For a flaky croissant or old-fashioned chocolate chip cookie, Cake Castle Bakery and Supplies in Carmichael's Carmichael neighborhood is the best bakery around.
Many diners choose to drive to Cake Castle Bakery and Supplies, as there are numerous parking options nearby.
An average meal at Cake Castle Bakery and Supplies will set you back about $30.
There's simply no better place to go than Cake Castle Bakery and Supplies' one-of-a-kind bakery.
An ongoing series of interactive, hands-on cooking classes, The Tipsy Epicureans schools aspiring chefs in such culinary categories as appetizers, desserts, and vegetarian. Chefs with local farms, enabling her and the The Tipsy Epicurean team to build every class around fresh, organically grown ingredients, and they match quality ingredients with a professional cooking space.
Pick up a batch of birthday cookies or opt for a classic cake at Every Baking Moment, a rich bakery sure to hit the spot.
Ample parking is available in the area.
These treats are a bit of a splurge, so save Every Baking Moment for a special occasion.
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With its gleaming marble demonstration counter, wooden cabinets topped with carved grapevines, and overhead televisions, the teaching kitchen at Nothing To It! Culinary Center would look perfectly at home on a film set. Instead, it sets the stage for the school’s master chefs to share the secrets to baking a flaky, golden pie crust or simmering a fragrant Moroccan stew with more than 500 students each month. Under the helm of Culinary Director, Chef Lara Ritchie, a graduate of New England Culinary Institute in Essex, Vermont, expert gourmands constantly add new hands-on and demonstration classes to their already encyclopedic schedule. Budding Boyardees hoping for a comprehensive approach can take the eight-level techniques series, which starts with knife skills and finishes with advanced techniques such as rendering an emulsified aioli or soft-boiling an egg with telekinesis. Pupils interested in more specific, contained lessons join hot-topic sessions, which delve into gluten-free cooking or sausage making, or international classes that explore Lebanese cuisine’s spices or Spain’s rustic charcoal-fired meats. Over the holidays, the 6,000-square-foot center fills with apprentices who learn to craft seasonal edibles such as truffles or gingerbread houses.
Nothing To It! also feeds visitors feasts they don’t have to cook. Its Napa Valley–style Gourmet Deli layers sandwiches with lavish ingredients such as imported cambozola-cheese pesto and flavors salads with creamy curried-mango chutney.
Education shouldn't end when the last school bell rings. That's the mantra that drives instructors at Sierra College Community Education, where adults rediscover their love of learning through engaging, illuminating classes. Designed for learners ages 18 and up, these short, grade-free courses allow students to strengthen their connection to source material without worrying about passing or failing. Classes also cover practical subject matter; the course catalog contains everything from classes on photography and home decorating to lessons on 3D printing and more. Below, we've picked out a few of our favorites:
Beginning Ukulele. Learn the twin arts of strumming and finger picking during this four-week introduction to the iconic Hawaiian instrument.
Travel Writing: Cathedrals & Cream Soda. In this introduction to travel writing, students hone their talent for description and scene-setting through an on-location project about a destination of their choice.
WordPress: Build Your Own Self-Hosted Website or Blog. Over the course of four weekly sessions, students register a domain name, install WordPress, and execute the basics of web design and operation.
Tarot for Beginners. Using the cards they brought from home, students learn the history and meaning behind the ancient symbol and practice making readings for both themselves and others.
Like most parents, Cyndi R. doesn't like to take chances with her child's wellbeing. By the time her son was 13 months old, Cyndi had interviewed roughly 20 childcare providers—but she noticed something different when she walked into the local KinderCare. The staff here greeted every child by name and, as she peeked into each of the classrooms, Cyndi noticed engaged instructors leading one-on-one lessons. The center's Assistant Director even took the time to answer all of her questions, both before and after she decided to enroll her son.
The thing is, this isn't a unique experience. KinderCare now has more than 1,700 centers, and parents across the country share similar thoughts on their local educators. To hear them tell it, it's the commitment of those teachers that makes all the difference. Twice a year, KinderCare hosts the largest early childhood teacher-training program in the country, and every center pursues national accreditation. All of this translates into the development of social, emotional, physical, and intellectual skills in infants and children up to 12 years old.
That may seem like a lot of skills to entrust a daycare with, but KinderCare is more than just a daycare—in fact, it's better to think of it as a learning center. During daycare, kindergarten, and before- and after-school programs, KinderCare's educators lead activities that focus on six different areas, including math and science, language and literacy, and the art of opening a tricky juice box.