Recipes that yield glorious results

We’re committed to excellence in pastry and baking, and are delighted to pass our skills and experience to anyone with the desire to learn and commitment to practice their craft.

The classic French pastry experience

When pastries are made well, they’re impossible not to love--and that’s what makes them classics. The recipe lessons in this category have been visited and revisited, constructed and deconstructed, year after year, for centuries.

Raspberry Berliner Donut Classic Pastries
Summer Cherry Clafoutis Classic Pastries
Chocolate Éclairs
Just a few of our favorites
  • French Meringue
  • Vanilla Pastry Cream Custard
  • Summer Cherry Clafoutis
  • Chocolate Éclairs
  • Raspberry Berliner Donuts
  • Almond Chocolate Macarons
  • And more...

The finer points of breadmaking

Understanding how ingredients react with each other is key to making bread turn out great every time. We’ll teach you the star ingredients of classic breads, the different types of bread starters, the hows and whys of gluten, and walk you through some of our favorite bread recipes.

Breads 1
Breads 2
Almond Croissant
A sampling of what you’ll learn
  • Fundamentals of Breadmaking
  • The Different Starters
  • Testing the Gluten Window
  • How to Make a Proof Box
  • Traditional Brioche
  • Bountiful Focaccia Bread
  • Toast Bread
  • And more...

Intricate cake decorating techniques

An unadorned sponge is the cake decorator’s empty canvas, ready to be transformed into a highly ornamental showpiece. Learn how to achieve a smooth finish, how to create embellishments, and one-of-a-kind sugary sweet presentations.

Royal icing on fondant technique
Piped buttercream flowers technique
Royal icing on fondant technique
All the core techniques
  • Basics of Piping
  • Piped Buttercream Flowers
  • Over-Piping Embellishments
  • Lambeth Techniques
  • Brush Embroidery Applications
  • Royal Icing Fundamentals
  • Rolled Fondant Making & Coloring
  • And more...

And there’s so much more to love.

No matter what your area of pastry focus, we’ve got recipe lessons to suit.

Julienne cutting technique how-to
Fundamentals

The techniques and skills that will become the pillars of your pastry repertoire.

Cherry pie recipe lesson
Pies & Tarts

The balance of crust, filling, and topping that creates mouthwatering results.

Chouquettes recipe lesson
Petit Fours

The essence of an entire dessert in one delicate, tantalizing bite.

Chocolate mousse online lesson
Bistro Desserts

Fluffy soufflés, elegant crème brûlées and classic mousse.

Chocolate cherry pound cake recipe lesson
Cakes

Recipes for final products that will wow the crowd.

How to make milk chocolate truffles
Chocolate Candies

Sublime confectionaries that are devilishly good and sinfully rich.

Baking lebkuchen gingerbread cookies
Cookies

Nothing compares to the simplicity of a well-made cookie.

Vanilla ice cream recipe lesson
Frozen Desserts

Frosty sweet treats and one-of-a-kind combinations.

Pate de fruit recipe lesson
Sugar Confections

Deceptively simple caramels, pâte de fruit and more.

From the world-renowned founders of the French Pastry School

Sébastien Canonne, M.O.F.
Sébastien Canonne, M.O.F.

Founding Chef

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Jacquy Pfeiffer
Jacquy Pfeiffer

Founding Chef

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Charlie Baggs
Charlie Baggs

Food Science Contributor

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Patricia Berkson
Patricia Berkson

Research & Development Educator

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Nicole Bujewski
Nicole Bujewski

Instructional Content Director

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Patrice Caillot
Patrice Caillot

World Pastry Champion

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Jonathan Dendauw
Jonathan Dendauw

Master Baker Chef Educator

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Jeffrey Hamelman
Jeffrey Hamelman

Master Baker Contributor

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En-Ming Hsu
En-Ming Hsu

World Pastry Champion, Pastry Content Educator

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