Amanda Wilbanks

March Artist of the Month March 23-28

Amanda Wilbanks

Gainesville, Georgia

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about  Amanda  Wilbanks

Raised in the kitchens of her mother and grandmothers in rural Georgia, Amanda Dalton Wilbanks’ fondest childhood memories involve baking. In her early twenties, one recipe changed the trajectory of her life. After learning how to make her mother-in-law’s buttermilk pie with its buttery pâte brisée crust, Wilbanks dove deeper into the family recipe box and began selling her pies at farmers' markets. In 2012, Wilbanks founded Southern Baked Pie Company using family recipes and a signature all-butter crust. She opened her first pie shop in Gainesville, Georgia, followed by two more locations in Alpharetta and Buckhead. Today, her e-commerce site is also thriving, shipping pies to patrons all over the country. The pies, still made by hand in Georgia, are now carried by the likes of Williams-Sonoma, Garden & Gun Mercantile, and Dean & Deluca.

Meet + Greet

Monday Mar 23, 2020 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Meet + Greet

Artist Cottage | $25

Meet Amanda Wilbanks and taste the delicious family recipes that created the Southern Baked Pie Company.

Gallery Hours

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Gallery Hours

Artist Cottage | Tuesday through Thursday | Complimentary

Stop by the Artist Cottage during Gallery Hours to meet Amanda and learn more about her craft.

Pastry 101: Mastering The Perfect Pastry

Thursday Mar 26, 2020 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Pastry 101: Mastering The Perfect Pastry

Artist Cottage | $75

Learn how to make all-butter pate-brisee. Pate-brisee turns every dessert or brunch dish into buttery, flaky perfection, and each class member will leave with pastry dough to bake into the sweet or savory pie of their choice. During the class, participants will make their own fresh strawberry pie, while also learning various latticing techniques and savoring their creations throughout the process. Following the session, Amanda will host a special lunch of spinach mushroom quiche, tomato corn pie, and chicken pot pie with a mixed green salad and balsamic vinaigrette dressing, providing guests with the recipe for each dish. Each class member will also take home a signed copy of Amanda’s cookbook, Southern Baked: Celebrating Life with Pie.

Apple Hand Pie Making Class

Friday Mar 27, 2020 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Apple Hand Pie Making Class

Artist Cottage | $75

Learn how to make from-scratch apple hand pies using Amanda’s signature all-butter pate-brisee. Pate-brisee turns every dessert or brunch dish into buttery, flaky perfection, and each class member will leave with pastry dough to bake into the sweet or savory pie of their choice. After baking, attendees can enjoy the hand pies over coffee and conversation.

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