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Milk Bar is a fun and happy bakery perfect for families to enjoy sweet time together. Christina Tosi, the creator of Milk Bar, exudes a passion for the flavors of her childhood and has created some of the most unexpected new classics. Milk Bar doesn’t just whip up some of the most crazy good treats, they also hold hands on classes at several locations. Christina Tosi has created Milk Bar to reflect her welcoming and childlike spirit and the Milk Bar classes are a great example of that. We were so excited to be invited to attend the Camp Milk Bar at the Logan Circle Flagship location. Our adventure crew learned how to make classic cake truffles from scratch. Each kiddo left with Classic Birthday and Chocolate Birthday Truffles they made.
Needless to say, our kids had a blast. We crumbled, mixed, kneaded, rolled, dipped, spilled and taste-tested our way through the one hour class and even learned some baking tips along the way. The kids were hands-on, messy, and covered in chocolate – just the way we like them! They left with big smiles on their faces and a jug (literally) of sprinkles in their hands. It was a fun parent-and-child activity. Some children could easily do the activity alone following the directions, but those with less confidence in the kitchen may want a hand from an adult. There is absolutely no experience necessary to participate or assist in cake truffle making.
Kids cooking classes, and cooking with kids in general, have the potential to go off the rails quickly. We had our kids ages 3-8 years old with us and the oldest participant in the class was 10 years old. It is no easy feat to keep such a wide range of abilities (and attention spans) happy and engaged while baking, but the instructors did an amazing job. The instructors were friendly, knowledgeable and fun! The class began with kids washing hands before getting their gloves and aprons on. Then the instructors did a short demonstration of the truffle making process, talking about the why and how as they walked around the room showing each step. Then the kids dug in (literally) and began creating. Groups of kids work together to create the truffles which works really well to keep the process moving quickly. We found that everyone in our group preferred different tasks, but they easily switched and took turns. When it was all said and done we had a well trained cake truffle assembly crew. We had so much fun they are already asking to go back and try the cake decorating class!
Milk Bar also offers cake decorating classes, private classes, and can be booked for private events. Check out all the classes here. If you don’t live near one of the locations offering classes, you can find the recipe for Birthday Cake Truffles here. Fair warning, this recipe is way more work than we did in the class though, because we had the Birthday Cake, Vanilla Milk & Birthday Sand provided for us. If you are short on time, but big on cravings you can order Birthday Truffles and other delectable treats from Milk Bar online!