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Online: Copycat Cinnabon® Cinnamon Rolls, Basque Burnt Cheesecake and Hot Cocoa Bombs

Adult Enrichment / Culinary Creations -
Adult Fall 24

Class takes place on Zoom a free online software. You will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting. Please have a current email on file with us. If you need to cancel one of Tess's classes and you have already been sent a recipe or ingredient list for the class, you will not receive a refund. All of her recipes are originals and are her creative property and will be published in her cookbook. Therefore, we will not be issuing refunds. You may contact us about transferring your enrollment to another participant.

Homemade sweets and treats are always wonderful around the holidays and throughout the year as well. Add three wonderful treats to your holiday celebration as you learn to create freshly baked homemade Cinnamon Rolls, luscious Basque Burnt Cheesecake, and velvety Hot Cocoa Bombs! Make them for your family for a memorable holiday breakfast or wrap them up with bows and gift them to those you hold dear. Better yet, create memories and start a new holiday tradition as you learn to make these delicious treats with your children or significant other. After keeping her Copycat Cinnabon® (Cinnamon Roll) recipe a secret for many years, Tess has decided to share it exclusively to those that register for this class. She has often been told that her rolls are considered better than actual Cinnabon® rolls. You will love these billowy, warm, luscious, gooey rolls topped with cream cheese frosting that is out-of-this-world delicious. In addition, new to her holiday dessert class is her version of Basque “Burnt” Cheesecake. The exterior resembles that of a crème brulèe, and the interior is light and more airy than a New York Style Cheesecake and has a “mousse like” consistency. It is masterpiece in and of itself. Also, if interested, learn how to create a wonderful winter treat known as Hot Cocoa Bombs as the cinnamon rolls are rising, and the cheesecake is baking. Cocoa Bombs make for a wonderful treat in front of a warm fire during the cold Minnesota winter or any time of year. Note: check equipment needs at the end of the post. Be ready to keep all recipes secret as they are only shared with participants of this class. You will receive a list of ingredients in advance to allow enough time for shopping and prep. A professionally made PDF packet of Tess's personal recipes is also included. Note: Tess’s recipes are copyrighted and are only shared with those who register for this class. Make it a date night or family night as you create lasting memories in your kitchen. This class will take place on Zoom, a free on-line software. You will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting. As an added bonus, Tess has created a private group and a public group on Facebook for participants of her cooking classes. Everyone will receive an optional invite to the groups. Come join the fun. Equipment needs: A cocoa bomb silicone mold will be needed to create the cocoa bombs and is available at most craft stores or online. A minimum of 2 ¼ inch cocoa bomb mold is recommended or a 3” mold works well too. A spring form pan (8 or 9-inch interior) will be needed for the cheesecake. More details to come. Note: one registration fee for this virtual interactive class can include immediate family members living full-time in the same home only. If children are participating, adult supervision is required. If friends, adult children, or extended family members are gathering for a fun night together, each household must register separately even if participating together.

Tess Georgakopoulos


Tess Georgakopoulos, also known as “Chef Tess - Culinary Artist”, has been cooking and baking for well over 45 years since she was roughly 6 years old. Born into a Greek family, the art of cooking traditional meals using ones senses rather than recipes and measurements was passed on from one generation to the next. Her father was also a trained chef who brought the magic of food to life in another form on the weekends as they cooked elaborate family meals together. Food prepared from the heart, with ones own hands and creativity was, and continues to be an expression of love in her home. As an accomplished cook and baker, Tess enjoys creating original recipes for her family and friends. Sweet, savory, or doughy, she enjoys experimenting and creating in the kitchen daily. 

Tess is proficient and experienced in creating classes and curriculum for conventional cooking, baking, pressure-cooking, air frying, pizza making, Mediterranean Cooking, and meal preparation as well. More recently, she is expanding her creativity and experience in the creation of Cooking Master Classes! A culinary artist indeed! 

She has been teaching both in-person and on-line cooking classes through community education for a number of years, and is currently working with almost 60 public school districts in and around the Twin Cities, in many corners of Minnesota, in addition to school districts in Wisconsin, Missouri, New York, and Oklahoma! Through her teaching, Tess has helped people of all skill levels increase their confidence and expand their skills in the kitchen reaching heights of their own personal creativity that they never new existed!

Always working towards expanding her culinary repertoire, Tess enjoys spending much of her free time in her test kitchen creating new recipes and reinventing traditional ones as she combines traditional and new cooking methods, equipment, appliances, and technology in the creation of her recipes that help make “dishing” delicious and simple. Tess has recently started writing her first cookbook, and her food blog is also in the works! Some of her creations can be seen on her Facebook page, “Dish it up Good”, or on her Instagram Feed.

 December 2024 

  Tess Georgakopoulos

Saturday, Dec 14
4:00 - 6:30 PM


Min Age   18 yr.

$ 45.00