Creating a dessert from scratch is both challenging and delicious, much like playing “Stairway to Heaven” on a clarinet made out of a candy cane. Master the art of dessert design with today’s Groupon for pastry-designing classes from Bianca’s Designs, held at the Hobby Lobby in McDonough. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get a pastry-designing class and 6 take-home cupcakes (a $20 value).
- For $18, you get a pastry-designing class for two and 12 take-home cupcakes (a $40 value).
Bianca’s Designs’ Wilton Method–certified instructors decorate brains with the knowledge to artfully frost and flavor pastries, causing cupcakes to blossom with layered arrangements of sugary concoctions. During a two-hour class, students learn to harness the mythical powers of a pastry bag to create intricate frosted designs and perfectly smooth icing finishes, having fun with fondant along the way. The course includes freedom of speech and all pastry-making supplies and ingredients, which eagerly await transformation into finished treats and consumption by family and friends as new pastry paramours bring their creations home to share.
Using the Wilton Method—which has been perfected more than 85 years—the cake artisans at Bianca's Designs lead specialized classes, during which they share their knowledge with curious students. Teaching everything from simple basics to specialty courses focusing on crafting fondant flowers or decorating an entire topsy-turvy cake, instructors show students how to work with gum paste, pliable and smooth fondant, and the unmatched power that comes with spelling congratulations correctly in icing. The bakers also craft their own special-order cakes and cupcakes, designing custom sweets for special events, parties, and weddings.