A cake without frosting is like a Shakespeare play without dialogue or a first date without a high-stakes jewel heist. Learn to craft cake’s most essential component with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get admission for two to a two-hour Introduction to Cake Design class from Bianca's Designs at Hobby Lobby in McDonough (a $40 value). The class is offered Thursdays at 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Bianca's Designs' dessert-decorating instructor Barbara Reed schools students in the wizardly Wilton method of decoration and design. In a single two-hour class, partner pairs from every walk of life, from mothers and sons to best friends to doppelgängers en détente, learn about the intricate art of icing-bag filling and its use in glamorizing cakes and cupcakes before dabbling in fresh fondant. Student pairs are supplied with all the tools and enough icing and fondant to sneak tastes of while constructing their confectionary creations. This introductory class serves as a good first step on the pastry pilgrimage before taking more advanced classes or absorbing the knowledge of a master pastry chef via osmosis.
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.
174 Irwin Dr
McDonough, Georgia 30252