties that impart valuable life skills, such as self-reliance and how to trick a younger sibling into doing the dishes.
Children can explore the flavor profiles inspired by their inner chef through interactive kitchen education that bypasses 80-watt-light-bulb baking. Young Chefs Academy provides a fun, safe, and motivating environment for kids to become acquainted with the art of food and food presentation. Engaging chef instructors instill lessons of kitchen etiquette and safety in youngsters growing up in a world full of laser can-openers and sharp pasta rakes, giving children a capable handle on their surroundings as they journey into the land of food.
Coffee-shop owner, barista, and coffee consultant Tony DiCorpo and his fellow bean specialists acquaint curious coffee sippers with the art of crafting brews during hands-on tastings in the coffee roastery's full espresso bar. Geared toward everyone from home enthusiasts to professional baristas and coffee-shop owners, participants taste gourmet coffee samples as hosts explain their characteristics, such as their origin and flavor.
At North Royalton Dance Academy, students from three to 18 years perfect rug-cutting techniques under the trained eyes and expertly whirling appendages of experienced instructors, and weekly adult classes help grownups to stay in shape. More than 10 classes educate students on adroit move-making in multiple levels of modern and traditional dance genres. Ballet builds a solid, traditional foundation on which pupils can construct the rest of their dance education or a house of groove. Hip-hop teaches the vital skills of krumping, popping, locking, and tax-return filing, and Lyrical/Modern/Contemporary places an emphasis on individual expression. Tiny Dance gets the smallest feet moving, and grownups of all levels can test shimmying skill sets in jazz and tap classes for adults, which teach how to responsibly enjoy a fermented grapevine step and how to box-step while balancing a checkbook on one's head. The studio's sprung floors protect dancers' joints as they learn to boogie in time for the annual recital.
Helmed by Chef Suki Kaur-Cosier, Cooking Matters invites chefs of all experience levels to nourish their love of the culinary arts in fun, hands-on classes. Every month, she designs a lesson plan that literally expands the horizons of her pupils—many classes highlight cuisines from countries as diverse as Morocco, Italy, Thailand, and Never-Never Land. Other classes help locals adapt to dietary restrictions such as gluten intolerance or calorie restrictions with bold, delicious recipes. The class structure is simple and practical: students step up to the stove and actually prepare a four-course meal on their own. As they work, the chef patrols the room, offering suggestions and scolding watched pots that refuse to boil.