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Come and create a classic French holiday dessert! Buche de Noel or "yule log" has been a continuing holiday tradition in many families across the globe. You will learn EVERYTHING: chocolate almond sponge cake, chocolate buttercream, chocolate ganache, marzipan holly leaves and berries, and meringue mushrooms! Leave Ann Arbor Cooks with your beautifully decorated Buche de Noel that night to share with your family and friends! This is a show-stopper!! Full participation. Menu: Chocolate Almond Sponge; Chocolate Buttercream; Chocolate Ganache; Marzipan Holly Leaves & Berries; Sugared Rosemary, and Meringue Mushrooms. Register online 48 hours in advance at www.annarborcooks.com
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $75/person. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]
Dec. 4 & 18. Zingerman's cofounder Ari Weinzweig discusses and offers taste samples of some of his favorite Zingerman's products. An extremely popular annual event., which usually sells out quickly.
6:30-8:30 p.m., Zingerman's Events on 4th, Fourth Ave. just south of Kingsley. $45 in advance and (if available) at the door. 663-3400.
All area women invited to a tea party to view and sample a variety of tea customs from around the world. Adults only; no strollers allowed. Nursery care provided for preschoolers.
1-2:30 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church social hall, 1500 Scio Church Rd. Free. Reservations required by Dec. 13 by emailing inday@international-neighbors-org. 995-1645. [map]
All seniors invited for a Christmas feast followed at 1 p.m. by a sing-along of favorite Christmas carols.
Noon, Chelsea Senior Center, 512 E. Washington, Chelsea. $5 suggested donation. Reservations required. 475-9242. [map]
Join us for a fun day of cookie decorating and gingerbread house decorating competition! Each guest to visit us at Cake Nouveau on Saturday, December 21, will get to decorate one cookie, free of charge! Please sign up to decorate 6 cookies or more, and reserve a time slot. All supplies, packaging, and complimentary hot chocolate are included! 12 cookies/$18, Gingerbread house/$15, other quantities available. To pick up a pre-assembled gingerbread house to decorate for the competition, call ahead to reserve and pay $10 to register. More information is available at www.cakenouveau.com or calling 734-994-4033. Spaces are limited so reserve your spot now for the day of sugary fun!
Cake Nouveau, 1924 Packard Street. $10+. 734-994-4033. email@example.com www.cakenouveau.com [map]