Wagashi Dessert Making Private Class

Learn how to make cute healthy vegan desserts



1.5 hours Class size 1 to 12     label $115 - $135 ($135 per guest when you book for 1 guest, $125 for 2 guests, $115 for 3+ guests)

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If you're fully COVID-19 vaccinated, you'll be able to attend this class once NSW is 70% fully vaccinated (estimated 11th Oct)

Learn how to make Wagashi vegan desserts at this fun and hands-on cooking class in Sydney! You will get to take home your delicious creations at the end of the class.

This two-hour class is beginner-friendly, as you will be guided step-by-step by your experienced teacher Kathryn. Wagashi are traditional Japanese confections and are typically made from plant-based ingredients.

During the class, you will learn what Nerikiri dough is which is made from natural white bean paste. You will then learn how to colour your dough and create different tones, hues and shares as well as make three different designs. All ingredients used are plant-based, vegan and natural.

At the end of the class, you will be able to enjoy your cute handmade desserts and matcha/ genmai tea.

Please note: A professional class on Wagashi dough making is also available for cafe owners, teachers, homemakers and/or artists (two hours).


Knowledge required
Beginner-friendly.
 
What you'll get
Tea and take-home containers for Wagashi.
 
What to bring
An apron.
 
Suitable for

This class is a great indoor activity idea for individuals and couples as well as for a birthday, hens party, team building activity, bucks party or Christmas party.

This would also be a lovely gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or Xmas gift.


Bliss Pure Foods (Kathryn Sunantha) adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines. They won't run this class if they've had flu symptoms in the last 14 days.

See additional precautions taken   

All materials and environment are sanitized with good ventilation. To ensure best well beingness of both teacher and participants, please ensure you are physically well and healthy before attending any classes.
Location

Katoomba, NSW

Exact location is anonymised for privacy. You'll get the specific address after booking.

Your teacher
Bliss Pure Foods (Kathryn Sunantha)
Bliss Pure Foods (Kathryn Sunantha)

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An ex-art educator, life coach, BodyMind Institute superfood nutritionist (2001) and author of three books with one newly published in 2019 entitled “Bliss Pure Foods: Living in Full Colors”. Owned a raw/vegan cafe for three years before going full time into nature, planting, travelling and providing training around meditative food making, eco-arts and crafts, vegan home cooking that includes healthy fermentation techniques and creative recipes.

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Robert Bush Jun 2021


Wonderful friendly teacher, very informative about what we had to do and helped us understand the fine art to wagashi making
Very fun to do
Was a fantastic afternoon

Lili Hinh Jun 2021


Kathryn was always super positive and really encouraging as we tackled making the different Wagashi types!
Time passed so quickly since we were having so much fun - but it NEVER felt rushed or like we had to hurry. Before we knew it the class was over and we all felt accomplished having produced 4 or 5 different designs to take home! Super cute bunny design was a favourite of mine!

Wagashi Dessert Making Private Class review by Lili Hinh

Lili Hinh Jun 2021


Loved this class so much! My friends and I had such a great time. Kathryn was an amazing teacher. So patient and accomodating - we felt so at home. Highly recommend this class to anyone looking to try something different.

Cooking workshop review by Lili Hinh Sydney

Lili Hinh Jun 2021


I went to the wagashi desert making class for my birthday and it was terrific! Kathryn was so lovely amd knowledgeable and it was so fun! Highly recommend her class! Am excited to go back for her other classes! Thanks Kathryn for the lovely class and for capturing good memories for me on the day!

Katherine May 2021


Such a good afternoon. Awesome teacher and environment. Highly recommended. 10 out of 10 experience.

Michelle Lin May 2021


Katherine was always upbeat and patient with a class of us who struggled haha. It was a small group and it was really fun!

Wagashi Dessert Making Private Class review by Michelle Lin Sydney

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Pitcha Tarudeyataworn May 2021


The teacher was wonderful, patient and had a good rapport with everyone in the class. The class was well-prepared and so much fun to take part in! Will definitely try to attend other classes here!

Lucia Ho Apr 2021


Both my daughter and I really enjoyed the class. Kathryn was a great teacher. She was very patient and attention to details. The wagashi looked and tasted fantastic! Thanks Kathryn!

Ashley Stevenson Mar 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Such a great afternoon with a patient, kind and funny teacher (Kathryn). She explained things really well and made sure we left with something we were happy with. We enjoyed the whole class from start to finish. Ps if your having trouble finding the place look for the brightly colored flags (bunting)


Wagashi Dessert Making Private Class review by Ashley Stevenson

Meena Aravindhan Mar 2021


My son who loves everything Japanese had an immersive experience making Wagashi desserts. Kathryn is a great teacher with unlimited patience, she brought out the creativity in him. The desserts were so beautiful and artistic, highly recommend it.

Cooking workshop review by Meena Aravindhan

Ronaldo Budiman Mar 2021


Kathryn is very patient, nice, and very insightful! I got to learn many things from her. Definitely would come again for another of her lessons.

Bree Bunzel Mar 2021


Kathryn was so welcoming and open from the moment we walked in, serving us yummy buckwheat tea as we learned the peaceful craft of Wagashi making. My sister and I were inspired to see the end-to-end process of making these beautiful treats, and we would highly recommend this experience!

Ian Wu Mar 2021


Kathryn was friendly and supportive. We had a lot of fun and really enjoyed the traditional aesthetic of her workshop too. The tools used were high-quality too which justifies the cost of the class.

Melissa Fallshaw Feb 2021


We really enjoyed our class. Was worth the travel from Sydney. My teenage daughter was apprehensive at first but by the end she loved it. The teacher was very encouraging and gave interesting facts along the way. I think we rushed ourselves
(not the teacher) and needed to understand that the class was just as much about the craft as it was a lesson in tranquility and patience. Highly recommend.

Dunia Goh Feb 2021


This is a fabulous class. Our teacher Kathryn was absolutely the best and very patient with us first timers. We are super pleased with our creations and I highly recommend this experience!

Cooking workshop review by Dunia Goh Sydney

Sharon Barker Jan 2021


Kathryn is an excellent teacher, patient and passionate about her craft. Wagashi making is labour intensive and requires skill. Kathryn walks you through it all and makes it thoroughly enjoyable. At the end of the class you have tiny delicious desserts to take home and a sense of accomplishment. All materials provided. Venue easy to find. I did this with my mum and we loved it.

Cooking workshop review by Sharon Barker

Loanne Lei Jan 2021


Kathryn is lovely and clearly very talented. The clas was well structured with enough room for personal creativity as well.

Cooking workshop review by Loanne Lei

Elena Wilcox-Kerr Jan 2021


Very intimate and lovely set-up. Teacher was authentic. Would've lappreciated some more hands-on help with the tricky parts. Otherwise great fun.

Gin Lin Jan 2021


Kathryn was patient and kind. She took time to guide and show how to do the tasks.
The class was very enjoyable and the atmosphere was peaceful and comfortable.

Katrina Jan 2021


This Wagashi class was lots of fun and really meditative. Kathryn is a lovely teacher and really great at communicating and helping us when we're confused or struggling to get it right.
Kathryn spent lots of time prior to the class preparing the ingredients and because of that the sweets tasted lovely, not too sweet but the perfect amount.
Wagashi is the kind of food that requires really hands-on instruction and help, and the results came out really nice, especially for my first try! The class is lots of fun and I'd definitely recommend it to anyone interested

Wagashi Dessert Making Private Class review by Katrina

Mathew Baldwin Jan 2021


Kathryn is a highly skilled and dedicated teacher who passes her passion onto her students through her classes. Throughout this course you learn the crafting and intricate detailing of Wagashi in an easily approachable manner. Kathryn provides highly detailed and hands on instructions that are so much more useful than any YouTube video or cookbook. I highly recommend this class to anyone who is interested in Japanese food and desserts.
Thank you Kathryn!


Wagashi Dessert Making Private Class review by Mathew Baldwin Sydney

Isabella Chan Jan 2021

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Had a lot of fun making the wagashi. Will come back for another class to learn how to make the nerikiri dough when available.

Klara Thwaite Dec 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Kathryn's class was fantastic. She is very knowledgeable and welcoming and a fantastic teacher. We left the class feeling calm and relaxed having taken some time to engage in our creative sides. The class is great value for money, and was the perfect addition to our trip to the Mountains.

Raysa Wibisono Dec 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


I really enjoyed it, I’m glad i took the class and its worth the money and the trip to the mountain! Me and other students got to learn how to make the cute desserts and the learning process was the most enjoyable things of all.
It was very hands on and Kathryn is amazing teacher :)
I really recommend this class if you are curious about wagashi :)

Cooking workshop review by Raysa Wibisono Sydney

Anna Pan Dec 2020


I booked this class as part of a hen's weekend and we had so much fun making wagashi for the first time. Kathryn is also so warm and friendly. Highly recommend this class!

Alex Broad Nov 2020


Had an amazing time, i had booked this in as a surprise for a very good friend of mine. We had the best time. Do your self a favour and book a class and just enjoy. It's a great way to destress.

Lucy Wang Oct 2020

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Loved this class! Kathryn was a fantastic teacher and talked us patiently through the steps of preparing and colouring the Wagashi dough, followed by putting in the filling, shaping and decorating. We came away with five Wagashi each, all different designs. They were almost too pretty to each (but we ate them anyway because they were delicious!) highly recommended, will definitely return for Kathryn’s other classes.

Cooking workshop review by Lucy Wang

Vicki Edmunds Oct 2020


The class was so much fun! We really enjoyed making our own Japanese desserts. The teacher is lovely and patient and let’s you do a lot of your own creative expression. Thanks for a wonderful afternoon

Wagashi Dessert Making Private Class review by Vicki Edmunds

Jasmin Kim Oct 2020


My first experience of making wagashi dessert and I absolutely loved it! Kathryn was so kind, she guided us step by step throughout the class and it was very helpful and easy to follow! The dessert tastes amazing too. Highly recommended :)

Julie Stoddart Sep 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Wagashi class was amazing, Kathryn was a patient and helpful teacher, with excellent results. Highly recommended

Ada Lo Sep 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended


I had a really enjoyable wagashi making class with Kathryn Sensei today. I felt very welcome and warm even outside was cold and raining today! I have made a number of Wagashi today, I have learnt the techniques, the traditions and creativity behind each of the wagashi, I will absolutely apply back to my work. Many thanks for Kathryn Sensei share your beautiful teaching and warm spirits. Will definitely come back again for other classes whenever I have a chance.

Cooking workshop review by Ada Lo

Jodie Hoenig May 2020


The class was a lot of fun, very friendly and well prepared. Thank you Kathryn.
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