Fortunately, some of those classes are available to civilians like us, and she has announced her summer schedule of opportunities on the Buttermilk Road website. Included is a class that's just for kids on Saturday, June 28, where the chilluns will get the chance to get their hands a little messy as they make cookies and a layer cake.
When I read that Donovan would be giving up some of the secrets of Husk's phenomenal Buttermilk Chess Pie, I signed up immediately for her Southern Baking Basics seminar June 29 . The class was almost full when I bought my ticket, so you might have to cheat off my class notes.
Other classes are titled Custards, Creams, Eggs and Tempers; Cookies and Ice Cream Sandwiches; and Layer Cakes. Head over to Donovan's website to read more about the class syllabi and sign up to join in the fun.