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Cooking Classes

You’ll love our lessons and teachers! All of our cooking classes begin at 6:00pm, unless noted. Maximum of 12 students per class.

Want to learn new cooking skills to
impress your friends or throw the best
dinner party ever? Join our culinary
experts for fabulous, demonstration
and partial hands-on cooking classes,
right here in historic downtown Lititz,
Pennsylvania.
Class participants enjoy 10% off everything
in the store on the evening of the class.

Our Cooking Class Schedule

Date Night with Nino! SOLD OUT

February 23, 2018 6:00 pm | $75. | Chef Antonino Elia

Chef Antonino Elia shops the day of class to obtain the freshest in season ingredients; so he can create a spectacular Date Night menu, perfectly paired with wine! You won’t want to miss this culinary adventure! Just leave it to Nino!

$75/person

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Triumphant & Unfussy New Favorites SOLD OUT

February 21, 2018 6:00 pm | $55. | Chef Kay Weaver

Chef Kay Weaver highlights recipes from one of her favorite cookbooks, “smitten kitchen EVERY DAY, triumphant & unfussy new favorites”  by Deb Perelman. You will love the recipes from this award winning blogger and New York Times Best-selling author.

  • Roasted Tomato Soup with Broiled Cheddar
  • Artichoke and Parmesan Galette
  • Sizzling Beef Bulgogi Tacos
  • Wintry Apple Bake with Double Ginger Crumb
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Kids Cooking – Dazzling Valentine Desserts SOLD OUT

February 24, 2018 1:00 pm | $55. | Gwen Eberly

Valentine’s Day is a great time to create dazzling desserts and share them with the ones you love. Kids, ages 8-12, love learning how to bake with Gwen Eberly. A hands-on class!

  • Flourless Chocolate Tortes with Raspberries
  • Mini Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream
  • Heart Shaped Shortbread Cookies Dipped in Chocolate
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Go Further with Food – Heart Health

February 26, 2018 6:00 pm | $55. | Kilene Knitter, RD, LDN

Join Giant Food Store’s Nutritionist, Kilene Knitter, RD, LDN, for a fun and interactive culinary nutrition experience as we kick-off the Go Further With Food series! Gain confidence in the kitchen as you learn tips and tricks for shopping, selecting, and creating nutritious and delicious foods. Bring your appetite as we prepare, cook, and taste seasonal recipes featuring foods that support a healthy heart and body!

  • Quinoa Kale Acorn Squash with Pecans
  • Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Cranberry Pistachio Pesto
  • Pomegranate Pistachio Bark
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French Macarons – Winter Flavors SOLD OUT

February 27, 2018 6:00 pm | $55. | Chef Danielle DiSanto

Chef Danielle DiSanto is back with yet another fun and flavor filled French macaron class! In this hands-on class, Danielle will share many tips for making these petite sandwich cookies.

  • Red Velvet Macarons with Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Apple Pie Spice Macarons with Salted Caramel Buttercream
  • Peppermint Macarons with White Chocolate Ganache

 

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Quiche Feast (morning class)

February 28, 2018 10:00 am | $55. | Valerie Baer

These deep dish delights can be enjoyed anytime of the day! Quiche isn’t just for brunch. Quiche is full of flavor and nutrients! Val Baer, author of Baking with Whole Grains, brings years of practical experience to this partial hands-on class.

  • Roasted Butternut, Spinach, Tomato Quiche with Whole Grain Crust
  • Sausage, Bacon, Mushroom Quiche with Potato Crust
  • Cinnamon Streusel Oatmeal Muffins
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Date Night with Nino – A Birthday Celebration!

March 2, 2018 6:00 pm | $75. | Chef Antonio Elia

 

Happy Birthday Nino! Chef Antonino Elia will to create a fabulous menu, including some of his favorite dishes, perfectly paired with wine on his birthday! You won’t want to miss this delicious fun-filled celebration! Just leave it to Nino! A Hands-on Class.  $75/person

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Working with Chocolate – Easter EGGtravaganza

March 5, 2018 12:00 pm | $55. | Joe Sofia

Learn the basics of how to correctly melt and coat using chocolate. Joe Sofia makes creating with chocolate so easy that you will have no trouble recreating these confections in your home. A Hands-on Class.

  • Peanut Butter Eggs
  • Homemade Marshmallow
  • Marshmallow-Caramel-Pecan Eggs
  • Raspberry Truffles
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Rich & Romantic Chocolate Desserts

March 7, 2018 6:00 pm | $55. | Chef Danielle DiSanto

Nothing says “I love you” like a rich chocolate confection!  Although these desserts have a reputation of being difficult to make, there is no reason to fear, Chef Danielle DiSanto will make creating these silky and delicious desserts simple! A hands-on class.

  • Silky Chocolate Souffle
  • Molten Chocolate Cake
  • Chocolate Caramels with Sea Salt
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Nutrition by the Season SOLD OUT

March 8, 2018 6:00 pm | $55. | Kilene Knitter RD, LDN

Join Giant Food Store’s Nutritionist, Kilene Knitter, RD, LDN, for a fun and interactive culinary nutrition experience. Feeling overwhelmed by meal planning? Learn all about Giant’s newest meal planning program, Savory Sunday! You’ll leave this class ready to plan and prepare balanced, budget-friendly meals for your family!

  • Pork Tenderloin with Smashed Caesar Potatoes
  • Pork Tacos with Chipotle Sour Cream
  • Lemon Alfredo Tortellini with Shrimp
  • Potato Gruyere Tart
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Kids Cooking – Perfect Pasta

March 9, 2018 4:00 pm | $55. | Gwen Eberly

Kids ages 8-12 years not only have a blast doing cooking school with Gwen Eberly, but they also leave with new skills they will use throughout their lifetime!

  • Homemade Pasta
  • Creamy Cheese Sauce
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Turkey Meatballs
  • Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting
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Taste of Italy – March

March 12, 2018 6:00 pm | $55. | Chef Maria Quaranta

Chef Maria Quaranta, owner of Pepe’s Pizza in Ephrata, has a wealth of experience when it comes to Italian Cuisine. Maria was born in Sicily and has always worked in family owned restaurants. She loves sharing her favorite recipes with you!

  • Minestrone di Riso
  • Bistecca alla Pizzaiola (Steak Pizza Style)
  • Faggiolina con Pomodorine Secche (String Beans with Sun-Dried Tomatoes)
  • Giambelline di Zucchero (Sugar Doughnuts)
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Working with Chocolate – Easter EGGstravaganza

March 13, 2018 6:00 pm | $55. | Joe Sofia

Learn the basics of how to correctly melt and coat using chocolate. Joe Sofia makes creating with chocolate so easy that you will have no trouble recreating these confections in your home. A Hands-on Class.

  • Peanut Butter Eggs
  • Homemade Marshmallow
  • Marshmallow-Caramel-Pecan Eggs
  • Raspberry Truffles
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Springtime Cake Pops Make-it & Take-it

March 15, 2018 6:00 pm | $55. | Stephanie Samuel

Stephanie Samuel, owner of Sugar Whipped Bakery in Lititz has agreed to share her secrets for making and decorating delicious dark chocolate cake pops from scratch! Make & decorate 6 cake pops to take home! A Hands-on Class.

  • Bunny Cake Pops
  • Chick Cake Pops
  • Pot of Gold Cake Pops
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Kids Cooking – Cake Pops

March 17, 2018 1:00 pm | $55. | Stephanie Samuel

Children ages 8-12 will have a ball creating chocolate cake pops with Stephanie Samuel, owner of Sugar Whipped Bakery in Lititz. Each child will decorate and take home 6 cake pops.

  • Chick Cake Pops
  • Pot of Gold Cake Pops
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Very Vegan

March 20, 2018 6:00 pm | $55. | Chef Gili Kieffer

Plant based Chef Gili Kieffer never disappoints us with her creative and delicious, yet easy, vegan menus.

Partial Hands-on Class.

  • Couscous and Veggie Salad with Fresh Herbs and Pistachios
  • Baked Veggie Fritters
  • South American Quinoa, Sweet Potato and Chimichurri Bowl
  • Halvah & Peanut Energy Bites
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Southern Italian Cuisine – Easter Dinner

March 21, 2018 6:00 pm | $65. | Chef Antonino Elia

Join, native Italian, Chef Antonino Elia as he prepares a traditional Italian Easter Dinner, including how to make the traditional marzipan Easter Lamb of Favarra, Sicily.  A Hands-on Class.

  • Ricotta al Forno (Baked Ricotta)
  • Annellini Incasciati alla Siciliana (Sicilian Baked Annellini Pasta)
  • Costolette di Agnello con Patate Novelli (Lamb Chops with Roasted New Potatoes)
  • Agnello Pasquale (Marzapane Easter Lamb)
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Taco Night (Daytime class)

March 22, 2018 12:00 pm | $55. | Tina Bare

Who doesn’t love tacos? Tina Bare will guide through making tasty tacos in this hands-on class. These recipes will be perfect for your family’s Taco Tuesdays! Gluten Free!

  • Chicken Tacos with Fresh Mango & Avocado Salsa
  • Huevos Rancheros Tacos
  • Fish Tacos with Tomato Salsa
  • Honey Lime Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos (vegetarian)
  • Ginger Beer Margaritas
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Taco Night SOLD OUT

March 22, 2018 6:00 pm | $55. | Tina Bare

Who doesn’t love tacos? Tina Bare will guide through making tasty tacos in this hands-on class. These recipes will be perfect for your family’s Taco Tuesdays! Gluten Free!

  • Chicken Tacos with Fresh Mango & Avocado Salsa
  • Huevos Rancheros Tacos
  • Fish Tacos with Tomato Salsa
  • Honey Lime Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos (vegetarian)
  • Ginger Beer Margaritas
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Kids Cooking – Perfect Pasta

March 24, 2018 1:00 pm | $55. | Gwen Eberly

Kids ages 8-12 years not only have a blast doing cooking school with Gwen Eberly, but they also leave with new skills they will use throughout their lifetime!

  • Homemade Pasta
  • Creamy Cheese Sauce
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Turkey Meatballs
  • Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting
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“Love me Tender” Loins

March 26, 2018 6:00 pm | $70. | Jason Hampton

You bought a whole pork tenderloin at a great price? Now what? Chef Jason Hampton, owner of In A Pinch Catering, will walk you through breaking down both a beef and a pork tenderloin in this hands-on class, making them into delicious entrees!

Whole Beef Tenderloin

  • Beef Tips & Strips
  • Filet Steaks
  • Chateaubriand Steak aka Center Cut Roast

Whole Pork Loin

  • Pork Tips & Strips
  • Boneless Pork Chops
  • Sirloin Roast

 

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French Tarts

March 27, 2018 6:00 pm | $60. | Chef Danielle DiSanto

French Pastry Chef Danielle DiSanto will teach the fine art of making 2 sizes of classic tarts from crust, to pastry cream, topping and glaze! One 4” removable bottom tart pan is included in the price. A Hands-on Class.

  • Chocolate Hazelnut Tart
  • Fresh Fruit Tart
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Cooking With Quinoa

March 28, 2018 6:00 pm | $55.00 | Tina Bare

Superfood, Quinoa, is not only high in protein, but contains all 9 essential amino acids, making it a complete protein and it’s gluten free! You will love making these tasty, nutritious recipes with Tina Bare and then later sharing them with your family! A Gluten Free class.

  • Quinoa Carrot Breakfast Cake
  • Lemon Blueberry Quinoa Porridge
  • Arugula & Quinoa Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing
  • Roasted Butternut Squash Quinoa Risotto
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Bowl Crazy! Bowls for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

April 5, 2018 6:00 pm | $55. | TIna Bare

Power bowls are the latest way to get your nutrition in one place. Tina Bare will get your imagination started with these creative bowls. You will be ready to venture out and make your own after this class. Gluten Free. A Hands-on Class.

  • Tropical Turmeric Smoothie Bowl
  • Mixed Fruit Smoothie Bowl
  • Spring Roll Bowl with Sweet Garlic Lime Sauce
  • Vegetarian Black Bean Burrito Bowl
  • Chicken, Broccoli & Quinoa Bowl with Pesto Vinaigrette
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Date Night with Nino!

April 6, 2018 6:00 pm | $75. | Chef Antonino Elia

Chef Antonino Elia shops the day of class for fresh, in season ingredients to create a spectacular Date Night menu, perfectly paired with award winning wine! You won’t want to miss this culinary adventure! A Hands-on Class.

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French Baguette 101 – Make & Take it

April 10, 2018 6:00 pm | $60. | Chef Paul Anater

Chef Paul Anater has studied the art of bread making in France and loves to share his knowledge.  You will prepare your own   baguette dough to take home let rise, bake and share with your family. Paul will demonstrate the use of  a couche, baguette pan and a bread lame as he walks you through each step. You will not only enjoy crisp French baguettes with a chewy crumb, you will also learn all the steps to produce it yourself! A Hands-on class.

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Sweet & Savory Crepes

April 11, 2018 6:00 pm | $55. | Linda Leeking

Crepes are delicate French pancakes that offer endless ways to deliciously fill them. Former high school culinary arts teacher, Linda Leeking will teach you the secrets of making feather light French crepes. A Hands-on Class.

  • Mushroom, Spinach and Cheese Crepes
  • Chicken Crepes with Mornay Sauce
  • Berries and Cream Crepes
  • Crepes au Chocolate
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Nutrition by the Season – Eating for Sports Success

April 12, 2018 10:00 am | $55. | Kilene Knitter RD, LDN

Join Giant Food Store’s Nutritionist, Kilene Knitter, RD, LDN, for a fun and interactive culinary nutrition experience. Score a home run with your athlete by helping them to eat for sports success! This hands-on learning experience will teach you how to properly fuel your athlete before, during, and after practices and games. Hands-on Class.

  • Watermelon Sports Drink
  • Chocolate Energy Bites
  • Roasted Ranch Chickpeas
  • Quinoa Crusted Mini Quiche
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Kids Cooking – Finger Food Focus

April 14, 2018 10:00 am | $55. | Chef Gili Kieffer

Chef Gili Kieffer makes cooking fun for kids 8-12 years of age. Kids will make their own pizza and other delicious finger foods. They will leave equipped to make these healthy snacks at home. A Vegan Hands-on Class.

  • Make Your Own Pizza
  • Israeli Couscous Salad with Tofu & Sweet Potatoes
  • Potato Cakes
  • Mini Fudgy Brownies
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Knife Skills 101

April 17, 2018 6:00 pm | $75. | Megan Rich

An essential class for anyone to get faster, better and smarter in the kitchen.  Megan Rich will cover the basics including, why Wusthof, blade shapes, design and essential knives for every kitchen.  Then, it’s time to get slicing, dicing, mincing and chopping.  Megan Rich will explain the importance of the pinch grip and lead the class through the low-rock technique and many more.  Megan will then cover honing, sharpening and proper care and maintenance of the blades.  Followed by a question and answer period. Megan Rich represents Wusthof Trident Cutlery. Wusthof knives will be available at 20% discount. A Hands-on class. Price includes a 3 1/2” Wusthof paring knife. A Hands-on Class.

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Southern Italian Cuisine

April 18, 2018 6:00 pm | $75. | Chef Antonino Elia

As always, Chef Antonino Elia has created a delightful Sicilian menu. After growing up in Sicily and later studying cuisine there, Nino will teach you how to prepare an authentic Sicilian menu. A Hands-on Class.

  • Minestra Rustica (Rustic Vegetable Soup)
  • Casarecce alla Crema di Ricotta, Basilico e Pistacchi con Pomodorini                                                                                         (Casarecce with Ricotta Cream, Basil, Pistachios & Cherry Tomatoes)
  • Osso Buco di Manzo alla Agriturismo (Farmhouse Style Beef)
  • Tartufi Tiramisù (Tiramisu Truffles)
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Sensational Scones

April 19, 2018 10:00 am | $55. | Valerie Baer

Valerie Baer, author of Baking with Whole Grains, will demonstrate tips and tricks for making delightfully tender scones that melt in your mouth! Enjoy tasting these scones with fresh brewed coffee or tea. A Demonstration Class.

  • Savory Cheddar Corn Scones
  • Strawberry Scones (lower fat)
  • Maple Pecan Scones with Maple Butter Spread
  • Chocolate Cherry Scones
  • Simple Clotted Cream Substitute
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Kids Cooking – It’s Spring!

April 20, 2018 6:00 pm | $55. | Gwen Eberly

Kids ages 8-12 will enjoy creating this tastes-like-spring menu with Gwen Eberly. A Hands-on Class.

  • Salmon Cubes with Orange-Miso Sauce
  • Sesame Noodles with Peas and Asparagus
  • Marbled Chocolate and Fresh Strawberry Galette
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Baking with Lemons – A Taste of Sunshine!

April 23, 2018 12:00 pm | $55. | Tina Bare

Sunshine is coming! Lemons are refreshing and so are these delightful recipes that Tina Bare will share with you. Note: These recipes use almond flour. A Partial Hands-on Class. Gluten Free.

  • Classic Lemon Bars
  • Creamy Lemon No Bake Cheesecake Dessert
  • Lemon Custard with Glazed Blackberries & Flaxseed Crumble (dairy free)
  • Mini Glazed Lemon Almond Cakes
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Cooking with Herbs (Daytime Class)

April 24, 2018 12:00 pm | $55. | Chef Kay Weaver

Taste how using flavorful fresh herbs can change your cooking! Kay Weaver will show you a variety of fresh herbs and which foods they go with best. Make your own spring roll! A Partial Hands-on Class.  

  • Leek, Asparagus and Herb Soup
  • Fresh Vegetable Spring Rolls with Dipping Sauce
  • Roasted Mediterranean Fish in Parchment Paper with Chimichurri Sauce
  • Lemon Rosemary Cupcakes w/Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Herb/Mint Lemonade
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Cooking with Herbs (Evening Class)

April 24, 2018 6:00 pm | $55 | Chef Kay Weaver

Taste how using flavorful fresh herbs can change your cooking! Kay Weaver will show you a variety of fresh herbs and which foods they go with best. Make your own spring roll! A Partial Hands-on Class.  

  • Leek, Asparagus and Herb Soup
  • Fresh Vegetable Spring Rolls with Dipping Sauce
  • Roasted Mediterranean Fish in Parchment Paper with Chimichurri Sauce
  • Lemon Rosemary Cupcakes w/Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Herb/Mint Lemonade
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Bite Sized Party Foods – Vegan

April 25, 2018 6:00 pm | $55. | Chef Gili Kieffer

Whether you are having a party, luncheon or snack, you are going to enjoy these delicious recipes from plant based Chef GIli Kieffer. A Partial Hands-on Class.

  • Polenta Bites with Olive Tapanade & Roasted Tomatoes
  • Endive boats with Macademia Pate
  • Chia Flatbread with Avocado Pesto Spread
  • Lemon tartlets (gluten free)
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Pizza Passion

April 26, 2018 10:00 am | $60. | Valerie Baer

Valerie Baer, author of Baking with Whole Grains, knows great pizza begins and ends with great crust. Val will show you how to use one easy dough recipe to make many favorite foods. Roll out your own mini pizza, finish with your favorite toppings, bake and enjoy! A Partial Hands-on Class.

  • Traditional Pizza Crust
  • “In a Hurry” Pizza Crust
  • Pita Bread
  • Stromboli
  • Seasoned Breadsticks
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Skillet Skills Dinner

April 26, 2018 6:00 pm | $65. | Chef Jason Hampton

Jason Hampton, freelance chef and owner of In a Pinch Catering, brings his expertise in preparing food in a skillet, sauté pan or fry pan. He will discuss timing, holding and serving from a skillet. A Partial Hands-on Class.

  • Steak Au Poivre
  • Lobster Newburg
  • Saffron Risotto
  • Chef’s Choice of Vegetable
  • Banana Flambe
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Artisan Bread Made Easy – Make & Take it

April 27, 2018 6:00 pm | $60. | Chef Paul Anater

Paul Anater will teach you two different methods to produce a round, boule-style artisan loaf. You will learn the no-knead method, as well as the traditional boule method. You choose which dough to prepare and then take home to bake. Taste fresh baked bread and learn how to add a variety of grains, seeds and different kinds of flour to customize your bread. A Hands-on class.

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Decorating with Russian Cake Tips 101

April 30, 2018 6:00 pm | $70. | Stephanie Samuel

Learn the latest rage in cake and cupcake decorating – Russian Cake Tips! Stephanie Samuel, owner of Sugar Whipped Bakery in Lititz, will demonstrate how to make decorator buttercream frosting and teach you the technique for using Russian Cake tips. After much practice you will decorate a yummy cupcake. Price includes a set of 6 Russian Cake Tips, a flower nail and disposable  icing bags. A Hands-on Class.

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