Traditional Holiday Dinner Recipes



Thanks to our sponsors at Sub Zero and Wolf Appliances for their continuing support of Bekins Cooking School.

These select recipes, from their website, feature everything you need to complete a traditional holiday dinner.

Traditional Roast Turkey

Cornbread Apple Stuffing

Poultry Gravy

Garlic Fine Herbed Mashed Potatoes

Green Beans Almondine

Pumpkin Pie


If you run into trouble with your turkey, the National Turkey Federation offers Thanksgiving help.



FunCakes – Cake Decorating at Bekins Cooking School

FunCakesMy name is Kimberly Aya and I am the owner of FunCakes in Grandville, Michigan. I started baking and cake decorating at the age of 8 for my chocolate loving father, and fell in love with the artistry of cake decorating. I see every cake as a blank canvas.

I lived in Europe for 15 years where I had a shop, named FunCakes, selling specialty cakes. When I returned to the U.S., I continued my passion for cakes. In 2007, while at a local bridal show, the brides asked to use my “fake” display cakes for their wedding. This was the beginning of where we rent faux cakes and ship them worldwide.

My cakes and I have appeared on the movie The Hangover, hundreds of TV shows including Rachael Ray, The Today Show, GMA, The Early Show, CNN Successful Small Business, and commercials, and in print.

I am a certified Wilton Instructor and taught cake decorating at various stores using the Wilton Method of Cake Decorating. I also taught at Secchia Institute for Culinary Education at GRCC and for Living Social.

I am super excited to become a part of Bekins Cooking School classes and look forward to meeting you. Be prepared to come learn the art of cake decorating and to have fun!