Downtown Bakery Offers Sweet Classes

San Diego's Bake Sale Bakery will host its first class Wednesday, with others to follow through Nov. 4

A popular downtown San Diego bakery has a sweet offer those with a sweet tooth: classes hosted at the shop that cover everything from jam and cookies to Pinterest-perfect cakes.

Bake Sale Bakery – located at 815 F St. – will begin its “BAKE!” series of classes Wednesday with a course dubbed “All Things Yeasted,” in which students will learn the basis of home bread baking, including mixing and techniques. Students will learn to make sandwich loaves, flatbreads, pizza dough, doughnuts and Bake Sale’s signature English muffins in the class.

The shop says the baking classes – for enthusiasts of all skill levels – will be led by head baker Jenn Reinhart and proprietor Terryl Gavre. They cost $75 per person, and include all of the ingredients and goodies to take home. Each class runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Five additional classes will follow Wednesday’s course, sprinkled throughout the fall season.

This includes “Come Jam With Us” on Sept. 2, featuring ripe, seasonal fruits to make jams and chutneys, and “Cookies: Fun to Fancy” on Sept. 23, teaching the basics of scaling, mixing and baking a variety of cookies, including some serious show-stoppers.

On Oct. 7, the bakery will host “Pinterest-Perfect Birthday Cakes,” a delicious demo to building and crumb-coating a layer cake, plus some decorating tips.

Playing off the fall season, “The Great Pumpkin” class on Oct. 21 will showcase some of Bake Sale’s best pumpkin dishes, including pie, cheesecake, bars and breads for holiday entertaining.

The final class on Nov. 4 – “Cupcakes 101” – will teach students basic techniques for mixing, filling and decorating cupcakes.

For more info on the classes, visit the Bake Sale website.

Bake Sale is open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The shop, which offers pastries, desserts and sandwiches, opened in downtown’s East Village area last year.

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