Like wallets, pies conceal their precious contents under an outer layer, giving eaters a tasty surprise when they bite into soft cooked apples or a freshly printed twenty. Forge your own sweet treats with today’s Groupon to Blue Ribbon Desserts in Gilbert. Choose between the following options:
- For $49, you get a baking experience (a $100 value).
- For $89, you get a baking experience for two (a $200 value).
Each participant will receive the following:
* Admission to a two-hour baking class (a $75 value)
* A signed copy of Stan Strom’s cookbook, Blue Ribbon Desserts (a $25 value)
Food Network–featured chef Stan Strom unveils his encyclopedic pastry-making knowledge as he teaches students recipes from a trophy-winning dessert arsenal. Two-hour cooking demonstrations cover a range of sweet subject matter, including cheesecakes, cookies, and pies. Up to 100 students watch and listen with the help of strategically placed mirrors, microphones, and black holes, gleaning knowledge and tasting samples of the chef’s creations. Pupils will also receive a signed copy of Stan’s hardcover book, containing 60 easy-to-follow recipes and glossy, lifelike photos. Peruse the calendar for detailed class descriptions.
Blue Ribbon Desserts
Stan and Brenda Strom have more than just dessert recipes decorating their kitchen—although of those, they have hundreds. They also hold multiple blue ribbons from state fairs, with celebrated sweets including a coconut-custard macadamia-nut pie, a dark-chocolate raspberry glacier pie, and a maple-pecan cheesecake, as well as many others. Their beloved business, Blue Ribbon Desserts, got an extra boost toward stardom when it was featured on FoodNation with Bobby Flay.
Chef Strom shares his confectionary skills in multiple ways. He bakes seasonal fruit pies, cheesecakes, and cookies fresh to order and ships them across the United States. He also reveals 60 of his favorite recipes in the Blue Ribbon Cookbook, which is said to smell like freshly churned butter during full moons. And in order to grant fans intimate access to his baking ways, he conducts monthly classes that empower students to create their own pies for family members and friends.