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Kids Baking: Sweet Adventures - Cooking Day Camp

  • Dates:  June 19, 2017
    June 20, 2017
    June 21, 2017
    June 22, 2017
    June 23, 2017
  • Next Occurrence Jun 19, 2017
  • Times:  9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Host:  Sur La Table
    Venue:   Sur La Table
    2500 Burton St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
  • Category:  Food/Wine
  • Price Per Person:  $250 per person
  • Classes:   Yes
  • Advance Purchase:   Yes
  • Length of Time:   2 hour(s)

In this fun, five-day camp, young chefs will explore the world of baking and create a delicious array of sweet treats. Our instructor will introduce kids to the fundamentals of baking—from reading and following recipes to the importance of kitchen safety. Kids will enjoy working alongside classmates as we practice making from-scratch versions of favorites such as classic American pies and fabulous French éclairs. We’ll build on skills throughout the week and finish with a two-day celebration featuring show-stopping cakes and homemade ice cream.

Kids ages 8-12 are welcome to join this popular baking camp. Classes run about two hours each and last for five consecutive days. Young chefs will enjoy generous samples of each tasty treat and take home a packet of recipes. Share your love of baking and boost your child’s confidence in the kitchen with a culinary experience they’ll never forget.

Day 1: Pies & Tarts
We’ll kick off the week with a summertime classic—fruit pies. Our instructor will walk kids through the steps for mixing, rolling, shaping and baking perfectly flaky pie and tart crusts. We’ll share secrets for transforming seasonal ingredients into scrumptious fillings. Plus, kids will get hands-on practice making two styles of individual-size treats.

Day 2: Bakeshop!
From muffins to monkey bread, today’s class focuses on delectable bakery-style treats. Kids will enjoy working alongside classmates as we practice proper measuring and mixing techniques. Our instructor will share tips for making and assembling doughs, then baking them to perfection.

Day 3: French Pâtisserie
After mastering a few baking fundamentals, kids will learn advanced techniques for creating French bakery favorites at home. Our instructor will walk young bakers through the steps for making choux pastry and piping perfect éclairs and gougères. Plus, kids will love getting hands-on in the kitchen— preparing scrumptious pastry cream, filling éclairs and topping them with a homemade chocolate glaze.

Day 4 & 5: Two-Day Celebration Cakes & Ice Cream
We’ll spend the last two days preparing for a celebration featuring two amazing cakes and a fruity homemade ice cream. On day four, kids will mix batter, bake cakes, prepare fillings and create an ice cream custard base. Then on the final day, our instructor will cover techniques for churning ice cream to creamy perfection. Kids will love making from-scratch frostings, assembling cakes, and practicing decorating and piping techniques. Best of all, we’ll celebrate the week of baking success with a well-earned cake and ice cream party.

Please Note: Classes are only available as a five-day series. No single day enrollments.

Kids Baking: Sweet Adventures - Cooking Day Camp