European Cake Classics: Opera Cake

Duration: 3½ hoursType: In-PersonPrice: $140

The classic French Opera Cake, so named because its many layers evoked the beauty of the Paris Opera House, is a staple of any self-respecting boulangerie in France. The six layers of almond sponge soaked in strong coffee syrup and layered with French buttercream and chocolate ganache was created to make a cake that gave you the perfect balance of flavor in every bite. Join Heather Newton in class where you’ll learn the impressive and yet accessible techniques for bringing together this classic cake, and knocking the socks off of your future dinner party guests. You’ll dig into your creation in class, and then take home a piece big enough to share with friends or family.

Please note: some classes can be adjusted for students with dietary restrictions, but many cannot. If you’re vegetarian, pescatarian, or gluten-free, you can use the drop-down menu on our events page to view the best classes to fit your needs. If a class you’re interested in doesn’t appear in that filtered view, please email us before registering and we’ll see if the class’s menu can be modified.

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