Momofuku Milk Bar is the bakery-inspired dessert branch of David Chang’s Momofuku Restaurant Group. We’re a fun, collaborative environment, drawing talent from those who have worked at the Biltmore Room, Bouley, Bubby’s, Sullivan Street Bakery, Sweet Melissa, Bouchon Bakery, Metroplitan Bakery, John & Kira’s, del Posto, Diner, Eleven Madison Park, Jacques Torres, Magnolia Bakery, Marlow & Sons, Nobu Downtown, Pies-n-Thighs and wd~50, among others. Since its opening in November of 2008, Milk Bar has focused on putting a playful and approachable spin on familiar home-style desserts and savory snacks using quality ingredients and locally-sourced dairy.
Christina Tosi is the chef, owner and founder of Momofuku Milk Bar, called “one of the most exciting bakeries in the country” by Bon Appetit magazine. As founder of the dessert program at Momofuku, Christina helped Momofuku to earn two stars from the Michelin Guide and Momofuku Ssäm jump onto restaurant magazine’s top 100 restaurants in the world list. She is the 2012 recipient of the James Beard Rising Star Chef Award and a finalist for the 2014 James Beard Outstanding Pastry Chef Award. She also serves on the board for hot bread kitchen and cookies for kid’s cancer. Christina lives in Brooklyn, NY with her two dogs and eats an unconscionable amount of raw cookie dough every day.
If you want to learn how to layer a cake -- take this class. If you want to learn to bake -- don't. The instructors were lovely, but there was little to no content taught.
The cake is very pretty but too sweet. The whole process was not what I thought it would be. It's more of a cake decorating class than baking class, you just learn how to put the layers on top of each other so really you don't learn much
Really well organized. Teachers were super kind and understanding. Very fun to do with friends!
Loved this class! As the description indicates, you do not actually bake the cake since it needs to be prepared prior to the class. But it did not matter that actual baking wasn't involved; My sister and I had so much fun putting the cake together layer by layer. The instructors were great, you could tell how passionate they are about what they do, and how much they enjoy teaching the class. And of course, they highly encourage you to taste test everything and eat all the cake scraps! If you love cake and getting your hands dirty with frosting, I definitely recommend this class!
A great time was had by all. And we have the calories with us at home now to extend the fun.
Not really a baking class- but more of an assembling class to put together your already-made cakes, frosting, strawberry jam and lemon/cheesecake filling. I guess I should have read the description more but I was looking forward for a full-blown bake class.... or at least a class that would teach you to make your filling/frosting.
The staff was very nice and the environment is clean and chic. We each got a cute headband to wear but the class itself was more like an elementary school cake assembly class rather than adult cake making class. No real decoration, no real skill. Was expecting Momofuku to deliver better/meaningful courses--a bit disappointed to be honest.
The people were awesome but the class is a cake assembly class not a cake making class.
It was fun!
The class was o.k. I prefer classes with more of the actual baking rather than just cake assembly.