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The Merry Elves’ Family Cookie Baking & Decorating Workshop! (More Family Deco classes on Fri 11/29)

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Price $75.00
Instructor: Rachel VanStratton
Location: The Culinary Center of Kansas City
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NOTE: We have added two Family Holiday Cupcake Decorating classes on Fri 11/29. Please visit that date on the calendar to read descriptions and register. Thank you! 

The holidays just aren’t complete without a fun family-focused party where everyone makes decorated holiday treats to take home and show off.  So, let’s kick off the holiday season the right way...with a very special 4-hour family-friendly pastry fundamentals class that will cover serious and useful cookie baking and decorating techniques and tips that will have you making your own colorful holiday cookies like a pro, in no time. 

We invite all you “kids” (ages 5 and up)  to experience this fun and interactive old-fashioned, holiday festivity. 

Our Head Elf, Rachel Van Stratton is an experienced culinary instructor and cookie decorator extraordinaire, so you’ll be learning from a very talented cookie pastry artist. 

It will be an interactive morning as adults and kids explore the fundamentals of cookie making, handling, baking and decorating. Rachel will show you how to make a basic Vanilla Sugar Cookie Dough. Then, move on to tips and techniques for rolling it out, cutting them with fun cookie cutters to make different holiday designs, and baking. 

While the cookies are baking and cooling, she’ll get your imagination flowing as she instructs while whipping up a batch of perfect Royal Icing.  Then, she’ll move on and explore decorating techniques like piping, flooding and using fun candies as embellishments.

You’ll get to tie on an apron and step into the decorating details as you practice what you’ve learned and work on colorful holiday designs, step-by-step.  Valuable hands-on experience as well as step-by-step instructions as she shows you how to use these techniques to transform a plain cookie into some of her favorite holiday designs.  Of course, she’ll have some sample cookies decorated to show you how it’s done. 

We’ll have holiday music, hot cocoa and munchies available, too!  At the end of this class, we’ll send you home with your sweet holiday cookie creations in a baker’s box, all ready to show off… and to EAT, of course! 

Reserve early…this is sure to sell out fast!

CLASS FEE: $75 per person

NOTE: Each child 8 or under must be accompanied by an adult 18 or older.  Two registrations would be needed in the event an adult accompanies a child 8 or under. 

Hands On | Snacks & Take-Home Ready-To-Bake Dough & Decorated Cookies
Sat 11/30/19   10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING KIDS (AGES 5-14) ABOUT THIS CLASS: 

We Require A Waiver Signed By Parent/Legal Guardian:  Prior to admittance to this class, we require a waiver to be signed by a parent or legal guardian.   This waiver requests a phone number where you can be reached during the class if necessary and names of any additional people who are authorized to pick up the child after class.  We encourage you to print off a copy of this Waiver, sign it and either 1) scan and email it to lori@kcculinary.com or 2) bring/send it to class with your student.  Without an appropriately signed Waiver your child will not be allowed to attend class.  We are sorry but we cannot make any exceptions to this rule.  If someone other than the parent drops off your child, they will need evidence that they have the legal authority to sign a Waiver on behalf of your child at that time.  [Click here to download the Waiver]

What To Wear To Class:  For safety reasons, we also recommend that students wear close-toed shoes, long pants and have long hair pulled back.

If Your Child Plans To Attend Class With Someone Else, please add their name(s) to the ‘Comments’ section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together. 

Only Registered Students Will Be Allowed In The Classroom During Class:  This is so your child will have the best possible experience and the instructors have their full attention.  Parents should plan to pick up their students at the end of the advertised hours for their class.

Important Information Regarding Children With Special Needs:  Our cooking instructors are skilled in teaching culinary education at an age appropriate level.  Several of our instructors even have early childhood and teaching background and certification.  However, we are not equipped to work with, nor are these classes designed for, children who may have special needs, issues with focus, or difficulty with sitting still to listen and concentrate on the instructor or issues with relating to other students in a classroom setting.  When we encounter a student who requires significant special attention, the experience for the other students suffers.  While our class and cooking camps are well staffed, we just don’t have the staff to be able to allocate someone to work directly with your child for the entire class.  Should we identify a situation where we believe a student falls within one or more of these categories, we will be contacting you to pick up your students.  Unfortunately, we will not be able to issue a refund for all or any part of the class or camp fees.   Please feel free to call us to discuss any questions or concerns that you feel should be discussed in advance of your child’s class.  Please be aware of our 5-day cancellation policy.

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