Homemade marshmallows, cookies, gingerbread men, cakes, pies...... ahhhhhh, the Holidays are here and it's time to dive into some delicious baked goods! When I was at Artisanal LA this year at their fall inaugural show, I stepped into the wonderland that is Bakelab. Bakelab is an online and wholesale bakeshop that that makes EVERYTHING in-house - they also offer classes and private parties. Currently they are offering 2 amazing classes: Holiday Classics on December 4th, and Cupcake Decorating on December 11th. What is special about Bakelab classes is that they have their own teaching philosophy. They believe that focusing on the science (and it IS a science) of baking, the whys and hows, ingredient function and good technique you will gain an understanding of how a technique or ingredient works and from there you will be able to translate your knowledge to any recipe with confidence. I LOVE this! Giving the gift of something homemade during the holiday season is special. Taking the time to prepare a delicious confection shows you care! You're so sweet!