The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, but to make it that far you have to be disguised as cake. Camouflage amorous invasions with today's Groupon: for $35, you get a two-hour all-inclusive Fondant I class at Sweet Wise (a $75 value).
Since opening in 2001, Sweet Wise has baked up a saccharine reputation as a premier cake-, candy-, and pastry-supply store. Owners Kathy and John Gentry understand the crucial role festive pastries play in any celebration. During the two-hour Fondant I class, Sweet Wise grants its students all the skills and supplies necessary to adorn baked goods with ample flash and pizzazz. Cake encasers learn the art of smoothly covering pastries, jazzing fondant up with decorative techniques including tinting, crimping, embossing, fashioning fondant bows, and face planting into completed cakes. Currently, classes are scheduled to take place at a variety of times on both weekdays and weekends.
Owner Kathy Gentry once relied on baking to console her during marathon studying sessions in college. Years later, Gentry has built a booming business devoted to celebrating cake’s charms. Staff guide budding and seasoned pastry chefs alike toward cake tools and instructors curate a packed schedule of courses that cover everything from finessing fondant to freeing trapped clowns from giant cakes. The chefs even film a hugely popular YouTube video series in which they meticulously guide bakers on sugar-laced odysseys.
2416 Music Valley Dr.
Nashville, Tennessee 37214