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“Sugar & Spice and All Things Nice” – February 13th

Ice cream is removed from a mold in the Palace Kitchen.

Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Foodways staff ventures into the world of colonial confectionery at the Governor’s Palace Kitchen Saturday, Feb. 13, presenting “Sugar & Spice and All Things Nice.”

The confectioner was one of the highest ranking members of the kitchen staff in the 18th century, and from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., guests who visit the Palace kitchen will observe the staff making ice cream, candy, jellies, gelatins and comfits, with a grand elaborate display of confections presented at the end of the day.

Two hands-on classes take place in the adjacent Palace scullery. From 10-10:45 a.m., children can learn how to make a marzipan hedgehog. Each class limited to 10 children, one child per family plus an adult chaperone.

From 2-2:45 p.m., adults will try their hands at the intricacies of making sugar plate. Classes are open to ticketed Colonial Williamsburg guests and are limited to 10 participants.

A $10 ticket for each class is available at the Colonial Williamsburg Regional Visitor Center or by calling 855-296-6627.