October 1, 2011 4:00 pm
October 1, 2011 6:30 pm
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Ger-Nis Culinary and Herb Center
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540 President St., Suite 2E, Brooklyn, NY, United States, 11215

Petit-fours make many tongues sing hymns, creating a presence of divinity that hadn’t existed before. They are a skill everyone looks upon with gratitude and mystery, offering perfectly complemented fillings with terribly delicious coatings. In this class, you’ll discover the beauty involved with making petit-fours that bring a meal full circle, ending a delicious meal on a note that offers that sweet nectar everyone desires in a punctuated glory. You’ll see how to satisfy cravings that rely on homemade, natural dyes, which is a money maker unto itself. Petit-fours come in a few different forms, from dainty biscuits that provide a compact flavor sensation to more icy varieties that additionally provide a cool-down effect one seeks out in late-summer, early fall following seasonal change. Whatever your sweet desire, this class will surely give you beyond the basics for preparing petit-fours. This skill will give you knowledge into the art of using your heat wisely, accumulating ingredients in a small package that provide your sweet tooth with the gratification you need to indulge and the respect one gains from knowing how to pull it all together. Petit-fours are the icing on top of the cake, so to speak, and will offer you and all of your guests reasons to feel good. Who doesn’t want that?

Recipes: Rainbow Cookies (Natural Dyes), Petit Cakes with Liquid Fondant, Mini Lemon Meringue Tartlets, Earl Gray Madeline’s with Orange Chocolates

Class Type: Individual

Class Notes: Learn how to make the sweetest, tiniest little cakes!

Shawona Jones

Shawona Jones is a trained painter/ sculptor with a passion for sweets. She took her art background and placed it in a mixing bowl with sugar and spice to create a small cake decorating business with flair. Her painting skills shine through in her cakes with every new design. From anniversaries to weddings, she brings an artistic element to her cakes as well as great flavor. She believes in bold flavors to compliment the bold designs. Shawona combines her Pratt Institute days with those she cherishes at the Institute of Culinary Education every time she gets a new cake order. Her motto is to make a cake look too good to eat, but taste too good not to. She is the sweetest of them all at the Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center! Contact Shawona

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