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Learn to make traditional Chinese Desserts for Lunar New Year!

February 10 @ 6:00 pm 8:00 pm

Date: Saturday, February 10th
 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Total Sessions:
 Annie Wang
Location: Rotary Kitchen
Adult, 16+
Skill Level:
 Beginning / All Levels
Sliding Scale:
 $60 / $80 / $100

About the class

Celebrate the first day of Lunar New Year with Chef Annie Wang, founder of Annie T Cakes in Oakland! Join Annie in the kitchen as she teaches you how to make two of her signature traditional Chinese desserts: Tangyuan and almond cookies. 

Sweet treats symbolize a sweet life in China. Tangyuan is a traditional dessert which consists of filled, glutinous rice balls that are boiled and eaten warm in a sweet ginger soup. Annie will be making her delicious black sesame and red bean fillings for this unique dish. 

Almond cookies symbolize coins and are thought to bring good fortune and prosperity in the new year. With a crunch on the edge and a softer chew towards the center, these cookies have a distinct almond flavor of the beloved childhood classic. Annie will show you how to make and decorate her famous almond cookies as seen in the Oscar winning film, “Everything Everywhere All at Once.” 

Ring in the new year, celebrate the Year of the Dragon and devour something sweet with Chef Annie!

When you register for a class, you’ll be offered three price tiers. The middle tier comes closest to what our registration fees used to be, and covers about 50% of the full cost of your participation in the class – with the other 50% covered by community donations. The first tier creates accessibility for people with limited income, while the third tier covers the full cost of participation – so that we can use community donations to support other people’s registration costs. When you choose to register at the third tier, you directly help support the Center’s efforts to remove financial barriers for others.

The Sonoma Community Center (the Center) strives to create an inclusive, safe community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. The Center is committed to creating such an environment because it brings out the fullest potential in each of us, which, in turn, contributes directly to creating a community of belonging. In order to ensure a positive, safe, and welcoming experience for everyone, all program participants are asked to abide by the following policies, community agreements, and restorative safety protocol.

About the instructor

Annie Wang

Instructor / Chef

Annie’s T Cakes is an AAPI women-owned home bakery based in Oakland. They make vegan versions of beloved Asian pastries including mooncakes, almond cookies, Taiwanese pineapple cakes, and more!

The founder of Annie’s T Cakes, Annie is inspired by her Chinese-American upbringing and dedication to environmental protection to create plant-based versions of foods she once loved. From working in environmental policy to food tech to now running her own business, Annie is focused on building a business that allows others to also enjoy more sustainable versions of nostalgic cultural treats, starting with East Asian snacks.
You can find more information on how to order at
Instagram / TikTok (@anniestcakes)

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